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Diploma in Naval Architecture

Explore and expand upon fundamental naval architecture knowledge - training course by tutored distance learning

Course starts: 15th June 2021

Online Learning

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Gain an in-depth knowledge of Naval Architecture

If you are looking for a solid understanding of ship design, construction, repair, modification, stability and operation of vessels and other floating structures within the marine environment, our course has you covered.

Our Diploma in Naval Architecture will dig into all the technical, mathematical and practical aspects of a ship’s design. You will learn from industry experts who are here to guide and support students through all the required topics - no bulkhead will be unchecked, no metacentre left unbalanced, and no rudder unturned.  

For those who are aiming towards a degree in Naval Architecture this course will provide a smooth transition to that level.

When: 15 June 2021
Where: Online with support from leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months

Additional Entry Requirements: Participants are recommended to have completed study of mathematics to a high school level before enrolling for this course.

Ideal for:

  • Engineers who would benefit from a knowledge of the concepts underlying ship construction
  • Shipyard and dry dock personnel who need to understand the role of naval architecture in ship construction and repair
  • Project managers, consultants, surveyors, and allied roles who need to develop their theoretical and practical knowledge of ship design and construction
  • Legal, regulatory and insurance professionals from Classification Societies, P&I Clubs, Maritime Authorities and Flag States needing to develop their understanding of naval architecture
  • Other associated roles, such as sales and marketing, commercial managers, estimators and purchasing personnel who would benefit from a greater knowledge of ship design and construction for their roles

100% Online - Learn from wherever you are!

At Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, lifelong learning is a concept that we’re passionate about and for this reason, we make it as accessible and flexible for our students.

Online learning puts you in control of your learning – especially suitable for all of us in the maritime industry where we often spend time away from home. With our courses you are free to study when, where and how you choose, and in the style and the speed that is right for you. Early morning, in a work break, late at night - it is entirely up to you so you can fit your education around your work and/or family commitments.

So what’s stopping you? Get in touch today and find out how we can help provide you with a timely career boost.


  • Naval Architecture in the 21st Century
  • Application of Hydrostatics
  • Ship Stability and Trim
  • Ship Hydrodynamics
  • Ship’s Propellers, Rudders and Manoeuvrability
  • Seakeeping Qualities
  • The Working Environment, Design Base and Ship Performance
  • The Ship and Marine Structures
  • Ship Design Process
  • Ship Construction

Course Director

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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.


Recognised by the The Society of Consulting Marine Engineers and Ship Surveyors (SCMS) as contributing to an individual member’s CPD requirements.

  • Receive 50% off SCMS membership fee for new members who have completed the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying in the year of application
  • Receive 20% off SCMS membership for existing members who have completed the Diploma in Small Craft Surveying as part of their CPD in the year of doing the course

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