Diploma In Nautical Studies

Navigating Officers maintain watches on the bridge at sea and supervise cargo operations when the ship is in port. They are responsible for passage planning, safe navigation of the ship, cargo loading and discharge, ship stability, communications and the maintenance of the hull and deck equipment. The ship's Captain, or Master, is in overall command with ultimate responsibility for the safety of the ship, cargo and crew. Only Navigating Officers can be promoted to the rank of Master.

Courses Structure

Navigation Safety
English Language with Maritime English
Naval Architecture
Ship Operation
Principle of Navigation
Magnetism and Electricity
Computer Application

Coastal Navigation
Practical Navigation
Navigation Systems
Shipping and Maritime Law
Radar Navigation, Radar Plotting
and ARPA (70) 'Modular Course'
Maritime Communications
Cargo Work
Moral /Islamic Studies
Bahasa Kebangsaan
Sea Training - 12 months

Entry Requirements

  • Age not less than 16 years

  • Not colour blind

  • Passed medical check-up conducted by medical practitioner approved by Jabatan Laut.

  • SPM/SPMV passed in below subjects:-

      1.Bahasa Melayu

      2.Bahasa Ingeris

  • SPM/SPMV credit in below subjects:-


      2.Science/Technical/Vocational subject

      3.Any one of other subject

Fees and Charges

  • 1st year  - RM 24,000

  • 2nd year - RM 24,000

  • 3rd year -  RM Nil    

                       (Total Tuition Fees RM 48,000)


  • Registration: RM 500

  • Security Deposit: RM 1,000 (Refundable)

  • Accommodation: RM 175 per month

  • Other administration fees: TBA

  • * A comprehensive fee guide will be sent to potential applicants only.

Owned and managed by by Sarawak Maritime Academy Sdn Bhd (677733-X)

Ministry of Education Registration Number : DK319(Q)

Shin Yang

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