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Course Duration

2 years

Type of course


Campus where course is offered


Course Certification


Perform welding, plasma-arc cutting, and develop and assemble plates and pipes.

Join this course and gain knowledge on tack welding, fabricating and assembling of pipes, plates and rolled sections, heatline bending of pipes and preparing schematic drawings using CAD commands.

Apply your knowledge and gain real-life (on-the-job) training at production facilities within shipyards.


What you'll learn

  • Interpret pipework drawings
  • Develop pattern layouts  
  • Perform brazing and welding works
  • Produce piping system drawings  
  • Perform hot and cold bending
  • Perform tests on pipeline systems and spools
  • Perform tack welding in all positions  

Entry Requirements

Completed GCE ‘N’ or ‘O’ Level

Progression Opportunities

Nitec in Fabrication Technology (Marine Pipe) graduates with a minimum GPA of 2.0 may apply for progression to the following Work-Study Diploma courses at ITE:

Nitec in Fabrication Technology (Marine Pipe)graduates with good results may apply for progression to the first year of a related diploma course at the Polytechnics.

Nitec  in Fabrication Technology (Marine Pipe)with a GPA of 2.3 and above may also apply for progression to related Higher Nitec  courses offered by ITE.  


For general queries on the course, please email Mr Abdul Rahmat at

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Career Opportunities

Graduates from Nitec in Fabrication Technology (Hull & Structures) course can look forward to employment opportunities in the marine and offshore industry. Some of the job titles held by graduates include Pipe Fabricator and Technical Associate.

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to supervisory positions and beyond. This challenge is for trainees to upgrade their technical skills and knowledge by taking up higher-level courses.