My Marine School Tour – Simulators, Naval Architecture, Deck, Engineering & Marine Biology

Let me show you around my school So! The Australian Maritime College is a faculty
branch of University of Tasmania, located here in the small island
of Australia, just south of Melbourne. Its one of the most specialized maritime institutes
in the world. There are four major sectors here, Naval Architecture,
Deck, Engineering and commercial training courses. The commercial training also known as STCW
courses As some of you have done before – some of the courses are firefighting, personal survival, survival craft, medical and damage control. are not just for students, professional such
as fireman or helicopter rescuers all come here to use the facilities to train.

The school really takes a hands-on approach
in training so that the students are better prepared for real world situations. Beisdes… Its much more fun than sitting in classroom
and learning from books. A lot of cadet worried if they can handle
the life on ships before starting their career at sea and its really daunting without any
actual way of finding out before stepping foot on a real ship.

Well here in AMC they have a few vessel specifically
cater for students to stay onboard and get a feel of what it is like to work and live
on a ship. For the cadets it really helps to experience
the daily task onboard, from important things like whether they can handle sea sickness,
to just generally finding out if it’s their lifestyle. Then for larger scale of operations – ship
handling, we’ve got TONS of toys for that. We've got two azimuth tug simulators, two full bridge
simulators and eight connected smaller simulators so students can join in the same
simulation together. For engineers there is also a few full engineering simulator and workshops. The use of simulations improves the learning
experience and add a sense of fun and drama but also urgency into the learning process. For example the instructor can unexpectedly
throw in a stressful emergency situation in order to push ..and test student’s skills
and better prepare them for reality. Boop switching off gps without telling us
*or some sort of emergency*.

You know the classic question, what to do
in man overboard situation? then the officer recites ohhh wheel hardover, mark position, call mtr,
lifebuoy etc etc. In a simulator when it happens for the first
time without warning, it get intense and really put their knowledge, teamwork and
decision making skills to the test. Then there are the branch of marine science
who study fishes and other marine creature, they dive into the research of the various
field of biology of fisheries. I don’t really know much about the subject,
They seem to be dissecting fishes every time I see them in the labs. Cavitation research labs, in simple terms
its to study the water bubbles and forces created by negative pressure when the propeller
is spun and the ship travels through water. They use super slow speed cameras to anaylzes
the patterns. The science behind it has to do with the efficiency
of hull and propellers but for a small mind like me, its just cool to see it in action The naval architects here are all about projects and building stuff, working closely with the
engineers and deck officers.

One of my favourite is their annual pasta
bridge challenge lol Whats better than doing a school project inside seafarer’s bar
holding a beer and playing with pasta XD. The goal here is to create practical solutions
with a challenging …. flimsy material. The architect have to learn how to manage
the stress structural and forces in the same way designing ship’s hull, as the scantling
structure theory behind it is quite similar.… The strongest pasta bridge was able to hold
almost 200kg!! Model Test Basin, this hydrodynamic facility
is to study the interactions between waves and ships, hull resistance, as well as shallow
water effects namely squat and bank effects. Interactions such as this One of the biggest research conducted here is into renewable wave energy, transforming ocean waves into clean and pollution free electricity. As the world slowly move away from coal energy,. wave energy has become one of the viable ways to produce power It’s capable of making different kinds of waves so the architect can collect data and
analyse various real world situation.

Model Ships are first tested as a mini sea
trial built in the worksop before the full scale version are built for the actual sea
trials. *Don't let your meme be dream*
Speaking of workshops, it is very equiped Did you know that emma Maersk burns about
6tonnes of HFO per hour? At 2018 average price is at $300 per tonne,
that’s 1800 per hour, 43,200 per day, just a passage crossing pacific in 20 days, that’s
already over a million USD dollar in fuel. Wait a sec Jeff…Whats that gota do with
anything? Well the work that naval architect do here,
continuously looking into ways to improve the efficiency of ship’s hull and propellers
therefore reducing fuel cost and consumption while trying to reduce pollution and emission. As there is increasing concern for the environment,
the career prospect and opportunities after they graduate is very big and very good. And then theres the fun little project, autonomous ships. The goal for these robots is to recognize
color patterns and objects, then process that information to avoid collision. One day they’ll take away navigation jobs,
my job *T_T* Towing tanks, very similar to the model test
basin except its in a tunnel underneath the campus that spans across the whole AMC building.

Here is also where they test and collect data
for different models ranging from single hull to multi hull, anything from ships to even underwater crafts. The AUVs – autonomous underwater vehicles which are used to collect data in harsh conditions
of the south polar region. Traversing underneath the sea ice with its
sonar sensors. Its one of the interesting works created in
AMC Cool huh. There is also Global Logistics and Maritime Management But that is business stuff, no one wants to see b-roll of someone sitting in classroom studying So that’s about all folks, hope you enjoyed
a tour of my maritime school, if so please share like and subscribe for more content.

The purpose of this video is just to show
case something cool in an entertaining way. In no way am I sponsored or trying to persuade
anyone into coming here…in fact for cadets, I’d recommend studying somewhere closer
to home in your country. AMC’s program is one of the most expensive
tuition fee compare to rest of the world, but that being said, the training, facilities
and curriculum reflects the attention they put into teaching students and justify the
price. If you got any questions, feel free to send
a DM to me on Instagram, I will try and respond to as many as I can.And See ya next video..

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