Singapore Maritime Academy

Leader of maritime education and training with sophisticated laboratories and workshops


If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in th e maritime industry without having to go to sea, take the Diploma in Maritime Business (DMB ).
As the world’s busiest seaport and one of the world ’s largest container ports, there is a continuous demand for maritime and logistics-related organisations involved in a wide range of shipping business activities in Singapore. Grad uates from DMB will fill this manpower gap.
Course Highlights
 A practice-oriented course that links theory and practice through hands-on training, case studies and field visits
 An extensive programme that prepares you to be versatile, enabling you to gain employment in various sectors within the maritime industry
 Six-month shore-based internship during the second year which provides first-hand experience of working in maritime-related organisations
Immediately upon graduation, DMB graduates are highly sought after for appointments as junior executives in organisations running ship owning/management; ship broking/chartering; ship/port agency; logistics/supply chain management and marine insurance/law companies; and port/terminal operators and regulatory authorities. With working experience and exposure, the majority of DMB holders progress to managerial positions such as supervisors and assistant managers, with a few taking on higher responsibilities as managers.
Estimated starting salary: S$2000/-
Our uSPs

A double-award programme that gives 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.


An extensive programme that prepares you to be versatile, equipping you with competencies to sail in any type of ship of any size worldwide.


A 12-month sea training ship placement during the second phase training which gives you first-hand experience in working on board a vessel. 


Attractive salaries and great career advancement prospects – a junior officer’s salary starts at $3,000/-. 


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Click here for Online Application via Singapore Polytechnic Course Application Service & Enquiry (SP CASE)

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Master of the seas

“The lecturers are inspirational. They bring to the classroom many sea-going experiences from all over the world. Their experiences and stories are priceless and opened my eyes to look beyond my horizon.”
- Regdella Rugdee, DMB alumna, Class of 2011, currently working as a Yacht Sales Executive at Simpson Marine (SEA) Pte Ltd.