Bachelor_of_Applied_Science_(Maritime Technology)_with_honours

Maritime Technology

BASc. (Hons)


Maritime Technology is an area focusing on the application of technology, operations, and systems used in the maritime, coastal and offshore engineering sectors. The programme is designed to produce graduates who will develop knowledge, contribute expertise to serve and lead shipping, shipbuilding, oil and gas companies, and government agencies related to the maritime industry locally and abroad.

Industrial Training
The main objective of Industrial Training is to expose the students to actual working environment and enhance their knowledge and skill. A half year industrial training will be conducted during Semester 8 for 24 weeks.

Study resources
Students will have access to a range of professional computational analysis software such as:

  • Maxsurf
  • Abaqus
  • Hyperworks
  • Flow-3D
  • Numeca Fine Marine
  • Orcaflex
  • Ariane (Bureau Veritas)

Our experts use these packages in their teaching and research.

Entry requirements

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STPM Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Obtain at least CGPA 2.00 with grade C in three (3) subjects including General Studies; and
    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements:

    • Obtain at least grade C (2.00) in Mathematics (T) / Mathematics (M) / Further Mathematics (T) or Physics; and
    • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Matriculation / Foundation Programme Graduates

General Entry Requirements:

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Pass Matriculation-KPM / Foundation Science in UM / Foundation in UiTM and obtain at least CGPA 2.00; and
    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements

    • Obtain at least grade C (2.00) in Mathematics/ Physics / Engineering Physics / Basic Engineering at Matriculation or Foundation level; and
    • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Diploma Graduates

General Entry Requirements

    • Obtain Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) with credits in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language and pass the History subjects beginning in 2013. Credit in Bahasa Malaysia / Malay language paper in July can also be accounted;
    • Obtain a Diploma or other qualification recognize as equivalent by the Government of Malaysia and approved by the Public University Senate;


    • Pass Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) in 2018 or earlier and obtain at least grade C (NGMP 2.00) on three (3) subject included General Studies;


    • Pass the Matriculation / Foundation exam in 2018 or earlier and obtain at least CGPA 2.00;


    • Pass Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) in 2017 or earlier and obtain at least Jayyid Stage;


    • Obtain at least level 1 (Band 1) in Malaysia University English Test (MUET) according to the validity period on the date of application.

Specific Requirements

    • Obtain minimum CGPA of 3.00 in a related recognized field.
      • For STPM/Matriculation/Foundation graduates in 2018 or earlier:
        • Physics/ Engineering Physics/ Physics (Engineering)
        • Mathematics/ Mathematics (T)/ Mathematics (M)/ Further Mathematics (T)/ Engineering Mathematics
        • Civil Engineering Studies
        • Mechanical Engineering Studies
        • Electrical & Electronic Engineering Studies
        • Engineering Science
        • Basic Engineering


    • Obtain at least level 2 (Band 2) in Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

International Students

General Entry Requirements

  • Senior High School / Senior Secondary School / Other Certificates from the government schools (with the period of at least 11 to 12 years of study from primary to higher secondary); or
  • GCE ‘A’ Level examination obtained at one sitting; or
  • Any other certificate that is recognized by the Senate of the University as equivalent to the above; and 

English Language Requirements

  • Pass the Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) at least 550; or
  • Pass the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) at least 5.5; or
  • Pass the Malaysian University English Test (MUET) at least Band 3.

Our International Centre office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Centre website for further information for international students.

Course structure

Duration: 4 years full-time
Total Credit: 137 

University Core modules include 

BBB3013 – Academic Writing Skills (3 credits)
BBB3033 – English for Occupational Purposes (3 credits)
MPU3132 – Appreciation of Ethic and Civilizations (2 credits)
MPU3142 – Philosophy and Current Issues (2 credits)
MPU3223 – Basic Entrepreneurship (3 credits)
MPU3312 – Appreciation of Nature and Ocean Heritage (2 credits)
NCC3053 – Malaysian Nationality (3 credits)
Co-Curriculum (2 credits)

Program Core modules include

This course covers the basics of programming and programming language C; problem-solving, transmission and refinement techniques of measures in Alkhawarizmi; programming writing techniques and instructions for solving formal problems. Laboratory practical training to build relevant programs will be done.

