Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)
Bachelor of Maritime Transport (BMT)
Effective Date: 9 June 2023
Renewal Date: 15 June 2028
Credit hours required for completing the program: 142 Credit hours
1. Provide a strong foundation in basic and updated knowledge related to the shipping and maritime industry.
2. Qualify students to track their professional career and managerial studies by gaining the skills and competence that enhance their ability to communicate effectively using transferable and soft skills.
3. Support the shipping and maritime industry with successful marine officers implementing all shipping duties at sea and operating using modern technological tools.
4. Upscale and improve students analytical and critical thinking skills to be able to prepare and implement useful projects related to the shipping and maritime industry
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOS)
The Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) describe the Knowledge, Skills, and Aspects of Competence that our students acquire by the time of graduation. The Bachelor of Maritime Transport has the following PLOs:
(K1) Identify principles of mathematics, science, maritime language, and information technology to support marine and navigational modern techniques.
(K2) Explain the key terminology, fundamental concepts, principles, and theories used to support marine and navigational modern techniques.
(S1) Apply appropriate techniques, resources and theories in ship operations and navigational methods in different and emergency situations.
(S2) Conduct written, oral, practical simulation, effective presentations, technical reports, and research projects.
(S3) Demonstrate a proper level of responsibility and professionalism involved in shipping and port business and offshore operations to support marine and navigational modern techniques.
(C1) Work effectively individually and as part of a team according to the significant logistics roles of port management to assess the regional and international maritime economic needs.
(C2) Interpret risk assessment to various shipping and port business and offshore operations, with awareness leading to a safe working environment.
Head of Maritime Transport Department
Official Documents required for application to Sharjah Maritime Academy:
- The original twelfth-grade certificate certified by the Ministry of Education.
- In the case of foreign curriculum schools and schools outside the UAE:
a. Equivalency of the general secondary certificate from the Ministry of Education.
b. Eleventh-grade certificate attested by the Ministry of Education
c. Grade 10 certificate attested by the Ministry of Education
Certificate of English language in any of the following certificates and the percentages shown as follows:
EmSAT: 1100 / IELITS: 5 / TOFEL Institutional: 500/ International TOFEL (IBT) = 61
Additional Documents Required:
1. Two (2) personal photos.
2. A copy of the student's birth certificate.
3. A copy of the student's EID card + the guardians.
4. A copy of the passport of the student + guardian (in addition to the unified number, file and family number for UAE nationals)
5. A copy of the residence permit (for expatriates)
6. A copy of the family book (for UAE nationals)
7. A letter from the National Service authority (for male citizens of the UAE)
8. Certificate of Good Conduct - Criminal Status (Applied by the Ministry of Interior) submitted to the Sharjah Maritime Academy.
9. Salary letter from the student's guardian (for citizens of the Emirate of Sharjah and children of citizens of the Emirate of Sharjah) terms and conditions apply.
10. Deposit of application fees (660 dirhams - non-refundable)
11. Student and Parent Contact Details.
For Bank Deposit
Sharjah Islamic Bank
For more information, you can contact us.
+971 9 2089999
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+971 9 2089557
Qualified deck officers will usually join shipping companies as a third officer, undertaking bridge watchkeeping duties at sea and operational duties in port. As their skills and experience develop, they can progress to higher certificates of competency, leading eventually to certification as ship’s captain.
Numerous opportunities also exist for qualified deck officers onshore. Shipping companies often recruit shore-based Captains as marine superintendents; as well, fleet operations staff are recruited from seagoing officers. Harbour authorities also recruit experienced officers to train as pilots, harbormasters and port operations managers. Maritime academies may recruit lecturers and assessors to transfer the knowledge and experience to the new generations of future captains.
Qualified deck officers will usually join shipping companies as a third officer, undertaking bridge watchkeeping duties at sea and operational duties in port. As their skills and experience develop, They can progress to higher certificates of competency, leading eventually to certification as ship’s captain.
Numerous opportunities also exist for qualified deck officers ashore. Shipping companies often recruit shore-based Captains as marine superintendents and fleet operations staff from their seagoing officers. Harbour authorities recruit experienced officers to train as pilots, harbormasters and port operations managers. Maritime academies also recruit lecturers and assessors to transfer the Knowledge and experience to the new generations of the future captains.
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The Maritime Transport programme is designed to prepare our students for a versatile career in the maritime industry, ranging from Captains onboard ships to superintendents in shipping companies, owner site teams in shipyards, harbour masters, port operations managers, Government representatives in international fora. The programme is designed to meet current and emerging maritime industry requirements with world standard training facilities, modern teaching and learning technology, essential skills and the right professional attitude. The programme leads to Deck Marine Officers who meet the entry requirements for the Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency (2nd officer certificate), which give you the privilege to go all over the world and discover different nations.
The college provides diverse educational programs that all graduates may have a proper place in the world maritime industry. All maritime educational and training programs have been designed to meet the standards set by SMA and to satisfy the requirements of the STCW 78 as amended, in addition to the IMO model courses, which meet the conditions for the Certificates of Competency (COC), and set to satisfy the different needs of individuals, organizations and institutions in the maritime industry. Improving the educational, training, and personal skills of students, together with enhancing student’s sportive and social activities to meet the maritime industry demand. The program is qualifying Students for a variety of maritime business careers, giving a special advantage to those wishing to enter the shipping and port business and offshore operations.
Our Marine Engineering programme has been benchmarked against the best in the world and is designed to meet the standards set by the SMA and the requirements of STCW 78. We focus on instilling in our student's confidence, competence and communication skills to meet the demands of a fast-changing maritime industry and ocean environment. Graduates are well-prepared for a variety of maritime business careers, especially in Marine Engineering shipboard and shoreside. Join our programme for a promising career in the maritime industry.