Certificate of Competency 5 e-learning

Course Date:

Registration Period:

The access period for the course is 2 years, starting from the date of registration.

Mode of Training:

What is this course about?
This is a web-based self-learning course for anyone wanting to know about marine engineering. Those intending to become sea-going marine engineers must meet the requirements of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore before taking their oral examinations.

Course Outline
The course accords with the IMO requirements for marine engineers who wish to sit the CoC5 oral examinations.

Mode of Assessment
The course includes self tests for students to assess their progresses.

Suitable for
All interested in knowing more about marine engineering and especially for those intending to take the CoC5 oral examinations.

Minimum Entry Requirements / Assumed Skills and Knowledge
1. A basic high school qualification with a proficiency in the English Language.

2. A degree in Mechanical Engineering from an approved university by MPA

Or a Diploma in Marine Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic.

3. Completed a Graduate Mechanical Engineering conversion course recognised by MPA

4. Completed at least 6 months sea time as a cadet or trainee junior engineer

Participant must obtain the ‘Letter of Eligibility’ (LOE) from ‘Maritime and Port Authority Singapore’ (MPA) before the CoC5 online course. This is an on-line application which may be submitted via MPA Singapore website

Award / Certification / Accreditation
Students will be entitled to sit for the CoC5 oral examinations provided they meet the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore requirements regarding the Letter of Eligibility and the required sea-service on ocean-going ships of designated ship power capacity.

Course Fee Payable:

$1,605 (Inclusive GST)

Funding Incentives

Withdrawal and Deferment
Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses - elearning@sp.edu.sg
All other Courses - pace@sp.edu.sg
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
  • There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.
The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.


Application Procedure

1. All applications must be made via Online Registration at www.pace.sp.edu.sg
Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
a) For e-payment using Visa/Master cards and Internet Banking, please click on the ‘Make e-Payment’ button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 6:30pm

c) Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651
Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2. All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.


For course specific details:
For course specific details:
Mr. Chew Cheah Boon, Course Coordinator cbchew@sp.edu.sg

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