Singapore Maritime Academy

Leader of maritime education and training with sophisticated laboratories and workshops

Diploma in Maritime Business (DMB) JAE Code: S74

Overview Entry Requirements What You'll Study Your Future

Entry Requirements

Full-time application is open to GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC holders and ITE graduates.

GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC Qualifications

Applicants must obtain:

i) The following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Subject Grade
i) English Language (as 1st Language) 1 - 7*
ii) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional) 1 - 6
iii) Any two other subjects 1 - 6

In order to be eligible for admission, an applicant must have also sat for one of the following subjects:

  • Additional Combined Science
  • Additional Science
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • General Science
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Integrated Science
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

* Applicants offering SPM / UEC qualifications must attain a minimum grade A+ to C / 1 to 6 for their Bahasa Inggeris (1119) / English Language. SPM Grades A+ to C are equivalent to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6.

Higher Nitec Qualification

Higher Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0.

Unless otherwise stated, the course duration of a Diploma course is 3 years.

Relevant Higher Nitec
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering
Banking Services
Business-Information Technology / E-Commerce
Business Studies (Administration) / Business Studies (Secretarial)
Business Studies (Sport Management)
Civil & Structural Engineering Design
Community Sport & Recreation Management
Cyber & Networking Security (previously known as Network Security Technology)
E-Business Programming
Electrical Engineering
Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering
Facility Systems Design
Human Resource & Administration
Information Systems Quality
Information Technology
Integrated Logistics Management / Logistics / Logistics for International Trade
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering
Marine Engineering
Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design / Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
Mechatronics Engineering
Mobile Unified Communications
Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
Passenger Services
Performance Production
Process Plant Design
Retail Merchandising
Shipping & Operations Services
Visual Merchandising
Wireless Technology

Nitec Qualification

Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.5.

Relevant Nitec
Marine Technology / Marine Mechanics


The JAE ELR2B2 indicates the net aggregate score of the lowest ranked students who were admitted to these courses in the JAE. These aggregate scores are meant as a reference for applicants applying to these courses, and do not constitute the admission scores for subsequent admissions exercises.

International Qualifications

Students with international qualifications should refer to the Entry Criteria for International Qualifications.

Financial Matters

Find out more about course fees and financial assistance schemes.


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Singapore Maritime Academy

Tel:  (65) 6775 1133
Fax: (65) 6772 1958

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