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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.


  1. Work well with others in a team environment
  2. Able to manage and work with different people in various levels in the organisation from different background
  3. Able to articulate and discuss ideas, thoughts and information effectively to achieve common outcomes
  4. Able to understand and co-relate information from multiple disciplines to synthesise knowledge and insights, as well as guide decisions
  5. Able to work long hours and must meet tight project deadlines.

Job Role:

Assistant Design Engineer is one who assists project teams in different aspects of design and engineering activities of marine and offshore structures. He/She assists project teams by 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.

Some of our partners:

Seatrium (SG) Pte Ltd

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What you'll learn

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

Entry Requirements

Applicants must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

  1. ITE graduates from any one of the following courses + pass company screening & interview;

    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 Systems Design
    • Facility Management
    • 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
  2. OR

  3. In-service employees+ with:
    • Equivalent qualifications such as Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN) Level 5 and above
    • Relevant work experience
    • Strong employer endorsement

+In-service employee may be invited for an admission interview

Career Opportunities

Work-Study Diploma in Marine & Offshore Engineering graduates are employed by ship management operations and ship building company. The job title held by graduates is Assistant Design Engineer and Assistant Engineer.

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

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