Head of Department: Leon E Govender

Tel: 0313732694

Email: leong@dut.ac.za


 

23rd International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) Conference
Maritime Studies Handbook
Maritime Studies Short Courses
Short Course Fee Structure 2015
Nautical Studies Career Leaflet
Shipping and Logistics Career Leaflet

Short Course Bookings and queries to be directed to:
Email: zamahg@dut.ac.za; Telephone: 031 373 2144.

 

Diploma in Nautical Studies

Emma_MaerskThe purpose of the Diploma in Nautical Studies represents a level of qualification that recognises the ability to gain and apply a range of focused, specialised knowledge, skills and understanding. Graduates of the diploma would be able to display competence in the application of knowledge in a broad range of varied work activities associated with an international career at sea. On completion of the diploma with student will be able to:

  • Communicate effectively within the evolving context of international shipping.
  • Act in a responsible, productive and professional manner, thereby promoting productive citizenship.
  • Evaluate progressively complex navigation situations through the use of technology to promote the safety and efficiency of navigation
  • Analyse and apply national and international legislation to promote the protection of the marine environment and legal issues as they relate to the carriage of goods by sea.
  • Manage shipboard resources responsibly

 

Minimum Entry Requirements

i) a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with endorsement for diploma/degree entry with the following subjects at the stated minimum ratings

Compulsory Subject NSC Rating
English 4
Mathematics 4
Physical Science 4

 

ii) A Senior Certificate is matriculation exemption with the following subjects at the stated minimum ratings

Compulsory Subject HG SG
English E D
Mathematics E D
Physical Science E D

 

iii) a National Certificate (Vocational) Level 4 with statutory requirements for a diploma entrance and the following subjects at the stated minimum ratings

 

Compulsory Subject Minimum
English 60%
Mathematics 60%
Physical Science (or recognised equivalent) 60%

 

 

Personal Qualities Required

Multi-national and multi-cultural crews are the hallmark of modern shipping. Desired personal qualities include: an appreciation of cultural diversity; the ability to work in a team and independently; communicate effectively; hardworking; work under pressure and adaptable to change.

 

Working Conditions

A sea-going career is a rewarding one that affords one to travel, earn tax-free salary and take on responsibility at a young age. However it is a dangerous environment demanding long working hours as the shipping industry operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.  It requires discipline and the highest standards of safety; coupled with long periods away from home.

 

Career Opportunities

Ship’s Navigating Officer; Tug Master; Marine Pilot; Dredging Services; Vessel Traffic Services; Ship Management – Technical; and Training and Development

Diploma in Shipping and Logistics

SA_Agulhas1The purpose pf the Diploma in Shipping and Logistics represents a level of qualification that recognises the ability to gain and apply a range of focused, specialised knowledge, skills and understanding. Graduates of the diploma would be able to display competence in the application of knowledge in a broad range of varied work activities associated with a career in shipping and logistics. On completion of the diploma the student will be able to:

  • Communicates effectively within the evolving context of international shipping.
  • Acts in a responsible, productive and professional manner.
  • Analyses the key national and international legal issues as they relate to the carriage of goods by sea.
  • Understands the links between organisations, management practices and the business environment.
  • Analyses and applies processes and uses various tools and techniques for effective management of logistics

 

Minimum Admission Requirements

i) a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with endorsement for diploma/degree entry with the following subjects at the stated minimum ratings

 

Compulsory Subject NSC Rating
English 4
Mathematics 3
Business, Commerce or Management Subject 4

 

ii) a Senior Certificate is matriculation exemption with the following subjects at the stated minimum ratings

 

Compulsory Subject HG SG
English E D
Mathematics E D
Business, Commerce or Management Subject E D

 

iii) a National (Vocational) Level 4 with statutory requirements for a diploma entrance and the following subjects at the stated minimum ratings.

Compulsory Subject Minimum
English 60%
Mathematics 60%
Business, Commerce or Management Subject 60%

 

Personal Qualities Required

Desired personal qualities include: an appreciation of cultural diversity; the ability to work in a team and independently; communicate effectively; hardworking; work under pressure and adaptable to change.

 

Working Conditions

The shipping industry operates 24-hours a day, 365 days a year.   It requires discipline and the highest standards of safety; coupled with long working hours.

 

Career Opportunities

Ship Chartering; Ship-Broking; Ship Agency; Clearing and Forwarding; Logistics; and Port and Terminal Operations

 

The following websites will provide useful information:

www.wilhelmsen.com / www.grindrod.co.za / www.kingandsons.co.za / www.rsagency.co.za / www.safmarine.com/ www.arbrink.com / www.marine-recruitment.com / http://www.samtra.co.za/careers-at-sea / http://www.samsa.org.za/maritime-industry-development-framework/programme / http://www.navy.mil.za/SANcareers/Default.htm