COLLEGE OF MARITIME STUDIES
BRIEF HISTORY OF UA MARITIME STUDIES PROGRAM
The Maritime Studies Program started with the offering of the Two-Year Associate in Marine Engineering by virtue of resolution passed by the College Council and duly approved by the College Board of Trustees on October 20, 1990. Later it was phased out and changed to the Four-Year Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering, ladderized curriculum. As a ladderized curriculum, the first two years is a Two-Year Certificate while the three-year curriculum is a diploma on Associate in Marine Engineering. The final year is a one-year seagoing phase, for which the student is granted a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Degree. On February 2, 1998 significant changes took place due to the globalization of maritime education and training pursuant to RA 7722, which authorizes CHED to supervise degree granting maritime schools and TESDA to supervise maritime schools offering nondegree courses.
The College of Maritime Education as center of excellence for globally competitive Marine Engineers in the province of Antique in the next decade.
The college of Maritime Education is dedicated to the development of relevant and quality human resources, equipped with sufficient knowledge and skills that comply with the International Maritime Organization Standards, who shall contribute their competencies for the economic and social development of Antique and nearby provinces.
To provide relevant and quality Maritime Education and Training that responds to the needs of the local, national and international maritime industry.
- To develop globally competitive seafarers;
- To produce quality graduates who are skilled in the operation and maintenance of marine engine and other related equipment; and
- To provide general education that will enhance the individuals social and moral responsibility to make him productive member of society.