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Education & Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry

14 - 15 November 2018, London     Call for Papers 

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.

This conference is intended to share the experiences of educators, trainers, employers and students in these rapidly developing areas. RINA invites papers from academics working on such developments in universities, colleges and academies, from training coordinators and managers in industry, and from professional engineers who have recent experience of such programmes as students. Relevant topics include:

  • Case studies of academic collaborations, partnerships, and alliances.
  • Case studies of partnerships between industry and academia.
  • Benefits and difficulties experienced in collaborative ventures.
  • Innovative programme structures such as for part-time or in-work students.
  • Formalised professional development programmes set up within industry.
  • Experiences of less conventional modes of delivery, such as ‘flying faculty’, distance learning, and moocs (massive online open courses).
  • Developments in technology for teaching and learning, including equipment, software, the internet, and apps.
  • Developments established in other sectors that could be applied in the maritime context.

Click here to download a copy of the Call for Papers

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.


Submit an Abstract or Register Your Interest

Click here to register your interest in the Education and Professional Development 2018 Conference and receive updates as they become available.

If you wish to submit an abstract, please send a paper title, brief summary (no more than 250 words) of what the proposed paper would be about and your contact details via the link above, by email directly to or fax to +44(0) 20 7259 5912. The deadline submission for abstracts is 13th May 2018.


RINA HQ, 8-9 Northumberland Street, London, WC2N 5DA


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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