Canadian Network For Innovative Shipbuilding, Marine Research And Training

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Introduction to Ships and the Shipping World

Early career naval architects, engineers and policy officers typically have excellent technical knowledge and look forward to applying them when they join the workforce.  However, generally not included in their education is an understanding of the wider maritime world. Without this knowledge they lack the context for their work.  This “familiarization” course is designed for such naval architects, engineers and policy officers, and the objective of which is to provide this context.  It should be noted that while the course is directed at early career technical graduates, non-technical personnel could find it potentially useful as an introduction to the world of ships.

This short course provides a comprehensive introduction to the maritime world with a focus on ships. This is accomplished by summarizing the stages in the lifecycle of ships starting at the design stage through construction and finally to operations and maintenance. The regulatory environment in which these are undertaken is also described.

This course, consisting of six 3-hour modules, will be delivered through Brightspace, an online learning management system.

Each module is followed by an online quiz. After the successful completion of six quizzes by November 10, 2023, participants will receive their certificates through the Brightspace system.

  • Registration fee – $500 CAD/person
  • Registration deadline – October 10, 2023
  • Registration is closed.

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