This course provides a fundamental understanding of the main ideas and principles of Physics to students who only need a background of General Physics. This course covers almost the entire field of Physics especially mechanics, character traits of matter, heat, wave phenomenon, agriculture, grace and modern Physics. Titles will be discussed qualitatively with the use of simple calculus. The use of these concepts in applied sciences will be given widespread attention.

Introduction and basic concepts force including resultant and resolution of forces, particle equilibrium, moment and couple, rigid body equilibrium, centroid, center of gravity and friction.

This course introduces students to the relationship between the structure and properties of materials. It includes atomic structure and bonding, crystalline and molecular structure and imperfections as well as their relations to engineering properties. Other included topics are mechanical properties, various failure modes of materials, and phase diagram. Compositions, properties, applications and fabrications of several materials such as metal, polymer, composite and ceramics are also discussed.

This course explains introduction and basic concept of fluid mechanics. Fluid properties. Pressure and static fluid. Mass conservation, Bernoulli and energy. Inner flow – laminar, turbulent and loss. Velocity measurement and flow rate.

Definition and concept of thermodynamics. The First Law of Thermodynamics. Ideal gas property. The Second Law of Thermodynamics. Power and cooling cycle. Laboratory

This course covers geometry, orthographic and isometric, intersection, development, cross-sectional drawing and working drawing, computer aided command and computer aided design.

This course discusses fundamentals of fluid power with emphasis on marine/naval equipment. It covers hydraulic power transmission in marine machinery. This includes the introduction to fluid power, positive displacement pumps, directional, flow and pressure control valves, linear and rotary actuators, hydraulic oil, marine applications, hydraulic system design, servo and proportional control system, air breather and water removal equipment, pneumatic system, inspection and maintenance of marine fluid power system. Laboratory.

Work at the workshop includes “metal sheet” fabrication, cutting, formation and welding, basic amestorisation, running and fixture foundation. Basic equipment and methods for measuring. Understanding specifications, scale, engineering drawings. Safety in the laboratory and preparation of technical reports.

This course introduces basic engineering dynamic consisting mainly of linear, rotational motions, conservation of work, forces and kinetic energy, linear velocity and acceleration, general motion relative to rotating structures, mass moment of inertia.

The principle of Archimedes is related to floating, floating center, underwater gravity. Stability of the body in water. Understanding the ship lines plan. Calculation of cross sections, water planes, volume of targets, gravity centers (CG), floating centers (B) and floating centers extend (LCF) using Simpson’s ruling with the help of a “spreadsheet” program based on “ship lines plan”. Ship stability and sting testing methods and oleng testing to determine GM. Test data analysis and provide technical reports. Electrical Circuit Basics (D.C. and AC) and ecteronic circuit base use COMLAB learning module).

The course discusses the strength of a material with an emphasis on the external load and the effect of loading. It covers basic static loading, the resulting stress and strain, the torsion of a circular bar, shear and bending moment, bending stress and combined loading . Understanding the basis of the loading and analysis for the reaction is the focus of this course. Practical for related topics are also enhanced.

This subject will introduce students to several basic terms of the naval architecture and several types of ships such as merchant ship, military ship and special ship design. This subject also introduces to calculate ship’s form coefficient and apply Simpson rule to find the ship properties. Furthermore, the transverse statical stability is calculated under loading, discharging and transferring of cargoes on board ship.  Role of ship’s classification and maritime regulations on safety at sea especially related to ship design is explained. Features modern building materials including material strength, limitations and factors affecting the construction materials as appropriate. This subject also includes projects and assignments individually.

