Diploma in Engineering (Marine) (DEMOT)

Offered by School of Engineering

Part-time Diploma / 2.5 years / TGS-2023019791

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Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Entry Requirements
Course Fees

Course Information

A significant percentage of world commerce relies on ships to drive economy forward. To ensure that these vessels operate effectively, and to safeguard the lives on board as well as to protect the environment in which they navigate, the demand for skilled marine engineers has never been greater.

Learning Outcomes

Explore and navigate marine hydrostatics, and engineering principles and operations of offshore drilling and offshore structures. Acquire relevant skills for the design development of a marine platform, and fundamental knowledge of the principles of Fluid Mechanics while gaining the latest on concepts and best practices.


Course Date: 15 Apr 2024
Application Period: 2 Jan – 15 Feb 2024
Class Day(s): Tues, Wed, Fri
Time: 6.30pm to 10pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom, Synchronous eLearning, Asynchronous eLearning
Venue: Ngee Ann Polytechnic/Online

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

Certificate in Naval Architecture (TGS-2023019793)
Fundamentals of Naval Architecture Analysis
Introduces the important branches of Naval Architecture and basic principles relating to shipbuilding, including basic ship terminology and ship geometry.
Fundamentals of Hydrostatics
Aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding and application of marine hydrostatics. Also covers stability issues in launching, tonnage measurement and load line.
Marine Design *
Provides an overview of the ship and marine design process through the application of the 2-D and 3- D Computer-Aided Design concepts and processes. *Module exemption available under Recognition of Prior Learning.
Certificate in Marine Offshore Systems (TGS-2023019794)
Marine Engineering Systems
Provides an understanding of marine engineering systems such as marine propulsion and auxiliary systems and learn how they are applied in common marine system design and operations.
Offshore Production Technology
Provides a broad overview and the latest developments in the offshore oil and gas industry. Covers engineering fundamentals in offshore production technology such as working principles of topside production, subsea modules and offshore oilfield layout.
Offshore Drilling and Structures
Provides engineering principles in the operations of offshore structures and vessels for oil & gas drilling and offshore renewable energy industry. You will be exposed to the latest engineering concepts and practices in the oil & gas industry and offshore renewable energy industry.
Certificate in Marine Production Management (TGS-2023019795)
Engineering Materials
Provides fundamental knowledge of common engineering materials and metal structures and how they affect the properties and performances of engineering materials.
Marine Production Technology
Provides knowledge on processes and operations found in shipbuilding, ship repair and conversion in typical marine production yards.
Marine Project Management
Introduces fundamental concepts of successful marine project management such as scheduling, resource planning, management and use of software to plan, organize and control typical marine projects.
Certificate in Mechanics (TGS-2023019796)
Engineering Mechanics
Equips you with the skills to analyze the forces acting on rigid bodies by drawing free-body diagrams and applying the conditions of equilibrium, as well as analyzing problems of rigid bodies in motion.
Strength of Materials
Introduces foundational knowledge of strength of materials including stress analysis and interpretation of practical design criteria.
Mechanics of Machines
Provides the application of theories and laws covered, into practical engineering applications through laboratory sessions to give you a good understanding of the practical aspects of stress analysis and machine systems.
Certificate in Thermofluid Engineering (TGS-2023019792)
Fluid Mechanics
Provides understanding of the fundamental principles of Fluid Mechanics. Includes laboratory practicals that use visualisation and experimentation.
Introduces the different forms of energy and various processes by which energy is transformed from one form to another. Focuses on applications of basic thermodynamic principles to actual engineering problems.
Piping Design
Equips you with the basic knowledge in all major topics to the detailed engineering/layout of piping system, mechanical design, hydraulic design and basic stress analysis of process piping system.


1 Diploma
5 Certificates
15 Modules


You are required to complete 5 modular certificates within 5-year validity period to be awarded the Diploma qualification.

Entry Requirements

Applicants with any of the following qualifications are invited to apply for the course:

The following GCE ‘O’ Level grades and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience:
– English Language (Grade 1-7)
– Mathematics (Grade 1-6)
– Science (Grade 1-6)

OR NITEC with GPA >= 3.5
OR NITEC with GPA >= 3.0 and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience

OR Higher NITEC with GPA >= 2.0
OR Higher NITEC with GPA >= 1.5 and with at least 1 year of relevant work experience

OR NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >= 3.5 and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience
OR Higher NITEC in Technology or Services with GPA >=2.0 and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience

OR relevant Advanced WSQ Certificate (or higher) and Level 6 WSQ Workplace Literacy SOA and Workplace Numeracy SOA and with at least 1 year of relevant working experience

OR applicants with at least 2 years of relevant working experience may apply for the course

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
Applicants who do not meet the entry requirements may be considered for admission to the course based on supporting evidence of competency readiness. Suitable applicants who are shortlisted may have to go through an interview and/or entrance test. The Polytechnic reserves the right to shortlist and admit applicants.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 16 Oct 2017 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMCs) are bite-sized part-time courses for individuals to acquire new skills or deepen relevant skills, without the need to pursue a full diploma. Refer here for course fees for SBMCs.

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024, as such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course fee$18835.20
Singapore Citizen Aged 40 & Above$1883.50
PR Sponsored by SME$1961.30
Singapore Citizen Sponsored by SME$1961.30
Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$2825.30
Singapore PR$7534.10
Long-Term Visit Pass Plus$18835.20