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Diploma in Marine Engineering (DMR)




What will I learn?

This course encompasses various engineering disciplines; mechanical engineering, electrical and electronic engineering, engineering design and control technology that are required to make a ship an independent power plant and the course curriculum is planned in consultation and in accordance with the International Maritime Organisation, Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch, model course 7.04 as approved by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

The 6 month internship provides our students the special opportunity to apply their learning through either a sea-going or shore-based internship of their choice during the third year of study. Students taking the sea-going internship will also be able to clock their 6 month sea going experience and time to be eligible for the Class 5 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency examination conducted by MPA, subject to fulfilling MPA’s requirements. Students opting internship with the shore-based marine companies will also be better prepared to apply their learning from Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Knowledge whether they are attached to a shipyard or engineering company.

You can gain direct entry into related engineering degree programmes in NUS, NTU and overseas universities or pursue a BEng (Hons) in Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering or Offshore Engineering offered by Newcastle University through the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). DMR graduates can also opt to pursue a Bachelor of Maritime Operations offered by the Maritime Institute of Willem Barentsz (The Netherlands), while at sea.

Which department am I in?

Singapore Maritime Academy

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,57,266) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected April, October 2023


Singapore Maritime Academy

Singapore Polytechnic,

500 Dover Road, Block T1A, Level 7,

139651, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have obtained the following qualification: GCE 'O' Levels, relevant Institute of Technical Education Higher NITEC (ITC/CBS) qualifications, or relevant Institute of Technical Education NITEC (NTC2) qualifications (with minimum GCE 'N' Level qualifications). A 'B' average overall would be minimally sufficient for candidates to make a competitive application. those from Integrated Programme (IP) Schools in Singapore who have completed the equivalent of Sec 4 as well as those who have graduated from IP schools can be considered for admission; eligibility is similar to GCE 'O' level; for those who have completed the International Baccalaureate Diploma, the entry requirements are minimum Grade 4 for English (1st Lang) except for Creative Writing for Television and New Media and Media and Communication courses where a Grade 5 (1st Lang) is required, minimum Grade 5 for Mathematics, minimum Grade 5 for relevant subject, overall aggregate should be at least 22 (based on 5 subjects including English, Mathematics and relevant subject); or equivalent qualification. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Singapore. Also they must fulfill the following English language requirements: TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based) or 79 (internet-based); or IELTS (International English Language Testing System - overall minimum 6.0; for China qualifications 6.0 is also required for reading and speaking components), or passes English language entrance test.

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


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