Is the Academy accredited and by whom?
All Academy programmes and courses are nationally and/or internationally approved. The Academy is accredited by the UAE Federal Maritime Authority, Ministry of Education (FMA), UK Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA), International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation & Lighthouse Authority (IALA), and Lloyds Register (LR). Furthermore, the Academy is an accredited institution by the National Qualification Centre (NQC) that falls under the Ministry of Education and offers academic programmes for high school graduates. Moreover, the Academy offers 13 professional certificate programmes accredited by NQC, FIATA and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS). The Academy also offers project management courses accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
What courses/programmes do you offer?
The Academy offers a wide range of courses and programmes. For short courses, the Academy offers simulator-based training and non-simulator-based training courses including all approved STCW short courses.From basic to advanced levels, professional to bespoke training, all are available under one roof and offered by a centre of excellence serving the maritime sector. The Academy also offers project management courses accredited by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
For academic programmes, the Academy offers a wide range of programmes that prepare both officers and rating levels in Deck and Engine fields leading to Academic degrees and/or Certificate of Competencies (COC). Additionally, the Academy offers 13 professional certificate programmes accredited by NQC, FIATA and Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS).
For a full list of courses and programmes, please visit www.admacademy.ae
How long are the courses and programmes?
Programmes and Courses vary from one-day courses to long-term educational programmes. For more information about each a specific course/programme, please check our course information at www.admacademy.ae
What are the tuition fees?
For current and updated fees, please place an enquiry via the website www.admacademy.ae on the course you are interested in.
Are the courses full time?
The majority of courses and programmes that are full-time typically commence at 08:00 and finish at 16:00. The Academy also offers part-time, flexible courses for working professionals.
Can anyone apply?
Our diverse range of locally and internationally accredited courses/programmes are open to all students subject to enrollment criteria.
Is there a scholarship / funding?
Scholarships are offered through the Academy by sponsoring companies. The Academy will collect the required documentation from students and communicate them to sponsoring companies for their approval. In short, it is possible for eligible students’ subject to be reviewed and assessed. The Academy also recognises students who demonstrate outstanding performance during their studies.
Am I guaranteed a job on completion of the courses?
While subject to the Scholarship conditions provided by the sponsoring company, outstanding performance in the programmes may increase the chances of employment.
Does the Academy provide a resident visa?
The Academy can arrange for a student visa or visit visa in the case of short course enrollment for an attendee, subject to the type of course.
Does the Academy provide accommodation/transportation?
No. Accommodation and transport are the responsibility of the student. However, the Academy can arrange for accommodation and transport on behalf of the trainee if needed at the expense of the trainee.
Is there a student exchange with other academies?
Currently, the Academy does not offer student exchange services.
Can I continue onto graduate programmes later?
Currently, the Academy does not offer Master’s programmes. However, the Academy can liaise regards graduate programmes with our partner universities.