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Diploma in Shipbuilding and Ship Repair



One of our most popular courses at the MTA is the unique and exclusive shipbuilding Diploma. This industry-leading online certification will develop and deepen your knowledge of the Shipbuilding and Ship Repair sector. With this innovative shipyard 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 manageable modules all of which combine the elements of shipbuilding and ship repair, specifications, ship repair work to hull machinery, the docking process and much more. As part of this maritime course, there will be module assignments, all students are required to successfully complete and pass all module assignments. To successfully pass the Diploma in Shipbuilding and Ship Repair, students will also be required to sit and pass a final examination.


At the MTA, we design all our courses to be manageable and flexible to meet the needs and requirements of our students. Therefore, please do not hesitate to contact our customer support team of maritime experts to assist you with your bespoke learning needs to enable you to successfully enrol on your chosen course.

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“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


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