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Marine Engineering - BS

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 6 semesters
Cost ~ R35,000

The aim of the course is to afford the student the opportunity to obtain the National Diploma in Engineering: Mechanical which is accepted by maritime commerce and industry (Part A), as well as the SAMSA certificate of competency which will enable students to serve on vessels as certificated Engineer Officers (Part A & B).

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
Persons achieving this qualification will be able to, independently as well as under supervision, integrate analytical and practical engineering techniques and engineering knowledge to solve well-defined and open-ended engineering problems. They will also be able to select criteria to judge processes and outcomes. This qualification is intended for engineering practitioners in industry.


Career Opportunities

The course provide an opportunity for Marine Engineer Officers (or aspirant marine engineer officers) to obtain both a National Diploma and a STCW95 compliant certificate of competency.

Career opportunities also exist in the shore-based maritime industry, particularly for those persons who ultimately wish to terminate their sea-going employment.

Structural components

ISCED Categories

Maritime economy
Policy and governance
Logistics and shipping management
Marine and maritime law
Machinery and operators