Singapore Maritime Academy

Leader of maritime education and training with sophisticated laboratories and workshops


We all know that about 90% of the world's trade is carried by the international shipping industry. Without shipping, half the world would starve and the other half would freeze!" said Mr Koji Sekimiza, International Maritime Organisation.

The job prospects are wonderful for self-motivated, independent and adventurous young people who love a sea career. It's a direct fast track to becoming a ship's captain.

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

I like going to sea. I have been to the US, Europe, China and the Middle East. The most interesting place I visited is Egypt. When I was there, I had the opportunity to ride on a camel to visit the pyramids. It was an incredible experience. I enjoy my studies at the SP. With its state-of-the-art facilities like the Integrated Simulation Centre, SP certainly helps to prepare me to become a world-class seafarer.

Third-year student Chin Chow Yien