Singapore Maritime Academy

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CoC Class 3 Deck Officer

CoC Class 3 Deck Officer
COURSE AIMS
This course is designed for local and international deck personnel who aspire to become Junior Deck Officers. 
After successful completion of this course, candidates will be exempted from the CoC Class 3 written examination of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA). Candidates need to pass the oral examinations conducted by the MPA for the award of CoC Class 3 Deck Officer. The course meets the requirements of STCW, as amended and is highly recognized by the international shipping industry. 
 
SUITABLE FOR Deck cadets and Ratings from the Deck department
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Candidates must complete the required sea-service and hold the Basic Safety Training Certificate.

Eligibility criteria for sea service
1. Approved seagoing service of not less than:

   a) 36 months for direct entry candidates;
   b) 18 months for candidates who have satisfactorily completed the Diploma in Nautical Studies
        conducted by the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA);

2. Performed, within the required seagoing service, bridge watch keeping duties under the supervision of the Master or a qualified officer for not less than 6 out of the final 12 months.

Candidates with seagoing service of less than 36 months shall have satisfactorily completed an approved Distance Learning Programme (DLP) .
DLP consists of completing Correspondence course and Cadet Record Book (TARB).

Click here for information on DLP (DLP.pdf)

Click here for information on DLP enrolment procedure (DLP enrolment procedure.pdf)

Click here for information on TARB (TARB book information.pdf)

3. The qualifying seagoing service must be performed in the deck department and is reckoned from the date of engagement    to the date of discharge. At least 6 months of the qualifying service must have been performed within the 5 years preceding the application.


Candidates for Direct entry COC3 Deck programme should comply with the following:
 

1. Ships to be engaged in International voyages


2. Gross tonnage of ship to be more than 3000


3. Total sea time to be at least 36 months in Deck department (CADET, O/S or A/B)

(Sea time as trainee in any rank is not admissible)


4. Bridge watch keeping on these ships under the supervision of certified officers to be at least 6 months

(within the last 12 months)


5. Sailed onboard Singapore flagged ship or employed by company registered in Singapore


6. Basic educational background

Class 12 school (or) 2nd year of university (or) A-level - at least 60% in Science (Physics, Chemistry), Maths and English

Candidate with less score are required to do 'Distance Learning Program' and complete 'TARB' (Cadet Record Book)

 

Admission process is divided into 4 parts.

 


a- Preliminary assessment by SMA


b- Letter of acceptance issued by SMA ( Subject to fulfilment of criteria's listed in preliminary assessment form).


c- Candidate to apply for LOE at MPA , and submit LOA from SMA to MPA


d- On obtaining LOE from MPA , submit LOE to SMA, SMA will guide for Admission formalities.


Please fill up the attached Preliminary assessment form(01.07.2010)  without changing any column and send it to us by email as an attached file.

To assess your eligibility to attend this program, each candidate must obtain 'Letter of Assessment' from SMA.


Click here to apply for Letter of Assessment (Letter of Assessment.pdf)


Please fill up and forward this application (for Letter of Assessment) to Capt Satinder Singh Virdi at the following email: ssvirdi@sp.edu.sg

CLASS SIZE 36 students per intake (2 intakes per year, April and October)
COURSE CONTENTS/MODULES

The course covers the following topics as per IMO/STCW regulation.

Practical Navigation
Coastal Navigation
General Ship Knowledge
Meteorology
Ship Operations
Applied Science
Mathematics
DURATION
18 weeks (4½ months) * 
 
*The duration of the course includes the written examination period. 
The course excludes all the following STCW Short Courses: 
Medical First Aid on Board Ship, 
Electronic Navigation Systems, 
Basic Tanker Training, 
GMDSS (GOC), 
Advanced Fire-fighting, 
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boat, and 
Basic Occupational Safety and Security Training Certificate (or any of its components). 
These courses are available, if required. 
Terms and Conditions apply. 
COURSE FEES
Administrative Fee: $50 plus 7% GST for Registration
 
Tuition fee: *S$7,200 + 7% GST , payable on approval of Student Pass by Immigration and checkpoint Authority (ICA)
 
VENUE Singapore Maritime Academy
BOOKING/REGISTRATION & ENROLMENT

Once 'Letter of Assessment' is issued, candidates will need to apply for 'Letter of Eligibility' (LOE) from 'Maritime and Port Authority' (MPA) Singapore.

Admission will be given after the candidate obtains LOE from MPA.

 

Click here to access the relevant information and forms from the MPA website

 

Click to download Admission form (Coc3 admn form 301209.pdf)

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Assessments
Assessment Fees
Assessment of Sea Service
Visa Requirements

The assessment methods used are Semester Exams and Continual Assessments.

A candidate who sits for and pass the examination in all modules (listed in 'Course content') will be considered to have successfully completed the course and will be exempted from the written examination for CoC Class 3 Deck Officer. (as mentioned in 'LOE' from 'MPA')

Upon successful completion of the Oral examination conducted by MPA, a candidate shall be awarded the appropriate Certificate of Competency.

Award Certificate of Attendance
Contact US

Mdm. Eyvonne Chew Ah Huay
Singapore Maritime Academy(SMA)
Block T1A, Level 7
Singapore Polytechnic
500 Dover Road
Singapore 129789
Telephone: (65) 6870 6182
email: eyvonne@sp.edu.sg
Fax: (65) 67721958

 

Any enquiry specifically related to this course regarding regulatory matters and/or certification may be addressed to:

Capt. Satinder Singh Virdi
Senior Lecturer
Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA)
Telephone: (65) 68790423
email: mailto:ssvirdi@sp.edu.sg
Fax: (65) 67721958