Bachelor of Science in Maritime Studies SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programme

Single Degree

The programme focuses primarily on tertiary education in shipping, business, management, and maritime science and technology, to build up the expertise of the local shipping industry as well as working towards establishing Singapore as a Centre of Excellence for shipping business, research and development.

The Maritime Studies progamme focuses primarily on shipping business and management. The programme structure is designed to equip our graduates to excel as professionals in shipping and maritime related sectors. The programme structure is flexible and broad-based. Students will complete one semester in the third year of their studies at our overseas partner university. The curriculum also includes Professional Internship to fully prepare students to enter the workforce.

SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes (WSDeg): ENHANCING STUDENTS' JOB-READINESS

The Committee on the Future Economy has recommended the introduction of new modalities of education and training at the Institutes of Higher Learning as there are tangible benefits for students to be exposed to on-the-job training (OJT). SkillsFuture Work-Study Degree Programmes (WSDeg) are purposed to enhance students’ readiness for the workplace after graduation by integrating institution-based learning with structured OJT in partnership with employers. Students benefit from greater exposure to the professional work environment, allowing them to learn on the job, acquire and deepen jobskills, and cultivate an understanding of real-world practices through multiple internships, culminating in an industry-sponsored WSDeg Final Year Project (FYP).


  • 4-years direct honours degree programme
  • Only Maritime Business-Related degree programme in Singapore
  • Students can opt to do Specialisation in International Trading

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level

  • Pass in H1 Level Mathematics/'O' level Additional Mathematics or equivalent, and
  • Pass in H1 Level/'O' level Science subject

 Polytechnic Diploma

  • A diploma from one of the local polytechnics,
  • Relevant diplomas may be exempted from selected courses,
  • For a list of acceptable local diplomas, please refer here.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Pass in Standard Level Mathematics, and
  • Pass in Standard Level Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics

International & Other Qualifications

  • Pass in Junior High School Level Additional Mathematics, and
  • Pass in Junior High School Level Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics/ Science

 NUS High School Diploma

  • Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics, and
  • Overall CAP of 2.0 in Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics


International Students

International students must have completed at least 12 years of general education, or will be taking Year 12 national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission. In addition to fulfilling the minimum entry requirements, applicants must also satisfy the minimum subject requirements. For further details, please refer here.


Admission matters are handled by the Office of Admissions. For further information and enquiry, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Students with outstanding Singapore GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) and NUS High School Diploma results may be eligible for exemptions from the first-year Math course.

Students with outstanding Poly Diploma results may be eligible for exemptions from some of the first &/or second year courses.

Course Exemption for Students Admitted in MS & MSB from AY 2021-22 and Thereafter


The WSDeg comprise approximately 54 weeks of OJT and industry-sponsored FYP integrated into the 4-year undergraduate curriculum. The OJT components include:

  • Work Term 1: PA (10 weeks in Year 2 Special Semester from May to Jul; 5AU)
  • Work Term 2: PI (20 weeks in Year 3, Semester 2 from Jan to May; 10AU)
  • Work Term 3: PA (11 weeks in Year 3 Special Semester from May to Jul; 5AU)
  • Work Term 4: PA Winter (5 weeks in Year 4 Winter from Dec to Jan; 3AU)
  • WSDeg Final Year Project (FYP): (40 weeks in Year 4 Semester 1 & 2, minimum 8 hours/week; 8AU)



  1. Block 1 & 2: These Discovery/Exploratory blocks allow students to develop foundational skillsets and fundamental industry insights before commitment to a focused job role/function. Students may choose to stay with the same company for both Work Term 1 and 2, or select a different company for each Work Term.
  2. Block 3: Students are expected to commit to one of the companies they have engaged with in earlier work terms (either Work Term 1 and/or 2).
  3. The AU for the 3 PA in Work Term 1, 3 and 4 will be drawn from students' Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDE). Interested students should plan their studies accordingly to free up 13AU of BDE for the 3 PA.
Details on curriculum structure can be found on the following page.

The maritime industry is positioned for consistent growth in the coming years, providing promising career opportunities characterised by competitive salaries, job stability, and flexibility. Graduates are anticipated to assume key leadership positions within the maritime sector. Many of our graduates enjoyed fulfilling careers in diverse and exciting roles across various sectors.

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The Maritime Studies Degree Programme is strongly supported by the Maritime Port Authority of Singapore, Singapore Maritime Foundation and various industry partners.

There are more than 40 minors available. Full list could be found via the following link.

  • Applied Physics
  • Art History
  • Business
  • Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Chinese Creative Writing
  • Communication Studies
  • Computing and Data Analysis
  • Creative Writing
  • Digitalization and Data Analytics
  • Drama and Performance
  • Early Childhood Education            
  • Economics
  • Education Studies
  • English Language
  • English Literature
  • Entrepreneurship 
  • Environmental Humanities
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Film
  • Finance
  • Gender and Diversity Studies
  • Geography and Urban Planning
  • Global Asia
  • History
  • International Trading
  • Life Sciences
  • Linguistics and Multilingual Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Photography 
  • Psychology
  • Public Policy and Global Affairs
  • Risk Management and Insurance
  • Science of Learning 
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Special Needs Education 
  • Sport Science
  • Strategic Communication
  • Systems Management 
  • Translation
  • Youth Work and Guidance

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