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Course Duration

2 years 6 months

Type of course


Campus where course is offered

ITE College Central

Course Certification

Work-Study Diploma

Ever wonder what is the size of a ship engine and how much power can be generated? How does an engine as high as a four-storey building, churning out in excess of 100,000 horse power sound to you?

This diploma course prepares you for a professional career in the Marine & Offshore sector. Through the Engineering Design specialisation, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge in the design of ships and marine systems, while the Production (Repair & Maintenance) specialisation will equip you with skills and knowledge in the repair and maintenance of ships and various marine systems.


Is a good team player and is able to manage and work with different people in various levels in the organisation from different background, has initiative and troubleshooting skills with logical thinking. Trainees must be able to work long hours and must meet tight project deadlines.

Job Role:

Assistant Engineer assists project teams in different aspects of design and engineering activities of marine and offshore structures and teams in different aspects of the repair, conversion and building of marine and offshore structures, including the mechanical, structural, piping, electrical, heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and other marine systems.

He/She assists project teams in carrying out routine tasks in different aspects of the ship and offshore engineering design in compliance with the ship owners’ and manufacturers’ specifications, classification societies’ and statutory requirements, where applicable, using computer software to ensure that the needs of the clients, authorities, consultants at the different stages of the project are met.

His/her duties will require working on site and on board vessels to carry out supervision of production work in compliance with safety and quality standards, owners’ and manufacturers’ specifications, classification societies’ requirements, and organisational procedures, so that the project is successfully delivered safely and timely. 

Some of our partners:

Keppel FELS Limited   |   Keppel Shipyard Limited   |   Sembcorp Marine Integrated Yard Pte Ltd

Employers that wish to offer training places, please click HERE.

What you'll learn

  • Perform system design calculations
  • Perform project coordination and documentation
  • Compile design data from databases and existing designs
  • Verify engineering reports for marine operation procedures
  • Translate hand sketches and tracing drawings into technical drawings
  • Ensure compliance to shipyard’s health, safety and environment management practices
  • Perform engineering design calculations involving marine offshore structures, equipment and systems

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses:

    Nitec with GPA ≥ 2:

    • Aerospace Avionics
    • Aerospace Machining Technology
    • Aerospace Technology
    • Automotive Technology
    • Automotive Technology (Light Vehicles)
    • Automotive Technology (Heavy Vehicles)
    • Built Environment (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
    • Built Environment (Vertical Transportation)
    • Electrical Technology (Power & Control)
    • Electrical Technology (Lighting & Sound)
    • Facility Technology (Air-Conditioning & Refrigeration)
    • Facility Technology (Mechanical & Electrical Services)
    • Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)
    • Facility Technology (Vertical Transportation)
    • Fabrication Technology (Hull & Structures)
    • Fabrication Technology (Marine Pipe)
    • Laser & Tooling Technology
    • Mechatronics
    • Mechatronics & Robotics
    • Mechanical Technology
    • Medical Manufacturing Technology
    • Marine Technology
    • Marine Electrical Technology
    • Rapid Transit Technology
    • Welding

    Higher Nitec:

    • Automotive Engineering
    • Civil & Structural Engineering Design
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Engineering with Business
    • Facility Management
    • Facility Systems Design
    • Integrated Mechanical & Electrical Design
    • Marine Engineering
    • Marine & Offshore Technology
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Mechatronics Engineering
    • Offshore & Marine Engineering Design
    • Precision Engineering
    • Process Plant Design
    • Rapid Transit Engineering
    • Robotics & Smart Systems


    In-service employees with:

    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement
  2. Pass company screening and interview

Progression Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma graduates can apply to related full-time or part-time degree programmes in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) or Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), subject to the admission requirements of the university.

Work-Study Diploma in Marine & Offshore Engineering graduates can apply for the following degree programmes, subjected to the admission requirements of NTU.


Career Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma in Marine & Offshore Engineering graduates are employed by Ship Management Operations and Ship Building company. The job titles held by graduates include Assistant Engineer (Operations) and Assistant Engineer (Production).

There are excellent opportunities for career advancement to Engineer, Lead Engineer and Superintendent.