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MCS Accredited Cadet Training Programmes Duration
* Deck (Navigating) Cadet +/- 3 Years
* Engeneering Cadet +/- 3.8 Years (including 1 year practical workshop training)
MCS Minimum Seatime Requirements: (Completion of an On Board Training Record Book accredited by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) 15 Months
Preparation for Oral examination for Officer of the Watch  

COLLEGE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: DECK & MARINE ENGINEER STUDENTS

For enrolment on maritime studies diploma courses at a University of Technology at either Cape Town or Durban

  • Grade 12 school leaving certificate with minimum of “D” symbol on standard grade in Mathematics, Science and English
  • Eyesight test (passed by the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) (deck cadets))
  • International medical certificate
  • Foreign students must pass an internationally recognised English test

MARITIME STUDIES DIPLOMA COURSE - DECK(NAVIGATING) CADET

Overview

  • COMPRISES TWO SEMESTERS EACH YEAR FOR THE REQUIRED THEORETICAL COMPONENT OF MERCHANT NAVY CERTIFICATION: S1 - (JANUARY – JUNE) : S2 (JULY – DECEMBER) : S3 (JANUARY – JUNE) : S4 (JULY – DECEMBER)
  • S2: DECK OFFICER CLASS 3
  • S3: DECK OFFICER CLASS 2 
  • S4: DECK OFFICER CLASS 1

DECK CADETS:

  • COMPLETION OF ON BOARD TASK & PROJECT BOOK
  • SAFETY COURSES
  • SAMSA ORAL FOR CLASS 3

SEATIME REQUIREMENTS:  

  • DECK CADET  – MINIMUM 12 MONTHS
  • DECK OFFICER – 12 MONTHS
  • CHIEF OFFICER – 12 MONTHS
  • PROMOTION TO MASTER (ON MERIT)

MARITIME STUDIES DIPLOMA COURSE - ENGINEERING CADET

Overview

  • COMPRISES TWO SEMESTERS EACH YEAR FOR THE REQUIRED THEORETICAL COMPONENT OF MERCHANT NAVY CERTIFICATION: S1 - (JANUARY – JUNE) : S2 (JULY – DECEMBER) : S3 (JANUARY – JUNE) : S4 (JULY – DECEMBER)
  • S2: ENGINEER OFFICER                CLASS 4
  • S3: 2ND ENGINEER OFFICER        CLASS 2
  • S4: CH. ENGINEER OFFICER         CLASS 1

ENGINEER CADETS:

  • PRACTICAL WORKSHOP TRAINING
  • 2 PHASES – 6 MONTHS BASIC AND 6 MONTHS ADVANCED
  • COMPLETION OF ACCREDITED ON BOARD TRAINING TASK & PROJECT BOOK
  • SAFETY COURSES
  • SAMSA ORAL FOR CLASS 4  SEATIME REQUIREMENTS - MCS PROGRAMME
  • ENG CADET  –  MINIMUM 15 MONTHS
  • ENG OFFICER  – 12 MONTHS
  • 2ND ENGINEER  – 12 MONTHS
  • PROMOTION TO CHIEF ENGINEER (ON MERIT)