Regional Maritime University (RMU)

The Regional Maritime University (RMU) is an international tertiary institution and private university in Accra, Ghana. It attained full university status on 25 October 2007 and was launched as such by John Agyekum Kufuor, former President of the Republic of Ghana. It was first called Regional Maritime Academy

Why Choose RMU?
Founded in 1958, the Regional Maritime University is one of the oldest maritime universities in Africa and boasts a rich and proud history.
Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry and government bodies, placing our highly skilled graduates in high demand across the globe.

We are ISO certified and globally recognised as being a centre for excellence. Our specialist teaching, learning and research facilities are internationally acclaimed and are utilised by government bodies and maritime-related businesses world-wide.

Regional Maritime University is a tertiary institution with diplomatic status located in Accra – Ghana and a branch of the World Maritime University, Founded by the Republics of Ghana, Cameroon, The Gambia, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The university attained full University status in 2007 and was transitioned from the Regional Maritime Academy (R.M.A.) which was established to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry.  The RMU also maintains the same overall objective.


The Regional Maritime University (RMU), Accra, Ghana, is an international tertiary institution. She attained full University status on the 25th of October, 2007 and was launched as such by His Excellency, John Agyekum Kuffour, President of the Republic of Ghana. The RMU occupies the premises of the old Ghana Nautical College which was established in 1958 to train ratings for the erstwhile State Shipping Corporation (Black Star Line).

On 1st October, 1982, the Government of Ghana promulgated the Regional Maritime Law 1982 which was followed by the signing of the instrument of transfer, handing over the College to the then Ministerial Conference of West and Central  African States on Maritime Transport (MINCONMAR), now known as Maritime Organization of West and Central Africa (MOWCA), which negotiated for its regionalization.

The College was then re-named The Regional Maritime Academy (R.M.A.).    The formal inauguration of the R.M.A. took place on Thursday 26th May, 1983 with the following countries as founding members:  Republics of Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
The overall objective for the establishment of RMA was to promote regional co-operation in the maritime industry focusing on the training to ensure the sustained growth and development of the industry.  The RMU also maintains the same overall objective.

List of Courses Offered at the Regional Maritime University

Regional Maritime University Undergraduate Courses

  • B.Sc. Computer Engineering (Regular/Week-End)
  • B.Sc. Computer Science (Regular/Week-End)
  • B.Sc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Regular/Week-End)
  • B.Sc. Marine Engineering (Regular)
  • B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering (Regular/Week-End)
  • Sc. Ports And Shipping Administration (Regular/Week-End)
  • B.Sc. Logistics Management
  • Sc. Nautical Science
  • Diploma In Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Regular/Weekend)
  • Diploma In Ports And Shipping Management (Regular/Week-End)
  • Diploma In Marine Engineering (Regular/Week-End)
  • Diploma In Nautical Science (Regular/Week-End)
  • RMU Postgraduate Courses


  • MSc. Bio-Processing Engineering
  • MSc. Environmental Engineering
  • M.Sc. Renewable Energy Engineering
  • MA in Ports and Shipping Administration (with the University of Ghana)

P.O.BOX GP1115
Nungua, Accra – Ghana.
West Africa.

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