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What is NMIT?

The Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) is a Dutch-Malaysian private higher learning institution that specializes in maritime education. Its Dutch partners, Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz (MIWB) and Maritiem Instituut De Ruyter (MIDR), are two world-renowned and among the oldest maritime education institutes founded in 1875 and 1903 respectively. All NMIT programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and are also recognised by NMIT global university partners.

What is NMIT’s role in expanding the maritime field in Malaysia?

At NMIT, we are dedicated to ensuring that the graduates that we produce are prepared and ready to join the maritime field with optimum knowledge of what is to be expected of them on the field. NMIT is also dedicated to producing graduates who will be exposed to the different aspects within the maritime field and will serve as valuable assets to the expansion of the maritime industry.

In the present situation, we do not have an institution to train people going into maritime and port operations management. These talents enter the industry first and learn through experience later. NMIT would want to change the scenario to provide equipped talents to the industry.

Where is NMIT’s main campus located?

NMIT Main Campus is located at EduCity@Iskandar, a 305-acre education hub which houses international universities and institutes of higher education, student accommodations and sports facilities. The top quality facilities available will ensure that students are provided with the best tools needed to provide them with hands-on experience in the maritime field. Such learning experiences are crucial in readying NMIT’s graduates to effectively contribute to the development of the maritime industry.

In which areas will NMIT graduates be exposed to during their studies?

NMIT graduates will be trained and ready to pursue careers in maritime management related field namely maritime transportation, port operations, oil and gas, maritime logistics, shipping, maritime law, offshore operations and other specialised sectors to serve in both private and government sectors.

NMIT has partnered with renowned Dutch institutions. Tell us more about these partners.

NMIT Dutch partners, Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz (MIWB) and Maritiem Instituut De Ruyter (MIDR), are two world-renowned and among the oldest maritime education institutes founded in 1875 and 1903 respectively. Recently, NMIT has also expanded its network of partners by collaborating with other Dutch institutes namely NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences and Dutch Offshore Academy. Through these strategic collaborations which entails significant credit transfer and exemption, NMIT diploma graduates are able to obtain Dutch degree qualifications at a fraction of time and cost as they only need to study another 1 year in the Netherlands after spending 2.5 years in Malaysia for their diploma.

What type of education structure can students expect when they enrol in NMIT?

All Diploma courses at NMIT are structured based on a 2.5 year academic programme, where students undergo the Internship Program for 12 weeks in the final semester. Total number of semesters is seven (7), including Internship.

Will NMIT students be exposed to an internship or on-site visits during their studies?

Yes. They will be given the opportunity to undergo a 4-month internship. This guarantees the students a well-balanced curriculum to ensure effective coverage of the students’ maritime knowledge and skills

NMIT graduates are also provided with opportunities to further their studies in the Netherlands and European Union countries as well as the opportunity to spend time at NMIT’s partner institutes.

What are the facilities provided by NMIT for the students?

NMIT campuses feature state-of-the-art learning technologies and facilities for a conducive and supportive learning environment. NMIT is furnished with comfortable classrooms, lecture theatres, well-equipped simulation and computer laboratories, and readily available resource centre and libraries across the 2 campuses.

What is the entry level requirement for students who are interested in joining NMIT?

NMIT always welcome students from different backgrounds to join us. Students who have achieved a minimum of 3 credits in their SPM examination or any equivalent qualifications are welcomed to apply to NMIT.

What are the courses currently offered by NMIT?

NMIT currently offers Diploma in Maritime Transportation Management, Diploma in Shipping Management, and Diploma in Port Management.

Several other courses are in the pipeline covering areas in maritime law & insurance, offshore oil & gas operation, maritime occupational safety & health, nautical studies, and marine engineering.

Why should I acquire a Maritime qualification?

The Malaysian government recognises the acute shortage of maritime professionals in the country, and that is a reason why it sees the importance and urgency of setting up a maritime institute in EduCity@Iskandar. The maritime industry has been identified as one of the pillars of growth for Malaysia.  To ensure that our maritime industry remains competitive at all times, the availability of properly-trained workforce especially at the supervisory and management level is pertinent.

Are the programmes offered at NMIT approved by the Malaysian and Dutch authorities?

Yes, all NMIT programmes are approved by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), an entity appointed by the Ministry of Higher Education as a basis for quality assurance of higher education. Our programmes are also externally audited by Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz and Maritiem Instituut de Ruyter and accredited by the Dutch education authority. This provides a conduit to pursue higher education in Europe and the students’ employability is further strengthened not only in Malaysia but also in EU countries.

Can NMIT students continue their studies in the Netherlands after completing their diploma?

NMIT diploma students can pursue their bachelor’s and master’s degree at The Netherlands. Our Diploma, Degree and Master programmes have been designed in such a manner that each student will have an opportunity to spend sufficient time in NMIT’s partner institutes in the Netherlands itself. This adds international value to the qualifications that our students will, ultimately, be obtaining.

What are the career prospects upon graduating from NMIT?

Graduates of NMIT can expect to gain full employment in the maritime industry with Shipping companies, Ports, Public bodies, Logistic companies, Regulatory and Enforcement bodies, Statutory bodies, GLCs, Maritime Transport, Leisure Industry while specialising in the following fields:-

  •  Port Management
  •  Shipping Management
  •  Maritime Law
  •  Maritime Safety, Security & Environmental Management
  •  Maritime Transportation Management

In future, the programmes designed will cover the following sector of the maritime industry:

  •  Water Management
  •  Hydrographic Studies
  •  Oil & Gas offshore operation
  •  Shipbroking & Chartering
  •  Shipping Finance & Ship Financing
  •  Maritime Logistics
  •  Port Operation
  •  Shipping Operation
  •  Inland Waterways Management
  •  Maritime Administration
  •  Project Management
  •  Maritime Consultancy
  •  Maritime Research
  •  Maritime Traffic Management
  •  Leisure Management
  •  Salvage
  •  Shipbuilding & Repairs
  •  Maritime Entrepreneurship
  •  Dredging Technologies
  •  Fisheries Technologies

What other facilities does NMIT offer to students e.g. accommodation, transportation, meals etc?

NMIT has taken the initiative to provide hostel facilities for out-of-town students. Our EduCity@Iskandar campus are equipped with the appropriate student amenities such as International Student Village, eateries, sports facilities and transportation services.