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 June 2021 course

(Each module will be delivered in three hour slots. The dates may be subject to alteration)

Pre course meet and greet for all delegates Broadcasting live at 11.00 (UK time) On Friday 18 June 2021 Module description
Module 6 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 18.00 (UK time) On Sunday 20 June 2021 The marine environment
Module 7 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 07.00 (UK time) On Wednesday 23 June 2021 Steels and non-ferrous alloys used in marine applications; composition and properties
Module 8 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 18.00 (UK time) On Saturday 26 June 2021 Corrosion mechanisms that degrade metals in the marine environment
Module 9 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 07.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 29 June 2021 Corrosion control and prevention of metals used in the marine environment
Module 1 Broadcasting live at 07.00 (UK time) On Friday 2 July 2021 Ship types, structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies (obligatory for commercial ship surveyors)
Module 2 Broadcasting live at 10.00 (UK time) On Sunday 4 July 2021 Processing, construction methods and testing of steel products used in ship building
Module 3 Broadcasting live at 18.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 6 July 2021 Small craft structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies (obligatory for yacht and small craft surveyors)
Module 4 Broadcasting live at 07.00 (UK time) On Friday 9 July 2021 Offshore structures, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies
Module 5 Broadcasting live at 08.00 (UK time) On Sunday 11 July 2021 International regulations for the construction of ships, safety and environmental protection
Module 10 Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 13 July 2021 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 COURSE ONE in June 2021 you can choose either:
To be billed electronically with an invoice for the full amount on receipt of submitting your booking.
Or you can choose to be billed in two equal instalments, the first due on 1 April 2021 and the second one due on 14 May 2021.

If attending COURSE TWO in November 2021, you can choose either:
To be billed electronically with an invoice for the full amount on 1 September 2021.
Or you can choose to be billed in two equal instalments, the first due on 1 September 2021 and the second one due on 14 October 2021.

Click here to submit your confirmation to study either course 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.

Live lecture schedule for the November 2021 course

(Each module will be delivered in three hour slots. The dates may be subject to alteration)

Pre course meet and greet Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 2 November 2021 Module description
Module 6 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 07.00 (UK time) On Thursday 4 November 2021 The marine environment
Module 7 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 18.00 (UK time) On Sunday 7 November 2021 Steels and non-ferrous alloys used in marine applications; composition and properties
Module 8 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Wednesday 8 November 2021 Corrosion mechanisms that degrade metals in the marine environment
Module 9 (Core Module) Broadcasting live at 09.00 (UK time) On Saturday 13 November 2021 Corrosion control and prevention of metals used in the marine environment
Module 1 Broadcasting live at 18.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 16 November 2021 Ship types, structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies (obligatory for commercial ship surveyors)
Module 2 Broadcasting live at 07.00 (UK time) On Friday 19 November 2021 Processing, construction methods and testing of steel products used in ship building
Module 3 Broadcasting live at 07.00 (UK time) On Sunday 21 November 2021 Small craft structure, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies (obligatory for yacht and small craft surveyors)
Module 4 Broadcasting live at 18.00 (UK time) On Tuesday 23 November 2021 Offshore structures, strength, stability and corrosion control strategies
Module 5 Broadcasting live at 12.00 (UK time) On Thursday 25 November 2021 International regulations for the construction of ships, safety and environmental protection
Module 10 Broadcasting live at 08.00 (UK time) On Saturday 27 November 2021 Failure analysis

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