Diploma in

Marine & Offshore Technology



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Only diploma that covers both naval architecture and offshore engineering.

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Choose either the Design or Oil & Gas specialisation option in your final year.


Level 1.1 Common Curriculum for CEP and Non-CEP Pathways

Engineering Mathematics 1

This module is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills in mathematics required to solve basic engineering problems. Topics are introduced in an order that is intended to keep abreast of the application requirements in engineering modules. The emphasis in each topic is on simple applications and problem solving. Topics include algebra, trigonometry, logarithms, plane analytic geometry, matrices and complex numbers. Throughout the module, there is appropriate use of a Computer Algebra System.

Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals

This module introduces students to the study of external forces in two dimensions and their effect on particles and rigid bodies that are at rest. Students learn the skills to analyse the forces acting on the bodies by drawing free-body diagrams and applying the conditions of equilibrium. Topics include forces and resultants, moments and couples, equilibrium and the concepts of plane friction. This module also aims to equip students with the skills to analyse problems of rigid bodies in motion. Only linear motion in two dimensions will be covered. Topics include kinematics and kinetics of linear motion.

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals

This module provides a foundation in electricity covering basic concepts of electrical circuits and the methods used to analyse them. The module emphasises the understanding of the basic electrical circuit laws (Ohm’s Law, Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws) and network theorems, and their application to electrical network analysis. Topics covered include fundamentals of electricity, network theorems, capacitance, electromagnetic induction and inductance.


This practice-oriented module equips students with basic knowledge and skills in computer programming using C language. The main topics include basic computer programming concepts, fundamentals of C programming including branching, loops, and functions.

Integrated Real-world Project 1

This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and further enhanced through relevant contextualization. Students will work in teams and undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects. Data analytics will be introduced using case-based approach and applied in the integrated real-world project.

Innovation Made Possible (IS Module)

This module aims to help students discover and hone their innate ability to think creatively and come up with innovations to tackle problems close to their hearts. Underpinned by the Design Thinking framework, students will be sensitized to the process of user-centric problem solving. They will be introduced to concepts such as empathy, problem-definition, ideation, prototyping and testing through a practical approach featuring engaging out-of-classroom activities, just-in-time master-classes and a hands-on, “learning by doing” delivery format. Ultimately, the module will help students recognize that innovation is attainable and fun and develop creative confidence to explore new ideas in their studies and beyond.

Level 1.2 Mechanical Track

Engineering Mathematics 2

This module is designed to provide students with the fundamental skills in mathematics required to solve basic engineering problems. Topics are introduced in an order that is intended to keep abreast of the application requirements in engineering modules. The emphasis in each topic is on simple applications and problem solving. Throughout the module, there is appropriate use of a Computer Algebra System. Topics include trigonometry, differentiation and simple integration with applications.

Electrical & Electronic Technology

The aim of this module is to introduce the fundamental concepts of digital electronic devices and circuits. It intends to deepen the electrical fundamentals learnt in the first semester. Topics include AC circuit theory and transformer fundamentals, number systems, Boolean algebra, combinational logic design, applications of latches, flip-flops, counters and registers.

Materials & Manufacturing Technology

This module introduces students to properties of common engineering materials with emphasis on mechanical testing methods, heat-treatment, international standard specifications, and selection and applications of such materials. Topics include classification of materials, mechanical testing, alloying, steels, non-ferrous alloys, plastics, ceramics and composites. For manufacturing technology, students will acquire the basic knowledge and skills of manufacturing processes, including drilling, turning, milling, grinding, non-conventional machining, welding and assembly.


Students will learn the basic laws governing the behaviour of fluids under the influence of energy transfer. Topics include systems concept, temperature and pressure, fluid statics, fluid in motion, continuity equation, laminar and turbulent flows, ideal incompressible flow, Bernoulli’s equation, flow measurement and Pitot tube, external flow and application of thermofluid’s principles in simple engineering systems.

Integrated Real-world Project 2

This module aims to integrate the knowledge learnt in the semester and apply to a real-world project and understand the relevance and application of the modules learnt. Students will work in teams and undertake the project development underpinned by the design thinking approach. On completion of the module, students will be able to apply the skills and develop confidence in tackling projects at the higher levels.

