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Overview

Course Duration

2 years

Type of course

Full-time

Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Higher Nitec

You are fascinated by how gracefully the huge metal ships glide through the water. You want to ensure that these vessels operate smoothly and contribute to the robust maritime industry.

If these statements describe you, then take up the Higher Nitec in Marine Engineering course and learn how to inspect ship systems and machinery components, design and fabricate jigs and fixtures, align marine machinery and maintain marine control circuits. This course provides students with a broad-based skills and knowledge to perform defect diagnosis of marine systems, assist in executing, commissioning and testing activities, calibration and instrumentation work, quality control and assurance and inspection of ship systems and machinery components.

What you'll learn

  • Maintain marine control circuits
  • Install and repair marine machinery
  • Fabricate jigs and fixtures
  • Perform quality control and assurance
  • Inspect ship systems and machinery components

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)]

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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 for further academic advising.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Marine Engineering 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 Engineering 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 Engineering graduates are employed by the marine and offshore industry such as marine services contractors, marine equipment manufacturers and suppliers, marine fleet operators and the shipyards.  These graduates can provide services such as maintenance and repair of marine systems, assist in executing, commissioning and testing activities, calibration and instrumentation work, quality control and assurance, inspection of ship systems and machinery components. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Marine Supervisor (Mechanical) and Foreman (Mechanical).