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Starting 29 October 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 29 October 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Invaluable marine surveying training to give you the requisite technical and management knowledge

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

Delivered in partnership with North Kent College


Listen to the Course Director Allan Larsen discuss the role of marine surveying and plenty more in the latest Nautilus International Off course podcast.

Diploma in Marine Surveying Course

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Marine Surveying
  • Module 2 - Relationship between Marine Surveyors and their Clients
  • Module 3 - Business Skills for Marine Surveyors
  • Module 4 - Laws and Conventions relating to Marine Surveying
  • Module 5 - Marine Surveying and Insurance
  • Module 6 - The Marine Surveyor’s Role in Incident and Accident Investigation
  • Module 7 - Naval Architecture for Marine Surveyors
  • Module 8 - Marine Engineering and Systems for Surveyors
  • Module 9 - Hull and Structural Surveys
  • Module 10 - Safety and Security Surveys
  • Module 11 - 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

What you'll learn

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

Assessed and awarded by North Kent College

Delivered in partnership between the National Maritime Training Centre at North Kent College and Lloyd’s Maritime Academy, the course continues to be the ideal professional development course for existing ship managers, prospective ship managers and for those who work alongside the ship management sector.  

MBA (Marine Surveying) - Diploma Continuation

The Diploma in Marine Surveying has been academically assessed to provide 60 credits of prior learning accreditation towards a unique MBA delivered in partnership between Lloyd's Maritime Academy and Middlesex University.


'Off course: A sideways look at life at sea' podcast with Allan Larsen

Listen to the latest episode of the Nautilus International multi-award nominated podcast Off course: A sideways look at life at sea Series 2, featuring Lloyd's Maritime Academy's Course Director Allan Larsen.

In this episode, Allan discusses the role of marine surveying, how the industry has changed over the past four decades, and what the future looks like as we move towards net zero.

Listen to this episode on Soundcloud, Apple or Spotify.

100% Online

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world. Use our online tutorial forum to ask questions and share knowledge
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs