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Ship Surveying


This unique Ship Surveying course provides outstanding teaching as a result of extensive research and close links with the surveying industry. With this course you will develop your knowledge of Ship Surveying, enabling you to conduct a survey with effectiveness and efficiency.

Module subjects include essential law, safety and operational surveys, incident and accident investigation along with other essential subjects such as writing the survey report and flag and port state control inspections



The course consists of 12 modules. All students are required to successfully complete and pass the module assignments. Diploma students will also be required to sit and pass a final examination.


Surveyor’s Log Book (SLB)

Level 2 consists of a Surveyor’s Log Book (SLB).
As a surveyor under training completes each task, he/she gathers evidence to support the experience and learning gained, in a structured manner, guided by the Log Book. Once completed, the Log Book will be submitted to MTA for review.


Leading to a CoC issued by MTA

The MTA Peer Review is a detailed oral examination lasting between two to three hours and is graded on a pass/fail basis. The three members Peer committee will ask a series of questions to test the students practical and theoretical knowledge of surveying in their chosen specialist field. Successful completion of the Peer Review is required to achieve the MTA Certificate of Competency in
Ship Surveying.

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“My name is Courtney McDonald and I have successfully completed the ship surveying diploma. The modules were well prepared and cover all the major areas of study. I was also impressed by the timely response you receive from the management office. I therefore recommend this course for anybody interested in pursuing a career in Ship Surveying”

-Courtney McDonald


The Diploma in Ship Surveying is suitable for marine surveyors and people working in related areas that wish to learn about this topic. Ideal for the seasoned professional looking to update their knowledge or the novice wishing to learn about his subject for the first time.

This Course has 12 modules

Ian Biles - Maritime Course Author

Meet the Course Director

Ian Biles

Managing Director at Maritime Services International

Ian has led MSI to become one of the world’s leading surveying companies. Ian’s qualifications include: Master Mariner, RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, Naval Architect (BEng Ship Science) and Business Management (MA Business Management).

If you would like to complete this as a Classroom based course, click here for more information.

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On Passing the Diploma you will receive this icon – please use on your business cards, LinkedIn profiles and websites!

You can also use these letters after your name:
MTA Dip ShipSurv

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