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Diploma in Maritime and Offshore Management


Course Type:Part-Time Diploma and Post-Diploma Courses

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  • Course Date:

    16 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2024
  • Registration Period:

    17 Jul 2023 to 10 Sep 2023
  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    270 hours (1 year)
  • Mode of Training:

    Facilitated Learning (Face-to-Face/ Online Synchronous) and Asynchronous E-Learning
  • Venue:

    Singapore Polytechnic (facilitated classroom training) and Online E-Learning
  • Funding:

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Credit

Please note that once the maximum class size is reached, the online registration will be closed. You may register your interest and be notified with there is a new run.

Class schedule:

MC1: Mon, Wed & Fri (6.30pm - 9.30pm)
MC2: Mon, Tue & Thu (6.30pm - 9.30pm)

Course Duration: 
270 hours (1 year)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

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Course Objective

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.

Participants are required to bring computer notebook when attending lessons, as you may need it to access the e-learning materials, writing reports, etc.

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.

Course Outline

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:

Semester One

MC1 - Certificate in Maritime Business
Module 1 – Maritime Economic and Shipbroking
Module 2 – Maritime Law and Insurance
Module 3 – Cargo Management and Ship Surveying


Semester Two

MC2 - Certificate in Maritime and Offshore
Module 4 – Ship and Financial Management
Module 5 – Maritime and Offshore Operations
Module 6 – Supply Chain Management

The synopsis of the modules can be found here

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.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply:

a) The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 3 years of relevant working experience:

English Language Grade 1 – 7
Mathematics (Elementary or Additional) Grade 1 – 6
Any other subject (excluding CCA) Grade 1 – 6


b) Nitec/Nitec in
Technology/Services in any discipline with GPA >= 2.5 in any discipline and with at least 2 years of working experience;


c) Higher Nitec/Higher Nitec in Technology/Services in any discipline with at least 1 year of working experience;


d) WSQ Diploma in any discipline and WPLN at Level >= 6 for English and Mathematics with at least 3 years of work experience;


e) Recognised Class 3 Deck or Class 5 Engine Certificate of Competency with at least 2 years of working experience.


f) Recognised Class 4 Deck or Class 4 Engine (Special Limit) Certificate of Competency with at least 2 years of working experience. 

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of all the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded a 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).

Suitable for

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.

Course Fees

 Click here for Funding Incentives and Fees Matters

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Maritime Business Certificate in Maritime and Offshore Total Fees
SINGAPOREANS $2,247.00 $2,247.00 $4,494.00
SINGAPORE PR/ OTHERS $2,268.00 $2,268.00 $4,536.00

Other Fees Payable:

Fee DescriptionPer semester (after GST)
Singapore CitizensSingapore PR and others
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Examination Fee$16.05$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27
Students' Union Entrance Fee
(one-time payment upon enrolment)
Students' Union Subscription Fee$4.50*

- The fees shown (inclusive of 8% GST) are indicative as they are based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review.

- As announced at Budget 2022, there will be no increase in government fees and charges for Singaporeans from 1 Jan 2023 to 31 Dec 2023.

- Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:

i) Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement - 50% refund of paid course fee
ii) Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement - No refund of paid course fee

Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.

Funding Incentive

The MPA MCF Training Grant is available for eligible local participants (Singaporean and Singapore PR). Please refer here for information. You are no longer required to submit the MCF application for MPA’s approval. You can make use of the MCF-CC self-assessment checklist to check your eligibility. If you are eligible for MCF grant, you will only need to submit your claim to the MCF Secretariat no later than one year of successful completion of course via this link.  For further enquiries on the training grant, please write to

Application Procedure

Please click here for application procedures.

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