Welcome to the Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA)!

Congratulations on your successful admission to a course at SMA and we are pleased that you have chosen to begin your career in the maritime industry with us.


SMA has been proudly contributing towards global maritime education and training since 1957. We train students in 3 distinct maritime disciplines: Maritime Business, Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering. Our lecturers will bring into the classroom their vast industry experience and technical expertise while lessons are conducted in facilities ranging from the Maritime Business Centre, state-of-the-art navigation simulators, a full mission engine room simulator as well as SMA latest addition, the Advanced Engine Room Simulator using virtual technology. You may also have an opportunity to take part in water activities at the Poly Marina which is equipped with a 42’ (Grand Bank) yacht, fast rescue boats and lifeboats.


 All SMA students would also be able to nurture their adventurous spirit through the various out-of-classroom activities in their 3 years with SMA. Scholarship opportunities, under the MaritimeONE scholarship scheme, are also available for deserving students and students who require financial assistance may seek help from the polytechnic.


SMA will guide you through each step of your career advancement and upskilling pathways. We will provide you with ample exposure to the industry through internships, industry visits and technical talks. Through the SkillsFuture initiatives, the 6-month “Enhanced Internship” was introduced for the students in the Diploma in Maritime Business course and the “Earn-and-Learn Programmes” were rolled out the for Deck and Engineering whereby Singaporean graduates and their respective employers would be given incentives to create a more structured work experience to help them achieve their career goals.


There are opportunities for you to participate in overseas trips such as the Maritime Experiential Learning (MEL) Camp onboard a cruise ship or student exchange programmes to overseas institutions such as those in Japan, South Korea and China. 

Besides the industry and future-driven education and training that you will receive at SMA, we look forward to creating memorable experiences to help you grow as an individual. We urge you to build lasting friendships among yourselves and with our lectures to make your time here a fulfilling one.

Discover your potential, chart your career and achieve your dreams with SMA.


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