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Course Information and Fees

ND: MARITIME STUDIES national diploma

MARITIME STUDIES

ND: (national diploma)

The aim of the course is to afford the student the opportunity to obtain the National Diploma in Maritime Studies which is accepted by maritime commerce and industry, as well as the SAMSA certificate of competency which will enable students to serve on vessels as certificated Deck Officers.

Purpose and Rationale of the qualification
The qualified person will have the requisite levels of theoretical knowledge, understanding and practical proficiency to establish a successful career in the shipping industry.

Career Opportunities
The course provide an opportunity for deck officers (or aspirant deck 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.


Admission requirements

Undergraduates

For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements

Postgraduates

For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Accreditation
The Deck Officer Certificate of Competency, Chief Mate Certificate of Competency, Master (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency, Engineering officer of the Watch, Second Engineer and Chief Engineer Courses are accredited by SAMSA.

Syllabus and fees

First Year



Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
30070 ZAR

Second Year



Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
4300 ZAR

Third Year



Semester 1 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
Semester 2 Only
Compulsory subject(s):
22400 ZAR
Requirements for sea-going officers

Deck Officer Certificate of Competency
Semester 1 + Semester 2 + 12 months unlimited sea-service + SAMSA Ancillaries + SAMSA Level 3 Assessment (Oral Examination)

Chief Mate Certificate of Competency
Deck Officer CoC + 12 months unlimited sea-service + SAMSA Ancillaries + SAMSA Level 3 Assessment (Oral Examination)

Master (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency
Chief Mate CoC + 12 months unlimited sea-service + SAMSA Ancillaries + SAMSA Level 3 Assessment (Oral Examination)


Experiential Learning
Students are required to complete a minimum of 12 months unlimited sea service aboard vessels greater than 500 gross tons, after successfully completing Semesters 1 and 2 (S1 & S2).

The Department of Maritime Studies may be able to assist in finding sea-going (experiential learning) opportunities, but cannot guarantee placement. During the sea-going period, students complete a complex on-board training programme and a cadet’s record book.


Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Three years, including 12 months of sea-going experiential learning

Course is offered on Granger Bay Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Admin office
Telephone: +27 21 440 5752 / 5780
Fax: N/A
Email: maritimeinfo@cput.ac.za

Contact: Ms Melanie Frieslich
Telephone: +27 21 440 5771
Fax: N/A
Email: frieslichm@cput.ac.za

Contact: Ms Theresa Williams
Telephone: +27 21 440 5755
Fax: +27 21 440 5759
Email: williamsth@cput.ac.za

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2018 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.

 

Disclaimer

This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.