In 2003, SMU launched a Navigation Technology Master Degree Program that provides teachers from Myanmar Maritime University (MMU) with directed education. 24 teachers from MMU came to study at SMU, which paved a new way for degree education of international students. All the students were teachers from MMU, who would go back to their country and shoulder the important work of imparting knowledge and educating students after they completed the program at SMU. SMU made a scientific and specific teaching plan in accordance with their background and postgraduate education system.
In 2007, the 24 students completed their master’s study smoothly and returned home.