JPT/BPP (N/380/4/0041) MQA/PA 5020

Maritime law, which is often referred to as admiralty law, is a fundamental branch of law that regulates commerce and navigation on the seas or other navigable waters. It covers a broad spectrum of matters such as the development of legislation, both nationally and internationally; customs and excise regulations; the fishing industry; human rights and employment issues usually relating to the crew; insurance claims; property damage; the implications of stowaways on vessels; pollution; personal injuries; wreck and salvage; piracy; and container and passenger liner matters, etc. - Source: ("What is Maritime Law and what is its function..??", Kavisha Baboolal). 


Industry Focus

This programme is designed to provide knowledge and understanding of Maritime Law which is significant for the effectiveness of maritime transportation operations. This Diploma programme emphasizes on the importance of law and regulation compliance in the end-to-end process of maritime transportation. It also explores the efficiency of the process that affects the successful delivery of cargo to its destination from the legal standpoint.

Programme Content

Developed in-sync with the needs of the maritime industry for competent maritime law practitioners, the programme is targeted to supply professionals not only for the local maritime clusters, but also for the global maritime supply chain industry. The programme is designed for those with and without previous law knowledge or experience, who wish to embark on careers in maritime law and legislation.



Business Communication

Communication Skills

Business Information System

English for Law

Malaysian Legal System 1

Malaysian Law of Contract

English for Communication

Malaysian Legal System 2

Commercial Law 1

Academic Writing

Commercial Law 2

Maritime Law 1



Basic Financial Accounting

Introduction to Business and Management

Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Maritime and Port Operations

Maritime Law 2

Law of Carriage by Sea

Maritime Law 3

Law of Port & Harbour

Customs and Forwarding

International Shipbroking and Chartering

Business of Port

International Shipping Business

Maritime Law 4

Marine Insurance

Business Ethics



Industrial Training

Assessment: The programme is assessed through assignments, presentations, quiz, test (coursework), practical, projects, field exercises, other forms of classroom participation and written examination. 

Key career skills: Business inclination, good communication skill, good report writing ability, problem solving, presentation, project management, teamwork, decision making and willingness to learn.


2.5 year (7 semesters)

Entry Requirement

Pass in SPM (Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia) with five (5) credits in Malay Language, English, History and two (2) other subjects, or Equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia.

Career Opportunities

Legal and shipping industry; Maritime transportation industry; Business and management; Marine insurance industry; Ship-owning companies; Public sector; International organisations.