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Diploma in Marine Surveying

The leading international marine and ship surveying training course by distance learning

Commences: 9th November 2016

Delivered by tutored distance learning

Over the 12 months of the course you will explore:

The different types of marine surveys

  • Roles and responsibilities of the marine surveyor
  • The marine surveyors required knowledge of associated international laws and conventions
  • Business skills & report writing
  • The marine surveyor’s role in incident and accident investigation
  • Technical skills required for hull, structural & marine engineering surveys
  • Application of marine surveyor’s role in relation to specific cargoes or marine vessels

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

  • Explain the complex nature of the marine survey business
  • Identify the various professional skills required by the marine surveyor for various survey types
  • Analyse the role of the marine surveyor in relation to clients, insurance companies, cargo owners, classification societies and regulatory bodies
  • Describe the methodology required to prepare for and perform various types of marine survey
  • Discuss the marine survey business with clients with a view to offering accurate, valuable marine survey services
  • Demonstrate a clear, logical approach to performing marine surveys
  • Explain the financial aspects of managing a small marine survey company

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
Start date: 24th May 2016 and 9th November 2016
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 12 months
Fees: £3200 / US$4960 - £3400 / US$5270 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

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MSc in Marine Surveying

You can continue your studies by taking the MSc in Marine Surveying from Middlesex University which is available for graduates of the Diploma in Marine Surveying so you can enhance your Diploma qualification even further.

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An interesting and enriching course which provides insights into issues I’ve never had time to study before. It will undoubtedly boost my career!


Sapmer Holding Mauritius

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Allan Larsen

Allan is a European Engineer registered with FEANI, Fellow
of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects, Fellow of the
Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and
a member of The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers
and Ship Surveyors in addition to holding professional
accreditation as both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered
Marine Engineer.

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Whilst this Diploma in Marine Surveying training course primarily supports existing marine surveyors around the world, it also aims to recruit future surveyors, including non-seafarers that have the academic ability as well as an interest in learning about marine surveying, marine engineering and naval architecture.

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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Recommended to anyone who wants to increase their professional skills in marine surveying!

P.Boudreau, Canada Steamship Lines

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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