"We all know that about 90% of the world's trade is carried by the international shipping industry. Without shipping, half the world would starve and the other half would freeze!" said Mr Koji Sekimiza, International Maritime Organisation.
The job prospects in the Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS) are wonderful for self motivated, independent and adventurous young people who love a sea career. It's a direct fast track to becoming a ship's captain.
Course Highlights
  • A double award programme that awards you both a diploma and the internationally recognised professional Class 3 Certificate of Competency (CoC) qualification that allows you to sail as a certified sea-going officer worldwide 
  • An extensive programme that prepares you to be versatile, equipping you with competencies to sail in any type of ship of any size worldwide.
  • A 12-month sea training phase which gives you first-hand experience in working on board a vessel
  • Attractive salaries and great career advancement prospects – a junior officer's salary starts at $3,000/-.


Career Advancement for DNS graduates

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Master of the seas

"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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