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Palfinger August 2022

Education & Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry

14 November 2018, London    


Sponsored by:International Paint

Partnerships and Innovation in the Delivery of Education and Professional Development


In recent years higher education has seen a growth in the Education & Continued Professional Development for engineers in the Maritime industrycollaborations between institutions to deliver educational and training programmes. The relationships are variously called alliances, consortia, clusters or partnerships. Some such links are between industry and academia, or between organisations that are near neighbours, both partners gaining strength from the complimentary nature of their individual activities. In other cases the collaborative activity can be between similar organisations that are located on opposite sides of the world. By bridging the continental and cultural divides these programmes can attract a greater diversity of students, and ensure that their content has international relevance.

In parallel with this strengthening of collaborative networks, significant developments are being made in the way educational and training programmes are delivered. Imaginative ideas in the organisation of programmes, in modes of delivery, and in the technological infrastructure adopted have resulted in radically new programmes. Some of these innovations have transformed both the activities required of educators, and the learning experiences of students.

These developments in the establishment of networks between institutions, and the innovations in programmes delivery, can be found across the educational and training sectors, including those organisations dedicated to the professional development of engineers in the maritime industries.

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Papers to be presented included:

  • KEYNOTE: New thinking in Maritime Education and Training by Richard Birmingham, Newcastle University, UK
  • Industry-Institute Interaction through Implementation of Long Term Memorandum of Understanding: MoU Based Case Study Between Cochin Shipyard Limited, Kochi and Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, India by K Sivaprasad, Yashwant R Kamath, Cochin University of Science and Technology, India, Anish S, Thomas Mathew, Cochin Shipyard Limited, India
  • Chronological Developments of an International MSc Programme by Arun Kr Dev, Matt Bentley, Newcastle University in Singapore, Singapore
  • Education of Future Maritime Professionals by University Collaboration by Jani romanoff, Pentti Kujala, Heikki Remes, Osiris Valdez Banda, Martin Bergstrom, Petri Varsta, Aalto University, Finland, Heikki Koponen, Eero Elorant, Finnish Institute of Technology, Finland
  • Learning Shipbuilding CAD/CAM at the Marine Engineering School of the Technical University of Madrid by Jesus A Munoz, Rodrigo Perez, Technical University of Madrid, Spain
  • Innovative Use of Lecture Capture Technology in Undergraduate Yacht Design and Postgraduate Ship Design Courses by Jean-Baptiste Souppez, Southampton Solent University, UK 
  • Ocean Engineering Minor: Use of ROVs for the Teaching of Ocean Engineering by Enrico Anderlini, Nicholas Bradbeer, Catriona Savage, Giles Thomas, University College London, UK



Registration and Payment

Registration Fee (Inc VAT)  By 15/10/2018     After 15/10/2018
RINA members         £200+VAT = £240          £230+VAT = £276
Non-members        £230+VAT = £276      £260+VAT = £312
Concessions (retired/students, etc)        £135+VAT = £162            £135+VAT = £162
Principal Author        £130+VAT = £156      £130+VAT = £156
Additional Author         £200+VAT = £240      £200+VAT = £240

Register by 15th October 2018 and save money - Early Bird Registration fees (Inc VAT)

The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a USB of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The USB will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.

Additional copies of the conference papers or USB will also be available for sale (members £120 and non-members £140) after the event. If you would like to order a copy, contact the Bookshop Assistant on +44 (0)20 7235 4622 or via e-mail at 

Registration and Payment methods

1: Register and pay online using a secure link

2: Register and to be sent invoice for payment via bank transfer or cheque

Payments must be made in sterling by Eurocheque, cheque drawn on a bank with a UK branch address or sterling bank transfer. Please note that RINA requires payment before the conference date.


Under UK Customs and Excise regulations delegates from all countries are required to pay VAT on any conference or course taking place in the UK. Delegates from outside the UK may be entitled to reclaim this cost.


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Conference delegates may take advantage of the Institution’s membership of Club Quarters to stay at its Trafalgar Square Hotel, situated at 8 Northumberland Avenue less than one minute’s walk from RINA Headquarters.

The Institution’s membership provides a fixed lowest rate of £159 per room which is always available to conference delegates, regardless of the varying higher rates throughout the year for non members.  An even lower rate is available only for conference delegates at weekends (Fri, Sat and Sun) and holidays (£69). 

Other benefits include access to the Club Living Room with complimentary refreshments, WiFi and unlimited chilled, purified bottled water, and a Rewards Programme offering a “Night on the House” after just one stay.

Conference delegates may find details of the facilities offered by Club Quarters Trafalgar Square or book online at  using the login “RINA” (without the quotes) on their first visit and selecting Trafalgar Square from the choice of hotels.

Conference delegates who wish to take advantage of the lower rate at weekends, which is not shown online, should contact ClubQuarters at +44 (0)20 7451 5800

Delegates of past conferences who may be visiting London on business or pleasure may continue to use the Institution’s membership of ClubQuarters and enjoy the benefits.

Hotels Combined

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Attendance at Education and Professional of Engineers in the Maritime Industry Development qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate

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