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Specialist Diploma in Maritime Superintendency

Topic:Engineering, Maritime, Others

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

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  • Course Date:

    15 Apr 2024 to 30 Sep 2026
  • Registration Period:

  • Time:

    12:00 AM to 12:00 AM,
    290 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-LearningOct
  • 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:
Every Mon, Wed, Fri
6pm - 10pm 

Course Duration: 
290 hours (1 year)

Please refer to Academic Calendar.

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Course Objective

The proposed Specialist Diploma in Maritime Superintendency course administered by SMA offers a comprehensive training that caters to the needs of applicants who are seeking to attain the relevant knowledge and technical skills to plan, direct and coordinate the marine and technical operation from shore.

Duration of this course with part-time (evening) lessons only is one year. If there is demand, we will also consider offering this course as a full-time short course.

This course is developed in alignment with the Skills Framework for Sea Transport under Technical Superintendent / Senior Superintendent and Marine Superintendent / Senior Marine Superintendent. The course syllabus is based on the critical functions key tasks and mapped with the Skills and Competencies listed in the Skills Maps of Technical and Marine Superintendents.

At the end of the course, candidates will acquire a sound understanding of the roles and responsibilities of maritime superintendent to ensure safe, economic and efficient operation of the ships and offshore vessels. They will also be able to manage and operate vessels in accordance with organisation policies, operating procedures and management systems.

Course Outline

The course consists of six modules conducted over two semesters within one academic year. Classes will be conducted in three evenings per week for 15 weeks each semester.

This course consists of 2 post diploma certificates (PDCs). Each PDC will consist of 3 modules as follows:

Please click here for Module Synopsis

PDC 1 Certificate in Technical Management for Maritime Superintendent

Module 1 – Maritime Superintendent & Shipping Landscape
Module 2 – Dry Docking Management
Module 3 –Fleet & Technical Management

PDC 2 Certificate in Maritime Legal, Quality and Financial Management

Module 1 – Maritime Legal & Financial Management
Module 2 – Health, Safety, Security, Environment & Quality Management
Module 3 – Maritime Regulations & Conventions

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must satisfy at least one of the following entry requirements:

  1. Diploma from one of the Polytechnics (SP, NP, TP, NYP or RP) in Singapore; or
  2. Degree from one of the Universities* (NUS, NTU, SMU, SUTD, SIT, or SUSS (UniSIM)) in Singapore; or
  3. Certificate of Competency (CoC) Class 2 issued by MPA and other authority recognised by MPA

*Applicants with degrees from other universities are considered on a case-by-case basis

Preference will be given to those with at least two (2) years of relevant working experience in marine or offshore industry from private or public sectors

Recognition of Prior Learning

When the minimum entry requirements are not met, the applicant may apply for admission by producing evidence of at least 5 years relevant working experience and recommendation from his current employer to ascertain his/her competency readiness. Applicant who are shortlisted under this category are subjected to an interview or entrance test.

The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit eligible applicants.

Certification / Accreditation

Upon completion of the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded one Post-Diploma Certificates (PDC) respectively.

Upon successfully acquiring the two PDCs, the participant will be conferred the Specialist Diploma in Maritime Superintendency qualification from Singapore Polytechnic.

Suitable for

This course is designed with the aim of skills deepening of those who have some experience in ship management operations. Candidates should have some prior knowledge of ship operation and management.

Course Fees

The course fees payable above are inclusive of 8% GST rate.

Applicants/Eligibility Certificate in Technical Management for Maritime Superintendent Certificate in Maritime Legal, Quality & Financial Management Total Fees
SINGAPORE CITIZENS BELOW THE AGE OF 40 $456.14 $456.14 $912.28
SINGAPORE CITIZENS AGED 40 AND ABOVE $304.09 $304.09 $608.19
SINGAPORE PR $1,246.54 $1,246.54 $2,493.07
SME-SPONSORED SINGAPORE PR $380.89 $380.89 $761.77
REPEAT STUDENTS (for SC) $3,040.94 $3,040.94 $6,081.88
OTHERS / REPEAT STUDENTS (for PR) $3,116.34 $3,116.34 $6,232.68

*SC - Singapore Citizens

**PR - Permanent Residents

Other Fees Payable:

Examination Fee-$16.20
Miscellaneous Fee$7.49$7.56
Statutory Licence Fee (CLASS)$1.01$1.02
Insurance Fee (GPA)$2.25$2.27

- 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.

- Post Diploma Module Certificate fee is payable on a semester basis.

Refund Policy:
- Withdraw within 2 weeks before semester commencement, 50% refund of paid course fee.
- Withdraw on or after date of semester commencement, no refund of paid course fee.
Please note that other fees paid are non-refundable.  


Application Procedure

Please click here for application procedures.

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