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About Marine Industry
The maritime industry plays a significant role in a today's inter-dependent, global economy  where central to any economic development is the global supply chain, and the maritime sector is the vital link in that chain. It is important to note that the shipping’s role in the continuing spread of global prosperity accounts for the movement of about 90% of world trade in goods, energy and raw materials.

Brunei Darussalam, in its continuous effort to build a dynamic and sustainable economy, have taken a pivotal step to tap into the full potential of the maritime industry by the formation of a Maritime Academy to provide an avenue to train Bruneian youths to become skilled maritime professionals and seafarers capable of not only working in Brunei’s water but also to venture into regional and international waters.

Background on Brunei Maritime Academy

The Brunei Maritime Academy (BMA) is one of the centres of excellence under the new system, operating under the purview of the Ministry of Education and   supported by the Energy Department at The Prime Minister’s Office (EDPMO) and the Ministry of Communication (MOC). One of the aims of the academy is to produce local Bruneians as maritime professionals and seafarers approved and recognized by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to work in the maritime industry of Brunei Darussalam.


In order to meet the immediate demand of the maritime industries, the Brunei Maritime Academy targets to enroll students for programmes on  Deck Rating, Engine Rating, Diploma in Marine Engineering and Nautical Studies as well as bridging programmes for cooks and stewards. The first batch of BMA will enroll in April 2014 follow by another group in July and October. The success of BMA  leverages on the strong collaboration and support from the marine industries  especially in providing sea-time training for the students.

BMA Exhibition

The objective is to promote the programs offered by BMA thus encouraging local participation in the high in-demand Maritime industry.BMA will be showcasing Marine programs, career paths and interactive exhibits.


Brunei Maritime Academy: Rational and Aim (0.5MB)

Brunei Maritime Academy Career Development and Scheme (0.8MB)