Foundation Course – Navigation

This course is designed as a pre-preparatory programme for those who wish to sit for the preparatory course leading to the examination – Certificate of Competency as Officer In charge of a Navigational watch, conducted by the Directorate of Merchant Shipping Sri Lanka. It is intended for those who wish to embark on a career at sea as a Navigation Watch Officer.

Upon successful completion of the course and examination, candidates are eligible to appear for the NAVIGATION OFFICER CADET TRAINING COURSE – PHASE 1 Training Programme conducted by the College

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

July 2023


06 Months

Course Modules

Subjects Covered


Introduction to Shipping Industry




Industrial Chemistry




Applied Mechanics


English Language


Basic Electronics

Entry Requirements

This course is open for those who comply with the minimum standards and requirements stipulated below.

  • The candidate shall not be less than 18 years of age and not more than 21 years of age at the time of closing applications. The HND reserves the right to waiver the upper limit of the age requirement in a case of a candidate displaying exceptional capabilities.Candidates who do not meet the standards expected . would be considered for recruitment if they are sponsored by a shipping company for their sea phase training. (A letter of sponsorship from the respective shipping company will be required).
  • 06 Passes at GCE O/L with Credit Passes for Mathematics, Science & English and have followed an educational programme which leads to GCE (A/L) examination and at least appear for the same in Mathematics or Bio or Technology stream.