23rd International Maritime Lecturers’ Association (IMLA) Conference
Maritime Studies Handbook
Short Course Fees 2019

Short Course Bookings and queries are to be directed to CCPE
Email: philiswad@dut.ac.za; Tel: 031 373 6016/7

 

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:

 

 

Entrance Requirements

Diploma in Nautical Studies Entrance Requirements
Diploma in Shipping and Logistics Entrance Requirements


Contact Information

default-avatar-e1448374196642Head of Department: Nkosinathi Manqele
Tel: 031 373 2145
Email: nkosinathim@dut.ac.za
Location: S6 Level 5 
Campus: Steve Biko

 

 

default-avatar-e1448374196642Secretary: Mrs Arshna Ramouthar
Tel: 031 373 2144
Fax: 031 373 2137
Email: arshnar@dut.ac.za
Location: S6 Level 5 
Campus: Steve Biko