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Certificate in Ship Technology

Build your knowledge of the propulsion, navigation, engineering, energy and ship technology management

Commences: 28th November 2016

The global shipping industry never stands still, and this is also true for technology. New technological demands with regards to ship safety, navigation, risk management and energy efficiency mean new requirements for increasingly skilled and technically-knowledgeable professionals to understand and carry out these demands. This course brings you a refreshed foundation in understanding aspects of ship technology and the role it plays in shipping.

Compiled by industry leading practitioners and delivered online, the Certificate in Ship Technology will help you step up professionally in seven carefully-constructed study modules and give you an insight into the ship’s technology.

  • Study the technical equipment and processes onboard vessels
  • Understand the importance of system design and performance analysis for optimum performance
  • Analyse the different technological requirements of various types of ship
  • Discover the concepts of reliability engineering and risk management and how they relate to ship technology
  • Explain the way ships can use technology to be more energy-efficient
  • Understand some of the methods used to improve maintenance of ship technology, such as quality management, lifecycle management and project management
  • Study the key aspects of innovation management
  • And much more..

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Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Certificate
Start date: 28th November 2016
Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
Duration: 14 weeks
Fees: £1399 / US$1960 - £1549 / US$2170 + VAT if applicable. Take a closer look at fees
CPD/CEUs: 25 hours / 2.5 CEUs

An essential introduction to the technological processes onboard a ship


This course is ideal for shore and shipboard staff looking to understand the science and technology onboard the vessel and how it relates to their day-to-day roles. In particular, it is useful for crew members, ship superintendents, ship management and  purchasing staff.

In addition, junior or new entrants to the shipping business who need to build their knowledge of shipboard technology will find the course extremely beneficial as they look to build their future career, as will anyone looking to progress into marine engineering or marine maintenance roles, as this course gives a real underpinning to these job roles.

Finally, the course is of great benefit to others more generally related to the field, such as legal professionals, insurers, marine consultants and seafarers.


ship tech course director

Ayman Alakkawi 

Mr. Alakkawi is an experienced marine engineer with 16 years in the industry. He has sailed for 12 years, moving up the rank from cadet to chief engineer on various ships.

Following his time at sea, Ayman worked ashore, then moved to the University of Trinidad and Tobago as senior maritime engineering lecturer. Most recently, he has been working in the field of maritime education at State University New York as lecturer for U.S.C.G approved courses for professional mariners. 



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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Very useful as an introduction to ship engineering technology.


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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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