Aung Htay

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Mathieu, Charles E.


The present system of maritime education and training for engineers in Myanmar has existed since 1963, It is very close to the old British system of maritime training. Marine engineers trained in this way have been found to be competent and qualified in their profession. Despite this satisfactory achievement, it is necessary to modify the existing training system to keep abreast with the changing global system and developing standards< The purpose of this study is to highlight the maritime education and training system presently used in Myanmar and to propose some modifications needed to comply with international standards. This paper contains seven chapters. Four of them present the current situation in Myanmar: They cover the Shipping Industry, the implementation of International Conventions and the Training and Examination systems used for maritime personnel. In Chapter 4 a comparison is made between existing training syllabi and STCW 1976 minimum requirements. Chapter 6 deals with the Maritime Education and Training programs of several countries which have modern systems. Recommendations, which are my own views, are made in the last chapter. They come from knowledge gained during my two years of study at the World Maritime University. With the approval of the authorities concerned, this study paper could provide guidance in improving the Myanmar marine engineering training system.