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Diploma in Marine Engineering

Distance learning training course for marine engineering and marine engineering practice

Commences: 12th April 2017

Together with the necessary technical knowledge, an understanding of the relevant industrial legislation and safe operating practices is essential for any marine engineer.

This diploma in marine engineering will equip you with a firm understanding of the principles associated with marine engineering and engineering management practices.

Hear more about the why you should study this fantastic programme from the Course Director


At the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the implications of marine legislation relevant to marine engineers;
  • Identify and explain the principles and concepts used in the safe operation of marine propulsion plant and electrical equipment;
  • Describe the forces acting on a ship at sea and their implication on structural strength;
  • Understand the concepts of ship design and naval architecture
  • Describe the various factors affecting optimum performance at sea
  • Identify and describe technological advancements and their impact on a more efficient and environmental engineering practice
  • Undertake a vessel design specification combining the necessary legislation, structural and engineering considerations

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 12th April 2017  |  Enrolment still open for 2016 intake
Delivery:  Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees: £3199 / US$4479  + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment. Take a closer look at fees

Excellent course. It increased my technical knowledge for workshop repairs


 Director, Servimares Serviços Navais

This course is ideal for:

  • Naval architects, design coordinators, purchasing professionals, sales managers and logistics personnel
  • Marine surveyors, fleet or vessel superintendents and HSSE personnel needing to develop their engineering knowledge
  • Project managers, coordinators and production supervisors involved in vessel design, build, modification, repair or scrapping
  • Insurance and claims executives plus legal and financial professionals working in the maritime sector
  • Seagoing marine engineers wishing to develop and widen their professional seagoing knowledge
  • Maritime professionals needing to develop technical understanding of engineering theories and mechanical principles


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Paul Russell MSc BA (Hons)

Paul completed a traditional cadetship with Cunard Shipping Services before serving on all types of vessels from passenger ships to super tankers during his seagoing career.

His sea service also included medium-speed engines powering small tankers, slow-speed engines driving bulk carriers and steam plant providing power for the first container ships.

Paul is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more here.


Delivered by online tutored distance learning, this programme allows you to study and gain knowledge without disrupting your normal work

You will have access to all course materials, expert tutorial support and peer networking using our online learning management system.

Each module ends with an online test so you can check your understanding of the content.

More about our distance learning

Distance learning, face-to-face workshops, webinars, elearning and blended delivery to match your requirements

We welcome companies placing individual students or groups on any of our publicly advertised distance learning courses, or for larger corporate groups we will deliver to your individual requirements, including instructor lead training, blended delivery solutions, customised assessments, flexible time-scales and dedicated support for learning and development managers.

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I have found the course to be a valuable knowledge builder, both in terms of enhancing previous knowledge and in providing new knowledge.

Capt J. Lyall

Ready to apply?

Do not delay your application – you may qualify for an early enrolment discount, and some courses have a maximum number of participants. Our online application form securely accepts payment by credit card in either £, $ or €, or we will invoice you or your employer for payment by bank transfer.

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