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CoC Class 1 and 2 Deck Officer

CoC Class 1 & 2 Deck Officer
COURSE AIMS The Combined Class 1 & 2 (Deck Officers) course will lead to the issue of Class 1 & 2 Certificate of Competency (CoC), issued by the Maritime & Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore, upon successful completion of written examinations at SMA and oral examinations at MPA.
RECOGNITION Courses meet the requirements of STCW Convention of IMO.

Admission for April 2018 batch will commence from 1st November 2017.

Admission for October 2018 batch will commence from 1st May 2018. 

Priority will be given to ex-COC3/DNS students and Singapore Citizens/PRs.

Please check this page for the next update.

Click here to download the application form.


Two intake in a year - April and October



Please check with Mdm Eyvonne at Email: before sending any admission form.


Administrative Fee: $50 + 7% GST for Registration

Tution Fee:

For 2018 -  *S$11,110 (includes 7% GST)


Payable on approval of Student Pass by Immigration and Checkpoint Authority(ICA)).

The information for approval of Student Pass is given below in 'Visa Requirements'

Payment is done in two stages:

Stage I
a. Fill the application form and attach a copy of the MPA Letter of Eligibility with one recent  passport size photograph
b. Submit a non-refundable & non transferrable registration fees of S$53.50 (Dollars Fifty Three and Cents Fifty Only).  
   This bank draft or a Singapore bank cheque should be made in favour of SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC.
Stage 2:
c. You are required to send a bank draft or a Singapore bank cheque, payable to SINGAPORE POLYTECHNIC, for course fees of S$11,110.00 * (Eleven Thousand One Hundred and Ten Only).

d. Name, passport number & course applied for has to be written on the back of the bank draft.  Please send draft to:

e. Payment for Stage 2 should reach  us before 13th March 2018.

f. On or after 13th March 2018, SMA will send you the SOLAR ID for student visa application.  It is COMPLUSORY for you to apply a student pass on line at the ICA (Immigration) website.  ICA  may not approve entry of candidates with tourist visa for study purpose.

The course fee covers the main course, written examinations and the 'Navigation Control Course'.

Candidates need to pay for following other mandatory courses:
1. Shipboard Training & Assessment Course
2. Medical Care On-board
3. Advanced Fire-Fighting**

4. ECDIS Course

5. BRM (Management Level) and Leadership and Team-working skill.

Course Fee as per SMA STCW Short course schedule

* Singapore Dollar 
**All candidates who completed this course at CoC Class 3/2 Deck will be exempted. 


Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to Singapore Maritime Academy (SMA) via email to

For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

· 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
· Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
· On or after date of commencement - No refund
* Unless otherwise stated in the course webpage

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

APPLICATION FORM Click Here To Download
EXAMINATIONS & FEES To be conducted at Integrated Simulation Centre and Shipping Division, MPA.
Class 1 (Simulator & Oral) S$300.00
Class 2 (Simulator & Oral) S$250.00
Class 1 and 2 (Oral only) S$175.00

Candidates must successfully complete the following modules at SMA:

MA2020 Navigation
MA2022 Ship Handling & Simulator
MA2023 Marine Plant & Propulsion
MA2024 Cargo work
MA2026 Maritime Law & Personnel Management
MA2027 Meteorology
MA2028 Compass
MA2029 Ship Stability
MA2030 Ship Construction
Sea Service Requirements
36 months from Class 3 or watch keeping level to Class 1; or 12 months from Class 3 to Class 2 and 24 months thereafter; or 12 months after Class 2, if sailed as chief officer immediately after Class 2, otherwise sea service is pro-rated.
For confirmation on sea-service, candidates are advised to write to: 
Director of Marine
Shipping Division
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
460 Alexandra Road, #21-00 PSA Building
Singapore 119963
Fax: (65) 63756231
Application forms for the course can also be obtained from "Forms" listed under "Admission". Applicants need to forward a copy of passport, and return address together with the application. 
All original certificates (including short courses) and sea service records must be produced during enrolment for verification. 
Step 1: 

Student submits completed application form together with Administrative fees.

Step 2:

About 2 to 3 months prior to commencement of the course, SMA will apply for Student Pass at ICA website to generate a SOLAR (Student's Pass On-line Application & Registration) number. 

Step 3:

This SOLAR number and accompanying instructions from ICA website will be forwarded to the student via email by SMA. 

Step 4:

The student must complete the remaining procedure as per ICA guideline via

Step 5:

SMA will verify if the above step has been completed and Student Pass has been cleared by ICA. 

Admission to this course is subject to candidates obtaining a 'Student Pass' by 'Immigration and Checkpoint Authority' (ICA) of Singapore. 

Following the instruction from SMA and ICA, it is not necessary for applicants to apply for entry permit from the Singapore High Commission or Embassy in your country. 
The Singapore Polytechnic does not maintain hostel facilities. Private apartments are available in the vicinity of the campus and rooms are rented out at approx. S$400 a month twin-sharing. Daily expenses are estimated to be about S$10.00 per day

Candidates are required to take up the insurance during their stay in Singapore. Estimated Cost: S$50.


SMA will assist in visa application for candidates' spouse and children upon submission of air ticket and medical insurance for spouse & children.

For General Enquiries:

For any clarification or enquiry please contact Capt. Satinder Singh Virdi via Email -