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Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM)
ALAM was privatized in 1997 as Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn.
Qualified SPM/SPVM candidates will be FULLY SPONSORED by:-
• Shipping companies
• Government Agencies
• Port Operators
• Oil/Gas Companies
• Offshore oil and gas marine support vessels operators
Akademi Laut Malaysia or better known as ALAM is a well-developed 30 hectare campus at the pristine Kuala Linggi, Melaka overlooking the busy Straits of Melaka. ALAM is approximately 148km south of Kuala Lumpur and 152km north of Singapore.
ALAM, the nation's premier maritime education and training establishment, has been designated a Branch Campus of the World Maritime University, Maimo, Sweden and has also established formal alliances with other leading maritime education and training institutions in Australia, Norway The Netherlands, Singapore, United Kingdom and the United States of America.
ALAM's Vision is to be a World Class Maritime Academy Its Mission is to facilitate value added learning via a conducive environment to its clients in the maritime industry.
ALAM has guided thousands of aspiring youths towards a rewarding and assured maritime future and will continue to propel forward as the premier centre for maritime excellence.
The story of the Academy began in 1977. The need to train and prepare Malaysians for the exciting maritime industry was addressed with the establishment of a non-profit body called MATES (Malaysian Training and Education for Seamen) Foundation. Consisting of the Malaysian International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC) (now known as MISC Berhad), International Shipping Carriers, Hong Kong and the Malaysian Ministry of Transport as its main promoters, the foundation soon pioneered the Maritime Training Centre (MTC) in 1977.
In 1981, the MTC was upgraded to an academy with the award of a government charter by the former Prime Minister, Y.A.B, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad and named Akademi Laut Malaysia, The Academy was subsequently placed under the supervision of the Implementation and Coordination Unit Prime Minister's Department.
In 1997, ALAM was privatized and became the Malaysian Maritime Academy Sdn. Bhd, (MMA), a consortium comprising Malaysian International Shipping Corporation (now MISC Berhad), Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS), Penang Shipbuilding and Construction Sdn, Bhd, and Klang Port Management Sdn. Bhd.
Presently, ALAM is fully owned by MISC Berhad.
ALAM is committed towards being a recognized leader in regional maritime education and training excellence. ALAM's specialized education system is one of the most fulfilling in the region, A balance of professional regimentation with a challenging college environment, ALAM's system unites classroom education, practical training and development of professional skills.
Structured to facilitate and equip students with competence beyond compliance and working in collaboration with both local and international maritime related organizations and institutions, ALAM creates a path towards a satisfying and assured career in the Malaysian and global maritime industry.
ALAM continuously stresses on providing quality maritime education and training, All courses meet national and international Maritime Education and Training standards, ALAM's Quality Management System is in line with the guidelines contained in various international standards.
ALAM offers expertise from permanent local and expatriate lecturers and instructors with professional qualifications and extensive working and teaching experience,
Education and training programmes conducted by ALAM are designed not only to meet but exceed the minimum level of skills and competencies stipulated in the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW) 1995 and other relevant national and international standards and guidelines,
To date, ALAM has trained over 8,000 graduates who have become master mariners, marine engineers, marine professionals, entrepreneurs, etc, ALAM hopes to attract more foreign students in the near future.
ALAM creates careers of distinction and honour.
Through ALAM's disciplined and regimented professional education system, ALAM encourages its students to learn, lead, strategies and adapt. The curriculum provided leads towards a reputable career for the students in the maritime industry. ALAM's curriculum has been accredited with the DNV SeaSkill Certification on Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering courses (pre-sea and post- sea), benchmarked against MET leaders. ALAM evaluates its students based on campus, training ship and industry exposure work, ALAM graduates continue to be top performers in their respective fields both at sea and ashore, and they are revered as professional, focused individuals who lead with pride and honour.
ALAM offers a complete range of maritime related courses and to date, more than 120 different types of maritime courses are offered. New updated courses are continuously being developed to provide the industry with the latest in technological and legislative knowledge,
Education and training programmes are categorized into 5 main groups, namely;-
> Nautical Studies
Under this programme the students are equipped with relevant background for offshore and onshore career opportunities, The Diploma in Nautical Studies is the first step where scientific and basic maritime knowledge are initially introduced followed by theoretical studies in subsequent academic years, The graduates of this programme will be able to undertake the challenging careers on board ships and at a later stage, shore based positions e.g. ship masters, surveyors, superintendents, etc.
> Marine Engineering
Students undertaking the Marine Engineering programme will graduate as competent professionals such as Marine Engineering
Officer, Chief Engineer and suitable shore based professions. The Diploma in Marine Engineering is the first step to a career as Marine Engineering Officers, providing sufficient theoretical knowledge and practical skills for efficient shipboard operations.
> Modular and Offshore Training
The programmes cater to the needs of seafarers and the shipping fraternity in the operational and technical aspects of marine safety and operation, marine electronic communications and offshore.
The safety and operation programmes are designed to supplement the knowledge and skills for the Deck and Marine Engineering Certificates of Competency, In the offshore programmes, the mandatory Basic Offshore Safety and Emergency Training necessary for all personnel involved in offshore activities are provided.
