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Certificate in Naval Architecture

Clear, concise and comprehensive introduction to naval architecture - training course by tutored distance learning

Starts 11 March 2019

Thoroughly explore the role of the Naval Architect

This 14 week tutored professional development programme teaches the essential characteristics of a ship’s design - and how they affect its behaviour in the marine environment

With its significance developing to encompass an increasingly complex remit, the premise of the naval architect’s role has evolved over the centuries from traditional artist and designer to highly skilled engineer. For those operating alongside naval architects (sales managers, surveyors, technicians, vessels, superintendents, engineers etc) or in support industries (legal, insurance, finance, etc), having a working knowledge of their multi-faceted work should not be underestimated.

When: 11 March 2019
Where: Online with support from leading industry experts
Duration: 14 weeks

Ideal for: Naval Architects and those in supporting or aligned maritime roles who need a good general grasp of the basics of ship design and production.  

Completion of this course grants eligibility to join the Royal Institution of Naval Architects as an Associate (AssocRINA)
CPD/CEUs: 21 hours / 2.1 CEUs

Course Modules | Course Fees | About Online Learning


  • Introduction to Naval Architecture
  • Hydrostatics
  • The Marine Environment
  • Operating in the Marine Environment
  • Durability in the Marine Environment
  • Regulatory Frameworks and Ship Maintenance
  • Fundamentals of Ship Design

Course Director


You will be taught by Octai Dersamet CENG, who has worked in shipping for over 30 years in engineering, project management, naval architecture and industry training. After completing his MSc in Mechanical Engineering he started working as an engineer for Constanta Shipyard, working his way up to the Senior Mechanical Engineer for CNM Romline. As the Technical Director of Blue Ocean Shipping Company Belize, he maintained an operational fleet of 25,000. He has also worked for Lloyd's Register as Senior Naval Architect for two years and is a fellow of RINA and the IMarEST.

“I enjoyed the course and the content are very helpful as future reference. The course contents are excellent and give a clear overall picture of naval architecture.”

Umesh Mandi, Heavylift Engineer & Student 2017

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Partnered with The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS)

  • Receive 50% off SCMS membership fee for new members who have completed the Certificate in Naval Architecture in the year of application
  • Receive 20% off SCMS membership for existing members who have completed the Certificate in Naval Architecture as part of their CPD in the year of doing the course

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Partnered with the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA)

  • The course contributes to your CPD as recognised by the Royal Insitute of Naval Architects, and RINA members are eligible for a 10% discount.

Not a member?
Upon successful completion you can join as an Associate member (AssocRINA) with your first year of membership free.