About Marine IndustryThe 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.
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)