CoC Class 3 Deck Officer




What will I learn?

This course is designed for local and international deck personnel who aspire to become Junior Deck Officers. After successful completion of this course, candidates will be exempted from the CoC Class 3 written examination of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Candidates need to pass the oral examinations conducted by the MPA for the award of CoC Class 3 Deck Officer. The course meets the requirements of STCW, as amended and is highly recognized by the international shipping industry. Suitable for Deck cadets and Ratings from the Deck department. Certificate of Attendance will be awarded after completion of the course.

Which department am I in?

Singapore Maritime Academy

Study options

Full Time (4.5 months)

Tuition fees
S$ 8,720 for the entire course
Start date

Expected October 2023


Singapore Maritime Academy

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road, Block T1A, Level 7,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Candidates must complete the required sea-service and hold the Basic Safety Training Certificate.
Eligibility criteria for sea service
1. Approved seagoing service of not less than:
a) 36 months for direct entry candidates;
b) 18 months for candidates who have satisfactorily completed the Diploma in Nautical Studies
conducted by the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA);
2. Performed, within the required seagoing service, bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the Master or a qualified officer for not less than 6 out of the final 12 months.
Candidates with seagoing service of less than 36 months shall have satisfactorily completed an approved Distance Learning Programme (DLP) .
DLP consists of completing Correspondence course and Cadet Record Book (TARB).
3. The qualifying seagoing service must be performed in the deck department and is reckoned from the date of engagement to the date of discharge. At least 6 months of the qualifying service must have been performed within the 5 years preceding the application.
4. Bridge watch keeping on these ships under the supervision of certified officers to be at least 6 months
5. Sailed onboard Singapore flagged ship or employed by company registered in Singapore
6. Basic educational background

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