IMarEST Professional Accreditation


The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) is the international membership body and learned society for marine professionals, with 50 branches and 15, 000 members in over 100 countries around the world.

The Institute’s role is to promote the scientific development and interdisciplinary understanding of marine engineering, marine science and marine technology and to uphold and advance the knowledge and status of professionals across the international marine community.

IMarEST is open to everyone associated with the marine, coastal and offshore world, across all scientific, engineering and technological disciplines and applications.

The IMarEST received its Royal Charter in 1933 and is a licensed body of both the Engineering Council UK and the Science Council UK and as such can register suitably qualified and experienced Engineers, Scientists and Technologists on 12 registers (Refer to the IMarEST Definitive List of Registers).

One of the many functions performed by the Institute, as a direct result of its own Royal Charter and its licenses, is the accreditation of academic courses in Marine Engineering, Science and Technology and Initial Professional Development (IPD) / Graduate Training Schemes.


Accreditation Policy Document

A brief summary of the accreditation process by the Institute of Marine Engineering


HQ Contact 

Mr. Ben Saunders –

Head of Professional Development & HR

Aldgate House · 33 Aldgate High Street
London • EC3N 1EN • United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)20 7382 2647
Fax:+44 (0)20 7382 2670
Mob:+44 (0)7500 081 299