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The Institution offers advice and assistance on all aspects and at all stages in the careers of those involved in the design, construction and maintenance of marine vessels and structures for those at school who may be interested in a career in naval architecture; those at university or college studying to gain the knowledge and understanding which underpins professional skills and those wishing to develop their careers professionally.

Professional Development

Achieving an academic qualification is only the beginning of a member's professional career.  The achievement and maintenance of professional competence, especially where it cannot be acquired solely by formal study, necessitates life long professional development.  Professional development is the acquisition, maintenance, improvement and broadening of knowledge, understanding and skills, and the development of personal qualities necessary to carry out their professional duties throughout a member's working life.  More about Professional Development

Careers in Naval Architecture

A Naval Architect is a professional maritimeengineer who is responsible for the design, construction and repair of ships, boats, other marine vessels and offshore structures, both civil and military, More about careers in Naval Architecture

Further Information

For advice or further information, contact the Professional Affairs Department at