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Marine Surveying (Top up) MSc

Learn about the course below
April 2018
18 months part-time
£5,495 (UK/EU) *
£5,495 (INT) *
Course leader
Edward Bace

This programme is exclusively for graduates of Lloyd's Maritime Academy's Diploma in Marine Surveying or Diploma in Small Craft Surveying.

Why study MSc Marine Surveying (Top-up) at Middlesex University?

This MSc offered by Lloyd's Maritime Academy and Middlesex University Business School. The programme has been designed with the busy maritime professional in mind, enabling you to apply your existing specialist knowledge of surveying to the ever-changing global industry and develop your ability to manage strategically.

Having already passed either of the Lloyd's Maritime Academy surveying diplomas, this MSc top up route gives you the unique opportunity to gain a master's degree delivered by distance learning from the well established partnership between Lloyd's Maritime Academy and Middlesex University Business School.

Delivered over 18 months, MSc in Marine Surveying will provide essential management content, building upon your existing technical knowledge and practical competence. Thereby giving you the tools to progress your career to the next level.

This top up programme consists of two compulsory core modules; management skills for the marine surveyor and ship design and the impact on the surveyor followed by an Applied Project. The two modules cover both technical and a broad range of higher level management and strategic thinking then the project allows you to apply these new skills to a particular issue or area of interest.

As you know, distance education provides a flexible approach to your studies, allowing you to develop your knowledge and professional practice at a time and place that is convenient to you.

Through a dedicated virtual learning environment, you will be able to view the programme materials as well as engage in the group forum for discussions and networking opportunities with your fellow students. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Further information

You can view full course details for the course on the Lloyd's Maritime Academy website or request more information by emailing LMA Admin.

Lloyd's Maritime Academy is our partner in delivering this course, combining the academic expertise and reputation of the Middlesex University Business School with the industry conference and training expertise of Lloyd's Maritime Academy, part of Informa Plc. Lloyd's Maritime Academy manages course enrolment on behalf of the University.

Find out more about the Middlesex University Business School and Lloyd's Maritime Academy.

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What will you study on the MSc Marine Surveying (Top-Up)?

Having already passed either the Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Diploma in Marine Surveying or Small Craft Surveying, you have gained 80 credits towards a 180 credit masters qualification. This MSc provides the remaining 100 credits, giving you the unique opportunity to gain a master’s degree delivered by distance learning

The programme begins with a compulsory two week induction providing you with the opportunity to access and familiarise yourself with our state of the art online learning portal and other available resources. There are some compulsory short exercises during this period to allow introductions to the programme, faculty and fellow peers

  • Modules

    • Management skills for the marine surveyor (20 credits)

      As an advanced marine surveyor you face a range of challenges that go beyond professional technical expertise. Chief amongst these is the ability to work with people in a number of differing roles and responsibilities, from your principal to co-workers.

      You also need to understand how your work impacts on the strategic requirements of your organisation. Be able to successfully manage projects and have the ability to contribute positively to the winning of new business. This module provides an introduction to key concepts and techniques, enabling you to make a positive strategic difference in your practice.

      Module syllabus includes:

      • Organisations: structures, cultures, teams
      • Managing interpersonal relationships: power, influence, authority, delegation, negotiation
      • Managing resources: using financial and performance information, budgetary control and resource planning, project management
      • Strategic management: analysing environments and markets, strategic decision making
      • Responsibility: corporate responsibility, business ethics, environmental responsibilities
    • Ship design and the impact on the surveyor (20 credits)

      This module will raise the your awareness about; modern ship design, cutting edge construction methods and materials, the latest engineering systems and their influence on the work of the marine surveyor in the future.

      You will be expected to understand appropriate regulations and the latest thinking in protecting the environment, ensuring that you are equipped to become a progressive surveyor operating in the modern maritime industry.

      Module syllabus includes:

      • Design techniques and criteria

      Hydrostatics and stability, Hydrodynamics, Design/ship types

      • Construction and materials

      Structures design, Materials/fabrication, Surveying/quality control

      • Marine Engineering development trends

      Technological advancement of marine engineering, Total life cycle costs, Machinery surveys today and tomorrow

      Topics such as human factors, different ship types, safety, legislation and regulations will appear throughout all material as necessary.

    • Financial Theory and Applications (30 Credits) - Compulsory

      This module aims to provide a rigorous grounding in the theory of finance and equip students with knowledge/techniques that are required for arriving at investment and financing decisions, enable them to identify the sources of agency problems and their effect on firm value and apply various techniques used in capital budgeting as well as evaluate financial assets and understand the theories on which asset pricing models are built. Students will critically discuss the validity of modern theories that assess the impact of financing decision on the firm value and cost of capital.

    • Applied Project (60 credits)

      The Applied Project can provide extensive benefits to both you and your organisation. You will have the opportunity to develop further and integrate your skills and knowledge gained on the programme by undertaking a major, extended piece of research on an aspect of marine surveying of your choice.

You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.

  1. UK & EU
  2. International
  3. How to apply
  1. UK & EU
  2. International

How can the MSc Marine Surveying (Top-up) support your career?

The MSc qualification not only benefits you as an individual, thus enhancing career prospects; it also proves invaluable to employers and their development.

This award will recognise you as having a heightened expertise in your professional field, and in order for you to progress your career with the letters MSc after your name you must have been able to demonstrate the following:

  • Independent study with directed reading and minimal guidance
  • Ability to analyse and critically appraise
  • Research the latest technologies available in the ship design industry
  • Reflect upon your own practice
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