Semarang Growth Centre
The establishment of the Kopertis Regional VI Growth Center is intended for the development of private universities, both for the maritime and other fields. And in its development the Growth Center was proposed to become BPLPT under the Directorate of Higher Education by Kopertis Region VI IMO's strict regulations regulate in detail and clearly the certifications that a seafarer must have before being able to go to sea on transnational ships. It is not easy to get IMO certification in Indonesia. There are still very few institutions that have the authority to issue certificates. One of them is the Polimarin (Indonesian Maritime Polytechnic) in Semarang, previously named BPLPT (Higher Education Development and Service Center) Semarang which is managed by the Ministry of Education and Culture's Higher Education, and previously named SGC (Semarang Growth Center) under the management of Kopertis and Aptisi. With the help of loans from Germany, this institution became one of the training institutions and certificate providers for seafarers and maritime in Indonesia.
If you look at its duties and functions, BPLPT is still the same as SGC, the difference is that BPLPT has become an institution that has been "negrikanized". But seeing the potential of one of the existing facilities, namely a maritime laboratory, which is very potential, the government plans to turn BPLPT into an educational institution, namely Polytechnic. In response to the change in the form of the Center for Development and Higher Education Services (BPLPT) Semarang Growth Center to become a Polytechnic, the Coordinator of Kopertis VI, Prof. Mustafid said, “Even though the institution will actually undergo a change in the form of the Polytechnic, the most important thing is not to forget historical values. In the past, the establishment of the Kopertis Regional VI Growth Center was intended for the development of private universities, both for the maritime and other fields. And in its development the Growth Center was proposed to become a BPLPT under the Directorate of Higher Education by Kopertis Region VI. Without changing its purpose and function, namely for the development of private universities, especially those in Central Java. He hoped that the existence of the Indonesian Maritime Polytechnic would not become a competitor to PTS Maritime in Central Java. The existence of a plan to change the form into a Polytechnic by the Minister of Education and Culture, was also questioned by various parties. The organizers of private Maritime universities, for example, said that BPLPT Semarang Growth Center, which has been facilitating us for various practicums and obtaining certification, will receive the same treatment after changing its form to a Polytechnic. As is known, the issue of changing the form of BPLPT Semarang Growth Center into a Polytechnic, was conveyed by the Director General of Higher Education, Prof. Djoko Santoso, at the opening of the Executive Dialogue and at the same time signing the inscription of the inauguration of the BPLPT Semarang Growth Center, recently. Said by Prof. Djoko Santoso, "This policy did not come from me, but is a direct instruction from the Minister of Education and Culture".
The Indonesian State Maritime Polytechnic, which is also known as "Polimarin" is a state university in the form of a polytechnic in Semarang, Central Java under the Ministry of Education and Culture which was inaugurated on January 14, 2013. The opening of the Polymarin is expected to provide human resources who can manage Indonesia's maritime wealth. .Polimarin has three study programs with a Diploma IV for the Nautical Study Program, as well as a Diploma III for the Engineering Study Program and the Commercial and Port Shipping Management Study Program. The Study Program of Commercial Shipping and Port Management is expected to become an intermediate expert who can work in the fields of Ship Loading, Port Administration and Export-Import Companies. The Nautical Study Program is expected to be able to work in the fields of ship motion and control, modern electronic navigation, maritime law, cargo handling/regulation and maritime communications. Meanwhile, the Engineering Study Program covers the fields of operating the ship's main engine, ship auxiliary engines, ship electricity, electronics and ship control systems, prevention of pollution at sea, maintenance of ship machinery, and handling of emergencies in the engine room.