|Marine Vessel Designer
Marine vessel designers design and oversee the construction, survey and repair of marine craft for the commercial and recreational markets such as ferries, boats, yachts and dinghies.
Marine vessel designers may…
Marine vessel designers may work in a variety of places from drawing offices to shipyards to the open sea (when testing vessels). As a marine vessel designer you might want to operate your own small business offering a range of stock designs to the public. Business success in marine vessel design , like all enterprises, depends as much on sales skills and customer service as on craft skills and might benefit from some business skills training. There can also be considerable costs involved.
In some circumstances you may be able to work as a marine vessel designer without any qualifications, however it is usually a minimum requirement to have completed a Diploma of Engineering (Technical).
With experience and further study (Degree), it is possible to become a naval architect.
There is also always the potential, with experience and possibly more training that you can end up in a number of senior management positions.
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