Degree and Diploma courses at NIFNE – Ocean University Sri Lanka

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National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering (NIFNE) or Ocean University of Sri Lanka is the National training and educational institute in Fisheries and Marine Sciences under the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources.

If you have three passes in relevant subjects at G.C.E. A/L or relevant NVQ qualifications at level 5 or above or Pass in G.C.E. O/L in six subjects with relevant experience you can enter these courses. Course fees range from 300,000 to 500,000.

It offers following degree and other courses on Fisheries and Marine Resources.

Degree Programs:
B.Sc. in Fisheries and Marine Science (General and Special)
B.Sc. in Marine Engineering (Special)
B.Sc. in Boat Building and Naval Architecture (Special)

Diploma Courses:
Fishing Vessels Deck Officers
Marine Engine Technology
Fibreglass Technology and Boat Building
Basic Coastal Hydrographics Surveying
Aquaculture and Fisheries Management
Computer Science

Certificate Courses:
Fibreglass Technology
Ornamental Fish Culture and Management
Scuba Diving
Life Saving
Repair, Maintenance and Operation Course for Outboard Engines
Electrical Circuits in Fishing Vessels
Electronics in Navigation
Marine Chart Reading,Communication and Operation of Satellite Navigators (GPS)
Tig and Mig Welding Technology
Weldng Technology
Basic Computer Applications
Computer Graphics
Marine Engine Technology
Fishing Technology
Marine Science and Disaster Management

For more details and to download student hand book visit NIFNE web site.

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  1. henry kalam April 22, 2014 at 8:37 pm - 

    please send me requirements for deck officer for an international student .

  2. chathuranga March 3, 2014 at 4:32 am - 

    Sir…. please let me clarify, what are the career opportunities would be able to get once follow the certificate course on marine chart reading,communication & GPS.. what is the duration of the course… and is there any possibility or the chance to join as merchant mariner soon after this or need to follow any sort of chain of training in the same place.. honestly i’m looking this on behalf of my brother…

    Thank you

  3. Hiran January 25, 2014 at 10:09 am - 

    Similar study option – Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Sciences Technology and University of Ruhuna

  4. NILAXAN October 28, 2013 at 10:17 am - 


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  6. Tharushani Jayawardhane September 22, 2013 at 6:07 pm - 

    May I know the commencing dates for diploma courses(deck cadets),their course fees for local students,when and where I can find application forms for applying them?

  7. ms.irshan December 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm - 

    pleash send your applicathio.

  8. desh July 19, 2011 at 11:35 am - 

    you have a under water welding course?

  9. irfan.tsm May 21, 2011 at 9:28 am - 

    how to apply marine enginearing degree progrme?
    i have only o/l qualified then can i joind this course? please reply me….

  10. ashar May 21, 2011 at 8:55 am - 

    how to apply marine enginearing& i have only o/l results ,can i apply marine enginnearing degree program? can i jone now? pls reply

  11. gayan April 21, 2011 at 6:08 pm - 

    can i apply now ???????????

  12. Hiran March 17, 2011 at 7:36 am - 

    National Institute of Fisheries and Nautical Engineering (NIFNE)
    15, Crow Island, Mattakkuliya
    City: Colombo 15
    Tel: +94-11-2529861/8
    Fax: +94-11-2529867

  13. Rizan March 16, 2011 at 9:04 am - 

    i want colllet some details please send contact number

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