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What will I learn?

This is a double award programme that awards you both a diploma and the internationally recognised professional Class 3 Certificate of Competency (CoC) qualification that allows you to sail as a certified sea-going officer worldwide. It is an extensive programme that prepares you to be versatile, equipping you with competencies to sail in any type of ship of any size worldwide.

This three-year training programme prepares students for the Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS) and their first professional sea-going qualification - the Class 3 Deck Certificate of Competency. It is the first career step for the holder to sail as a junior deck officer, and later, as master of a ship. The course comprises three phases. Phase 1 commences at the start of the SP academic year whilst Phase 3 is conducted each semester.

There are plenty of exciting career options and opportunities. You can start off as a Junior Navigating Officer and progress to become a Ship Captain or Manager Ashore. You will lay your hands on some of the most advanced technologies in the maritime industry. You can gain direct entry into relevant BSc (Hons) programmes in Shipping Management, Maritime Business and Logistics conducted by reputable tertiary institutions from Australia, United Kingdom and the United States. You may also pursue business programmes at NUS or NTU, or a maritime-related degree programme offered by the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (The Netherlands).

Which department am I in?

Singapore Maritime Academy

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
SG$9,050.00 (5,11,011) per year
Total Fee payable for student who accepts tuition grant/year: S$ 9,211.11; Total Fee payable for student who rejects/ not eligible for tuition grant/year: S$ 26,226.21
Start date

Expected October 2022

Venue

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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