CPUT Course Information and Fees
ENGINEERING: MECHANICAL: MARINE ENGINEERING
ND: (National Diploma)
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.
For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.
Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.
For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.
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.
The fees for 2023reflected below may be subject to change.
Please confirm the final fee amount by contacting the relevant Faculty Office or contact person as listed at the bottom of this page.
Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency (CoC)
Year 1: Academic component at CPUT, i.e. Semester 1 (S1) and S2
Year 2: Marine Engineering Workshop Training at Northlink College
Year 3/4: Experiential (sea-going) learning component, i.e. 12 months approved sea-service required on vessels with propulsion power 750 kW or greater. SAMSA ancillary certification and Level 3 Oral examination.
Second Engineer Officer CoC
S3 + 12 months approved sea-service required on vessels with propulsion power 3000 kW or greater. SAMSA ancillary certification and Level 3 Oral examination.
Chief Engineer Officer CoC
S4 + 24 months approved sea-service required on vessels with propulsion power 3000 kW or greater. SAMSA ancillary certification and Level 3 Oral examination.
Requirements for cadetship
– Year 12 schooling with Mathematics, Physical Science and English
– maximum age 21
– foreign students to arrange their own experiential (sea-going) learning component.
Students attend 2 semesters at the university, followed by 12 months of sea-going experiential learning, followed by another 2 semesters at the university. Students are also required to complete 6 months of workshop training.