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Courses

ALAM is a diverse centre for study offering many qualifications, trainings and courses in your maritime journey. Take a look and decide which one is for you, as each course is specifically designed to train and hone the specific skills that you want to develop.

Pre-Sea

  • Nautical Studies

    • Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS)
      • Overview

        Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS) aims to provide you the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to serve on merchant navy vessel of more than 500 gross tonnages. This programme also helps to develop students to be a certified watchkeeping officer on unlimited voyage.

        The course will take a total of 3 years, spread over 3 phases. Students who enrol will need to complete all the mandatory phases required by the Director General of Marine, under the Malaysia Marine Department.

        Year 1: Academic and Professional Studies in the Academy

        Year 2: Professional Studies in the Academy

        Year 3: Shipboard Training

        Upon successful completion of the training and passing all the qualifying pre-requisites, you will be awarded with a Diploma in Nautical Studies and a Certificate of Competency as Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch.

      • Entry Requirements
        • Single, aged between 18 – 25 years old
        • SPM Result with :

          MINIMUM 5 CREDITS IN BAHASA MALAYSIA, ENGLISH, MATHEMATICS, ANY SCIENCE SUBJECT (ARTS/COMMERCE/TECHNICAL SCIENCE/SCIENCE STREAMS) & SEJARAH .

        Or

        British O-Level Certificate or equivalent with at least C in 5 subjects

        -       Mathematics

        -       Science/ Technical subject

        -       3 other subjects

        -       Pass in English Language

        • Minimum height of 158cm and weight of 48kg for male applicants (BMI: 18.5 – 24.9)
        • Minimum height of 155cm and weight of 42kg for female applicants (BMI: 18.5 – 24.9)
        • Physically and mentally fit
        • Normal colour vision as stipulated in Table A-1/9 of the STCW 2010
        • Normal eyesight without aids (visual acuity of 6/6)

         

      • Teaching Methods

        There will be a blended learning approach to accelerate the process of learning. This competence based training will involve classroom lectures, tutorials, practical applications, simulation and laboratory work where necessary.

      • Course Fees

        DIPLOMA IN NAUTICAL STUDIES (DNS):  

        The course fees encompass:

        • Tuition Fees
        • Food
        • Lodging
        • Uniform
        • Pocket Allowance – monthly RM 300.00
        • Modular Courses
        • International Passport
        • Seaman Card/Book
      • Course Contents

        Year 1

        SEMESTER 1

        SEMESTER 2

        MODULAR COURSES
        (1 MONTH)

        Business English

        Mathematics

        General Physics

        Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation I

        Meteorology I

        Pengajian Malaysia II/ Bahasa Melayu Kom I

        Ship Construction

        Marine Communication

        Computer Application  

        Maritime English

        Trigonometry

        Introduction to Practical Navigation

        Introduction to Cargo Work

        Introduction to Chart Work

        Introduction to Ship Stability

        Introduction to Ship Construction

        COLREGS I

        Introduction to ENA

        Etika Professional

        Basic Training (MBT)

         

         

         

        Ship Security Awareness (MPA)

         
         
        Person Designated with Security Duties (MSD)

        Year 2

        SEMESTER 3

         

        SEMESTER 4

         

        MODULAR COURSES
        (1 MONTH)

        Magnetism and Electricity

        Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation III

        Celestial Navigation II

        Ship Stability I

        Seamanship

        Meteorology II

        Engineering Knowledge

        Co-curriculum (CSR)

         

         

        Electronics

        Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation IV

        Cargo Work II

        Ship Construction II

        COLREGS II

        Compass – Magnetic & Gyro

        Maritime Legislation

        Application of Leadership and Team Working Skills

        Medical First Aid (MMFA)

        Basic Training for Oil & Chemical Tanker Cargo Operation (MBOC)

        Basic Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operation (MLGT)

         

        Year 3

        SEMESTER 5

         

        SEMESTER 6

         

        AFTER SHIP BERTH

        Industrial Training (Sea Phase I)