Sports and Wellness (IS Module)

This module helps you to learn a sport as a recreational activity to keep you fit and healthy. Team building and collaboration skills are developed as you network with other students. There are a total of 19 sports electives to choose from: Aerobics, Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Dance Movement, Dancesport, Flag Football, Hip Hop, Life Saving / Swimming, Netball, Orienteering, Street Soccer, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Touch Rugby, Volleyball, Wellness Programme and Yoga. Outstanding students are awarded a Pass with Merit.

Communication Essentials (IS Module)

This module aims to develop written and spoken communicative competence in students by exposing them to a range of contemporary issues. Through researching on and discussing different topics from different disciplinary perspectives, students acquire lexis and syntax through critical reading and writing while developing awareness of self in society. The integration of critical thinking and analysis will enable students to articulate their thoughts and perspectives through oral presentations and written texts. The module will also develop an awareness of cultural intelligence with global viewpoints.

Course Curriculum (Year 1)

Module NameCredit Units
Level 1.1 (20 hours per week)
Mechanical Engineering Fundamentals3
Electrical Engineering Fundamentals3
Engineering Mathematics 14
Integrated Real-world Project 14
Innovation Made Possible3
Level 1.2 (22 hours per week)
Electrical & Electronics Technology3
Materials & Manufacturing Technology3
Engineering Mathematics 24
Integrated Real-world Project 24
Sports & Wellness2
Communication Essentials3

Level 2.1 & 2.2

Naval Architecture 1

This module introduces the world of marine & offshore technology and aims to provide students with the basic principles of marine hydrostatics, which include intact stability, trim and damage stability. Principles and analysis of centroids on areas, volumes and mass for various types of floating platforms and ships would be covered to enable the learning of marine hydrostatics.

Marine Auxiliary Systems

The module aims to provide students with a broad understanding of marine piping, pumps, cooling and heating systems; auxiliary machineries onboard ships through hands-on practices on common marine equipment such as valves, strainers, pumps, heat exchangers and diesel engines; and their applications in marine systems design and operations. The green ship technology and ballast water treatment system will be introduced here.

Naval Architecture 2

This module aims to provide the students with the principles of the ship/oil-rig launching process, the principles and analysis of vessel resistance and propulsion. Strength of ships using the simple beam theory analogy would be analysed. Problems related to vibration and manoeuvrability would be discussed.

Marine CAD

This module aims to equip students with knowledge of Marine CADCAM software. Topics include the full procedure of hull structural detailed and production design, pipe routing and pipe assemblies. Students are required to carry out 3-D modeling of the marine production design as well as creation of marine components as 3-D objects.

Integrated Real-world Project 3

This module provides students with real world design thinking and problem solving skills and knowledge. Students will work in group to come out problem statement (mission requirement) and apply the knowledge learnt in the semester to design and make a ship model by using software. Project competition will be carried out to assess the ship’s performance.

Marine Design Drafting

The module aims to provide students with fundamental training in the principles and practices of the international graphic language for engineering that is based on the International Standard Organization (ISO) and the Singapore Standards (SS) guidelines. The basic principles of ship construction will be introduced. Various teaching & learning methodology will be applied in creating design and drafting on marine design. Students will learn common engineering drafting tool AutoCAD to produce typical design drawings.

Marine Production Technology

This module aims to help students understand and equip the students with the knowledge in operations and techniques carried out in marine production and QA/QC process throughout the entire production flow in new building yard as well as repair and conversion yard. Marine industry safety and legislation governing occupational safety in workplaces will be covered through the introduction of production process.

Integrated Real-world Project 4

Continued from Integrated Real-world Project 3, this module requires students to apply the production and Marine CAD knowledge learnt in this semester to design ship components and do manufacturing (including 3-D printing) to further equip the ship model with components and equipment to realise the production process of ship building. Project competition will be carried out to assess the ship’s performance.

Marine & Offshore Technology

This module provides students with a basic understanding of the current concepts of marine and offshore technology. These include fundamentals of types and features of ship and offshore structure. Knowledge of offshore drilling, working principles of topside production modules, field layout, subsea modules and LNG technology and production chain will be introduced.

Strength of Materials

This module aims to provide students with the foundational knowledge of strength of materials with an emphasis on applications and problem solving. Topics include simple stresses and strains, torsion in shaft, shear force and bending moment diagrams, stresses in beams, combined stresses and experimental stress analysis.

World Issues: A Singapore Perspective (IS Module)

This module takes a global approach to significant current and historical events. The aim is to enhance students' understanding of such events and issues in the context of Singapore, as well as challenge students to think critically about choices and decision-making vis-à-vis the nation state.