This subject introduces the general knowledge of marine engineering terms, control systems, principles and operation of all the ship’s machinery, type of main work which machinery and auxiliary machineries. It covers marine power plant, boiler, propulsion system, fresh water generator, steering gear, pumps system, refrigeration, marine sewage, incinerator, deck machineries and etc.

Basics electricity and electronics.  Voltage, current, resistance, impedance and power calculations.  Standard symbols in electrical and electronic circuits, electronic components.  Classification and usage of electronic instrumentation on board ships.  Principles of operations of RADAR, echo-sounder, RDF, GPS, gyro-compass etc., in details.  Specifications and selection of electronic equipment.  Maintenance of electronic equipment. Laboratory.

Final Year Project I is designed to train the students in executing, writing and presenting their scientific research. Final year student must perform one research project and supervise by a lecturer in the study area of Maritime Technology or related. The students should propose a title, prepare a research proposal and submit their pre-thesis to be evaluated. The students also need to do a presentation in a Final Year Project Seminar.

Final Year Project II is continuing from PITA I and the students need to implement the research as propose in a research proposal, analyse data, and complete the thesis to be evaluate by the supervisor for each semester subject is register. The students also need to present in a final year project seminar and submit the hardbound thesis.

Students will be placed in government or private sectors for 24 weeks in Semester 8. Students will perform a suitable daily duty under qualified supervisor in the industry and observed by supervisor from university.

This course discusses matrix and emphasizes important concepts in engineering mathematics including differentiation, watering, differential equations and vectoring systems.

This course introduces students to several mathematical analysis methods as well as their use in solving physical and engineering science problems. Among the topics to be studied are the completion of the first- and second-degree differentiation equations, the deciding matrix and eigen values, the numerical method for solving common difference equations, the Fourier series, the Fourier transformation and the Laplace transformation.

Electives modules may include

Planning and organization of maintenance. Maintenance and ship repair concepts from engineering perspective. Static maintenance system, control and quality assurances.   Control of materials for maintenance, maintenance schedule and program, preparing maintenance job and schedule including cost estimation, job description, man-hours and tools. Assessment of information system guide, control of tools based on diagnostic technology. Slipway, techniques of docking. Scrapping and paint technology. Safety at work sites.

This course discusses accidents    occurring   in the    workplace, hazardous properties, techniques for assessing and assessing hazards, diseases stemming from occupational environment and occupational safety and health management.

Control system terminology, subsystems and processes, input-output, open-loop, close loop systems, manipulation of block diagram, computer-controlled systems. Modeling in frequency and time domain, time responses, stability analysis, digital control system. Sensors, transducers. Laplace transform, transfer function. Sensors for automation. Control software packages. Case studies and computer simulation.

Elements related to ship machinery including steam plant, gas turbine, reciprocating plant, compressor. Auxiliary power plants and classification of power plants.   Principles of operation of power plant. Power generation and transmission through mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems including basic components. Trouble shooting and maintenance.

This course discusses the environmental factors that influence the choice of shipping and port technology. Specialization of cargo, cargo, type of operation, modes of transport and intermodal transport is also emphasized in addition to the current issue of technological developments in the shipping industry and ports.

This course discusses the development and current issues in coastal and marine environment which involves applications of technologies including coastal erosion, pollution, exploration of resources and energy. Methods of bottom sampling, water pollution, seabed mapping and coastal erosion. Acoustic techniques of bottom mapping, and resource survey. Chemical and biological methods to rehabilitate living resources, water quality and marine environment. Current issues related to resource exploitation, alternative energy, water and sound pollution and shipping activities.

This course introduces students to have continuous understanding on longitudinal stability of ship (trim) in various ship’s conditions involving loading, discharging and shifting of the cargoes on board as referred to the transverse statical stability. Damage stability and ship’s stability during drydocking and grounding are also discussed accordingly. Furthermore, this subject also takes a fundamental approach to several components of ship resistances i.e., frictional, wave and other resistance components. In addition, the module also discusses powering and efficiency components.

