FAQ

Is the Academy accredited and by whom?

All courses and training programmes offered are approved by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) through national and/or international organisations such as the UAE Federal Transport Authority (FTA); UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA); International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authority (IALA) and Lloyds Register (LR).

What courses do you offer?

We offer two majors, which is bachelor degree of Nautical Science officer and marine engineer officer.

How long are the courses?

4 years of study along with sea time on vessels.

What are the tuition fees?

Annual tuition fees are 50,000 AED per year.

Are the courses full time?

Yes.

Can anyone apply?

Yes.

Total Credit Hours?

4 years of study along with sea time on vessels.

Is there a scholarship /funding?

Scholarships are possible, but places have been filled for this year. The academy will endeavor to put in place grants for eligible students. Additionally, discounts will be given to those students who demonstrate outstanding performance during their studies and through positive reports, which will be filed periodically.

What are the future job opportunities upon graduation?

Opportunities for employment exist aboard commercial cargo ships and vessels operating in areas to support petroleum and marine construction. Graduate must continue to work on commercial ships in order to obtain highest qualification and experience to reach to leadership positions.

Am I guaranteed a job on completion of the course?

No, however completing this internationally recognised course shows your commitment and dedication to the industry.

Does the Academy provide a resident visa?

Yes.

Does the Academy provide accommodation/transportation?

No, accommodation and transport are the responsibility of the student.

Is there a student exchange with other academies?

4 years of study along with sea time on vessels.

Is there a scholarship /funding?

Yes, there is collaboration with educational institutions offering the same curriculum in several countries around the world.

Can I continue onto a Master’s Programme later?

Currently the Academy does not offer Master’s programmes.