The Diploma in Marine Engineering (DMR) course is a 2-path programme that can award you with both a Diploma and the internationally recognized Certificate of Competency Class 5 Marine Engineering Officer qualification. This course covers multiple engineering disciplines such as mechanical, electrical and electronic, control, and naval architecture that are required to make a ship an independent movable power plant. Besides lectures and laboratory work, students will be exposed to advanced ship engineering system simulators and various engineering software. With effect from Academic Year starting in April 2015, the DMR will be revamped into a 5 academic semesters + 1 internship semester.

The 6-month internship provides our students the special opportunity to apply their learning through either a sea-going or shore-based internship of their choice during the third year of study. Students taking the sea-going internship will also be able to clock their 6-month sea going time to be eligible for the Certificate of Competency Class 5 Marine Engineer Officer examination conducted by MPA, subject to fulfilling MPA’s requirements. Students opting internship with the shore-based marine companies will also be better prepared to apply their learning from Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Knowledge whether they are attached to a shipyard or engineering company.

The course curriculum is planned in consultation and with reference to the International Maritime Organisation model course 7.04, Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch, and is approved by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).

Course Highlights

  • Multi-disciplinary studies of engineering technology
  • Comprehensive learning experience through hands-on training using engine simulators and ship design software, enrichment talks, ship visits and industry exposure
  • Best of both worlds – the opportunity to opt for internship either on board motor ships or in the maritime offshore sector

Scholarships Available

  • Tripartite Maritime Scholarship Scheme (TMSS)
  • Association of Marine Industries (ASMI)


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