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What will I learn?

The Combined Class 1 and 2 (Deck Officers) course will lead to the issue of Class 1 and 2 Certificate of Competency (CoC), issued by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, upon successful completion of written examinations at SMA and oral examinations at MPA.

Which department am I in?

Singapore Maritime Academy

Study options

Full Time (5 months)

Tuition fees
S$ 9,520 for the entire course
Start date

Expected October 2022


Singapore Maritime Academy

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road, Block T1A, Level 7,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Candidates must successfully complete the following modules at SMA:
MA2020 Navigation
MA2022 Ship Handling & Simulator
MA2023 Marine Plant & Propulsion
MA2024 Cargo work
MA2026 Maritime Law & Personnel Management
MA2027 Meteorology
MA2028 Compass
MA2029 Ship Stability
MA2030 Ship Construction

Sea Service Requirements:
36 months from Class 3 or watch keeping level to Class 1; or 12 months from Class 3 to Class 2 and 24 months thereafter; or 12 months after Class 2, if sailed as chief officer immediately after Class 2, otherwise sea service is pro-rated.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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