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Certificate in Naval Architecture

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

Starts 12 March 2018

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: 12 March 2018
Where: Via Online Learning | 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

"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"

A. Wadia, Boat Builders

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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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