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Hydrographic Survey Category B Course

General

Full Hydrographic Survey curriculum encompassing all basic and essential competencies of the Hydrographic Surveyor as defined by the FIG/IHO/ICA International Advisory Board on Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors for a Category B Course. The course has been officially recognised as such on the 1st July 2008 and received continued recognition (in accordance with the Standards of Competence for Hydrographic Surveyors FIG/IHO/ICA S-5, Edition 11.1.0, December 2014) in 2016.

Entry level

The minimum requirements for admission to the course are:

  • Completion of at least a HNC level technical education with basic knowledge of mathematics and physics.

  • Regular proficiency in the operation of computers and software at the level of the European or international computer driving license (ECDL / ICDL);

  • Candidates must have a minimum command (level 6, competent user or upwards) of the English language in line with the levels set by the IELTS (the International English Language Testing System);

  • Some experience in cartography, hydrographic survey, land survey or navigation.

Taken into account the schedule and the level of the course, each student submitting to participate has to go through an assessment. Upon receipt of the required application documents the course coordinators will evaluate the information and decide if someone is admitted to the course with advise about possible extra pre-course tuition or exemptions.