SINGAPORE

 

AUTHORITY RESPONSIBLE FOR MARITIME EDUCATION / TRAINING AND ISSUE OF CERTIFICATES

 

MARITIME AND PORT AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE

460, Alexandra Road # 21-00 PSA Building, Singapore 119963

Telephone : (65) 3756205

Facsimile    :   (65) 3756205                

Email: shipping@mpa.gov.sg      

 

MARITIME EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 

SINGAPORE MARITIME ACADEMY (Government)

c/o Singapore Polytechnic, 500 Dover Road, Singapore 139651

 

Department and Number of students

-         Maritime Navigation: 600

-         Marine Engineering: 600

-         Research and Development

-         Shipping Business

-         Total: 1,300

 

A.  INSTRUCTOR

 

NO

NUMBER

QUALIFICATION

1.

13

Various

 

B.  ACADEMIC STAFF

 

NO

NUMBER

QUALIFICATION

REMARK

1.

27

Master Mariner

 

2.

25

Chief Engineer

 

3.

4

Degrees/PHP

 

Note: About 10% of the Master Mariners and Chief Engineers have additional degree qualifications

 

C.  TRAINING AND FACILITIES EQUIPMENT

 

P      Full mission ship maneuvering / bridge simulator                          

P      Radar and ARPA simulator            

P      Liquid cargo simulator                    

P      GMDSS simulator                                                                     

P      CBT / computer laboratoy             

P      Engine room simulator                    

P      Language laboratory                                                                  

P      Navigational electronic laboratory / simulator                              

P      Cargo handling laboratory              

P      Marine engineering laboratory        

P      Boiler simulator / laboratory                                                       

P      Electric and electronic laboratory                                               

P      Automatic control system laboratory                                          

P      Engine workshop                                                                       

P      Fire fighting laboratory                   

P      Sea survival laboratory                   

P      Medical first aid / care laboratory                                               

P      Tanker operation laboratory                                                       

P      Diesel engine                                                                                 

P      Turbine engine                                                                           

P      Boat and launcing platform             

P      Welding and cutting                                                                   

P      Survival center

P      Training vessel

P      Medical aid                                                                               

 

D.  COURSES AND COMPREHENSIVENESS OF THE CURRICULUM  

 

      i.          Courses for Certificates of Competence

 

Course

Duration

Graduated per annum

IMO model Course Applied or other

Master / Chief Mate

1year

100

Yes

OOW * for deck

3 ½ years

100

Yes

Chief Engine

1 year

100

Yes

OOW for engine

3 years

100

Yes

Rating for deck

Nil

-

-

Rating for engine

Nil

-

-

* OOW = Officer of watchkeeping

 

      ii.         Safety

 

Courses

Duration (d) *

Graduates per year

IMO model course applied or other

Seafarers familiarization

     

Basic Safety Training

5 days

300

Yes

Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue boat

5 days

300

Yes

Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat

2 days

300

Yes

GOC for GMDSS

21 days

300

Yes

ROC for GMDSS

14 days

300

Yes

Advanced Fire Fighting

5 days

300

Yes

Proficiency in Medical First Aid

5 days

300

Yes

Medical Care onboard

5 days

300

Yes

Radar and ARPA

5 days

300

Yes

Other

     

*d = days

 

      iii.  Special Safety Training

 

P      Basic Safety                                                                                                          

P      Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats                                           

P      Proficiency in Fast Rescue Boat                                                                 

P      Advance fire fighting                                                                                  

P      Medical first Aid                                                                                        

P      Medical care                                                                                             

P      Tanker familiarization                                                                                 

P      Oil tanker training                                                                                      

P      Chemical Tanker training                                                                            

P      Liquefied GAS Tanker Training      

P      Passenger / Ro-Ro Passenger  familiarization                                              

P       Crowd management system                                                                      

P      Crisis management and human behaviour training                                        

P      Passenger safety training                                                                            

P      Passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity training                               

P      Radar and ARPA Simulator  training                                                          

P      Bridge team work training              

P      General operator for GMDSS training                                                        

P      Restricted operator for GMDSS training                                                    

P      Others                                                                                                       

 

iv.  Entry Requirements

            Age: 16+    Fitness: Yes      Native Language: International/English          

 

      v.   Course Delivery (Aims and Learning Objectives accord with STCW)

 

Methods

Deck Rating

OOW for Deck

Chief Mate

Master

Engine room rating

OOW for Engine

2nd

Engineer

Chief Engineer

Lectures

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Tutorial

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Workshops or labs

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

Simulators

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

CAL *

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

OTIS **

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Yes

Yes

Yes

* CAL  = Computer Assisted Learning

* OTIS = Onboard Training In Service

 

vi.    Compatibility of Syllabus of the Knowledge, Understanding and Competency to

      the STCW 78 / 95

 

