Singapore Maritime Academy

Leader of maritime education and training with sophisticated laboratories and workshops

Diploma in Marine Engineering (DMR) JAE Code: S63

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Entry Requirements

Full-time application is open to GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC holders and ITE graduates. All candidates must pass the colour vision test as per The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

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) One of the following subjects
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
1 - 6

* 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
Aerospace Engineering
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Electronics Engineering / Industrial Electronics Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Marine Engineering
Marine & Offshore Technology / Marine Offshore Engineering
Mechanical & Electrical Drafting & Design / Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Design
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Drawing & Design
Mechatronics Engineering
Offshore & Marine Engineering Design

Nitec Qualification

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

Relevant Nitec
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration /
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Technology /
Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanics
Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles) /
Automotive Technology (Construction Equipment) /
Automotive Mechanics (Construction Equipment)
Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles) /
Automotive Mechanics (Light Vehicles) /
Diesel Engine Mechanics /
Motor Vehicle Mechanics
Electrical Installation & Servicing /
Electrical Fitting & Installation /
Electrical Technology (Installation & Servicing) /
Electrical Technology
Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
Electrical Technology (Power & Control) /
Electrical Technology (Power & Machines) /
Electrical Power & Machines
Electronics / Electronics Servicing
Marine Mechanics / Marine Technology
Mechanical Technology /
Mechanical Servicing /
Maintenance Fitting
Mechatronics / Electro-Mechanical Servicing
Precision Engineering (Aerospace)
Precision Engineering (Machining) / Precision Machining


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

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