Marine Engineering Education

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Maritime Education Director Derek Lambert successfully defended his Doctorate in Philosophy of Maritime Affairs (specialising in digital learning systems, and developing learning methods for Marine Engineering students) in September 2017, at the World Maritime University in Malmo, Sweden.  

The graduation ceremony was held on the 5th November 2017  at the concert hall in Malmo Sweden; an event well attended by family and freinds of students from 48 countries around the world.

This acheivement further helps to aid the development of blended learning practices for South African Marine Engineers, and to increase academic capacity within the maritime industry in South Africa. 

Upcoming Conferences

From the 14th to the 17th November, SAIMI will be hosting the first Maritime Education and Training Conference at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town. 

Blended learning and the need to embrace modern educational practices will be discussed, in order to bring the South African shipping industry MET standards in line with international practice

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Incorporating Marine Engineering Education & Maritime Education

Address: Office 3B, Kenridge Centre, Tygervalley Road, Kenridge, Durbanville, 7500 

Tel: +27 (0) 84 250 0221                Email:

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*  Online E-learning platform for Marine Engineers (Login)

*  Non-online E-learning platform for Seagoing Engineers (Link)

About Marine Engineering Education / Maritime Education

The companies ‘Maritime Education’ and ‘Marine Engineering Education’ have been formed as a division of an existing independently owned and operated business (cc2007/122094/23) to supply SAMSA approved textbooks and SAMSA accredited maritime courses to the South African maritime industry. The company exists to protect the intellectual property of the authors involved, through delivering original, copyrighted, published material that has been registered with the library of South Africa. The material is prescribed at CPUT, DUT, and used at NMMU for the formulation of their new curriculum. Certain of the publications are available internationally on

The business and website ( is run and managed with the sole aim of providing SAMSA accredietd courses and SAMSA approved syllabus textbooks to Marine Engineering and Marine Navigation students who are busy furthering their maritime qualifications, and for those interested in Marine Engineering or Marine Navigation to find industry related information.

The reasoning behind establishing this business was  to allow for the supply of locally written textbooks at affordable prices to Marine Engineering students who are (a) in the process of furthering their academic theory qualifications, (b) for Certificate of Competency preparation for oral candidates and (c) for the offering of SAMSA accredited and other maritime safety courses to South African seafarers.

The ability to source textbook material locally has been a problem within the maritime industry for years, with extensive delays being the norm for the ordering of textbooks from overseas. This results in textbooks only arriving well into the student’s academic semester. 

The literature available from this website has been specifically written from the outset to comply with the SAMSA code content in South Africa, and to provide a cost-effective alternative to the more expensive internationally sourced textbooks available. All of the literature that is available on this site has been written, sourced and compiled to meet the latest Manila 2010 amendments, to ensure the quality of South African maritime education remains at the forefront - in line with international standards.

This website also aims to provide for a central source of information that may be of interest to Marine Engineers. 

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