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CoC Class 1 and 2 Deck Officer

CoC Class 1 & 2 Deck Officer
COURSE AIMS The Combined Class 1 & 2 (Deck Officers) course will lead to the issue of Class 1 & 2 Certificate of Competency (CoC), issued by the Maritime & Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, upon successful completion of written examinations at SMA and oral examinations at MPA.
RECOGNITION Courses meet the requirements of STCW Convention of IMO.

Registration for the 18th April 2016 will commence from 1st October 2015.

Please request for application form by email [email protected]


Two intake in a year - April and October



Please check with Mdm Eyvonne at Email: [email protected] before sending any admission form.


Administrative Fee: $50 + 7% GST for Registration

Tution Fee: *S$8,660 + 7% GST Payable on approval of Student Pass by Immigration and Checkpoint Authority(ICA))

The course fee covers the main course, written examinations and the following mandatory short courses:

Navigation Control Course 

Candidates need to pay for following mandatory and other courses:
Shipboard Training & Assessment Course
Medical Care On-board
Advanced Fire-Fighting**

Course Fee as per SMA STCW Short course schedule

* Singapore Dollar 
**All candidates who completed this course at CoC Class 3/2 Deck will be exempted. 

APPLICATION FORM Click here to download.
EXAMINATIONS & FEES To be conducted at Integrated Simulation Centre and Shipping Division, MPA.
Class 1 (Simulator & Oral) S$300.00
Class 2 (Simulator & Oral) S$250.00
Class 1 and 2 (Oral only) S$175.00

Candidates must successfully complete the following modules at SMA:

MA2020 Navigation
MA2022 Ship Handling & Simulator
MA2023 Marine Plant & Propulsion
MA2024 Cargo work
MA2026 Maritime Law & Personnel Management
MA2027 Meteorology
MA2028 Compass
MA2029 Ship Stability
MA2030 Ship Construction
Sea Service Requirements
36 months from Class 3 or watch keeping level to Class 1; or 12 months from Class 3 to Class 2 and 24 months thereafter; or 12 months after Class 2, if sailed as chief officer immediately after Class 2, otherwise sea service is pro-rated.
For confirmation on sea-service, candidates are advised to write to: 
Director of Marine
Shipping Division
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
460 Alexandra Road, #21-00 PSA Building
Singapore 119963
Fax: (65) 63756231
Application forms for the course can also be obtained from "Forms" listed under "Admission". Applicants need to forward a copy of passport, and return address together with the application. 
All original certificates (including short courses) and sea service records must be produced during enrolment for verification. 
Upon receiving completed application form together with Administrative fees, SMA will issue a SOLAR (Student's Pass On-line Application & Registration) number. With the SOLAR number, the student will then apply for a Student Pass via
Admission to this course is subject to candidates obtaining a 'Student Pass' by 'Immigration and Checkpoint Authority' (ICA) of Singapore. Candidates will be advised of the procedure to obtain 'Student Pass' about 2-3 months before starting of the course.
Following the instruction from SMA and ICA, it is not necessary for applicants to apply for entry permit from the Singapore High Commission or Embassy in your country. 
The Singapore Polytechnic does not maintain hostel facilities. Private apartments are available in the vicinity of the campus and rooms are rented out at approx. S$400 a month twin-sharing. Daily expenses are estimated to be about S$10.00 per day

Candidates are required to take up the insurance during their stay in Singapore. Estimated Cost: S$50.


SMA will assist in visa application for candidates' spouse and children upon submission of air ticket and medical insurance for spouse & children.