Myanmar Maritime University
|Myanmar Maritime University|
|မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ရေကြောင်းပညာ တက္ကသိုလ်|
|Established||1 August 2002|
|Rector||Charlie Than (2008)|
|Students||450 per intake of 2010|
|Location||Thilawa, Thanlyin 11293
Yangon Region, Myanmar
|Affiliations||Yangon Technological University, Korea Maritime University, Nagaoka University, Nihon University, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology|
Myanmar Maritime University (MMU) (Burmese: မြန်မာနိုင်ငံ ရေကြောင်းပညာ တက္ကသိုလ် [mjəmà nàɪɴŋàɴ jèdʑáʊɴ leè pjɪ̀ɴɲà tɛʔkəθò]), located in Thanlyin in the outskirts of Yangon, is the premier university of maritime education in Myanmar. MMU, administered by the Ministry of Transportation, offers five-year bachelor's degree programs and two-year post-graduate diplomas in various marine and naval disciplines. In 2007, the school had about 1800 graduate students, pursuing international STCW-95-standards compliant maritime education.
MMU is one of the most selective universities in Myanmar as many of its students find job opportunities abroad.
MMU was established in February 2002 by the military government per the Myanmar Maritime University Act (The State Peace and Development Council Law No. 1/2002). The official mission of MMU is to "produce well competent qualified naval architects, engineers and scientists". On 1 August 2002, the university first opened its doors inside the compound of Yangon Institute of Marine Technology, in Sinmalike, Yangon. Since March 2004, the university has been relocated to its present purpose-built campus in Thanlyin near Thilawa port, the country's largest port.
MMU is one of the most selective universities in the country. Admissions are based primarily on the marks received in the Burmese university entrance examination(Matriculation Exam). The university does maintain a 15% quota of female students in its annual student intake, and all students must pass an eyesight exam. As many of the graduates receive job offers from foreign shipping firms, admission to the university is highly competitive. In 2006, the minimum university entrance exam score necessary to be admitted was 458 out of 600 marks (up from 443 marks in 2005) despite an increase in admissions to 450 students per year from 350 the year earlier. In 2008, the admissions marks was 473 out of 600.The minimum entrance mark is 491 in 2010.
MMU offers six five-year bachelor's degree programs and two two-year post-graduate diplomas. The university’s syllabus, coursework and practical training are in keeping with the standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1995, an international convention recognized by the International Maritime Organization that sets qualifications and training standards for personnel serving aboard seagoing merchant ships.
|Naval Architecture||B.E.||FT||6 Yrs|
|Marine Engineering||B.E.||FT||6 Yrs|
|Port and Harbour Engineering||B.E.||FT||6 Yrs|
|River and Coastal Engineering||B.E.||FT||6 Yrs|
|Marine Electrical Systems and Electronics||B.E.||FT||6 Yrs|
|Nautical Science||B.Sc. (Hons.)||FT||5 Yrs|
|Marine Mechanical||B.E.||FT||6 Yrs|
- First Year: Burmese, English, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science.
- Second Year: NA, ME, EE, PH, RC----- English, Mathematics, Computer Science, NA (Mechanical, Engineering Drawing), EE, Workshop.
- Nautical Science:
- First Year:
- Computer Science
- Second Year:
- Cargo Work & Port Operations
- Ship Construction & Stability
- Electronic Navigational Aids
- Chart Works
- Computer Programming language.
- Third Year:
- Cargo Work & Maintenance
- Chart Work & Pilotage
- Marine Engineering Systems
- Electricity & Magnetism
- Ship Board Operation
- Computer Application Training.
- Fourth Year:
- Gyrocompass & Magnetism
- Managing Risk in Shipping
- Port Studies
- Strategies in Shipping and Managing Human Resources
- Navigation and Chart Work
- Shipmaster's Business and Maritime Law.
- Final Year:
- Onboard Training.
- First Year:
The university offers two two-year post-graduate diplomas in shipping management and port management.
List of rectors
- Thein Tun (2002–2007)
- Dr. Charlie Than (2007–2013)
- Dr. Myat Lwin (2013–present)
- Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
- Department of Marine Engineering
- Department of Port and Harbour Engineering
- Department of River and Coastal Engineering
- Department of Marine Electrical Systems and Electronics
- Department of Marine Mechanical Engineering
- Department of Nautical Science
- Department of Shipping Management
- Department of Port Management
- Department of Myanmar
- Department of Computer Science
- Department of English
- Department of Engineering Mathematics
- Department of Engineering Chemistry
- Department of Engineering Physics
- Department of Workshop Technology
Affiliated academic institutions
MMU maintains affiliations with the following academic institutions.
- Yangon Technological University
- Defence Services Technological Academy
- University of East Yangon
- Technological University, Thanlyin
- Yangon University
- Korea Maritime University
- Shanghai Maritime University
- Dalian Maritime University
- Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
- Burapha University
- National Taiwan Ocean University
- Shanghai Ocean University
- World Maritime University
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- Win Nyunt Lwin (2006-11-12). Maritime students enjoy more job opportunities. The Myanmar Times.
- Win Nyunt Lwin (2006-11-20). MMU offers new courses.