IMarEST accreditation gives your higher-learning courses an internationally recognised certification, providing your students and professionals with the confidence to succeed in the maritime industry.

A global accreditation programme for marine courses

Our international benchmark provides a stamp of excellence, demonstrating your standing as an eminent academic institution. IMarEST accreditation additionally proves that a programme meets the knowledge and skills requirements for Professional Registration, exemplifying a commitment to professionalism and student development. Students enrolled on accredited programmes are also entitled to free IMarEST membership.

How we accredit institutions

Our accreditation involves a rigorous peer-review process, analysing the technical content taught and the processes in place to ensure effective delivery of the programme. Our trained panel of experts will work in partnership with you and, following a review of the programme materials and a panel visit, they will make a recommendation to our Professional Affairs & Education Committee, which is responsible for all accreditation decisions. Accreditation can be granted for a period up to five years.

What courses are accredited?

Courses accredited internationally include - but are not limited to - Geography, Marine Engineering, Marine Sciences, Maritime and Shipping Operations and Management, Naval Architecture, Oceanography and Offshore and Subsea Engineering.

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