Marine Corrosion Professional Qualification


How the Professional Qualification in Marine Corrosion works

The course, managed by the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd, awarded and certificated by the International Institute of Marine Surveying, is intended for marine surveyors of yachts and small craft, ships 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 standard, 7 of the 10 modules must be undertaken and passed to achieve the IIMS standalone professional qualification in marine corrosion. Four core modules must be studied by all delegates. In addition, yacht and small craft surveyors must take module 3 and commercial ship surveyors must take module 1. Two further modules of your choice from the optional list make up the required total of seven.

Assessment is by multiple choice testing using the ClassMarker platform. A pass mark of 70% is required for each module. On completion of each broadcast, a link will be sent to all delegates so that they may take the test in their own time. It is not a memory test and delegates will have up to 2 hours to answer the 25 multiple choice questions, meaning there is time to review the learning material if you get stuck on a few questions. Resits are offered at no extra charge. For each module, as soon as you submit your answers you will be informed automatically if you have reached the 70% pass mark or not. You must pass all seven modules to achieve the formal qualification. IIMS will then issue a formal certificate of qualification.

Delegates are encouraged to attend as many of the live module lectures delivered by Mike Lewus as possible using the Zoom platform, but it is understood that location and different time zones will play a part and live attendance is, therefore, not mandatory. So, each lecture will be recorded and sent to all delegates via WeTransfer as soon after broadcast as possible. Additionally, each module will be sent in pdf format a couple of days before each schedule lecture by WeTransfer. There is no time limit on when you complete the tests. Although the live broadcasts will take place in June and November, you do not have to complete your studies in one month. In that sense there is no time deadline and you may go at your own pace.

Review the Prospectus for detailed information

For full information about the content of each module, the learning outcomes and so on, please download and refer to the detailed course Prospectus. Information about Mike Lewus, your course lecturer and content producer, can also be found there.

Live lecture schedule for the March/April 2022 course

Pre course meet and greet for all delegates Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Friday 11 March 2022 Module description
Module 6 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 15 March 2022 The marine environment
Module 7 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 17 March 2022 Steels and non-ferrous alloys used in marine applications; composition and properties
Module 8 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 22 March 2022 Corrosion mechanisms that degrade metals in the marine environment
Module 9 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 24 March 2022 Corrosion control and prevention of metals used in the marine environment
Module 1 Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 29 March 2022 Ship types, structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies (obligatory for commercial ship surveyors)
Module 2 Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 31 March 2022 Processing, construction methods and testing of steel products used in ship building
Module 3 Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 5 April 2022 Small craft structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies (obligatory for yacht and small craft surveyors)
Module 4 Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Thursday 7 April 2022 Offshore structures, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies
Module 5 Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 12 April 2022 International regulations for the construction of ships, safety and environmental protection
Module 10 Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 14 April 2022 Failure analysis
Module 7 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 17 March 2022 Steels and non-ferrous alloys used in marine applications; composition and properties

Live lecture schedule for the October/November 2022 course

Pre course meet and greet for all delegates Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Friday 14 October 2022 Module description
Module 6 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 18 October 2022 The marine environment
Module 7 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 20 October 2022 Steels and non-ferrous alloys used in marine applications; composition and properties
Module 8 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 25 October 2022 Corrosion mechanisms that degrade metals in the marine environment
Module 9 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 27 October 2022 Corrosion control and prevention of metals used in the marine environment
Module 1 Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 1 November 2022 Ship types, structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies (obligatory for commercial ship surveyors)
Module 2 Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 3 November 2022 Processing, construction methods and testing of steel products used in ship building
Module 3 Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 8 November 2022 Small craft structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies (obligatory for yacht and small craft surveyors)
Module 4 Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Thursday 1 November 2022 Offshore structures, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies
Module 5 Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 15 November 2022 International regulations for the construction of ships, safety and environmental protection
Module 10 Broadcasting live at 16.00 (UK time) On Thursday 17 November 2022 Failure analysis

Payment options

The course cost is £950 (discounted to £895 for current IIMS members and students). It covers delivery to you of the seven modules in pdf format and seven videos made of the modules. Also included are the module tests and resits (if required).  All course fees must be paid in full before joining the programme.

If attending either course in 2020 you can choose either:
To be billed electronically with an invoice for the full amount;
Or you can choose to be billed in two equal instalments.

Click here to submit your confirmation to study using the online form.

Cancellation policy and terms

– Cancellation 20 days prior to the commencement of the course: 100% refund.

– Cancellation 10 days prior to commencement of the course: 50% refund.

– Cancellation 5 days prior to commencement of the course: No refund due.

In the event you need to cancel, it may be possible to enrol you for the next course.

Need more help?

If there is anything we have not explained to your satisfaction, or something is missing, or not clear, or if you simply have more questions, please email Sharon Holland who will be pleased to assist you.

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