IIMS launches a standalone Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion

The Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion sets a new standard
The Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion sets a new standard

After many months of detailed product development, the International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) is pleased to announce the launch of a new standalone, affordable professional qualification in marine corrosion – subtitled marine corrosion and prevention in small vessels, ships and offshore structure. Prospectus for the Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion

The programme has been written primarily with marine surveyors in mind, those whose job it is to inspect, understand and report on corrosion. The new Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion is pitched at education level 4.

The developer and content producer behind this new qualification is Mike Lewus, a name known to some members as he has presented at various IIMS events and seminars. Mike has an encyclopaedic knowledge of corrosion and has spent many years as a technical lead with the British Stainless Steel Association.

IIMS Chief Executive Officer, Mike Schwarz, said, “IIMS has made a significant investment to bring this Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion to market. This is one of the most important new initiatives from the Institute since the award-winning IIMS Diploma in marine surveying was launched 20 years ago. Corrosion remains the one aspect of marine surveying where knowledge is vital. It is apparent that many people still have an insufficient depth of knowledge about corrosion and I expect this Professional Qualification will appeal to many.”

Who should study for this qualification?

Course tutor, Mike Lewus
Course tutor, Mike Lewus

The Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion is intended for marine surveyors of ship, small craft and offshore structures. It is also relevant for design engineers, material specifiers, other professional engineers and students of marine science and engineering. To gain the professional qualification 7 of the 10 modules must be undertaken and passed to achieve the IIMS professional qualification. Assessment is by multiple choice tests, with a pass mark of 70% required for each module.

There are four CORE MODULES that all delegates are required to study – numbers 6, 7, 8 and 9.

In addition, commercial ship marine surveyors will be required to study module 1 and then choose two others from modules 2 to 5 or 10.

Yacht and small craft surveyors are required to study module 3 and to choose two others from modules 1, 2, 4, 5 or 10.

Brief details of the 10 modules

Module 1
Ship types, structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies

Module 2
Processing, construction methods and testing of steel products used in ship building

Module 3
Small craft structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies

Module 4
Off-Shore structures, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies

Module 5
International regulations for the construction of ships, safety and environmental protection

Module 6
The marine environment

Module 7
Steels and non-ferrous alloys used in marine applications; composition and properties

Module 8
Corrosion mechanisms that degrade metals in the marine environment

Module 9
Corrosion control and prevention of metals used in the marine environment

Module 10
Failure analysis

Your investment in the Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion and the next step

The cost of the qualification is £950, which covers attendance at live lectures or video recorded delivery of the seven modules and tests (including resits) you are required to study. IIMS members and students are offered a discounted price of just £895.

At this stage IIMS is not seeking your commitment to study, rather we want you to lodge your expression of interest to study for this professional qualification. Registering your interest does not obligate you in any way. The first course is to be held around June and the second one planned for November 2021.

The qualification will be managed by the Institute’s wholly owned subsidiary, the Marine Surveying Academy, but formally awarded by certification through the International Institute of Marine Surveying.

Download the full course Prospectus with detailed descriptions on each module and the learning outcomes and understand how the programme will be delivered: Prospectus for the Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion

Click to register your expression of interest with no obligation.

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