Bandari Maritime Academy (BMA), formerly Bandari College, was established in 2018 by the government of Kenya through Legal Notice No. 233 to be a centre of excellence in teaching, training, scholarship, innovation, and research in maritime skills.
Bandari Maritime Academy is mandated to offer industrial-oriented courses that develop academic and vocational skills that provide the maritime labour needed for sustainable growth of the Blue Economy.
Courses at BMA are examined by KNEC, Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS) London, NITA, KMA, and NTSA.
Bandari Maritime Academy Courses, Qualifications and Fees
Here is a list of full-time regular courses offered at BMA to qualified applicants:
1. Diploma in Marine Engineering (DME) Module I
Requires KCSE C- (Minus) or Craft Certificate in Marine Engineering (CCME) Course. The duration is 1 year per module and the tuition fee is Ksh. 140,000.
2. Craft Certificate in Marine Engineering (CCME) Module I
The tuition fee is Ksh. 125,000 and requires a D (plain) in KCSE. Takes 1 year per module.
3. Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS) Module I
Requires KCSE C- (Minus) or Craft Certificate in Nautical Studies (CCNS) Course. Takes 1 year per module.
The tuition fee is Ksh. 140,000.
4. Craft Certificate in Nautical Studies (CCNS) Module I (part-time)
Requires a KCSE D (Plain) mean grade and costs Ksh. 125,000. Duration is 1 year per module.