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Certificate in Naval Architecture

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

Next intake: 10 March 2021

Online Learning

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. This is the perfect introductory course into Naval Architecture. 

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: 10 March 2021
Where: 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

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 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

Course Director


You will be taught by Octai Dersamet CENG, who has worked in shipping for over 30 years in engineering, project management, naval architecture and industry training. After completing his MSc in Mechanical Engineering he started working as an engineer for Constanta Shipyard, working his way up to the Senior Mechanical Engineer for CNM Romline. As the Technical Director of Blue Ocean Shipping Company Belize, he maintained an operational fleet of 25,000. He has also worked for Lloyd's Register as Senior Naval Architect for two years and is a fellow of RINA and the IMarEST.

"The course content is very rich and provides a deep introduction to the field of Naval Architecture."

- Godwin Ufuoma Onowode, Senior Civil Engineer & Student 2018

"Great overview of Naval Architecture and a help to anyone wanting to expand their knowledge"

- Howard Theunissen, Senior Lecturer - Mechanical and Marine Engineering & Student 2018


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Partnered with the Royal Institute of Naval Architects (RINA)

  • The course contributes to your CPD as recognised by the Royal Insitute of Naval Architects, and RINA members are eligible for a 10% discount.

Not a member?
Upon successful completion you can join as an Associate member (AssocRINA) with your first year of membership free.


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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