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Starting 14 May 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Starting 14 May 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months

Our Naval Architecture course will allow you to develop and apply key theories and principles associated with a ship's design

This course provides an intermediate level of understanding of the core principles to naval architecture

Diploma in Naval Architecture online course

Core Modules

  • Module 1 – Naval Architecture in the 21st Century
  • Module 2 – Application of Hydrostatics
  • Module 3 – Ship Stability and Trim
  • Module 4 – Ship Hydrodynamics
  • Module 5 – Ship’s Propellers, Rudders and Manoeuvrability
  • Module 6 – Seakeeping Qualities
  • Module 7 – The Working Environment, Design Base and Ship Performance
  • Module 8 – The Ship and Marine Structures
  • Module 9 – Ship Design Process
  • Module 10 – Ship Construction

What you'll learn

  • How naval architecture interacts and combines with other mechanical engineering disciplines
  • The concepts related to the ship’s equilibrium and the factors affecting it
  • A working knowledge of elements of stability assessments both at small angles and large angles
  • Different forces acting on the ship during movement and what the overall interaction with environment is
  • Definition of screw propeller geometry and how this geometry will affect torque and thrust
  • The types of ship’s oscillations and their modelling for ‘still water’ conditions
  • The impact of environment elements on the ship in the context of the ship’s design
  • The concepts of mathematical modelling with regards to Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Definition of the various design stages and elements within the ship design process flow
  • The nomenclature of the structural elements, with particular regard to loading and structural arrangements

How you'll learn

Every course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions

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.

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