The roots of the Marine Engineering Technology Department extend back to the date of the establishment of AMTA in 1972, when the Marine Engineering Technology Department started to offer a two-year program of basic studies for engineering cadets as well as some upgrading courses for marine engineers.
Due to the technological advances and developments in the Maritime Transport Industry and the subsequent need for enhancing the technical expertise of engineers working on-board ships, the program of study in the Marine Engineering Technology Department has been reviewed and updated to offer the following programs:
The programs are delivered in compliance with the strategy of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) of offering distinguished programs in maritime transport and related fields.
Top-quality Maritime Education and Training (MET) courses are delivered in these programs by highly-qualified faculty using top-notch resources, combining up-to-date knowledge, skills, workshops, simulators and equipment. The programs fulfill the requirements of the STCW Convention, as amended in 2010, and aim at qualifying high quality graduates capable of competing in the maritime market.