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Engineering Discipline

Higher Diploma in Maritime Studies

Programme code EG114712

Duration of Study
2 Years
Mode of Study
Offering Campus(es) / Venue(s)
(Planned Places)
Maritime Services Training Institute - 25

(This programme would be conducted at IVE (Tuen Mun) and Maritime Services Training Institute in Tai Lam Chung.)

Admission Score (For reference)  (Note 1)
Average Result : 13
Score Range : 10 - 16
Programme Aims
The programme provides students with professional maritime knowledge, practical skills for shipboard operations and training on practices in maritime industries for the purpose of preparing them to pursue further study and development in the seafaring career and marine-related sectors.
The programme is designed with an emphasis on generic and language training, whole-person development and workplace experience to better prepare students for further studies and employment after graduation.
Professional Recognition
Graduates will be granted a remission of sea service by the Marine Department of HKSAR when appearing for the examination leading to the issue of Class 3 Deck Officer Certificate of Competency, Sea-going or River Trade. Graduates who has attained to required results in their study can also be exempted from the written examination papers.
  1. Admission score in 2023 refers to score of the best 5 HKDSE subjects, including Chinese Language and English Language of admitted students in 2023. For reference only.
    (Scoring scale: 5**=7 points; 5*=6 points; 5=5 points; 4=4 points; 3=3 points; 2=2 points; 1=1 point)
  2. Students may be required to attend classes on other VTC campuses. VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme content or change the offering institute(s) / campus(es) / class venue(s) if circumstances so warrant.
  3. During Year 1 of the programme, students are required to take a medical check at their own expense. Applicants should note that some marine-related employers may impose requirements on physical attributes such as good eye-sight and no colour blindness.
  4. For details please contact :
    Maritime Services Training Institute : 2458 3833