Diploma in Shipping and Maritime Operations

July 8, 2021

Course Description:

The 12-month syllabus of Diploma in Maritime Studies: Shipping and Maritime Operations (Deck) is designed to develop knowledge, skills, competencies and attitudes necessary for a career in the Merchant Navy as a Deck Officer and to prepare them to perform the duties of an Officer in charge of a Navigational watch (OICNW) safely and effectively, on board ships of unlimited voyages.

The programme is pending accreditation by National Qualifications Authority (NQA) and UAE Federal Maritime Authority (FMA).

In-depth training will be imparted in specialized fields of shipping like:

  • Terrestrial and Celestial Navigation;
  • Bridge Equipment, Watch keeping, Meteorology and Oceanography;
  • Chart work;
  • Cargo Handling, Stowage and Seamanship;
  • Ship Construction, Ship Stability, MARPOL & Marine Engineering Knowledge.
  • English and Human factors
  • Teamwork, leadership, positive attitude and interpersonal relationships
  • Maritime Commerce
  • Ship manoeuvring

The Syllabus includes theoretical and practical aspects of subjects like Applied Mathematics, Applied Sciences and Computers.

A student graduate of the Diploma in Maritime Studies: Shipping and Maritime Operations (Deck), who has successfully completed the approved shipboard training programme will be eligible to enroll for the Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch on Board Ships (OICNW of 500GT or more) programme and upon passing the written and Oral Examination at UAE Federal Maritime Authority (FMA) successfully be issued a Certificate of Competency (COC) for same.

Course Details

Duration: 12-month

Pending Accreditation by National Qualifications Authority (NQA) and UAE Federal Maritime Authority (FMA).

Entry Requirements:

  1.  General Secondary Certificate / Secondary School Diploma Certificate (Grade 12) in Science/Math Streams – with overall grade of at least 60%.
  2.  Medically and physically fitness certificate
  3.  A valid English language proficiency certificate with a minimum score of either 1100 EmSAT, 5 IELTS, 500 TOEFL (PBT), 61 TOEFL (IBT), or 173 TOEFL (CBT).