Course Details Anchor Navigation


Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Are you interested to be part of the Marine industry, and ensure the smooth sailing of ships, vessels and offshore structures?

You will learn how to provide technical support and supervise fabrication, repair and refurbishment activities of all types of vessels and offshore structures in the marine and offshore industry.

What you'll learn

  • Interpret general arrangement drawings
  • Interpret specifications and test procedures
  • Perform non-destructive tests
  • Perform quality control checks
  • Involve in testing and commissioning works
  • Plan work schedule and resources   

Entry Requirements

GCE 'O' level grades in English Language, Mathematics and 1 approved subject:

  • Grade 1-8 in English Language
  • Grade 1-7 in Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)
  • Grade 1-8 in an approved subject: [Biology / Biotechnology / Chemistry / Combined Science / Computing / Computer Studies / Design & Technology / Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics / Human & Social Biology / Integrated Science / Physics / Engineering Science / Science (Chemistry, Biology) / Science (Physics, Biology) / Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science / Science (Physics, Biology, Chemistry)]


Nitec GPA:
For more details on minimum entry requirements for Nitec graduates, please click here.

Successful students will be required to purchase a Laptop which will cost about $500 - $1,500 for the 2-year course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available for eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details of the specifications for the device, please click here.


Occupation Traits and Functional Ability Requirements

Nature of Work

Functional Abilities

Marine Supervisors (Mechanical) / Foremen (Mechanical) lead and supervise work teams in the repair and service of marine and offshore vessels and equipment.

communication skills, interpersonal skills

They need to ensure that all service and repair work is carried out in accordance to specified standards, within the scheduled timeframe and in a safe manner.

ability to work long hours and under time constraints

They must be familiar with all the associated repair and service work processes and safe work procedures so that their subordinates can be effectively instructed and supervised.

finger dexterity, physical mobility,sensory (hearing & visual) ability, attentive.

This course is less suitable for students who do not possess the functional abilities indicated. If in doubt, please consult your school career guidance officer or visit ITE College Central for further academic advising.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Marine & Offshore Technology graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics. For more details on diploma courses for progression, please refer to the Joint Polytechnic Admissions website.

Higher Nitec in Marine & Offshore Technology graduates with a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and above together with 2 years of relevant work experience may also apply for progression to a related Technical Engineer Diploma course at ITE. For more details, please click here.

Career Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Marine & Offshore Technology graduates are employed by shipyards, and other supporting companies which provide services relating to repair, fabrication, refurbishment activities of all types of vessels, offshore structures in the marine and offshore industry. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Assistant Supervisor, Trainee Supervisor, Assistant Marine Supervisor and Foreman.