At the core of the Institute’s programme of education is a syllabus which covers 16 key subject areas across the industry, each of which is assessed annually by examination. The subjects are placed in groups:

GROUP 1 – Compulsory Papers

These papers are compulsory because they represent the fundamental underpinnings of all activity within the commercial shipping industry:

GROUP 2 – Optional Papers

These papers cover a wide range of practical shipping disciplines in considerable detail:

The Institute’s examinations and qualification are designed to be broadly comparable with degree-level standard, to give you an idea of the depth of study and quality of work required.