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Marine Surveyors survey machines and hulls of ships to ensure they are constructed, equipped and maintained according to safety standards, rules and regulations laid down by marine authorities.


  • examines and approves design plans of hulls and equipment such as main propulsion engines, auxiliary boilers and turbines, electrical power generating plant, refrigeration and air-conditioning plant and pumping systems
  • conducts periodic surveys throughout a ship's life to ensure standards are maintained.


  • working outdoors.

To become a Marine Surveyor

  • You usually need a formal qualification in marine surveying to work as a Marine Surveyor. Vocational Education and Training (VET) and university are both common study pathways.

    Find a Bachelor of Applied Science with Marine Surveying

  • Registration with the Australian Maritime Safety Authority is required.

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