Akademi Ilmu Pelayaran / AIP (Merchant Marine Academy) opened Diploma III of Nautical Programs in 1956, along with Technical Programs. Formerly, there were only male cadets who participated in the program. With the developing/growth of maritime sector, it led the interest of woman to get involve. Hence, Akademi Ilmu Pelayaran /AIP (Merchant Marine Academy) opened the opportunity for women to sit in Nautical Department. Nowadays, there are many female officers and masters in shipping companies .
Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pelayaran/STIP ( Maritime Higher Education Institute) first graduate prospects is very broad as Nautical experts. Graduates can become officers on the ship belonging to the Foreign and Domestic Flag, in Shipping Industry, in Oil Drilling (Onshore/Offshore ), in the Government Agency, a career as Military Officer, Police and in Classification Bureau.
Program Diploma IV (plus certification of competence class III for deck officers / ANT III) consists of 8 Semesters.
The Program :
- Using the semester credit system with total study load of 150-160 credits
- Semester 1, 2, 3 and 4 are for learning theory, laboratory practice and bridge simulation.
- Semester 5 and 6 are for training on merchant ships for 1 full year (12 months)
- Semester 7 and 8, cadets the continuation of their academic degree and studying the theory of some materials for certification of competence class II / ANT 2.