DIPLOMA IN NAUTICAL STUDIES (DNS) EAE/DAE ONLY

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This three-year training programme prepares students for the Diploma in Nautical Studies (DNS) and their first professional sea-going qualification - the Class 3 Deck Certificate of Competency. It is the first career step for the holder to sail as a junior deck officer, and later, as master of a ship.
The course comprises three phases. Phase 1 commences at the start of the SP academic year whilst Phase 3 is conducted each semester.
 
Phase 1 - Pre-Sea Induction (18 months)
This three-semester Pre-Sea Induction course at the Singapore Polytechnic prepares students as cadet officers aboard ship. Students are taught the fundamental knowledge and skills required for a deck officer. During this period, the student also attends the approved STCW Basic Occupational Safety & Security Training Course.
 

Phase 2 - Sea-Training / Correspondence (12 months)

During this phase the students undergo shipboard training and follow a structured training programme, which includes a correspondence course package and the completion of a training and assessment record book. As cadet officers, students are groomed to shoulder the responsibilities of a Navigating Officer. A minimum sea service of 12 months is required for the award of Diploma in Nautical Studies and the Class 3 Certificate of Competency.

 

Phase 3 - Full-time study at Singapore Polytechnic (6 months)

This final phase of study (one semester) for the Diploma in Nautical Studies course includes the Class 3 Certificate of Competency Preparatory Course. The holder of the diploma may be granted exemption from the written part of the Class 3 Certificate of Competency examination conducted by MPA Singapore. To be awarded the Class 3, Certificate of Competency, the student will be required to pass the MPA Oral and Simulator Examinations. 

First Phase - 18 months

Module Code

Module Name

Total Hours

MA0534

Advanced Fire Fighting

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30

MA0536

Introduction to Navigation

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90

MA0539

Principles of Navigation

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60

MA0555

Ship Knowledge

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120

MA0569

Marine Communications & Signals

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75

MA0560

Collision Regulations

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60

MA0567

Electronic Navigation Systems 1

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75

MA0568

Basic Tanker Training (Seagoing)

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75

MS7141

Mathematics 1

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45

MS7341

Mathematics 2

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45

MS7442

Science 1

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45

MS7452

Applied Science

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60

SP101A

Education and Career Guidance 1

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15

SP201A

Education and Career Guidance 2

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30

MS7543

Fundamentals of IT & Data Analysis

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30

MA0570

Basic Occupational Safety & Security Training

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MA0556

Meteorology

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LC0661

Narrative Thinking (NAT)

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30

LC0660

Critical and Analytical Thinking (CAT)

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30

Second Phase - 12 months

Module Code

Module Name

Total Hours

II9003

52 Weeks Sea Service

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Third Phase - 6 months

Module Code

Module Name

Total Hours

MA0525

Ship Operations

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97.5

MA0542

Practical Navigation

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75

MA0543

Coastal Navigation

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52.5

MA0562

Cargo Work and ISM

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37.5

MA0563

Electronic Navigation Systems 2

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30

MA0564

GMDSS

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82.5

MA0565

Ship Construction & Ship Stability

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52.5

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