Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT)



The maritime industry is the backbone of modern businesses and is responsible for transporting over 90 percent of the world goods. Without maritime transport, the import and export of goods and merchandises on the scale necessary for the modern world would not be possible. With the growing efficiency of shipping as an economical mode of transport and increasing trade liberalisation, seaborne trade continues to expand and prosper while employing millions of people worldwide on land and sea.

The future of the industry certainly looks promising. On the global scale, countries worldwide are concentrating on international trade activities to spur economic growth. In the next 10 - 15 years, world trade is projected to grow significantly, resulting in a doubling of seaborne trade volumes from 10 billion tonnes of cargo annually today to 20 billion tonnes of cargo around the year 2030.

Back home in Malaysia, the growing investment in port and maritime infrastructure, as well as enhancement in national connectivity, are seen as truly positive catalysts that will underpin a strong economic growth and sustainable future for the country. Port Klang and Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP), the leading container ports in the country, continued to rank among the world's top 20 container ports will further strengthen the activities of maritime trade and transform Malaysia into a regional maritime centre.

In response to the growing industry and rise in demand for human capital, Netherlands Maritime Institute of Technology (NMIT) was established in 2011 to undertake maritime education, training, research and consultancy activities. Located right at the heart of ASEAN and at the junction of bustling regional maritime industries, NMIT is strategically positioned to support national and regional competitiveness in the maritime, logistics as well as oil and gas industries through the offering of various accredited academic and training programmes. Driven by our motto, "Excellence with a Purpose", we strive to provide the students as well as industry personnel with the right skills, ample knowledge and valuable experience that are required for a successful maritime career.

Since our inception in 2011, we have supported more than 2,000 students at both our City Campus in Johor Bahru and EduCity Campus in Iskandar Puteri. NMIT currently offers programmes at diploma level in the field of port operations, shipping management, maritime logistics, maritime law and maritime occupational safety & health with several other courses in the pipeline covering areas in offshore oil & gas operations, nautical studies, marine engineering etc. All our programmes are accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and recognised by reputable university partners from all over the globe. In the coming years, NMIT will be offering a broader range of academic and training programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, thus providing our prospective students with more options to pursue their studies.


To be a world-class maritime institution by the year 2020.


To provide high-quality education, training, research, commercialisation expertise and leadership which benefit the maritime domain.


To develop capable maritime professionals and provide high-income opportunities to target communities through world-class maritime education and technological solutions, and in so doing we will enhance the quality of life towards the betterment of mankind.

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Diploma in Maritime Occupational Safety & Health

Campus Full time Part time 7 semesters January 2019 Malaysia Johor Bahru + 1 more

The programme examines International labour standards, national laws, regulations, codes of practice, guidelines and standards best practices to provide information on the types of hazards that may be encountered onshore and offshore and relevant preventive and protective measures to ensure safe working and living environment. [+]

Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) is generally defined as the science of anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards arising in, or from, the workplace that could impair the safety, health and well-being of workers. This includes the promotion and maintenance of the highest degree of physical, mental and social well-being of workers in all occupations. It also takes into account the possible impact on the surrounding communities and the general environment. The central focus of OSH is to assess and manage occupational risks through the application of preventive and protective measures. The topic is complex and covers many different areas of work activity. It concerns with standards that need to be adjusted frequently in line with changes in technology and evidence from systematic research regarding potential workplace risks for human health.... [-]

Diploma in Port Management

Campus Full time Part time 7 semesters January 2019 Malaysia Johor Bahru + 1 more

This programme will provide opportunities for students to thoroughly understand the role of port especially in the international trade and logistic chain as the ‘economic engine’ of development. [+]

Most countries of the world are dependent on international trade. Over 90% of trade volumes are carried through maritime means where cargos are moved from an origin to their destination using various transportation system called “multimodalism” or “through-transport”. A port, due to its strategic geographic location, becomes the converging point of the system, thus allowing it to play a major critical role in this integrated logistic chain.

In the era of globalisation and technological advances, ships are getting bigger and more sophisticated while logistic chains are becoming more complex. In response to this, port reception facilities are constantly transforming themselves to become more dynamic and efficient to cater to the demand of both the seaward as well as the landside movement of goods.... [-]

Diploma in Shipping Management

Campus Full time Part time 7 semesters January 2019 Malaysia Johor Bahru + 1 more

Covering a wide range of shipping operations activities, this programme begins with the subject of international business, shipping practices, human capital development in shipping, and international shipping business. [+]

Shipping controls the seaward side of the international maritime business. It is responsible for carrying over 90% of world trade and employs millions of people around the globe in various roles, from ship and port management to finance law, insurance, ship broking and ship agency services. The programme will provide a thorough knowledge and understanding of shipping management which are vital for the effective operations and uninterrupted flow of an international supply chain. Effective management in the different areas of maritime operations are examined while keeping in line with the rapidly changing shipping field.

Industry Focus

This programme exposes students to the latest development in the shipping industry and offers a broad view of shipping business, challenges and opportunities posed to the shipping practitioners. It also highlights the key issues in the context of international shipping which includes shipbuilding, marine equipment manufacturing, maritime service providers and offshore and oil & gas sectors.... [-]