        Correspondence Course

        (Module 1, 2 & 3)

         

        Industrial Training (Sea Phase II)

        Correspondence Course

        (Module 4, 5 & 6)

         

        Bridge Resource Management (MBRM)

        Radar Navigation and Radar Plotting (MRN)

        Electronic Navigation Aids (ENA)

        ARPA Operation (MAR)

        GMDSS General Operator Certificate (MDSS (G))

        Electronic Chart Display Information System (MCI)

        Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats (MSCR)

         Advanced Fire-fighting (MAFF)

         

        Nautical Studies (2018) – Academic Handbook Rules

        Nautical Studies (2019) – Academic Handbook Rules

        Nautical Studies (2020) – Academic Handbook Rules

    • Ratings
      • Able Seafarers Deck (ASD) - STCW 2010 Manila Amendment- Regulation II/5

        In accordance with STCW regulation II/5, this certification course best prepares you to serve on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more. It also provides you the required knowledge and skills as required by navigational watch keeping, operation / maintenance and safety under the direct supervision of the master or officer in charge of navigational watch.

      • Able Seafarers Engine (ASE) - STCW 2010 Manila Amendment- Regulation III/5

        A short course that trains you to be a certified rating who forms part of a watch in a manned engine room. You will also gain the relevant knowledge and skillsets to effectively perform duties in periodically unmanned engine room. Through this course, you will be qualified to serve on a seagoing ship powered by a main propulsion machinery of 750kW propulsion.

      • Able Seafarer Catering - STCW 2010 Manila Amendment

        This course is suitable for anyone who has a calling to work in the food service section on seagoing ships. By enrolling in the programme, you will be equipped with all the necessary skills and knowledge in culinary arts and stewarding, including food preparation & service catering management, housekeeping, seamanship, and safety & emergency procedures. Have total peace of mind, as the course is ILO MLC 2006, Regulation 3.1 and 3.2 compliant.

      • Entry Requirements (for RATING PROGRAMS)
        • Pass SPM
        • Single, Male (for deck/ engine), not more than 26 years old
        • Single, Male or Female (for catering only), not more than 26 years old
        • Minimum height of 158cm and weight of 48kg for male applicants (BMI: 18.5 – 24.9)
        • Minimum height of 155cm and weight of 42kg for female applicants (BMI: 18.5 – 24.9)
        • Mentally and physically fit
        • Normal eyesight without aids (acuity of 6/6) for deck ratings
        • Good eyesight (if with optical aid, power should not exceed 200)
      • SIJIL KEMAHIRAN MALAYSIA (SKM) PROGRAM

        SKM is a form of recognition given by the Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran (JPK), Kementerian Sumber Manusia to qualified individuals who have reached the level/ standard as determined by JPK. SKM is recognized by the industry as well as the government sectors in Malaysia, providing an exciting career and personal development path and aims to produce skilled and qualified workers to enhance the competitiveness of local industries in the world market.

        If you are looking for a dual certification program that amplifies your career choice whether to sail as deck/ engine/ catering ratings, or to work as government servant in related field, or even better a program that allows you to pursue a higher level of education, this is your chance.

        Under the SKM program, three courses are offered as follows:

        • SKM LEVEL 3 NAVIGATIONAL WATCHKEEPING AND DECK OPERATION
        In addition to the Able Seafarers Deck (ASD) certificate in STCW program, ALAM offers an extra certificate in this package as a bonus. At the end of the program, you will be awarded with the Able Seafarers Deck certificate recognized by the Malaysia Marine Department together with the SKM Level 3 from Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran Malaysia recognized by the Malaysian government
         
            • SKM LEVEL 3 MARINE ENGINE MAINTENANCE OPERATION

        In addition to Able Seafarers Engine (ASE) certificate in STCW program, ALAM offers an extra certificate in this package as a bonus. At the end of the program, you will be awarded with the Able Seafarers Engine (ASE) certificate recognized by Malaysia Marine Department together with the SKM Level 3 from Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran Malaysia recognized by the Malaysian government. 

