Oo Tin Maung

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Ishida, Kenji.


The shipping industry is changing day after day in the areas of safety, operation, construction, manning, and management system. Seafarers need to go onboard ships with their ability and conduct being trained onboard and at the Maritime Education and Training (MET) Institute. Many of the young generation in the Union of Myanmar join seagoing ships as deck cadets or engineroom apprentices after attending mandatory maritime training courses at the Institute of Marine Technology (IMT). This dissertation deals with the MET system and the competency certification of seafarers in the Union of Myanmar in chapter 1 and chapter 2. Myanmar seafarers need proper training for them to progress in their professional knowledge while they are working onboard amongst multinational crew. Amongst other types of teaching the distance learning programme is an alternative which is a convenient and efficient education system for people who are working away from conventional institute. The distance learning institutes for seafarers conducted in Australia and Japan are observed in chapter 5. Accordingly, the IMT is the most preferable institute in the country to establish the distance learning programmes for the Myanmar mariners who are not capable to study the traditional education programmes. The methods of distance education conducted by the IMT are proposed there include how teaching should be conducted between teachers and students and what kinds of learning materials are essential to achieve the students’ progression. The effective learning programmes are discussed for mariners of ocean-going. Pre-sea training engineering apprentices at shipyards, and inland marine engineers and engine drivers.