National Diploma


a) Nautical Science (2 Years)

b) Marine Engineering (2 Years)

c) Boat/Ship Building Technology (2 Years)

d) Electrical/Electronics Engineering (2 Years)

e) Hydrography (2 Years)

f) Marine Meteorology and Oceanography (2 Years)

g) Hydrology and Coastal Resources Management (2 Years)

These are two-year (4 Semesters) courses of study leading to the award of the National Diploma in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Boat/Ship Building Technology, Electrical/Electronics Engineering Hydrography or Meteorology and Oceanography as applicable.

Holders of the National Diploma in NaUtical Science and Marine Engineering can take up a career ashore or as sea-going merchant navy officers on the deck or in the engine room department of a ship as applicable. Holders of the National Diploma in Boat/Ship Building Technology can work in ship/boat building and repair yards, dry-docking yards, Marine Engineering workshops and other relevant establishments. Holders of the National Diploma in Electrical/Electronics Engineering can work in any organisation requiring the services of Electrical/Electronics Technicians or Engineers. Holders of National Diploma in Hydrography can work as a marine surveyors or where hydrographic maps are produced. Holders of National Diploma in Marine Meteorology and Oceanography can work in Port Meteorology offices or in oil companies. Holders of National Diploma in Hydrology and Coastal Resources Management can work in Coastal and recreational facilities, in environmental protection agency or in oil companies:

h) Maritime Transport and Business Studies (2 Years).

Holders of the National Diploma in Maritime Transport and Business Studies can take up a career as Supervisors in the operations administrative, commercial or finance departments of maritime establishments, shipping companies, shipping agencies, ports, oil companies, shore oil support companies, manufacturing companies, and organizations dealing with import and export of goods and marine insurance. They can also work in establishments dealing with maritime laW and marine environment protection.



[A] National Diploma [ND] in Nautical Science/Marine Engineering/ Boat & Ship Building Technology/Electrical Electronics Engineering/Hydrography/Marine Meteorology and Oceanography/Hydrologyand Coastal Resources Management.

Applicants must posses the Senior School Certificate [SSC] or its equivalent with at least FIVE CREDIt passes in subjects which must include Mathematics, English Language, Physics, and any two of Geography, Technical Drawing, General Science, and Chemistry, obtained at NOT MORETHAN TWO SITTINGS.


[B] National Diploma [ND] In Maritime Transport & Business Studies

Applicants must possess at least FIVE CREDIT passes at NOT MORE THAN TWO SITTINGS of the Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) or its equivalent. The subjects must inIudeEnglish Language, Mathematics, Economics/Commerce and any two of the following: Geography, Government and Book-Keeping.


Other Requirements for admission into all National Diploma programmes include:

Success in the competitive Entrance Examination

Success in the Oral/Written Interview following the Entrance Examination.

Passing the medical and physical fitness examinations and eye-sight test to be conducted by the Academy’s Medical Doctor.

Applicants must be single and remain single throughout the duration of the programme at the Academy arid be between the ages of 16 and 21 years for 1A (a-b) and between 16 and 25 years for 1 (A) (c), (ci), (e), (f) (g) and (h) by the date of commencement of the session for which they are applying for admission.

Applicants awaiting result of the SSCE or its equivalent need not apply.

Note: Candidates are not required to bring recommendation letters from referees.

Admission will be based strictly on:


Conformity with the prescribed age limit;

Possession of the requisite credit passes in the relevant subjects at Senior School Certificate level;

Medical and physical fitness; and

Performance in the competitive Entrance Examination and subsequent written/oral interview.


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