                      •  SKM LEVEL 3 SHIP CATERING

        In addition to Able Seafarers Catering (ASC) certificate in STCW program, ALAM offers an extra certificate in this package as a bonus. At the end of the program, you will be awarded with the Able Seafarers Catering (ASC) certificate recognized by Malaysia Marine Department together with the SKM Level 3 from Jabatan Pembangunan Kemahiran Malaysia recognized by the Malaysian government. 

         

        Entry Requirements for SKM Programs

        • Pass SPM
        • Single, Male (for deck/ engine), not more than 26 years old
        • Single, Male or Female (for catering only), not more than 26 years old
        • Minimum height of 158cm and weight of 48kg for male applicants (BMI: 18.5 – 24.9)
        • Minimum height of 155cm and weight of 42kg for female applicants (BMI: 18.5 – 24.9)
        • Mentally and physically fit
        • Normal eyesight without aids (acuity of 6/6) for deck ratings
        • Good eyesight (if with optical aid, power should not exceed 200) for engine/ catering ratings
  • Marine Engineering

    • Diploma in Marine Engineering
      • Overview

        If Mathematics and Physics are your strong suits, and you have a passion for the open sea career, this course is perfect for you. Specially designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to serve on board a merchant vessel of 750kW and above, near coastal and foreign going voyage, you will graduate as a certified watch keeping engineering officer.

        This course will take a total of 3.5 years, spread over 7 semesters. Upon successful completion of the training and passing all the qualifying pre-requisites, you will be awarded with a Diploma in Marine Engineering and Certificate of Competency as Officer in Charge of Engineering Watch.

        Year 1: Academic and Professional Studies in the Academy

        Year 2: Shipboard / Shipyard Training

        Year 3: Professional Studies in the Academy

      • Entry Requirements
        • Male/Female and Single
        • Age between 18 to 25 Years
        • SPM with 5 credits in:
          • Bahasa Malaysia
          • English Language
          • Mathematics (Additional Mathematics would be ab n added advantage);
          • 1 Science subject
          • Sejarah

         

        • Or UK GCE O-Level Certificate or equivalent Grade C in 5 subjects:
          • Mathematics
          • Science/Technical Science
          • English Language
          • 2 other subjects.
        •  Mentally and physically fit for sea service as examined by approved medical practitioner by Malaysia Marine Department
        • Normal colour vision
        • Good eyesight (if with optical aid, power should not exceed 200)
        • Minimum height of 158cm and weight of 48kg for male applicants (BMI: 18.5 – 24.9)
        • Minimum height of 155cm and weight of 42kg for female applicants (BMI: 18.5 – 24.9)
      • Teaching Methods

        There will be a blended learning approach to accelerate the process of learning. This competence based training will involve classroom lectures, tutorials, practical applications, simulation and workshops work where necessary.

      • Course Fee

        DIPLOMA IN MARINE ENGINEERING (DME) :      

        The course fees encompass:

        • Tuition Fees
        • Food
        • Lodging
        • Uniform
        • Pocket Allowance – monthly RM 300.00
        • Modular Courses
        • International Passport
        • Seaman Card/Book
      • Course Contents

        Year 1

        SEMESTER 1

        SEMESTER 2

        Modular Courses:
        (1 Month)

        Introduction to Engineering Science

        Introduction to Engineering Mathematics

        Introduction to Engineering

        Thermodynamics

        Basic Applied Mechanics

        Introduction to Industrial Chemistry

        Maritime English

        Co-Curriculum Training

        Maintenance & Repair – Metal Working Skills

        Marine Engineering Knowledge

        Differential & Integral Calculus

        Introduction to Thermodynamic Processes

        Fluid Mechanics

        Engineering Materials

        Co-Curriculum training

        Maintenance & Repair – Machining Skills

        Marine Automatic Control Systems

        Professional Ethics

        Engineering Knowledge General I

        Basic Marine Electro technology

        Basic Training (MBT)

        Ship Security Awareness (PASD)

