Maritime/​Ship­ping Oper­a­tions & Trans­porta­tion Man­age­ment; Marine Engi­neer­ing; Mar­itime Busi­ness; Nau­ti­cal Stud­ies; Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment; & Mar­itime Training


Estab­lished in 1954, Sin­ga­pore Poly­tech­nic (SP) is the first poly­tech­nic estab­lished in Sin­ga­pore to train tech­nol­o­gists and pro­fes­sion­als to sup­port the indus­tri­al­iza­tion and eco­nomic devel­op­ment of Sin­ga­pore. Sin­ga­pore Poly­tech­nic offers 50 full-​time diploma courses and a wide range of con­tin­u­ing edu­ca­tion pro­grams. It has ten aca­d­e­mic schools and one aca­d­e­mic department.

The cur­rent enrol­ment of 18,000 full-​time and part-​time stu­dents, about 8% of whom are from coun­tries in the region, are pur­su­ing a total of 80 diploma and post-​diploma courses in the Schools of Archi­tec­ture and the Built Envi­ron­ment; Busi­ness; Chem­i­cal and Life Sci­ences; Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Arts and Social Sci­ences; Design; Dig­i­tal Media and Info­comm Tech­nol­ogy; Elec­tri­cal and Elec­tronic Engi­neer­ing; Mechan­i­cal and Aero­nau­ti­cal Engi­neer­ing; and the Sin­ga­pore Mar­itime Academy.

Estab­lished in 1957, the Sin­ga­pore Mar­itime Acad­emy (SMA) is the country’s main mar­itime train­ing insti­tu­tion and offers a full range of mar­itime diplo­mas and spe­cial­ist diplo­mas, Cer­tifi­cate of Com­pe­tency (CoC) courses as well as Stan­dards of Train­ing, Cer­ti­fi­ca­tion and Watch­keep­ing (STCW) courses. The courses are infused with tech­no­log­i­cal per­spec­tives that increase their rel­e­vance in today’s world.

Training Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Degree Programs

  • Bach­e­lor of Mar­itime Oper­a­tions (BMO) – 1.5 years Top-​up
  • BBA with Spe­cial­iza­tion in Mar­itime Trans­porta­tion Man­age­ment – 1.5 years Top-​up

The Bach­e­lor of Mar­itime Oper­a­tions (BMO) & Bach­e­lor of Busi­ness Admin­is­tra­tion (BBA) courses aim to pro­vide sound and broad knowl­edge, under­stand­ing, skills and com­pe­ten­cies in maritime-​related dis­ci­plines with spe­cial­iza­tions in Tech­nol­ogy, Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence, Marine Engi­neer­ing, Off­shore, and Mar­itime Trans­porta­tion Management.

Full-​time Diploma Programs

  • Diploma in Marine Engi­neer­ing (DMR) – 3 years: The Diploma in Marine Engi­neer­ing is a three-​year full-​time course, which includes a 9-​week Indus­trial Train­ing Pro­gram with approved estab­lish­ments. The course struc­ture is mod­u­lar­ized to enhance learn­ing and to pro­vide flex­i­bil­ity of the course design. The struc­ture of the diploma pro­gram pro­vides for this in two ways - through inten­sive train­ing in the fully equipped work­shops and lab­o­ra­to­ries specif­i­cally designed for hands-​on learn­ing and through a struc­tured 9-​week Indus­trial Train­ing Pro­gram with approved indus­trial organizations.
  • Diploma in Mar­itime Busi­ness (DMB) – 3 years: This diploma is designed to be practice-​oriented. The link between the­ory and prac­tice is achieved through hands-​on work, prac­ti­cal exer­cises, case stud­ies, indus­trial attach­ment and field vis­its. Stu­dents will be taught by expe­ri­enced and qual­i­fied staff and will receive hands-​on train­ing on Port­net, Tradenet and the lat­est ship man­age­ment and logis­tics soft­ware appli­ca­tion pro­grams. The 6-​month shore-​based indus­trial attach­ment expo­sure pro­vides stu­dents with a first-​hand expe­ri­ence of work­ing in maritime-​related or logis­tics orga­ni­za­tions in Singapore.
  • Diploma in Nau­ti­cal Stud­ies (DNS) – 3 years: This three-​year train­ing pro­gram 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. 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. The stu­dent will be required to attend the STCW95 Med­ical First Aid on Board Ship course as an ancil­lary. The cur­ricu­lum also cov­ers Elec­tronic Nav­i­ga­tion Sys­tems, GMDSS, Advanced Fire-​fighting and Tanker Familiarization.