P      Deck Watchkeeper / Chief Mate / Master

 

Functional compliance
with STCW requirements

Deck Watchkeeper

Chief mater / Master

Navigation’s

V

V

Cargo handling and stowage

V

V

Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons

V

V

 

PEngineer Watchkeeper / 2nd Engineer / Chief Engineer

 

Functional compliance
with STCW requirements

Engineer watchkeeper

2nd / chief engineer

Marine Engineering

V

V

Electrical. Electronic & control engineering

V

V

Maintenance & repair

V

V

Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons

V

V

 

P            Compliance with STCW Requirements for Special Courses and Mandatory Short Courses

 

Tanker Familiarization                                             v

Oil tanker operation                                                v

Chemical tanker operation                                       v

Liquid Gas Tanker Operation                                  v

Ro-Ro  passenger ships                                           v

Basic Safety Training                                               v

Elementary First Aid                                                v

Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue boat             v

Fast Rescue Boats                                                  v

Advanced fire fighting                                              v

Proficiency in medical first aid                                  v

Persons in charge of medical care on board             v

 

PCompliance with STCW Requirement for the GMDSS Radio Operators

-         Radio communication at operational level

 

P      Compliance with STCW Requirements for the Rating Forming Part of Navigational / Engine Room Watch

-     Navigation / Marine Engineering

 

P      Assessment criteria and procedures

                        -     National standard approved by the education authority                                        

-         National standard approved by the maritime safety administration                        

-         Examination conducted by the maritime institution and approved by the authority

 

P      Method Paper 

-         Paper Test

-         Practical Assessment

-         Assignment

-         Aural& Oral Test

-         Simulator

 

P      Frequency of Paper Test

                        -           Each semester      

 

P      Provision for courses evaluation

-     Evaluation criteria available

                        -     Frequency: Every semester

 

P      Examination System on board training arrangement

-     Authority Maritime Safety administration / Special approved by authority

            -     Programs are approve by the institutions

-         Training conducted by the institutions and shipping companies

-         Training record books (TRB) have to be approved by the authority

-         Type of TRB : National TRB

-          The monitoring is conducted by the institutions and shipping companies.

 

E.   COURSES TYPE AND VARIETY

 

            i.          Levels of Maritime Institutions: College/Academy

            ii.         Types of Courses Offered:

-         Short Course

-         Special Course

-         Course for diploma at a middle level of the education and training

-         Courses for diploma at a high level of the education and training

 

F.   QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE OF TRAINER / INSTRUCTORS AND EXAMINERS

 

      i.          Academic Background ( percentage of the whole academic staff )

 

P      Doctor degree: less than 10 % 

P      Master degree: less than 20%

P      Bachelor degree: less than 30%

 

      ii.         Maritime qualification

 

P      Levels of certificates of competence

      -     Master: over 30 %             

                        -     Chief mate: over 30 %                   

                        -     Chief Engineer: over 30 % 

                        -     Second Engineer: less than 30 %    

 

P      Sea Experience

-                     4 years

 

G.  QUALITY STANDARD SYSTEM

     

      i.    Certificate Issuing Procedure: ISO system

 

      ii.   Conduct of Eternal evaluation for Quality Standards System

 

P                  Conducted by Maritime authority or approved agency every two years.

 

      iii.  Issue of Certificates (unlimited certificate only)

 

      iv.  Issue of Special Certificates or Endorsements

 

Issue of certificates

Master

Chief Mate

Deck OOW

Chief Engineer

Engineer OOW

Ratings for deck

Ratings for Engine

Issue of a diploma on the middle level of education

   

V

 

V

   

Issue of a diploma on the high level of education

 

V

 

V

     

Passing of oral examinations

V

V

V

V

V

   

Minimum sea service

48

24

12

48

6

   

Completion of training record book

   

Yes

 

Yes

   

Completion of mandatory short courses

   

Yes

 

Yes

   

Note :   1)   OOW = Officer of Watchkeeping

 

H.  ISSUE OF SPECIAL CERTIFICATES, OR ENDORSEMENTS

 

Training course

Issue certificate or endorsements

Approved training

Authority training

Recognized examinations

Oral examinations

Familiarization and Basic Safety

V

V

V

V

 

Radar and ARPA

V

V

V

V

 

Proficiency in Survival craft and rescue boats

V

V

V

V

 

Advanced fire fighting

V

V

V

   

Proficiency in medical first aid

V

V

V

 

V

Medical care on board

V

V

V

 

V

Safe operation tanker

V

V

V

   

Chemical tanker safety

V

V

V

   

Gas Tanker Safety

V

V

V

   

Ro-Ro Passenger ships

V

V

V