This one-year programme is to enable participants who do not possess maritime qualification to take up a career in the maritime and offshore industry. It aims to give the participants a greater level of understanding in shipping, logistics and offshore operations and management. The participants will be able to perform their jobs with a greater level of competence and understanding after completing this course.
This course aims to equip non-maritime students with the theoretical knowledge and principles in the operation and management of shipping, logistics and offshore businesses. With this knowledge, they can apply themselves effectively to broaden the scope of their job function and keep themselves abreast with the rapidly changing industry practices.
Professionals who are currently working in non-maritime fields and would like to switch to a career in the maritime and offshore industry. Also suitable for shipping, logistics and offshore executives currently working in the maritime industry but do not possess maritime qualifications or relevant sea-going experience.
This course would also be suitable to nautical/engineering sea going junior officers who may be keen to supplement their technical and/or navigational skills with commercial and shore based operational knowledge so as to prepare for a shore-based career in the local maritime industry.
Minimum Entry Requirements
Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered:
a) 5 GCE ‘O’ Level passes including English and Mathematics and a minimum of 2 years of working experience; or
b) Recognised Class 3 Deck or Class 5 Engine Certificate of Competency and a minimum of 2 years of working experience; or
c) Higher NITEC framework in any discipline and a minimum of 1 year working experience; or
d) Old NITEC framework with GPA 2.0 or higher in any discipline and a minimum of 2 years of working experience; or
e) New NITEC framework with GPA 2.5 or higher in any discipline and a minimum of 2 years of working experience
For applicants who have the qualifications stated above but do not meet the minimum entry requirements may at the discretion of the polytechnic be required to sit for entrance tests
There are 3 modules in each part at 45 hours per module, which make up a total of 135 hours for each part and 270 hours for the whole course.
This course consists of 2 Modular Certificates (MC). Each certificate comprises of 3 modules and the details are as follows:
Please click here for Module Synopsis
MC1 - Certificate in Maritime Business
Module 1 – Maritime Economic and Shipbroking
Module 2 – Maritime Law and Insurance
Module 3 – Cargo Management and Ship Surveying
MC2 - Certificate in Maritime and Offshore
Module 4 – Ship and Financial Management
Module 5 – Maritime and Offshore Operations
Module 6 – Supply Chain Management
All participants are required to attend 3 evening classes per week. For Semester One, the classes are scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For Semester Two, the classes are scheduled every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Award / Certification / Accreditation
Upon completion of all the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded Certificate.
Upon successfully acquiring the two Certificates, the participant will be conferred a Diploma in Maritime and Offshore Management qualification from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
1. Course Fee
|Diploma in Maritime and Offshore Management
||Course Fee (incl GST)
|Certificate in Maritime Business
|Certificate in Maritime and Offshore
2. Other Fees
|CLASS Fee (per academic year)
|Exam Fee (per academic year)
|Miscellaneous Fee (per academic year)
MPA MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for information.
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