Part-​time /​Diploma-​Plus Programs

  • Spe­cial­ist Diploma in Ship­ping Oper­a­tions and Man­age­ment – 1 year: This one-​year pro­gram is tar­geted at ship­ping and logis­tics per­son­nel with a poly­tech­nic diploma or higher qual­i­fi­ca­tions. It aims to give par­tic­i­pants a greater level of under­stand­ing in ship­ping oper­a­tions and ship­ping man­age­ment. Junior and mid­dle man­age­ment exec­u­tives who com­plete this diploma will be able to per­form their jobs with a greater level of com­pe­tence and understanding.
  • Spe­cial­ist Diploma in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment – 1 year: This one-​year evenings-​only course is designed to upgrade par­tic­i­pants with up-​to-​date knowl­edge and tech­niques in the field of Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment and Logis­tics. The cur­ricu­lum is com­ple­mented by the use of SAP soft­ware to suit the demands of the indus­try. It con­sists of six mod­ules of 45 hours each con­ducted over two semesters.
  • Mar­itime Law & Dis­pute Res­o­lu­tion – 3 Semes­ters: This course aims to strengthen and expand the basic mar­itime law taught and pro­vides an applic­a­ble knowl­edge of dis­pute res­o­lu­tion to our busi­ness stu­dents in prepa­ra­tion for their degree stud­ies or to work as mar­itime claims exec­u­tives or para­le­gals. pen to full-​time Sin­ga­pore Poly­tech­nic stu­dents with a min cumu­la­tive GPA greater or equal to 3.2 or O level aggre­gate score of 15 and below and min GCE ‘O’ level Eng­lish of B4 or less.

STCW Pro­grams

  • Med­ical First Aid Onboard Ship, STCW 95 VI/​4 para 1
  • Med­ical Care On board Ship, STCW 95 II/​2 para 2.2
  • Nav­i­ga­tion Con­trol Course, STCW 95 II/​2 para2.2
  • Tanker Famil­iar­iza­tion Course, STCW 95 V/​I para 1.2
  • Advanced Oil Tanker Safety STCW V/1(2.2)
  • Advanced Chem­i­cal Tanker Safety STCW V/1(2.2)
  • Advanced Liq­ue­fied Gas Tanker Safety STCW V/1(2.2)
  • Basic Safety Train­ing Courses, STCW95 Code Sec­tion A VI/​1 para 2
  • Global Mar­itime Dis­tress Safety Sys­tem - Gen­eral Operator’s Cer­tifi­cate Course - STCW 95 IV/​2 para 1.0
  • Global Mar­itime Dis­tress Safety Sys­tem - Restricted Oper­a­tor’ Course STCW 95 IV/​2 para1.0
  • Pro­fi­ciency in Sur­vival Craft & Res­cue Boat - other than a Fast Res­cue Boat, STCW95 VI/​2 para 1
  • Pro­fi­ciency in Sur­vival Craft & Res­cue Boat - other than Fast Res­cue Boat - Bridg­ing Course, STCW95 VI/​2 para 1 part
  • Pro­fi­ciency in Fast Res­cue Boat Sec­tion STCW A-​VI/​2 IMO Model Course 1.24
  • Famil­iar­iza­tion Train­ing STCW95 Code Sec­tion A VI/​1 para 1
  • Advanced Fire Fight­ing Course, STCW95 VI/​3 para 1
  • Advanced Fire Fight­ing - Bridg­ing Course STCW95 VI/​3 para 1 part
  • Ship­board Train­ing and Assess­ment Course, STCW95 I/​6 para 1.2
  • Crowd Man­age­ment & Safety Train­ing for Pas­sen­ger Ships - other than Ro-​Ro Pas­sen­ger Ships, STCW V/​3 para 4 & 6
  • Cri­sis Man­age­ment, Human Behav­ior & Safety for Pas­sen­ger Ships - other than Ro-​Ro Pas­sen­ger Ships, STCW V/​3 para 7 & 8
  • Elec­tronic Nav­i­ga­tion Sys­tems Course, STCW95 II/​1 para 5
  • ECDIS Appre­ci­a­tion Course
  • Spe­cial­ized Train­ing Course for the Oper­a­tional Use of ECDIS, STCW95 Code Sec­tion A-​II/​1 para 2 & Sec­tion B-​II/​1 para 12.1 & rel­e­vant IMO Circulars

Other Pro­grams

  • Pow­ered Plea­sure Craft Dri­ving License (PPCDL)
  • Ship Secu­rity Offi­cer (SSO) Course
  • Com­pany Secu­rity Offi­cer (CSO) Course
  • Port Facil­ity Secu­rity Offi­cer (PFSO) Course
  • Class 1 Steam Boiler Atten­dant Course
  • Class 2 Steam Boiler Atten­dant Course
  • Lif­er­aft Sur­vival Tech­niques for Boaters Course
  • GMDSS-​GOC Reval­i­da­tion: Gen­eral Guidance your social media marketing partner