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RINA

THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
Founded in 1860, today the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) is an internationally
renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design,
construction, repair and operation of ships, boats and marine structures in over 90 countries.
Members of the RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime
organisations world-wide.

RINA enjoys an outstanding reputation for the quality and range of its technical journals which
report on all sectors of the maritime industry. RINA also organises an extensive and successful
programme of international conferences, seminars and training courses covering a broad
range of experience and opinion on research, development and operation of all aspects of naval
architecture and marine technology.

Membership of RINA provides a wide range of benefits and services including:

A professional qualification which is internationally recognised as reflecting the achievement


of the highest standards of professional competence

Free copies of all RINA's leading technical journals - The Naval Architect, Warship
Technology, and Offshore Marine Technology. Reduced rates on all other RINA
publications

Free copies of papers published in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering, the
International Journal of Small Craft Technology and in the Conference Proceedings.

Discounts on books listed in the RINA Bookshop

Discounts at all RINA conferences, seminars and training courses

Entry in the Marine Services Directory

Advice and assistance on employment, training and professional development after


graduation.

Access to library and technical research facilities

Opportunity to meet and exchange views with other maritime industry professionals, at local
branches and conferences, and through the online Technical Forums

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THE ROYAL INSTITUTION OF NAVAL ARCHITECTS

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS
There are classes of RINA membership to suit all those involved or interested in the design, construction,
maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. The classes of membership reflect the levels
of education, training, experience and professional responsibility achieved. The requirements for
membership are:

Fellows (FRINA)

Having achieved professional standing in the maritime community, and having held positions of superior
responsibility for a period of at least five years;

Member (MRINA)

Holding an approved diploma or degree in a subject relevant to the design, construction, maintenance
and operation of marine vessels and structures;
or
Offering experience in lieu of a formal academic qualification;
and
Having achieved the required standard of professional competence required for full membership of the
Institution;
Associate Member (AMRINA)

Actively seeking to achieve the standards of professional competence required for full membership,
through individual or company training programmes and experience;
or
Studying full-time for an approved post graduate course in a subject relevant to the design, construction,
maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures;
or
Involved in a technical capacity with an activity relating to the construction, maintenance and operation of
marine vessels and structures;

Student Member

Studying full-time for an approved diploma or degree in a subject relevant to the design, construction,
maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures.

Associate (AssocRINA)

Having an interest or involvement in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine
vessels and structures, in a non technical capacity.

For more information about becoming a member of The Royal Institution of Naval Architects, contact:

The Membership Department


The Royal Institution of Naval Architects
8-9 Northumberland Street, London WC2N 5DA
Tel: +44 (0)207 235 4622 Fax: +44 (0)207 259 5912 Email: membership@rina.org.uk

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