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CoC Class 1 Marine Engineer Officer (Orals)

CoC Class 1 Marine Engineer Officer (Orals)

After obtaining Class 2 Engineer CoC, marine engineers sail as 3rd or 2nd Engineer for a period of 18 months. Some may sail even as 4th Engineer, mostly doing operations level work. To take on the responsibility at management level requires changing their mindset to think as a manager, make risk based decisions, build confidence to lead ship staff and update their knowledge. Class1 CoC Orals preparatory course has been developed in close cooperation of MPA, the CoC issuing authority, and the maritime Industry.


This course will prepare a candidate for COC Class1 orals exams and develop competence to take on the responsibility of a Chief Engineer of a ship in accordance with STCW 95 Convention.


SUITABLE FOR 2nd, 3rd or 4th Engineer who are willing to take on the responsibility at "management level".
  • Class 2 Engineer Singapore CoC & attended the combined CoC Class 1 & 2 course.
  • Approved sea-going service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000kW propulsion power or more.
  • Eligible to appear for Class1 COC orals conducted by MPA

Candidates are advised to apply for the letter of eligibility online(MPA Website E-Services Page) from the link below:

Click here to apply for Letter of Eligibility

  1. Marine Engineering at Management Level
  2. Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering at the Management Level
  3. Maintenance and Repair at the Management level
  4. Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care for Persons Onboard at the Management Level
  5. Monitor and control compliance with legislative requirements

Learning methodology- Guided Self Study
Unlike conventional full time instructor led courses, e.g. Class 1 & 2 COC which are run with class size of 40 students from 8AM to 5PM, COC Class 1 orals preparatory course for engineers has class size of minimum 6 and maximum 8 students. In order to keep the course fee viable for at least 6 participants the course is basically self study.

This "Guided self study course" makes extensive use of multimedia, case studies, problem solving discussions and notes.

This Guided self study course makes extensive use of multimedia, case studies, problem solving discussions and notes. A learning guide is provided to each candidate, which guides him through the course content in a systematic way. Lecturers are available to clarify any doubts at the end of the day. Students are responsible for their own learning.

By self study, a student acquires skills to search for information and understand the issues as expected from a Chief engineer. Students are advised to study and revise their COC Class 1&2 course notes (fundamentals) before signing up for Class 1 orals preparatory course.


Intakes (2017)

6th Feb, 3rd Apr, 5th Jun, 7th Aug, 2nd Oct 2017

Intakes (2018)

2nd Jan, 5th Mar, 7th May, 2nd Jul, 3rd Sep, 5th Nov 2018

DURATION 4 weeks
COURSE FEES S$1735 + 7% GST = SGD $1856.45 (Singapore Dollars)
VENUE Singapore Maritime Academy, T1A64

Assessment Fees
Assessment of Sea Service
Visa Requirements

Candidates will be assessed by MPA.
Oral Exam Fees : S$175

If overseas Students intend to bring their family along to Singapore, they must obtain overseas travel and medical insurance for their family through their travel agent before they depart for Singapore or obtain from NTUC in Singapore.

Upon payment of course fees, Singapore Polytechnic will issue a SOLAR ID for 3 month visa.
Visa extension is subject to Immigration s approval.

  1.    All applications must be made via Online Registration at 

Please note that one the maximum class size is reached. The online registration will be closed.

Course fees can be paid by the following payment modes:

a)    For e-payment using Visa/Master cards, please click on the 'Make ePayment' button on the acknowledgement page to proceed.

b)    For NETS payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
Blk T1A, Level 1
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Sat: 8:30am to 12:00pm

c)    For Cash payment, you can pay at:

Singapore Polytechnic
Finance Department
Admin Building, Level 2
Mon-Fri: 8:30am to 5:00pm

d)    Cheques should be made payable to Singapore Polytechnic. Please cross the cheque and write the Registration Reference ID, Applicant Name and NRIC/FIN number on the back of the cheque. Mail the cheque to:

ATTN: Manager (CET Programmes)
Singapore Polytechnic
PACE Academy
500 Dover Road
Blk T1A, Level 1
Singapore 139651
Please note that an administrative charge of $15 will be imposed for any returned cheques from the bank or financial institution.

2.    All successful applicants will be notified with a letter of confirmation via email.

3.    Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy 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
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.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

Enquiry on the course content, please email Mr. S Premanathan at

TERMS & CONDITIONS Click Here for Terms and Conditions
Accomodation Singapore Polytechnic does not maintain hostel facilities.
Private apartments are available in the vicinity of the campus and rooms are rented out
at about S$400.00 per month based on twin-sharing.
Daily expenses are estimated at about S$10.00 per day.
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Course In Charge

Mr. S Premanathan
Senior Lecturer
Phone: + 65 6772 1773