Dean Word

It's pleasure and honored to welcome our participants and congratulate them on their affiliation to the Institute of Maritime Upgrading Studies (IMUS), where adaptable chances are available for those who are interested in being certified and qualified seafarers on board merchant ships and marine units through accomplishing their Certificate of Competency (COC) as deck or engineer officer.

 The Institute of Maritime Upgrading Studies (IMUS) is one of the specialized institute of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT) which awards specialized certificates in the field of Maritime Transport. The IMUS is in charge of qualifying and training deck officers and marine engineers to obtain the specialized marine certificates of competency (COC) which qualify them to work on board merchant ships and marine units according to the Egyptian Ministerial Decree and the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping Convention for Seafarers (STCW 78) as amended.

The IMUS has been a pioneering institute in the field of maritime education and training, which culminated in its obtaining Quality Certificate ISO 9001 under the supervision of the Norwegian Classification Society (DNV.GL) for applying advanced maritime studies techniques in both the Nautical and Marine Engineering Departments to cope with the tremendous developments of technology in the marine field. 

 The IMUS utilizes theoretical studies, labs and marine engineering and electricity workshops, in addition to simulators, to promote the candidates’ mastery of all types of practical applications, to provide the maritime transport industry, locally, regionally and internationally, with highly qualified cadres, thus contributing to the enhancement of the level of the maritime transport services, in line with the AASTMT strategic vision.

The IMUS also qualifies Officers of the Watch on board fishing vessels with a view to providing fishing fleets with quality caliber personnel who are fully knowledgeable of this vital industry. Moreover, IMUS organizes and offers special training sessions for personnel serving in ports, cargo terminals, offshore drilling platforms and marine administrations to achieve the required integration of those serving at sea and those serving in ports.