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Diploma in Marine and Offshore Technology (N42) Specialisation in Oil and Gas



What will I learn?

The only diploma that covers both naval architecture and offshore engineering

Strong links with leading industry players such as the Association of Singapore Marine Industries (ASMI), Keppel Offshore & Marine and SembCorp Marine

Subsidised degree offered by Newcastle University right here at Ngee Ann Poly

A Minor in Business Management offers more exciting career and degree opportunities

Prestigious ASMI-MOT Scholarship worth $30,000 that will cover your tuition fees and include both laptop and monthly allowances

You would have heard that Singapore is the world’s busiest port! But that’s not all. We are also the world’s leading oil rig builder and ship conversion centre. To prep you for a bright future in this thriving industry, our Diploma in Marine & Offshore Technology (MOT) will train you in naval architecture and offshore technology, which are among the most sought-after specialist skills in Singapore’s maritime industry.

With MOT, you will learn to design and build your own ship models, and test them in Singapore’s only towing tank located in our campus. Our strong emphasis on Design Thinking and Practice will give you an edge in creating innovative solutions for using clean energy, developing new materials and processes, as well as designing and building marine vessels and offshore structures.

Thanks to MOT’s close links with key industry players, you will also go on frequent study trips to gain industry exposure. You can expect in-depth industry training that will equip you with job-relevant skills and knowledge and stand you in good stead when you join the industry upon graduation!

In the first two years, you will be grounded with strong fundamentals of engineering, as well as naval architecture, marine engineering and ship design, and offshore technology.

Enhanced internships have also been rolled out for MOT students. In your final year, you will intern at a host company in the marine and offshore industry for six months. Part of the national SkillsFuture initiative, this programme allows you to better apply the skills you have learnt in the classroom to the workplace.

Minor in Business Management

This Diploma offers an alternative pathway for those who prefer to read more business modules. In Year 2, you can sign up for our Minor in Business Management.

Taught by Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Business & Accountancy, the Minor in Business Management modules cover topics such as financial management, marketing and entrepreneurship. In the final year, you will get to put your knowledge into practice while working on a project with business application. You will also take up a business management elective such as Managing Service Operations, Supply Chain Management and Understanding Buyer Behaviour.

Oil & Gas

Study o­ffshore oil & gas systems that are integral to the design and construction of the off­shore oil rigs


Thanks to the growing maritime industry, MOT students can look forward to finding jobs quickly and earning attractive pay packages upon graduation. You can pursue a career in the design, marketing, commerce, survey, production, safety, human resource, and research and development areas of the marine and offshore industries.

Or you can join the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme to get a head start in your career. A work-study programme, you will be matched with a company, and undergo structured on-the-job training, and receive an industry-recognised certification.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,57,266) per year
Start date

Expected October 2023


School of Engineering

Blk 7 Level 2, Ngee Ann Polytechnic,

535, Clementi Road,

599489, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students


To be eligible for our diplomas, candidates must have the following GCE ‘O’ Level examination (or equivalent) results.

Subject : English Language as a First Language: 1–7 ('O' Level Grade); Mathematics (Elementary/Additional): 1–6 ('O' Level Grade); Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component) or Biotechnology or Computer Studies or Design & Technology or Design Studies or Fundamentals of Electronics: 1–6 ('O' Level Grade)

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements.

Candidates with English as a second language must have attained a minimum grade of 6.

Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course. Those with colour appreciation deficiency may be considered, subject to an in-house test.


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