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Technical Ship Management


This course has been designed to develop and deepen your knowledge of Technical Ship Management. With this course you will gain an excellent understanding of the role of the Technical Ship Manager and in turn learn the skills required to run a ship with efficiency and success.

Module subjects include a range of exciting and challenging topics such as project management, the ship life cycle, financial considerations, and emergency preparation and response.



The course consists of 8 modules, plus the choice of one specialist module. 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.



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“Great course content and it has really helped me understand the role of the technical superintendent. Will be of huge benefit to me in my own position.”

Rory O Rourke – Irish Lights


This course is for those individuals wanting to take up a Technical Ship Manager’s position or to learn more about the issues faced in this role. Ideal for experienced professionals wishing to update their knowledge or people approaching this subject for the first time.

This Course has 8 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.

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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