New online shipbuilding acquaint course exclusive to IIMS announced

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The new Shipbuilding Acquaint Course has been developed by Broadreach Marine Ltd and is presented exclusively in conjunction with the International Institute of Marine Surveying, the leading worldwide professional body for the marine surveying profession. The aim of this unique one-week online course starting from 7 February 2022 is to provide an opportunity for the student to gain an understanding of modern shipbuilding procedures, from placing a contract to delivering a completed ship.

The course content and objectives can be summed up as follows:
– The Shipbuilding Acquaint Course content follows the logical processes and timeline required to build a ship from scratch.
– For example – it is obviously necessary to have a contract in place before we start building; as it is necessary to complete the design approval before we cut steel and start building the vessel; and to carry out onboard commissioning before we go to sea trials.
– There are 11 Units to this course. Unit 001 is an introduction to the course and a meet and greet session. Units 002 to 010 are the main course content.
– Unit 011 is the final multiple-choice exam.
– All students will need to sit and pass the final exam in order to be awarded an International Institute of Marine Surveying (IIMS) Certificate of Achievement.
– The tutor will take you through each procedure in turn so that you can understand the ‘Cradle to Grave’ processes that enable a modern ship to be designed to operate safely and efficiently for up to forty years.
– The tutor will explain how a ship that is designed today needs to be ‘Future Proofed’ to remain compliant with future legislation, efficient and environmentally friendly for the duration of its service life.
– Ultimately, we need to consider too how it will be disposed of it at the end of its useful life.
– These and other important considerations are covered throughout this course.
Note: The tutor will take you through the logical, step by step, procedures of the shipbuilding process. This is a generic course and not shipyard specific and some procedures and processes may have different names in different yards, but as a general rule all modern yards will follow these processes.
On successful completion of this course the student will be able to understand the basic terminology and processes involved in shipbuilding so that they can go forward with their learning and potentially work safely in a shipbuilding yard environment.

About the lead course tutor, Peter Broad

Peter Broad has spent his entire 30 years plus career in shipping. Peter has always worked to the highest possible standards and has led teams to success and enjoys mentoring and educating others. Over the years, Peter has worked with and managed a number of multinational and multicultural teams and values highly the diversity of these relationships. He is the owner and Managing Director of Broadreach Marine Consultants (UK) Ltd and CEO of Broadreach Marine (Korea) Co. Ltd. and is involved with Marine Consultancy, newbuild ship project management, plan approval, marine surveying, and marine training.

Peter has authored white papers for Government, two marine engineering-related books, and a number of bespoke marine-related training packages. In addition, he is an expert witness. He is also a Chartered Marine Engineer and a Fellow of IMAREST and of the IIMS.

Who should apply?

Applications are sought for the course from individuals who have a basic knowledge of shipping and want to expand their practical knowledge of shipbuilding in particular with a view to embarking on a career in the industry. But applications from those who are working for a shipping company, or related marine industry, such as P&I Insurance Clubs, and who are keen to extend their knowledge in this area are also welcomed.
It is likely (but not essential) that the candidates for the course will have one or more of the following entry requirements and/or pre-qualifications:
• A BSc in Marine Science, Marine Engineering, or Naval Architecture
• Postgraduate experience in a marine-related industry such as Marine Insurance, Underwriting, Broking, or Ship Design
• Two years working for a Non-Classification Society Marine Surveying company or a Class Society
• Ex seafarer: Second Engineer, Chief Engineer, Chief Officer, Master or Superintendent Technical Manager
• Be a competent Marine Surveyor
The course will be conducted in English. Students must have a good skill level in both written and spoken English.
The course will be run over one week starting on 7 February 2022 and will be delivered in individual Units with a total delivery time of approximately 22 hours. Students who cannot attend the live lectures are able to watch and learn by catch-up videos from the recordings that will be made available of each lecture as part of the study material.

So, if you miss a live lecture you can complete the course in your own time, when convenient for you to do so.

The Units and their scheduled live lecture dates

Unit 001 – Course introduction & learning objectives
Being presented by live lecture on Monday 7 February 2022 at 08.30 (UK time)
Duration 60 minutes

Unit 002 – Shipbuilding contracts, specifications & HSE introduction
Being presented by live lecture on Monday 7 February 2022 at 10.30 (UK time)
Duration 120 to 150 minutes

Unit 003 – The role of the Classification Society & Certification
Being presented by live lecture on Tuesday 8 February 2022 at 07.30 (UK time)
Duration 120 minutes

Unit 004 – Plan Approval, supply chain and factory acceptance tests
Being presented by live lecture on Tuesday 8 February 2022 at 10.00 (UK time)
Duration 120 minutes

Unit 005 – Materials, hull construction, welding & HDE
Being presented by live lecture on Wednesday 9 February 2022 at 08.00 (UK time)
Duration 150 minutes

Unit 006 – Propulsion machinery, auxiliaries, outfitting & piping systems
Being presented by live lecture on Thursday 10 February 2022 at 08.00 (UK time)
Duration 150 minutes

Unit 007 – Electrical & control equipment
Being presented by live lecture on Thursday 10 February 2022 at 10.30 (UK time)
Duration 120 minutes

Unit 008 – Coatings & PSPC
Being presented by live lecture on Friday 11 February 2022 at 08.00 (UK time)
Duration 90 minutes

Unit 009 – Commissioning & sea trials
Being presented by live lecture on Friday 11 February 2022 at 10.30 (UK time)
Duration 60 minutes

Unit 010 – Ship delivery & final certification
Being presented by live lecture on Saturday 12 February 2022 at 09.00 (UK time)
Duration 60 minutes

Unit 011 – The final multiple-choice exam
Students will be able to access the link immediately after delivery of Unit 10 and it can be taken online at any time.
– The final exam must be passed to gain the qualification. It is necessary for BRM and IIMS to gauge the level of understanding for each Student and to confirm that they have attained a good general knowledge of the presented material.
– The final exam will be delivered through the online ‘ClassMarker’ platform and can be carried out at a time to suit you.
– Once the student has completed all training Units, they will log on to ‘ClassMaker’ using the link provided within one week of the end of the course and be presented with 50 multiple-choice questions.
– The final exam will be marked automatically by the ‘ClassMarker’ platform. Once submitted, the student will know immediately if they have reached the pass mark and the results shared with IIMS and BRM.
– The pass mark is 70%.
– If the student attains the pass mark or over, they will be issued with a ‘Certificate of Achievement’.
– If the student does not attain the pass mark, they will be invited to re-sit the Final Exam up to a maximum of another four attempts (five in total).

Course fees and terms of payment

The cost of the shipbuilding acquaint course is £2,500 GBP. Please note that course fees must be paid in full prior to the commencement of Unit 001. The course administration is managed from start to finish by the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the International Institute of Marine Surveying.
A 75% refund will be given for cancellation within one week of the course commencement date.
No other refunds are offered.

How to apply and what to do next

Click to download the prospectus: Shipbuilding Acquaint Course Prospectus

Please click here to use the online form to a) either express your interest or b) to confirm your place on the shipbuilding acquaint course.

On receipt of your instructions, the Marine Surveying Academy Ltd will either register your expression of interest or will invoice you, depending on your instructions.

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