The Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) was formed when Maldives ratified the STCW convention in April
1987 and was then called by its ex-name “Maritime Training Centre”. The Centre was transferred to its present infrastructure at Villi Male’ in October 1995 With the establishment of Maldives College of Higher Education (MCHE), the Centre for Maritime Studies was transferred under the umbrella of MCHE in 1999 and presently is an institute of the Maldives National University since its establishment on 15th February 2011. Since its formation, the Centre for Maritime Studies is the leading institution providing education and training for the maritime and the shipping industry of Maldives.
We remain committed to the mission of the Maldives National University to create, discover, preserve
and disseminate knowledge that are necessary to enhance the lives and livelihoods of people and
essential for the cultural, social and economic development of the society so that this nation shall
remain free and Islamic forever.
Some of the best aspects of choosing a seagoing career as far as I am concerned is that seafarers are
well paid, and it is one of the well-regulated industries. Occupational health and safety, seafarer welfare,
safe working and living conditions, and fair terms of employment today are primary conditions for a
seafarer to work on a ship.
We at the Centre for Maritime Studies, The Maldives National University will endeavor to provide the
best learning experience to students who wish to seek a seagoing career through our team of
experienced lecturers and the best training facilities available in the country.
Take the challenge for an exciting career in shipping!
“Explore the seas, Explore the world”
Deck Officer will have knowledge to keep Navigational Watch out at sea, Cargo Work Watch Alongside and Anchor Watch in ports independently on Vessels of Less than 3000 Gross Tonnage engaged on Coastal Voyages.
Certificate 4 in Marine Operations
This Course provides the mandatory requirements for knowledge understanding and proficiency in table A-II/1 of STCW Code. The Deck Officer will have knowledge to keep Navigational Watch out at sea, Cargo Work Watch, Deck Watch Alongside and Anchorage Watch in ports independently on Vessels of Unlimited Gross Tonnage engaged on international Voyages.