Western Maritime Academy, Bangladesh - A Private Marine Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Welcome to the Western Maritime Academy, Bangladesh; the premier Private Marine Academy in the private sector of Bangladesh offering HND in Nautical Science and Marine Engineering in collaboration with City of Glasgow College, UK (CoGC). This private Maritime Academy in Dhaka, Bangladesh could be your gateway to future career as Captain or Chief Engineer if you are aspiring to be a Marine Officer. First year of HND is conducted in Bangladesh while the Year II is undertaken in City of Glasgow College, UK. HND will be awarded by SQA for the successful candidates. Successful Western Maritime Academy cadets will have option to receive COC from MCA, UK.
Western Maritime Academy has been duly approved by Department of Shipping, Govt. of the People Republic of Bangladesh. It has been established in the year 2012 at Rupshi, Narayanganj, in the outskirts of Dhaka and later shifted to Uttara, Dhaka into a modern 6 storied campus. It has rich infrastructure in terms of class rooms with modern teaching aids, well equipped workshops/labs, well furnished residential facilities for student, canteen facilities, indoor & Outdoor games, Gym facilities and an overall congenial atmosphere for learning by the students. The academy is truly dedicated to the dissemination of knowledge to the young marine cadets.
Why Should You Join Merchant Navy?
By opting for a merchant navy career, individuals can combine a lot of different facets and gain a lot of exposure which would be difficult to gain otherwise. A ship cannot run without Deck Officers & Engine Officers. Thus the need of both the type of officers will always be there. Both the sides have bright and respectable futures. A career in both engine and deck department is a rewarding and challenging one. At the end, it is up to the individual to decide what he or she is more passionate and interested about.
Experienced Marine Engineers and Deck Officers can get jobs in the management department of shipping companies. Marine engineers can take up shore based jobs as Design, Seismic, and Maintenance Engineers. They can also take up the job of trainee surveyors. Nautical officers as well as marine engineers are also required in Chartering /ship Brokerage firms. However it is advisable to sail for certain years and take good amount of experience before shifting to shore jobs. Those who are interested in future studies can go for higher studies like graduation, MBA in shipping etc and improve their job options on shore.
The opportunity of travel around the world and the adventure of the seas, besides the possibility of high remunerations attract many people to make a career in Merchant Navy. Indeed Merchant Navy is one of the few careers where the salary is very high. Salary structure differs from Company to Company, country to country, the import export needs, seniority etc. All crew members and senior officers can take along their wives for the voyage. The salary earned by the crew is generally tax free.