The Department of Marine Technology
at UTM was established in January 1999. However, Marine Technology
Courses has been established much earlier in 1980 when two experts,
Prof. J.B. Caldwell from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Prof.
Akhihiro Ogawa from Japan Ship Research Institute, submitted a report
to the University authorities proposing the establishment of both the
Diploma and Bachelor degree courses in Marine Technology. Until
December 1998 the courses were run by the Marine Technology Panel under
the Department of Fluids and Thermodynamics, Faculty of Mechanical
Presently the Department is offering Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering
(Marine Technology), Master by Research and by taught course, and PhD
in Marine Technology field. The courses cover the fields of naval
architecture, marine engineering, offshore engineering, ship
production, marine transportation, marine management, and economics.
The courses are now run by the Department of Marine Technology
consisting of 15 academic staff. Besides overseeing the development of
the courses, the Department organises themselves into several research
interest groups. The Department has also been active in organising
seminars, workshops, conducting research and consultancies in the areas
of design and construction of marine vehicles and structures. The
Department not only derives its strength from its coherent
multi-disciplinary members but also receives strong support from other
engineering and non-engineering disciplines within the university.