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Diploma in Marine Surveying

The leading international marine and ship surveying training course by distance learning

Next intake: 7 April 2021

Delivered by tutored distance learning

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Your qualification in Marine Surveying

Over the 12 months of the course you will explore:

  • The different types of marine surveys
  • Roles and responsibilities of the marine surveyor
  • Required knowledge of associated international laws and conventions
  • Business skills and report writing
  • The marine surveyor’s role in incident and accident investigation
  • Technical skills required for hull, structural and marine engineering surveys
  • Application of marine surveyor’s role in relation to specific cargoes or marine vessels

When: 7 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

Ideal for: Whilst this Diploma in Marine Surveying course primarily supports existing marine surveyors around the world, it also aims to educate future surveyors, (including non-seafarers) who have the interest and academic ability to learn about marine surveying, marine engineering and naval architecture.

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.


  • Introduction to Marine Surveying
  • Relationship between Marine Surveyors and their Clients
  • Business Skills for Marine Surveyors
  • Laws and Conventions relating to Marine Surveying
  • Marine Surveying and Insurance
  • The Marine Surveyor’s Role in Incident and Accident Investigation
  • Naval Architecture for Marine Surveyors
  • Marine Engineering and Systems for Surveyors
  • Hull and Structural Surveys
  • Safety and Security Surveys

Specialist modules – students choose to study at least one of the following:

  • A - Non-Liquid Cargo Surveys
  • B - Liquid Cargo Surveys
  • C - Superyachts Surveys
  • D - Marine Environmental Surveys
  • E - Marine Engineering and Systems Surveys
  • F - International Safety Management (ISM) Code Surveys
  • G - Marine Warranty Surveys
  • H - Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) Surveys

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

Participating in this course allows me to understand the various functions and techniques of the surveyor from different perspectives, and I am more competent for the work of the surveyor.

                                                    Max Huang, Jong-Shin Shipbuilding

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.

Read more here.

Throughout the course, the tutoring was very helpful and provided good guidance. I enjoyed using the platform which through the discussions and assistance from Allan, it provided very useful information both for the course and future use.

                                                          Bernard Cutajar, Transport Malta

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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 Surveying, 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


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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