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SPECIALIST DIPLOMA IN MARINE DESIGN

 

Overview

The Specialist Diploma in Marine Design is offered by Ngee Ann Polytechnic's School of Engineering to prepare professionals for prospective employment in the robust marine and offshore industry in Singapore.

You will be equipped with advanced naval architecture knowledge in marine structure stability, strength, resistance, motion and propulsion. You will also gain an understanding of International Conventions and Classification Society rules and regulations governing marine design.

You will also learn software skills to perform computer-aided design work in defining hull geometry, 3D hull and outfitting modeling, and acquire skills to perform standard calculation in stability and strength to comply with IMO and classification society rules and regulations.

The course will take a year to complete on a part-time basis.

The course is also offered under the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme. Participants will join major shipyards as full-time employees and undergo a 12-month structured training programme. Participating organisations include Keppel Offshore & Marine, Sembcorp Marine and ST Marine.

Who Should Attend

The course is suitable for diploma and degree graduates from the marine and offshore engineering or any engineering disciplines who wish to advance their careers in the marine and offshore industry, specifically in engineering initial design and production design in hull and structure.

Course Leader

Mr Tan Soon Hwa, School of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering Division)

Course Details

Next IntakeApr 2017 (For both Non- ELP & ELP)
Application Opening Date

7 Dec 2016 (For ELP)

15 Dec 2016 (For Non-ELP)

 

Application Closing Date

14 Jan 2017 (For ELP and Non-ELP) 


Application Outcome1 month after closing date
No. of Post Diploma Certificate (PDC) in the course2
Duration of each PDC150 hours
Time6pm- 10pm
Venue(s)Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Course Fee

Eligible Singapore citizens and permanent residents can enjoy subsidized course fees provided by the Singapore Government. The course fees are payable on a per certificate basis and are inclusive of GST. These fees are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to annual review and revision.

All Singaporeans aged 25 years and above can make use of SkillsFuture Credit to pay for course fees.

Click here for details of course fee & subsidies.

SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme participants will not be required to pay any fees. The course fees for the programme will be borne by employers.

 

 

Entry Requirements

A) Specialist Diploma in Marine Design offered under the SkillsFuture Earn and Learn Programme (ELP)

 Entry Requirements

Polytechnic graduates from the following relevant disciplines are eligible to apply for this ELP

 Nanyang Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering with Eco-Design

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Automation & Mechatronics Systems
  • Diploma in Electrical Engineering
  • Diploma in Marine & Offshore Technology
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Singapore Polytechnic

  • Diploma in Electrical & Electronic Engineering
  • Diploma in Marine Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
  • Diploma in Mechatronics & Robotics

 

B) Specialist Diploma in Marine Design (Non-ELP)

 Entry Requirements  Relevant Working Experience
 A Diploma or Degree in Marine & Offshore Engineering  -
 Any Engineering Diploma or DegreeEmployed or has relevant working experience in the Marine & Offshore Industry

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on evidence of at least 5 years of relevant working experience or supporting evidence of competency readiness.  Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

For more information about Recognition of Prior Learning, please click here.

 

 

Course Structure

Upon completion of two Post-Diploma Certificates within a 2-year validity period, the participant will be awarded the Specialist Diploma in Marine Design from Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

The two Post-Diploma Certificates are:

Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) in Advanced Naval Architecture
Modules Synopsis
Advanced Naval Architecture 1 This module aims to equip students with the advanced knowledge of marine structure stability and IMO requirement. Intact stability, large angle heeling stability, longitudinal stability and damaged stability will be discussed and students are expect to perform standard calculation of marine structure stability in complying with international standard. Launching practice and calculations, loadline and tonnage conventions will be introduced. Freeboard calculation and checking will be taught to enable students to perform such task according to IMO standard.
Advanced Naval Architecture 2 The module aims to equip students with the advanced knowledge of the marine structure strength, including longitudinal bending moment and shear forces calculation, designing/checking on midship scantlings to satisfy classification requirement. Resistance, Motion and Propulsion will be taught in this module as well to enable students doing selection of engine based on estimated resistance. Propulsion system design will be introduced.
OJT in Marine Design This OJT-based module allows students to apply the knowledge learnt from the previous two modules in the context of the workplace environment to demonstrate their understanding of domain knowledge. The assessment is based on pre-designed tasks, developed together with industry partners dealing with Shipyard Operations. The student will make a final presentation and a report will need to be submitted. The module will be graded jointly with the workplace mentors.
 
Post-Diploma Certificate (PDC) in Marine CAD
Modules Synopsis
Computer Aided Design (Hull) This module aims to equip students with the practical skills and knowledge of widely used marine industry software to perform computer aided design work in hull modeling. Topics will cover curved hull modeling, planar hull modeling, nesting and NC cutting.
Computer Aided Design (Outfitting) This module aims to equip students with the practical skills and knowledge of widely used marine industry software to perform computer aided design work in outfitting modeling. Topics will cover pipe modeling, equipment modeling, structure modeling and cable modeling.
OJT in Marine CAD This OJT-based module allows students to apply the knowledge learnt from the previous two modules in the context of the workplace environment to demonstrate their understanding of domain knowledge. The assessment is based on pre-designed tasks, developed together with industry partners dealing with Shipyard Operations. The student will make a final presentation and a report will need to be submitted. The module will be graded jointly with the workplace mentors.
Note: The modules above are subject to changes.

Some lessons in the modules of this course may be conducted via online learning where participants will be able to learn at their own pace anywhere and/or anytime.
 

Application

Application period is currently closed, please join our emailing list for updates on the next run. 

You may refer to our Course Application Guide and Frequently Asked Questions webpage for more details.