Skip to main content

Maritime Simulation Centre

Home  /  Facilities  /  Maritime Simulation Centre

Experience what it's like to be in control of a vessel using one of the world's most advanced maritime simulators.

Our state-of-the art suite of facilities offers real-time maritime simulation technology that includes:

  • Full-mission ship's bridge simulator
  • Two 360-degree tug simulators
  • Advanced dynamic positioning bridge simulator
  • Six basic dynamic positioning simulators
  • Six ship operations cubicles and an 18-seat electronic chart display lab
  • Full mission engine room 

The simulation facilities are used for research and investigation into port development, ship manoeuvring, improving ship and port safety and efficiency, training seafarers and teaching undergraduates.

The facilities bridge the gap between practice and theory as an effective aid for training and competency assessment of ship masters and deck officers. Students learn about ship-handling, passage planning and the use of radar, electronic charts, automatic identification systems and automatic radar plotting aids.

The ship's bridge simulator was recently upgraded to include the world's first installation of Panasonic's ultra-high resolution 4K Full Mission Bridge Simulation Projection System, providing users with unparalleled realism.

The bridge simulator database includes most Australian and New Zealand ports, as well as areas of Europe, Malaysia, and Indonesia. AMC also provides regular pilot simulation training to maritime organisations such as TasPorts, Newcastle Ports Corporation, Rio Tinto, Port Kembla, Southport (NZ), TT Line, Woodside Energy and Port Nelson.