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Diploma in Marine Surveying

Diploma in Marine Surveying

Diploma in Marine Surveying, the leading international marine and ship surveying training course by distance learning.

Diploma in Marine Surveying training course primarily supports existing marine surveyors around the world, and also aims to recruit future surveyors, including non-seafarers that have the academic ability as well as an interest in learning about marine surveying.

Over the 12 months of the course you will explore:

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


You can continue your studies by taking the MSc in Marine Surveying from Middlesex University which is available for graduates of the Diploma in Marine Surveying so you can enhance your Diploma qualification even further.

Key Information

  • Qualification: Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Professional Development Diploma, awarded by North Kent College
  • Delivery: Part-time Tutored Distance Learning
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Apply for this course via Lloyd’s Maritime Academy

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the complex nature of the marine survey business.
  • Identify the various professional skills required by the marine surveyor for various survey types.
  • Analyse the role of the marine surveyor in relation to clients, insurance companies, cargo owners, classification societies and regulatory bodies.
  • Describe the methodology required to prepare for and perform various types of marine survey.
  • Discuss the marine survey business with clients with a view to offering accurate, valuable marine survey services.
  • Demonstrate a clear, logical approach to performing marine surveys.
  • Explain the financial aspects of managing a small marine survey company.


  • Module 1 – Introduction to Marine Surveying.
  • Module 2 – Relationship between Surveyors and their Clients.
  • Module 3 – Business Skills for Surveyors.
  • Module 4 – Laws and Conventions relating to Marine Surveying.
  • Module 5 – Marine Surveying and Insurance.
  • Module 6 – The 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.

Course Director

EurIng Allan Larsen CEng CMarEng FRINA FIMarEST FCMS

Managing Director, Larsens Marine Surveyors & Consultants

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.

Bespoke On-site Training

Larsens Marine Surveyors and Consultants provide the complete Training and Consultancy package for your business.

Larsen’s Marine Surveyors & Consultants are advocates of continual professional development (CPD) and up-skilling the marine industry workforce. At Larsen’s Marine Surveyors & Consultants, we can provide your company with a wide range of course subjects that will help your workforce to continue to deliver a professional service to your clients, here at Larsen’s Marine Surveyors & Consultants, we can call upon a wide range of maritime industry knowledge, with lecturers that have a wealth of experience within the maritime industry.

To see how we can help you company maintain and grow your workforce’s skills to compete in the modern high pressure maritime industry, contact us at [email protected] or via telephone at +44 (0)1472 826 820 to see how we can help.

As we usually produce material specific to each client we would require a time period to produce the material for any bespoke training courses delivered.

To discuss your training needs or find out more information call us on +44 (0)1472 826 820, send an  e-mail to [email protected] or use the contact button below to send us a quick message and we will contact you.