Introduction to Ship General Arrangement and Construction

Course Details

Date of course:
To be confirmed

Registration Period:
To be confirmed

5 days

8.30 am – 5.30 pm

Monday to Friday

Singapore Polytechnic

About This Course
To train participants to read and interpret information shown in a Ship General Arrangement (GA) plan as well as other related ship plans so as to have a good understanding of the various spaces in a ship, material selection and anti-piracy features.

With the acquired knowledge and skills, participants will have the confidence and understanding to navigate in the different spaces of a ship. It will also prepare the participants to respond rightly to emergency situations on board a ship.

Course Outline


A brief introduction to the various merchant ship types, their functions and characteristic features of ship type.

General Arrangement Plans
Interpret and understand the various information and layouts shown in the GA Plans.

Systems and ship structural arrangement
Understand the systems and ship’s structural arrangement for the following merchant ship types:

  • Container ship
  • Oil tanker
  • LNG
  • RORO vessels
  • FPSO
  • Cruise ships

Ship safety, security and emergency-response features
Understand the safety, security and emergency-response features on board a ship.

Visit to a ship
A day visit to a ship will be planned but conduct of the visit is subject to availability of a suitable ship and approval/permission granted by the owners and relevant parties at that particular point of time.


Suitable For
Participants who are interested in shipping.

Certificate of Attendance

Course Fee
Fees Payable:
$1,391 (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:

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  • 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.
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Terms and Conditions

Application Procedure

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

a) Credit Cards, Internet Banking, NETS (Not Applicable for company sponsored)
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b) For NETS payment, you can pay at:
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c) Cheques
Please make cheques payable to “Singapore Polytechnic”. Do cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number at the back of the cheque. When you have completed required details, you may mail the cheque here.

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.

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