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Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)

Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)

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Institution Profile

Background

ALAM is the leading Maritime Training Academy in Malaysia that was established in 1977. We have been shaping Maritime leaders and professionals for over four decades at our fully equipped 67 acres campus in Kuala Sungai Baru, Melaka, overlooking the busy Straits of Malacca. In 1976, Maritime Training and Education for Seamen (MATES) was established to offer specialised training for seagoing personnel. Five years later, MATES achieved academy status and was named Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM). In 1997, ALAM was privatised and renamed Malaysian Maritime Academy. Today, ALAM is fully owned by MISC Berhad.

ALAM at a glance

A Leading Maritime Education & Training Institution in the Region

  • Trained over 13,900 seafarers since 1977.
  • Conducted Malaysia's first hybrid Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW) courses.
  • Winner of the Best Education & Training category at the Seatrade Maritime Awards Asia 2017 in Asia.
  • Campus size: 68 acres.
  • Number of classrooms: 42.
  • Offers over 160 maritime courses, including customized courses.
  • Consistently ranked as a top-rated education institution by DNV, recognized globally for its leading Maritime education and training.
  • Recipient of the MSOSH Awards 2022 Gold Merit in the educational sector.
  • Features 5 simulators.
  • Includes 12 workshops and labs.

Courses offered

ALAM is a region’s leading academy offering many qualifications, training and courses for your maritime journey. We offer courses with comprehensive curriculums to prepare our graduates as officers, engineers, researchers, and consultants in the global maritime industry.

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.

Cadetship Diploma

ALAM is a region’s leading academy offering many qualifications, training and courses for your maritime journey. We offer courses with comprehensive curriculums to prepare our graduates as officers, engineers, researchers, and consultants in the global maritime industry.

  • Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS)
    This course aims to provide you the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to serve on merchant navy vessel of more than 500 gross tonnages.
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering (DME)
    If Mathematics and Physics are your strong suits, and you have a passion for the open sea career, this course is perfect for you.

Business & Management 

Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM), continuing to rebranding the maritime
and shipping education for the 21st century by unveiling the four (4) new diploma programmes.

Our Maritime Business & Management Diploma Programmes offer pathways across many specialisations to meet the demands of the maritime industry today.

  • Diploma in Maritime Transportation and Logistics (DMTL)
    This programme focuses on the technical, operational, and regulatory aspects of maritime cargo transportation and logistics management.
  • Diploma in Maritime Business Administration (DMBA)
    This programme focuses on the aspects of maritime business administration.
  • Diploma in Maritime Management (DMM)
    This programme focuses on the areas of maritime management, challenges and opportunities in shipping and port management.
  • Diploma in Maritime Services (DMS)
    This programme focuses on integrated maritime services, including port management, shipping, insurance in shipping and transport logistics and warehouse management to facilitate the flow of supply chain systems.

Ratings

From watchkeeping to operations, you will learn how to ensure smooth navigation of the ship and prepare you with the knowledge and skill to understand the operations of the engine and be able to operate an unmanned engine.

  • Deck Ratings
    From watch keeping and navigating, you will learn on how to ensure a smooth navigation of the ship and more.
  • Engine Ratings
    This course will prepare you with the knowledge and skill to understand the operations of engine and be able to operate an unmanned engine.

Advanced Post Sea

ALAM is a region’s leading academy offering many qualifications, training and courses for your maritime journey. We offer courses with comprehensive curriculums to prepare our graduates as officers, engineers, researchers, and consultants in the global maritime industry.

  • Nautical Studies
    Elevate yourself on a sea venturing challenge at ALAM’s programs for continuing nautical studies.
  • Marine Engineering
    Allow your mathematical and physical science flair drive your career further, by becoming an expert in the maritime engineering sector.

Short Courses

LAM 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.

  • Offshore OPITO
    A range of oil and gas offshore training for survival and evacuation approved by OPITO.
  • STCW Modular
    Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping leadership training courses for shipboard officers.
  • Simulator Based Training
    Full Mission Ship Handling, Engine Room and Liquid Cargo Operation simulator-based training.
  • Research & Consultancy Services
    Learn to develop new ports and terminals with ALAM’s advanced simulation facilities.
  • Industry Customised Courses
    Mission Ship-Handling Simulator, Maritime Safety Modular, Maritime Management Studies and more.

Learning Facilities

Classrooms

With 42 classrooms on campus, indulge your learning experience with our highly qualified faculty members in a learning space where your curiosity grows and your maritime knowledge prospers. A perfect environment for learning and sharing.

Workshops

Get hands-on training with our array of workshops to craft your technical, mechanical and electrical skills. On campus, we provide a steam power plant, diesel power plant, plant maintenance workshop, bench fitting & machining workshop, seamanship workshop, welding workshop, electrical and electronic lab, control lab, material testing lab and sectional models of machineries; all geared to help you in your training.

Laboratories

Being behind the scenes is just as important as being on the front line. That is why our laboratories are used to cater to special courses built upon customised software that is vital in the maritime industry. These include the language, multimedia and the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) laboratories, all to further enhance your capabilities and skills on board a ship or back at shore.

