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Certificate in Naval Architecture

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

Commences: 16th March 2017

This 14 week tutored professional development programme thoroughly explores the role of the naval architect and the fundamentals of naval architecture as a discipline.

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.

This essential introduction to naval architecture is organised in seven key modules. Over 14 weeks it will:

  • Introduce principal areas of knowledge
  • Examine the role of the Naval Architect
  • Clearly explain the fundamental tools, techniques and principles of naval architecture
  • Study the challenges imposed by the marine environment, and how these shape the design of ships
  • Provide knowledge of the science involved in naval architecture including hydrostatics, hydrodynamics and materials
  • Explain essential ship operations, components and technology which must be considered in design
  • Establish the framework of rules, regulations and standards within which naval architects work
  • Demystify the processes of ship design and construction

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 16th March 2017
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 14 weeks
Fees : £1699 / US$2379 + VAT if applicable. 10% discount for early enrolment. Take a closer look at fees
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

This course materials are well presented: very interesting as well as easy to read and understand. I now thoroughly understand the duties and responsibilities of a Naval Architect and would like to thank the Course Director - Robert Curry for sharing his best knowledge about the field!

A. Wadia,

A.H. Wadia Boat Builders

The essential characteristics of a ship’s design - and how they affect its behaviour in the marine environment - are of obvious interest to a wide range of different people. Naval Architects will clearly need an in-depth understanding of these principles; but there are many in supporting or aligned maritime roles who need a good general grasp of the basics of ship design and production. 

Robert Curry CEng FRINA

Bob has over 40 years’ experience working within hull structures and naval architecture.

As well as authoring technical modules for Lloyd’s Maritime Academy courses Bob has had over 30 technical papers
published by RINA, SNAME and IPEN.

Bob 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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The quality of material and information is very important and extremely useful

F. Rivera de Ita, 

Stolt Tankers B.V.

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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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