CoC Class 5 Marine Engineer Officer (Graduate Mechanical Engineer)
This is a conversion course that provides a pathway for graduate mechanical engineers to join the lucrative careers of professional marine engineers. The aim of this course is to train engineers holding the Degree in Mechanical Engineering in accordance with the Reg. III/1 of STCW 1978 Convention, as amended, leading to the Class 5 Marine Engineer Officer Certificate of Competency (for watch-keeping engineering officer on board sea-going merchant vessels), issued by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore.
CAREER PROSPECTSThis conversion course trains a graduate mechanical engineer to become a competent shipboard marine engineer. He would start as a shipboard junior engineer and could become a chief engineer of a sea-going merchant ship within a short span of 4 to 5 years. He could also be employed ashore as a Marine Technical Superintendent, Marine Surveyor or Senior Manager in the diversified international maritime sector.
SCHEDULETentative Starting Date: To be confirmed

* Subject to a minimum class size of 14 student
DURATION22 weeks



S$5570.00 + 7% GST (S$389.90) = S$5959.90 (Singapore Dollars) 

Students are also required to attend the following STCW Basic Safety Training (BST)

short courses to prepare them for the 6 months shipboard cadet training.

The STCW BST consists of:

  1. Personal Safety & Social Responsibility (Course Fee: S$150 + 7% GST)
  2. Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting (Course Fee: S$350 + 7% GST)
  3. Elementary First Aid (Course Fee: S$120 + 7% GST)
  4. Personal Survival Techniques Training and Assessment Course
    (Course Fee: S$260 + 7% GST)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS(i) Minimum entry qualification: Degree in Mechanical Engineering,
(ii) MPA Letter of Eligibility (for attending the 22 Weeks GME Course), and
(iii) Students must be medically fit as per the MPA Marine Engineering Officers (MEO) medical fitness guidelines.

Prior to joining the course, students must first apply for eligibility to sit for the Class 5 Certificate of Competency Written and Oral Examinations by applying to MPA with all supporting documents.

Students can apply directly on-line to MPA for the Letter of Eligibility using the links on " e-certification of sea farers " and " application for assessment of eligibility for Class 5 written and oral examination for Marine Engineer Officer " on the website: MPA Letter of Eligibility Application Information

For more clarifications on qualifications and training requirements for taking the Class 5 MEO CoC Examination at MPA in Singapore, please enquire with:
(i) Officer of MPA Singapore, Miss Farida Hannin
E-mail : [ Tel: (65) 63756250 ]
(ii) MPA Class 5 Examiner, Mr. Zulfiqur Husain
E-mail : [ Tel : (65) 63756218 ] .

MPA Mailing Address is: 
Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore, Shipping Division,
Investigation and Certification Department,
460, Alexandra Road, #21-00 PSA Building
Singapore 119963
MPA Fax : (65) 63756231
MPA Website:
COURSE CONTENTSMerchant Ship Orientation
Marine Engineering Knowledge
Bench, Pipe Fitting and Machining
Arc and Gas Welding
Diesel Engine
Auxiliary Machinery Overhaul and Operation
Boiler Operation and Maintenance
Boiler Feed Water Treatment
Air Conditioning & Refrigeration : Operation and Maintenance
Plant Diagnostics including Fuel and Lubricating Oil Testing
Basic Ship Repair Technology
Marine Electrical/Electronic Technology
Integrated Simulator Training including Watch-Keeping Practices
Industrial/Ship Visits

MPA Class 5 Guidelines


Medical Examination Guidelines

ENROLMENTAfter obtaining the MPA Letter of Eligibility, the student can then apply for enrolment into the GME Course to the contact below:
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