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Shipbuilding and Ship Repair


This unique and exclusive Diploma will develop and deepen your knowledge of the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair sector. With this innovative course, you will gain the essential skills and knowledge required, enabling you to successfully run and manage the building and repair process.

Module subjects include an array of challenging topics such as the docking process, specifications and docking incidents and accidents, alongside other essential subjects such as an introduction to the shipbuilding and ship repair industry, contracts and project management.


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.

“The flexibility of the course ensured I was able to complete my assignments and understand the subject clearly. I learned a lot about shipbuilding and ship repair even though I have docked more than eighty vessels”

Johan Smeer EBH Namibia

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Course Fees
Diploma – £2,750.00

This covers the 12 modules as pdfs, student assignment marking, examination costs and the issuing of a Diploma.

Certificate – £1,950.00

This includes the 12 modules as pdfs and marking of the student assignments.

Individual Modules

£250 – Module content only.

£400 – Module content, assessment and certification.

Course Duration
Minimum of 12 months.


Shipbuilding and repair courses are for individuals wanting to take up a Superintendent’s role, a position within a yard or to learn more about the issues faced in these roles. Ideal for experienced professionals wishing to update their knowledge or people approaching this subject for the first time.

This Course has 12 modules

Ian Biles - Ship Surveying Course Author | Vessel Surveyor

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.

Diploma in Shipbuilding

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Supported by:

Keystone Law
Global HR & Payroll Expertise (CESG)
British Marine
PYA - The Professional Yachting Association
Ocean Independence
MYBA - The Worldwide Yachting Association
Marine Society
Lead Yacht Underwriters Limited
IASA - The International Association of Ship Repair Agents