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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

Are you interested in being a part of the marine and offshore industry, ensuring the successful launch of state of the art marine vessels and offshore platforms?

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, pipe and instrument drawings, welding procedure specifications, and test procedures
  • Perform preliminary design of pipe routing plan
  • Perform non-destructive tests on weld metals
  • Perform inspection on brazed joints, pre-welding and post-welding, and alignment of pumps
  • Assist in system testing and commissioning of marine auxiliary system and drilling system
  • Perform planning of work activities such as lifting, erection of supports for assembly works, manpower deployment and work schedule
  • Perform supervision on fabrication and welding
  • Perform quality control checks of welding, painting and blasting, insulation, machinery and electrical installations

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.

Students will be required to purchase a Laptop for the course. This is in addition to the course fees. Financial assistance is available to eligible students under ITE Opportunity Fund subject to terms and conditions. For more details on the minimum laptop specifications, 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 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

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

Higher Nitec in Marine & Offshore Technology graduates with a GPA of 2.0 and above may also 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.

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.