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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

Interested to be part of a team that designs ships that can carry out its tasks efficiently and economically?

Play an important role in the marine and offshore industry through this course, as you will learn to design and prepare working drawings for offshore and marine structures, accommodation facilities, and marine electrical and control systems.

What you'll learn

  • Perform structural drafting and design
  • Perform piping system drafting and design
  • Perform electrical system drafting and design
  • Perform accommodation drafting and design
  • Perform life savings and firefighting appliances drafting and design
  • Perform instrumentations and telecommunication drafting and design
  • Perform HVAC system drafting and design
  • Perform project coordination and documentation

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)]

or

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.

Progression Opportunities

Higher Nitec in Offshore & Marine Engineering Design graduates may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:


Higher Nitec in Offshore & Marine Engineering Design 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 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design 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 Offshore & Marine Engineering Design graduates are employed by shipyards and other supporting companies which design and provide services on the repair, fabrication, refurbishment of all types of vessels, offshore structures in the marine and offshore industry. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Offshore & Marine Engineering CADD Specialist, Offshore & Marine Engineering Assistant Designer and Offshore & Marine Structure Draughtsman.