Course Curriculum (Year 2)

Module NameCredit Units
Level 2.1 (18 hours per week)
Naval Architecture 14
Marine Design Drafting3
Strength of Materials4
Marine & Offshore Technology3
Integrated Project 34
Level 2.2 (20 hours per week)
Naval Architecture 24
Marine CAD3
Marine Production Technology4
Integrated Project 43
Marine Auxiliary Systems4
World Issues: A Singapore Perspective2

Level 3.1 & 3.2

Six-month Internship (Local/Overseas)

The Internship aims to provide practice-oriented training to equip students with the appropriate knowledge, management and communication skills imbued with the right values to work as technologists in marine production. Students will get the chance to understand the organization structure, company product and go through the work /production flow/project with company employees. Assessment of students’ performance and grades will be done by both industry supervisors and NP supervisors.

Integrated Real-world Project 5

The module will equip students with project design, planning and implementation knowledge through projects assigned through the modules. Students will apply their knowledge to solve a real problem related to the marine industry. The module takes students through the entire project cycle. Students carry out project work in groups. Performance of the students is assessed on a continuous basis. This module will also imbue in students a sense of civic consciousness in the context of engineering and sustainability. It will develop students’ competencies in sustainable development, raise their awareness of sustainability in the context of society and the environment, and appreciate the impact engineering solutions may have on the environment.

Marine & Offshore Design

This module aims to provide students with the theoretical and analytical knowledge in marine and offshore design. International conventions such as tonnage, load line assignment and roles of statutory bodies and classification societies will be introduced and discussed. The students will have an opportunity to apply naval architecture learnt in diploma level to work through the iterative marine & offshore design process. With hands-on real design tasks, students are required to complete one round of design spiral to realise the design process and have a real feeling of marine & offshore design work.

Marine Design Applications

This module aims to equip students with knowledge and skills of computer software applications in evaluating the marine design. Advanced marine design and simulation analysis software would also be used in the students’ design. Students will be required to ascertain their design feasibility and compliance with rules and regulations from International Maritime Organization and the classification societies.

Marine Propulsion Systems

This module aims to provide students with fundamental knowledge and understanding of marine propulsion systems, matching of engine and propeller, compressed air system for starting, steering gear systems, reliability concepts applied to machinery design, and marine pollution control. Dual fuel engine applications will be introduced on top of traditional diesel engine applications.

Offshore Engineering

The module aims to provide students with a broad overview of the offshore, oil and gas industry in the world. It covers engineering principles and operations, exploration and exploitation, processes and piping design relating to oil and gas recovery. Students will be exposed to the latest engineering concepts and practices in offshore design, construction and installation. Learning is enhanced through practical sessions on industrial standard software.

Project ID - Connecting the Dots (IS Module)

This module aims to prepare students for an increasingly globalized and interconnected world where problems are multi-faceted and require interdisciplinary research and collaboration to solve. Using a project-based learning approach, students will have the opportunity to work in a multi-disciplinary team to investigate and propose comprehensive recommendations for a pressing real-world problem affecting Singapore. They will be guided to step out of their disciplinary silos and effectively communicate and collaborate with peers from different backgrounds. Ultimately, the module seeks to develop independent learning skills and the ability to synthesize diverse strands of knowledge to solve a complex problem, while impressing on students the importance of being a responsible global citizen.

Course Curriculum (Year 3)

Module NameCredit Units
Level 3.1 (20 hours per week)
Offshore Engineering3
Marine & Offshore Design3
Marine Design Applications3
Marine Propulsion Systems4
Integrated Real-world Project 53
Project ID: Connecting the Dots4
Level 3.2 (20 hours per week)
Six-month Internship20
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Marine & Offshore Technology (N42)

For Students with ‘O’ Levels

Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2019 JAE
8 to 1​8

Planned Intake (2019​)

Entry Requirements


To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have the following GCE O-Level examination (or equivalent) results.

  • SubjectO-LEVEL GRADE
  • English Language1 - 7
  • Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)1 - 6
  • Science (with Physics, Chemistry or Biology component)
    or Biotechnology
    or Computing/Computer Studies
    or Design & Technology
    or Electronics/​Fundamentals of Electronics
    or Engineering Science
    or Physical Science
    1 - 6

You must also fulfil the aggregate computation requirements for the ELR2B2-C Aggregate Type listed here.

Candidates with hearing deficiency or severe vision deficiency should not apply for the course.







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