Training Facilities

Simulation Centre

Be part of a full seafaring experience on campus with state-of-the-art simulators that replicate realistic scenarios and environments for you to fully engage yourself in. These include full mission ship-handling, full mission engine room and liquid cargo handling simulators which will provide you with hands-on professional training experience with safety measures.

  • Ship Handling Simulator
  • Engine Room Simulator
  • Liquid Cargo Handling Simulator
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fire Fighting Ground

Fitness Facilities

Create social bonds while enjoying yourself with a game of rugby or football. Keep in shape with ALAM’s recreational and sports facilities that includes an outdoor gym, playing fields for netball, volleyball, takraw, badminton and tennis courts.

In addition, ALAM has an in-house swimming pool and a Seamanship Centre, housing dragon boats, canoes, laser boats and so forth.

Maritime Library and Resource Centre (MLRC)

Established in 1977, ALAM Maritime Library and Resource Centre (MLRC) maintains a specialized maritime collection that caters to the information demands of staff and students alike of the Academy.

The main objective of MLRC is to support their staff and students in their teaching and learning by acquiring required materials and providing insightful and updated information on the maritime industry. It is equipped with designated areas for group work discussions and student–trainer discussion. MLRC collection consists of reference books and serials and audiovisual collections. Acquisition of information resources is primarily focused on the latest and renowned resources on the maritime subject.

The collection is made accessible by an Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) vis PETRONAS Ubiquitous Library Search Engine (PULSE) and is classified using the Library of Congress Classification (LOC). MLRC also subscribe periodicals as additional reading materials for the users.

Accommodation

At ALAM, we believe in complementing the learning experience with fitting living arrangements that are safe and conducive, appetising and balanced food selections, Wi-Fi hotspots, exciting sports and recreation activities as well as entertainment of which you can find all in one campus. Lush green spaces, connecting parks and communal areas, the view of the straits of Melaka are the perks that ALAM offers for a truly balanced campus life.

As a student who lives on campus, you’re already in the middle of an outstanding experience. Make the most of it by taking advantage of all that we have to offer.

Campus Dining

  • Our dedicated culinary services unit provides students with a variety of delicious, nutritious food options that caters to various dietary needs.

Residence Halls

  • Atlantic: 56 rooms
  • Pacific: 84 rooms
  • Mediterranean: 15 apartments
  • Artic: 13 rooms

Premier Residences

  • Atlantic II: 48 rooms
  • Villa: 14 units

Courses Offered

Click on a programme name for full details.

Diploma Level
1.
Diploma in Marine Engineering
Duration: 3 years 3 months
2.
Diploma in Maritime Business Administration
Duration: 2 Yrs
3.
Diploma in Maritime Management
Duration: 2 Yrs
4.
Diploma in Maritime Services
Duration: 2 Yrs
5.
Diploma in Maritime Transportation and Logistics
Duration: 2 Yrs
6.
Diploma in Nautical Studies
Duration: 3 years 3 months

Key Personnel

Mr. David Fredrick

Chief Executive Officer, Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)

Mr. David Fredrick is a Chief Marine Engineer by profession with 10 years' of sailing experience. He has been in a shipowner/operator company, MISC Berhad for the last 18 years holding various positions e.g. Superintendent, Fleet Manager and Senior Manager and Business Process Improvement and Capability Building in Fleet Management.

The last post he held was General Manager of Human Resource Management (Sea) managing a pool of over 3000 seafarers. He also headed the Emergency Response Team for crisis management and also the Company Security Officer (CSO) whilst in service with MISC Berhad.

Presently, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Akademi laut Malaysia (ALAM), a post he has held since 1 October 2010. He was also conferred Honorary Commander of the Naval Reservist Unit.

Under his leadership, ALAM has achieved tremendous success in realising its vision to become a world class MET institution.

  • Establish links with reputable MET institutions
  • Placed ALAM in the world map for MET
  • Upgraded the facilities at ALAM
  • Restructured the organisation to better focus on the core business
  • Became the first private institution of higher learning in Malaysia to set up the Royal Malaysian Navy Reservist Unit
  • Increased the sponsorship from local agencies to cater for the ever growing demands locally in the shipping fraternity
  • Maintained amongst the top 10% of the world's MET institutions to offer maritime related training with world class educational and training standard (DNV annual benchmarking exercise)
  • Achieved international recognition such as the Maritime Trainer of the Year (2010) Award by Sailor Today, Lloyd's List Asia Award 2010 winner for Best in Training and Crewing and finalist for the Seatrade Asia Award 2010 for Education and Training.

Contact Details

Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)

Address:
Batu 30
Kampung Tanjung Dahan
78200 Kuala Sungai Baru
Melaka
Malaysia

Type: Private College

Tel:

606 3882 200

Fax:

606 387 6700

Website:

https://www.alam.edu.my

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Other Campuses

Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) Caw. Terengganu

Address:
Lot 9764, Blok T1
Mukim Bukit Rakit
21020 Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu

Type: Private College

Tel: 609-668 6400/609-668 2563
Fax: 609-668 6402
Website: http://www.alam.edu.my
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