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Dip. in Maritime Law


JPT/BPP (N/380/4/0041) MQA/PA 5020

Program Aims:

  1. To provide fundamental knowledge and skills in Maritime Law.
  2. To provide future manpower who are not only skillful but are aware of the social, ethical professional and legal responsibilities;

  1. To fulfil requirement of government in producing entrepreneurial skilled manpower to ensure growth of the industry and maintain its sustainability.

  2. To produce personnel with good communication, team, leadership and interpersonal skills;

  3. To instill a strong analytical and critical thinking skills to solve problems by applying knowledge, principles and skills in Maritime Law.

Industry Focus

NMIT has received support from the industry players through its annual Industry Advisory Council (IAC) meeting. The IAC has recognised the need for the workforce in the various maritime industries in Malaysia to include maritime law. NMIT has also received support letters for this program from prestigious maritime and non- maritime bodies; Bureau Veritas, Pengerang Marine Operations Sdn Bhd and Iskandar Regional Development Authority. These organizations support NMIT’s aim in producing professional workers particularly at the management level in local and global supply chain. This strong support from the industry indicates the wide opportunities for the graduates.

Course content

The program requires 94 credit hours, which may be completed in 2 and a half year. Courses that are offered include: Malaysian Legal System 1; Malaysian Legal System 2; Commercial Law 1; Commercial Law 2; Maritime Law 1; Maritime Law 2; Maritime Law 3; Maritime Law 4; Law of Carriage by Sea; Marine Insurance; Law of Port & Harbour; Customs and Forwarding; International Shipbroking and Chartering; Business of Port; Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship; International Shipping Business; Industrial Training;


Assessment will be done using different approaches which include written class assignments, presentations, quiz, tests, (course works) and co-curriculum activities (sports subject) and final examination. Overall performance of students will be reviewed by the lecturers to look for areas for improvement.

Key career skills:

Students are not only tested on their knowledge, but also their interpersonal skill such as leadership, teamwork, critical thinking etc. The teaching methods are designed on enhancing and developing transferable skills including research, teamwork, presentation skills, report writing and other skills in addition to the knowledge and understanding of the subjects.

Projects / work experience:

In the third year of the Program, our Industrial Training Unit will give students a chance to incorporate work experience directly into their course. The unit will assist students and provide support and contacts within the industry to help them find the placement. Student will be sent to port, shipping and logistics industries or any company that require or offer maritime law services.

Course length:

2.5 year (7 semesters)

Entry requirements:

Pass in SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) with five (5) credits in Malay Language, English, History and two (2) other subjects, or

Equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

Career opportunities:

Graduates for this program are well placed in: Legal and shipping industry; Maritime transportation industry; Business and management; Marine insurance industry; Ship- owning companies; Public sector; International organisations;