This course is required basic engineering mechanics and also an extension of material strength. It covers introduction ship structural, ship loading, hull girder moment, hull girder bending stress and deflection, hull girder shear stress, stress analysis and struts and columns. This course emphasis on the student ability to identify and solve the structural design problem by carrying the necessary calculation and analysis.

This course covers basic components, function, operation and systems of diesel engine such as mechanical structure, cooling, lubricating, fuel, storage, trouble shooting and maintenance.

Marine air-conditioning components and system, principles of heat transfer, applications, and installation of air conditioning systems including operating conditions, type and characteristics of refrigerants, troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of refrigeration system.

Marine physical (weather, waves, tides) affecting the operation and designs of marine structures focusing on design philosophy, design process, requirement and analysis (technical and economics). Students are required to select a topic, prepare a proposal, analysis, write reports and make presentations. Group project covering coastal and offshore structures (ship, offshore structure, marine infrastructure, marine components and systems.

Introduction to theory and practices in marine corrosion. Natural process of corrosion formation. Environmental factors affecting metal corrosion especially at sea. Finally, introduction to basic methods preventing corrosion such as cathode and anode, paint, and metal plating.

This course provides an introduction to engineering offshore structures associated with oil and gas industry, environmental load , load effects of the environment on offshore structures , analysis and design of offshore facilities , analysis and design of topside modules , Load – out , installation , hook -up , and the operation , inspection , maintenance , and repair , assessment of existing structures, installation and inspection of pipelines , offshore structures and other relevant.

This course discusses the fundamentals of fluid mechanics in the context of marine structures, vehicles, ocean science and engineering, transport theorem and conversation principles, hydrodynamic forces in potential flow and numerical method solutions technique for hydrodynamics problems.

Introduction to theories of waves and tidal. Design coastal structure for the purpose of protection from beach erosion because of waves attack. Problems in coastal environment and the importance towards environmental.

Student selects a research topic, prepare research proposal, a summary about sources of error in surveys. Survey design, research questions and hypotheses, sampling, data collection, data analysis, data management, quantitative methods, qualitative procedures, basic research statistics, software for statistics.

This course introduces the offshore structural engineering related to mooring and riser system. Loading mechanism, mooring and riser system design, components, standards used, top tension risers, SCR, involved analysis of the mooring and riser system, and method of installation. Structure evaluation method is also among the topics to be included in the subject.

Fees and funding

The 2021/22 annual tuition fees for this programme are:

Home      RM1960.00 (MYR)
International full-time RM8560 (MYR)

General additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at UMT. 


Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government’s student finance website.


Scholarships are available for excellence in academic and co-curricular activities, and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching hour varies according to the number of courses taken by each individual student. On average, teaching amounts to approximately 18 hours of lectures and classes per week. Courses that involve programming or working with computer software packages usually include practical sessions.

The majority of courses are assessed throughout the semester which normally counts 60% for continuous assessment and the remaining 40% for final exam.


This program is suitable to be offered given the rapid development that is happening in the maritime industry. Careers in this program involve various job opportunities in government and private agencies, especially those directly or indirectly involved with the maritime industry. Graduates are potential to serve as:

  • Mechanical engineer
  • Ship instrumentation engineer
  • Coastal & offshore engineering technologist
  • Construction & maintenance engineering technologist
  • Ship design consultant
  • Marine engineering technologist
  • Naval architects
  • Marine operation officer
  • Marine surveyors (certification bodies)
  • Port officers
  • Project planners
  • Technical / sales executives
  • Procurement engineer
  • Marine Department/ APMM/RMN
  • QA / QC officers
  • Application technology engineers
  • University/polytechnics/matriculation/private colleges lecturers/trainers
  • Research officer / science officer (Research Institute) and others.

Please consult our career counsellor at the Centre of Entrepreneurship and Career office.

The programme has been
accredited by 


Assoc. Prof. Ir. Dr. Mohammad Fadhli Ahmad
Phone (office): +609-668 3634