        Medical First Aid (MMFA

         

        Year 2

        SEMESTER 3

        SEMESTER 4

        Modular Courses:
        (1 Month)

        Applied Thermodynamics I

        Marine Control & Automation

        Application of Leadership & Team Working Skills

        Fundamental of Alternating Current

        Marine Electrical Practice I

        Pengajian Malaysia/Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi

        Plant Training I

        Engineering Drawing

        Naval Architecture

        Applied Thermodynamics II

        Marine Steam Turbines

        Engineering Knowledge General II

        Advances Marine Electro Technology

        Electronic Circuits

        Marine Electrical Practice II

        Plant Training II

        Engineering Design

         None

         

        Year 3

        SEMESTER 5 & 6
        (Minimum 12 months)

        AFTER SHIP BERTH

        1. Shipboard Training I
        2. Shipboard Training II

         *Mandatory Completion of MARDEP Shipboard Training Record Book 

        Ship Construction

        Engineering Knowledge General III

        Marine Diesel Engines

        Marine Steam Boilers

        Watch Keeping Preparatory

        Applied Computing

         

        Marine Engineering (2018) – Academic Handbook Rules

        Marine Engineering (2019) – Academic Handbook Rules

        Marine Engineering (2020) – Academic Handbook Rules

    • Marine Engineering Bridging Course (MEBC)
      • Overview

        A Marine engineering qualification for university graduate in relevant discipline for the purpose of serving onboard merchant navy vessel of more than 750kW and more on unlimited voyage as certified watchkeeping engineering officer through accelerated training scheme.

        The course is for 6 months and tackled in 4 phases where the students who enrol will need to complete all the mandatory phases as required by the Director of Marine, under the Marine Department Malaysia.

        Phase 1 - Ship Familiarization and Workshop Training in the Academy

        Phase 2 - Academic and Professional Studies in the Academy

        Phase 3 - Shipboard/Sea Training

        Phase 4 - Oral Preparatory Course

        At the end of the training and passed all the necessary assessment requirement, the students will be awarded with Certificate of Competency as Officer in Charge of Engineering Watch by Malaysia Marine Department.

      • Entry Requirements

        This course is intended for participants who are:

        • Male/Female and Single
        • Below 25 years old on commencement of the course
        • Medically and physically fit for sea service
        • Normal colour vision
        • Holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Naval Architecture or equivalent from a recognised university or institute with a minimum of second class honours or equivalent grade.
        • Similar standards apply to International students
      • Course Contents

        Phase 1:

        Marine Engineering Induction

        Phase 2:

        Marine Engineering Foundation

        DEA 1021 - Introduction to Shipping & Marine Engineering

        DEA 1033 - Marine Engineering Knowledge

        DEA 1044 - Electrotechnology

        DEA 1053 - Naval architecture and ship construction

        DEA 1093 - Marine Controls and automation

        DEA 1122 - Marine Engineering Laboratory

        DEA 2063 - Engineering Knowledge (Motor)

        DEA 2073 - Engineering Knowledge (General)

        DEA 2083 - Engineering Knowledge (Steam)

        DEA 2103 - Marine Electrical Practice

        DEA 2113 - Marine plant maintenance

        DEA 2132 - Maritime law

        Mandatory Modular Courses and ship familiarization training

        1. Modular Courses: (4 weeks)

        a) Basic Safety Training – 1 week
        Personal Survival Techniques
        Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
        Elementary First Aid
        Personal safety and social responsibilities
         
        b) Next 3 weeks
        Proficiency in survival craft & rescue boats
        Advanced fire fighting
        Medical First Aid

        2. Ship familiarization training on board Pernas Propane (1 week)

        Phase 3:

        Industrial Training Onboard Ships (minimum 6 months)

        Phase 4:

                Oral Preparatory

        1. Machinery operation
        2. Machinery Maintenance
        3. Engine Room Watchkeeping
        4. Shipboard safety
        1. Marine engineering watchkeeping course
        2. Oral preparatory course