KUALA LUMPUR, 16 July (Bernama) -- Since commencement of its operations in May
2011, the Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) with the full
backing of world renowned Dutch maritime education institutes, namely Maritiem
Instituut Willem Barentsz (MIWB) and Maritiem Instituut de Ruyter (MIR), is
expecting 500 students to enroll at its City Campus in Johor Bahru by end of
SPM students nationwide make up the majority of the present intake. With
financial study aids provided to Malaysians by YAYASAN YAACOB, FELDA, PTPTN and
other government-linked agencies, we envisage the City Campus will reach its
full enrolment capacity this year, and with the KDN approval, another 1500
international students are expected to enrol at our EduCity campus when it is
fully operational in 2013.
NMIT currently offer courses specialising in maritime management over a 2.5-year
period with three (3) Diploma programmes i.e. Diploma in Maritime Transportation
Management, Diploma in Shipping Management and Diploma in Port Management.
The highlights are a subsidised optional study tour to the Netherlands where our
first batch of final-year students will spend 2 weeks after graduating end of
next year, with visits to our two Dutch partners i.e. Maritiem Instituut Willem
Barentsz in Terschelling & Maritiem Instituut de Ruyter in Vlissingen.
There is also a proposed visit to the Port of Rotterdam, the Hague, Maritime
Museum of Rotterdam, Amsterdam Port, Offshore Supply Base and logistics/shipping
companies amongst others. The study tour is to give the much needed exposure to
our students complementing their 4-month internship either locally or in Europe
in their final semester.
NMIT Diploma students can choose to pursue their Bachelors Degree and Masters
Degree at our two partners’ institutes in the Netherlands or later at NMIT when
we start offering our very own degree courses recognised in Europe and other
parts of the world in the near future.
NMIT programmes are designed by both academicians and industry players to
provide students with an in-depth knowledge of the maritime industry and
maritime transportation and its interface with associate industries particularly
NMIT believes that one of the pillars of attaining global competitiveness in the
maritime industry is developing adequate and well-trained human capital. Our
presence in EduCity@Iskandar by early 2013 is a sign of our commitment to be a
major player in the maritime education sector and also in response to the
government’s realisation of the importance of the maritime industry in Malaysia.
2013 onwards will see NMIT offering more Diploma-level courses covering maritime
law, marine HSSE, offshore maritime operations, maritime entrepreneurship,
NMIT’s courses fully take into account of new legislation and the changing
pattern of maritime industry and besides being approved by the Ministry of
Higher Education, are accredited by their Dutch partners. This provides a
conduit to pursue higher education in Europe and their employability is further
strengthened not only in Malaysia but also in EU countries.
Graduates of NMIT will be trained and ready to serve employers in various
sectors of the maritime industry and pursue careers in maritime transportation,
ports, shipping, maritime logistics, vessel traffic management, education,
leisure, offshore oil & gas, and maritime law in both private and government
There are 3 student intakes i.e. in January, May & September every year.
Malaysians and International applicants with a passion for a career in the
maritime industry are urged to apply online at www.nmit.edu.my for the next
SOURCE: Maritime Intelligence Sdn Bhd
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Name : Mr. Azman Yaacob
Manager, Business Development
Tel : 03-89250023
Fax : 03-89250024