If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in th e maritime industry without having to go to sea, take the Diploma in Maritime Business (DMB ).

As the world's busiest seaport and one of the world 's largest container ports, there is a continuous demand for maritime and logistics-related organisations involved in a wide range of shipping business activities in Singapore. Graduates from DMB will fill this manpower gap

Course Highlights

  • A practice-oriented course that links theory and practice through hands-on training, case studies and field visits
  • An extensive programme that prepares you to be versatile, enabling you to gain employment in various sectors within the maritime industry
  • Six-month shore-based internship during the second year which provides first-hand experience

Career Options

Immediately upon graduation, DMB graduates are highly sought after for appointments as junior executives in organisations running ship owning/management; ship broking/chartering; ship/port agency; logistics/supply chain management and marine insurance/law companies; and port/terminal operators and regulatory authorities. With working experience and exposure, the majority of DMB holders progress to managerial positions such as supervisors and assistant managers, with a few taking on higher responsibilities as managers.

Estimated Starting Salary : S$2000/-


You can gain direct entry into relevant BSc (Hons) programmes in Shipping Management, Maritime Business and Logistics conducted by reputable tertiary institutions from Australia, United Kingdom and the United States. You may also pursue business programmes at NUS or NTU, or a maritime-related degree programme offered by the Maritime Institute Willem Barentsz (The Netherlands).


With our strong collaboration with foreign universities, you can gain direct entry into a number of maritime programmes offered by overseas universities. Graduates who obtain more than 3.0 GPA may gain direct entry into the third year of the Plymouth University (UK) maritime degree programme; or direct entry into the third-year of a four-year programme at Chung-Ang University in South Korea or the State University of New York (SUNY) Maritime College (US).


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"The lecturers are inspirational. They bring to the classroom many sea-going experiences from all over the world. Their experiences and stories are priceless and opened my eyes to look beyond my horizon."

Regdella Rugdee, DMB alumna, Class of 2011, currently working as a Yacht Sales Executive at Simpson Marine (SEA) Pte Ltd.

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