Diploma in Marine Business (DMB)

EAE Guidelines

EAE Requirements

The Early Admissions Exercise or EAE is a yearly discretionary admissions exercise that allows SMA to select and admit students based on their passion, interests and aptitude apart from academic grades. Learners of all ages are more engaged and tend to do well while pursuing a course they are passionate about.

If you are an O-level/ITE student or a working adult interested in enrolling via EAE, read on to find out more information about the assessment and selection process for this course:


Aptitude Test

An aptitude test based on criteria listed below will be conducted:

  • Maritime business knowledge
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Situational reasoning



If you are shortlisted, you will be invited to an online or face-to-face interview. The interview will look at your ability to:

  • Articulate interest and knowledge of the course and industry
  • Articulate career progression within the industry
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrate maturity and self-directed skills set to pursue his interest

Job Roles

For the Diploma in Maritime Business (DMB) course, examples of work experience/job roles include but are not limited to the following:

As junior executives in the maritime industry such as in ship management, ship owning, ship broking, bunker suppliers, marine insurance, shipping agency,

ship chandling, logistics, supply chain management, freight forwarding, maritime authorities, classification societies, ports and terminal operations.


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