> Maritime Studies
In meeting the needs of shore-based management of maritime industries, programmes under maritime studies incorporate courses that provide various operational, technical and managerial aspects related to shore-based management areas within the shipping industry,
The programmes prepare the students to be competent in fulfilling the demanding roles required by the maritime industries e.g. logistics, shipping agencies, ports, etc.
> Simulator-Based Training
The state-of-the-art simulation system modules are designed to provide a high degree of flexibility and application, which include amongst others, ship-handling and pilotage techniques, ship to ship cargo transfer at sea and port, terminal operators, port development and SAR procedures,
Other simulation modules include liquid cargo operation simulator (oil, chemical and liquefied gas) and full mission engine room simulator (motor/steam) for vessel cargo and machinery operations, maintenance and monitoring, This programme supports the current modernization onboard newly-built and sophisticated ships.
ALAM's unique regimented education system is supported by modern state-of-the-art training facilities and ALAM aims to be the maritime academy of choice for young school leavers who dream of a disciplined and rewarding future. Amongst the most advanced in the country, ALAM's high-tech facilities are vital for the continuous progressive growth of its students.
Simulators - ALAM's technologically advanced simulators, which include Full Mission Ship-handling, Full Mission Engine Room, Liquid Cargo Operation and Distributed Control System simulators, provide students with hands on professional training experience,
Training Ship (M. T Pernas Propane) - M, T Pernas Propane, an LPG vessel fully equipped with actual sea- going capabilities, is the training ground for adapting to a real merchant ship operational environment.
GMDSS Laboratory - Furnished with essential equipment for all the "Sea Areas" of the GMDSS System required under the SOLAS Convention,
Multimedia Computer Laboratory - Equipped with a network of up-to-date multimedia computers, the laboratories are also used to conduct special courses on customized software's used in the maritime industry,
Language Laboratory Equipped with advanced tools necessary to improve ALAM's students' command of English and enhance their communication skills,
• Olympic Size Swimming Pool for survival, HUET and BOSET training as well as recreational activities
• Lecture Theatre has the capacity for 200 students
• Mini Lecture Theatre has the capacity for 80 students
• Auditorium can accommodate up to 1,000 persons
• Main Conference Room can accommodate about 30 persons
• A specially designed 4-storey Resource Centre packed with maritime related reference book, publications, technical papers, fictions, culinary books, etc,
• Recreational and sport facilities which include a covered mini grandstand, two football fields, one rugby field, one hockey field, four badminton courts, two tennis courts and four sepaktakraw courts
• Boat House
• Sea Sport Centre housing several canoes, laser boats and dragon boats
• Galley (Dining Hall)
• On Campus Accommodation
Student dormitories/hostels can accommodate up to 1000 students and ALAM has various types of accommodation (air-conditioned and non air- conditioned rooms, dormitories, apartment type, villa, etc.)
The Maritime Industry is undoubtedly global in nature. To capitalize and ensure that ALAM students are kept abreast with the latest maritime-related technologies and information ALAM has forged strategic alliances with the following:
• South Tyneside College, United Kingdom • Maritime Institute of Malaysia (MIMA) • Malaysian Shipowner's Association (MASA) • Institut Kelau+an Malaysia (IKMAL) • Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU) • Association of Maritime Education and Training Institutions Asia Pacific (AMETIAP) • International Associations of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) • Australia Maritime College (AMC); an MoU was signed in July 2005 to undertake faculty exchange, jointly offer postgraduate courses and benchmark existing training programmes • STC Group, the Nei norlands; an MoU was signed in January 2006 to explore jointly setting up a school for Maritime Logistics • Lloyds Register; a contract was signed in June 2006 to develop a Training Assessment and Record Book (TARB) and Onboard Training Guide to be implemented onboard commercially trading training vessels. • Teledata Marine Systems Pte. Ltd; developed the world's first LNG e-learning package.
As a formidable force in the maritime training industry ALAM's courses are
accredited both locally and internationally by the following agencies:
• Malaysian National Accreditation Board (LAN)
• Marine Department, Malaysia
• Standards and Industrial Research Institute. Malaysia (SIRIM)
• United Kingdom Accreditation Services (UKAS)
• Det Norske Veritas (DNV)
• Australian Safety Maritime Agency (AMSA)
• Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA) United Kingdom
• Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD)
ALAM is destined to be a world class player in creating the best breed in the industry, Establishing such strong partnerships via strategic alliances will propel ALAM's growth to greater heights as the nation's premier maritime institution and achieve its aspiration to provide world class maritime education excellence
Malaysian Maritime Academy or Akademi Laut Malaysia (ALAM) is a maritime
academy where officers and engineers for merchant ships are trained.
The courses that ALAM offers are:-
• Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS) leading to the issuance of Certificate of Competency for Watchkeeping Officer (WKO) up to Master Unlimited Voyage
• Diploma in Marine Engineering (DME) leading to the issuance of Certificate of Competency for Watchkeeping Engineer (WKE) up to Class 1 Marine Engineer
- SPM / SPVM with credits in B.Melayu, English, Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Physics/ General Science
- Male/Female & single, 17-21 years old, good eyesight without visual aids (for DNS only), not colour blind, physically and mentally fit
• Modular Courses (IMO STCW '95) for seafarers working onboard merchant ships
• Maritime Studies courses for seafarers and personnel working in maritime related industries
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