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Diploma in Marine Engineering

Distance learning training course for marine engineering and marine engineering practice

Next intake: 22 April 2021 - still accepting applications for November 2020 intake. Contact us to discuss more.

Delivered by tutored distance learning

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Diploma in Marine Engineering

Together with the necessary technical knowledge, an understanding of the relevant industrial legislation and safe operating practices is essential for any marine engineer.

This Diploma in Marine Engineering will equip you with a firm understanding of the principles associated with marine engineering and engineering management practices.

When: 22 April 2021
Where: Delivered online with the support of leading industry experts
Duration: 12 months
Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College


Course Modules | Courses Fees | About Online Learning

Ideal for:

  • Naval architects, design coordinators, purchasing professionals, sales managers and logistics personnel
  • Marine surveyors, fleet or vessel superintendents and HSSE personnel needing to develop their engineering knowledge
  • Project managers, coordinators and production supervisors involved in vessel design, build, modification, repair or scrapping
  • Insurance and claims executives plus legal and financial professionals working in the maritime sector
  • Seagoing marine engineers wishing to develop and widen their professional seagoing knowledge
  • Maritime professionals needing to develop technical understanding of engineering theories and mechanical principles

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.


  • Marine Engineering in Context: Maritime Transport; Ships and Machinery
  • An Introduction to the Science that Supports Marine Engineering Practice
  • Naval Architecture: Hydrostatics, Stability and Ship Design
  • Power Generation and Control: Electro-technology, Electronics and Control Engineering
  • Thermodynamics, Heat Engine Principles
  • Fuel and Marine Propulsion Design
  • Auxiliary and Ancillary Machinery
  • Propulsion, Ship Operations and Future Developments
  • Maintenance and Survey
  • Marine Engineering Practice, Safety and the Environment
  • Case Study: Design a Ship from Basic Principles

Download the full course syllabus to find out more about each module and what you will learn on the course

"Very useful course for professionals onboard."

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Rosilen Marinov, Master Mariner

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Course tutor

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Paul Russell MSc BA (Hons)

Paul completed a traditional cadetship with Cunard Shipping Services before serving on all types of vessels from passenger ships to super tankers during his seagoing career.

His sea service also included medium-speed engines powering small tankers, slow-speed engines driving bulk carriers and steam plant providing power for the first container ships.

Paul is joined by a host of expert authors, you can read more here.



Continue your studies to Master's level

The credits gained on completion of your Diploma allow you to continue your studies with Middlesex University to gain a postgraduate qualification. You can study an MBA in Marine Engineering, or gain advance standing onto the MSc in Marine Operations. This continuation route has only been recognised for graduates of Lloyd's Maritime Academy Diplomas.

Read more about the MSc

Read more about the MBA

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