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Diploma in Surveying of Offshore Floating Units

Unique international surveying qualification for offshore floating units - training course by tutored distance learning.

The offshore industry differs from shipping in many ways and it is no longer enough to have just the core technical surveying skills. Today's offshore unit surveyors need to have knowledge of the extensive legal and regulatory issues as well as a commercial understanding of the industry.

This professional development diploma has been designed to provide the necessary knowledge required for offshore surveyors to get and remain up to date and highly skilled.

At the end of the course participants will be able to:

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

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.

Apply for this course with Lloyd's Maritime Academy

Key Information


  • Qualification: Lloyd's Maritime Academy and IBC Academy Professional Development Course.
  • 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


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

Syllabus


  • Module 1 - Introduction to Offshore Surveying.
  • Module 2 - Floating Offshore Units, MODU and Offshore Support Vessels.
  • Module 3 - Classification and Regulatory Control of Offshore Units.
  • Module 4 - Structural Arrangements and Loading of Offshore Floating Units.
  • Module 5 - Ship Conversions, Maintenance and Life Extension Studies.
  • Module 6 - Laws and Conventions Relating to Marine Surveying.
  • Module 7 - Offshore Surveying Practice and Effective Report Writing.
  • Module 8 - Marine and Offshore Surveying and Insurance.
  • Module 9 - Business Skills for Offshore Surveyors.
  • Module 10 - Offshore Accident Investigation.

Course Director

EurIng Allan Larsen CEng CMarEng FRINA FIMarEST MCMS

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.

About the course

"The offshore industry differs from shipping in many ways and it is no longer enough to have just the core technical surveying skills. Today's offshore unit surveyors need to have knowledge of the extensive legal and regulatory issues as well as a commercial understanding of the industry.

This professional development diploma has been designed to provide the necessary knowledge required for offshore surveyors to get and remain up to date and highly skilled."

EurIng Allan Larsen CEng CMarEng FRINA FIMarEST MCMS  Contact Larsens Marine



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