Chief Mate Unlimited

This course is for deck personnel who want to obtain The Chief Mate certificate of competency. On successful completion of the course, candidates need to pass the oral examinations conducted by the Administration for the award of COC Class 2, Chief Mate. The course meets the requirements of STCW’78, as amended and is highly recognized by the international shipping industry. The examination will qualify you to obtain an Advanced Diploma in Maritime Sciences issued by CINEC in addition to the COC.

Mandatory Short Courses  – 01 Month

  1. Proficiency in medical Care
  2. Ship Handling & Maneuvering
  3. BRM
  4. English Operational Level

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

January | May | September


07 Months : Full-time

Course Modules

Module 1 – 3.5 Months


Engine & Control System


Marine Meteorology


Navigational Aids & Instruments


Ship Construction


Ship Masters Business & Law


Management & Leadership skills

Module 2 – 3.5 Months




Ship Board Operation


Ship Stability

*Candidates can join either at the commencement of Module 1 / 2

Entry Requirements

Candidates for Chief Mate on ships of 500 GT or more shall,

  1. Hold a Certificate of Competency as an Officer in charge of a navigational watch on  Ships of 500 GT or more;
  2. Have approved seagoing service as an officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 GT or more for a period of not less than 12 months of which not less than 06 months consist of approved sea going service on ships of 3000 GT or more as officer in charge of a navigational watch;
  3. Produce documentary evidence of sea service and bridge watch keeping for the time period required by (2) above;
  4. Have an eyesight test and physical fitness certificate issued by an approved medical practitioner by the Sri Lankan Administration. At present there are no approved medical practitioners outside Sri Lanka and
  5. Have a Letter of Eligibility (LOE) issued by the Sri Lankan Administration.