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Diploma in Nautical Studies

Offered by: Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)

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Course Duration3 years 3 months
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CampusMelaka campus
FacultyFaculty of Nautical Studies
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyScience (Life Science/Physical Science/Applied Science)
Course Description

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

The course will take a total of three (3) years, spread over three (3) phases. Students who enroll 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 a Diploma in Nautical Studies and a Certificate of Competency as Officer in Charge of Navigational Watch.

Curriculum

Year 1

SEMESTER 1
  • Business English
  • Mathematics
  • General Physics
  • Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation I
  • Meteorology I
  • Pengajian Malaysia II /Bahasa Melayu Kom I
  • Ship Construction
  • Marine Communication
  • Computer Application

MODULAR COURSES

  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Basic Training (MBT)
  • Ship Security Awareness (MPA)
  • Person Designated with Security Duties (MSD)
SEMESTER 2
  • Maritime English
  • Heat, Waves & Light
  • Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation II
  • Celestial Navigation I
  • Cargo Work I
  • Professional Ethics
  • COLREGS I
  • Ship Stability I
  • Navigation Aids and Instruments

Year 2

SEMESTER 3
  • Magnetism and Electricity
  • Terrestrial & Coastal Navigation III
  • Celestial Navigation II
  • Ship Stability I
  • Seamanship
  • Meteorology II
  • Engineering Knowledge
  • Co-curriculum (CSR)

MODULAR COURSES

  • Duration: 3 weeks
  • Medical First Aid (MMFA)
  • Basic Training for Oil & Chemical Tanker Cargo Operation (MBOC)
  • Basic Training for Liquefied Gas Tanker Cargo Operation (MLGT)
SEMESTER 4
  • 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

ALAM COMPETENCY ASSESSMENT SCHEME (ACAS)

  • Duration: 3 weeks

Year 3

SEMESTER 5
  • Industrial Training
    (Sea Phase I)
  • Correspondence Course
    (Module 1, 2 & 3)
SEMESTER 6
  • Industrial Training
    (Sea Phase II)
  • Correspondence Course
    (Module 4, 5 & 6)

MODULAR COURSES

  • Duration: 11 weeks
  • 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)

MOCK ORAL PREPRATORY

  • Duration: 3 weeks

MOCK ORAL ASSESSMENT

  • Duration: 2 weeks
 
Entry Requirements

General Requirements

  • Single, aged between 18 and 25 years of age
  • Must be physically and mentally fit as certified by medical practitioner approved by Malaysia Marine Department
  • 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)
  • Good eyesight
  • Not colour blind
  • For Diploma In Nautical Studies (visual acuity of 6/6)
  • For Marine Engineering (if with optical aid power should not exceed 200)
  • Good command of Bahasa Malaysia and English in both written and spoken.

 

For Malaysian applicants

  • Passed SPM with at least
    • Credit in Bahasa Melayu; AND
    • Pass in English; AND
    • Credit – Science (non-STEM); OR Physics (STEM); OR Chemistry (STEM); OR Biology (STEM); AND
    • Credit – Mathematics (STEM/Non-STEM); OR Additional Mathematics (STEM); AND
    • Credit – Any of two (2) (STEM/Non-STEM) Core or elective subjects

                                or

  • SPM AND SKM L3 in engineering and technologist (mechanical, mechatronic, electrical, automotive, marine, maritime)

                              or

  • SVM in engineering and technologist (mechanical, mechatronic, electrical, automotive, marine, maritime)
    • Credit in Bahasa Melayu; AND
    • CGPA Academic 2.00; AND
    • CGPA Vocational 2.67; AND
    • Pass English; AND
    • Pass ILM’s entry examination on mathematics and science                        

For foreign applicants and/or holder of UK GCE O’ Level

  • School exam certificate equivalent to UK GCE O’ Level with strong credits in Mathematics, Science/Technical, 3 other subjects and strong credits in English language.

 

 

For International students, it is compulsory to fulfil minimum score at least ONE of the following:

English Competency

Types of Examination

Score

MUET

MUET

Band 3

IELTS

EILTS/IELTS Online

5.0

TOEFL

TOEFL iBT

40

TOEFL Essential (Online)

7.5

Pearson Test of English

PTE Academic / PTE Academic (Online)

47

Cambridge English Qualifications and Test

B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency

154

Linguaskill Online

ELS

Certified Intensive English Programme Level (CIEP Level)

107

As of Financing Aid – on PTPTN loan on tuition fee, maximum RM20,000 is available subjects to total family income.

Career Prospects

Your career prospects don’t stop at watchkeeping officer or watchkeeping engineer officer. In fact, this is just the beginning. Candidates can work their way up to becoming Master or Chief Engineer on board a vessel and earn a very competitive salary at each stage.

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All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.


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