Diploma in Maritime and Offshore Management




This one-year programme is to enable participants who do not possess maritime qualification to take up a career in the maritime and offshore industry. It aims to give the participants a greater level of understanding in shipping, logistics and offshore operations and management. The participants will be able to perform their jobs with a greater level of competence and understanding after completing this course.


Course Objectives


This course aims to equip non-maritime students with the theoretical knowledge and principles in the operation and management of shipping, logistics and offshore businesses. With this knowledge, they can apply themselves effectively to broaden the scope of their job function and keep themselves abreast with the rapidly changing industry practices.


Suitable for


Professionals who are currently working in non-maritime fields and would like to switch to a career in the maritime and offshore industry. Also suitable for shipping, logistics and offshore executives currently working in the maritime industry but do not possess maritime qualifications or relevant sea-going experience.

This course would also be suitable to nautical/engineering sea going junior officers who may be keen to supplement their technical and/or navigational skills with commercial and shore based operational knowledge so as to prepare for a shore-based career in the local maritime industry.



Minimum Entry Requirements


Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply:

a) The following GCE 'O' Level grades and with at least 3 years of working experience:

                    English Language                                     Grade 1 – 7
                    Mathematics (Elementary or Additional)   Grade 1 – 6
                    Any other subject (excluding CCA)           Grade 1 – 6


b) Nitec with GPA ≥ 2.5 in any discipline and with at least 2 years of working experience;


c) Higher Nitec in any discipline with at least 1 year of  working experience;


d) Nitec in Technology/Services in any discipline with GPA ≥ 2.5 with at least 2 years of working experience and successful completed bridging programme conducted by ITE;


e) Higher Nitec in Technology/Services in any discipline with at least 1 year of working experience and successful completed bridging programme conducted by ITE;


f) WSQ Diploma in any discipline and WPLN at Level ≥ 6 for English and Mathematics with at least 5 years of work experience;


g) Recognised Class 3 Deck or Class 5 Engine Certificate of Competency with at least 2 years of working experience.

For applicants who have the qualifications stated above but do not meet the minimum entry requirements may at the discretion of the polytechnic be invited to sit for entrance tests

Course Outline


There are 3 modules in each part at 45 hours per module, which make up a total of 135 hours for each part and 270 hours for the whole course.


This course consists of 2 Modular Certificates (MC). Each certificate comprises of 3 modules and the details are as follows:


Please click here for Module Synopsis

Semester One
MC1 - Certificate in Maritime Business

Module 1 – Maritime Economic and Shipbroking
Module 2 – Maritime Law and Insurance
Module 3 – Cargo Management and Ship Surveying

Semester Two
MC2 - Certificate in Maritime and Offshore

Module 4 – Ship and Financial Management
Module 5 – Maritime and Offshore Operations
Module 6 – Supply Chain Management

All participants are required to attend 3 evening classes per week. For Semester One, the classes are scheduled every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. For Semester Two, the classes are scheduled every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Award / Certification / Accreditation


Upon completion of all the modules in each semester, the participant will be awarded Certificate.

Upon successfully acquiring the two Certificates, the participant will be conferred a Diploma in Maritime and Offshore Management qualification from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).


Fee Payable


1. Course Fee

Diploma in Maritime and Offshore Management
Modular Certificate Course Fee

Course Fee
(incl GST)

Certificate in Maritime Business $2,100.00 $2,247.00
Certificate in Maritime and Offshore $2,100.00 $2,247.00


2. Other Fees

Fee Description Amount
(incl GST)
CLASS Fee (per academic year)   $1.88
Exam Fee (per academic year) $32.10
Miscellaneous Fee (per academic year) $14.98
Insurance Fee (GPA) (per academic year)   $1.70


Funding Incentive


MPA MCF Training Grant is available for eligible participants. Please refer to www.mpa.gov.sg/mcf for information.




Terms and Conditions

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Date of Course Commencement:
Oct 2018

Registration Period:
To be advised

* Registration may be closed once seats are filled up

Class Schedule:
3 evenings a week
6.30pm – 9.30pm

270 hours (1year for part-time)


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Email: ptenquiry@sp.edu.sg