Eyes on marine engineering
UNIVERSITI KL Malaysian Institute of Marine Engineering Technology ( UniKL MIMET) was established since 2004.
Its permanent campus is strategically located in Lumut, Perak, relatively known as the home base of the Royal Malaysian Navy equipped with ports and wharfs and one of the centres for maritime demanded by local and international marine engineering companies.
UniKL MIMET offers Diploma and Bachelor in Engineering Technology programmes such as Ship Design, Ship Construction & Maintenance, Marine Engineering, Marine Electrical & Electronics, Maritime Operations and Naval Architecture & Shipbuilding.
It aims to offer industry specific courses which will produce highly skilled and knowledgeable manpower for the maritime industry. UniKL MIMET prides itself in offering Marine Engineering and other marine based programmes since 2004.
To date, the University has produced 2,519 graduates with a specialisation in Naval Architecture, Ship Design, Ship Construction & Maintenance, Marine Electrical & Electronics, Marine Engineering and Maritime Operations.
Beginning January 2008, UniKL MIMET offered the Diploma of Engineering Technology in Marine Engineering programme, which is accredited the Malaysian Qualifications Agency ( MQA) and Marine Department of Malaysia as fulfilling the standards set by the International Maritime Organisation ( IMO).
This means that graduates of this programme are recognised locally and internationally in terms of their academic achievement and their practical skills.
Responding to the need to offer Marine Engineering- based programme at a higher academic level, UniKL MIMET has introduced a new programme – the Bachelor of Engineering Technology ( Hons) in Marine Engineering. This programme is approved by the Ministry of Education ( MOE) and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency ( MQA).
The programme is on the last stage of getting full approval from Marine Department of Malaysia.
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology ( Hons.) in Marine Engineering programme is the first of its kind in Malaysia and is developed to produce graduates with the required know- how at a higher academic level to fulfil the country’s demand for skilled workers and professionals in the maritime sector. This is in line with the rapid expansion of the maritime and shipping sector in Malaysia as well as in other parts of the world.
The programme‘ s educational objectives are:
> To enhance the establishment of UniKL MIMET in providing marine related training programmes as well as to strengthen the presence of UniKL MIMET as a certified and accredited marine engineering training centre that complies with the requirements of Marine Department of Malaysia and International Maritime Organisation ( IMO).
> To produce competent seafarers in compliance with Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping ( STCW) 78/ 95 Convention ( 2010 Manila Amendment) by way of offering Bachelor Degree in Marine Engineering with Fourth Class of Competency and theory up to Frst Class Certificate of Competency according to IMO Model Course 7.02 and 7.04.
Graduates from the Bachelor of Engineering Technology ( Hons) in Marine Engineering will have the opportunity to pursue their career in various fields such as:
1. Marine Engineer ( e. g. chief engineers, second, third and fourth class engineers). 2. Marine Surveyor 3. Marine Superintendent 4. Owner Representative 5. Shipyard Personnel 6. Maintenance Engineer 7. Marine Specialist 8. Offshore Engineer
For further information, call 05- 690 9000 ext. 9014 or visit www. unikl. edu. my.
The Bachelor of Engineering Technology ( hons) in Marine Engineering programme is developed to produce graduates with the required know- how to fulfill the country’s demand for professionals in the maritime sector.