Registered Marine Technologist (RMarTech)
Registered Marine Technologists are professionals, who harness, exploit, manage, use or apply marine technology in the pursuit of wealth creation and/or the provision of services in the marine sector. Registered Marine Technologists are characterised by their ability to act as exponents of today’s technology through creativity and innovation. To this end, they maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake technological design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. Registered Marine Technologists are variously engaged in technical and commercial management and possess effective interpersonal skills.
There are many routes that can be offered to meet this standard, including a combination of academic awards, vocational qualifications and experiential learning through work competence includes the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin performance.
Who Should Apply?
Typically, Registered Marine Technologists will be professionals from the following disciplines: Fleet Managers, Hydrographers, Marine Superintendents (Deck), Meteorologists, Pilots, Marine Logisticians, Deck Officers and Ratings, Marine Surveyors, Shipping Professionals, Harbormasters, College Lecturers, Navigators, Radar/Sonar Maintenance Experts, Warfare Officers and Ratings and Naval Officers and Ratings.
Required Level of Knowledge
Registered Marine Technologist is open to everyone, who can demonstrate the required high-level knowledge, understanding and professional competence. The exemplifying educational standard is a Bachelor ordinary level qualification in an approved subject. There are many routes that can be measured to meet this standard, including a combination of academic awards, vocational qualifications 14 and experiential learning through work competence includes the knowledge, understanding and skills that underpin performance.
Registered Marine Technologists are required to maintain their professional competence, working within professional codes of conduct and participate actively within their profession. There is also a requirement for continuing professional development.
The Benefits of RMarTech Registration
The Registered Marine Technologist designation has many benefits for individuals, employers and the public as a whole. RMarTech ensures high and improving standards across all technological disciplines; it reflects best practice and is set at an internationally recognised benchmark level. RMarTech encompasses high caliber professionals in the practice, application and teaching of technology, and recognizes the increasing focus on interdisciplinarity for the future of science, engineering and technology. Furthermore, RMarTech registration provides employers with additional assurance of the quality of their workforce. It is of benefit to:
Society, which will be more confident in the competence of an individual and need no longer be confused by a platform of letters and descriptions.
Individual practitioners, by identification as a professional that sets them at the forefront of their profession and offers a passport to job mobility.
Employers, with confirmation, through the designation, of the quality of a job applicant’s application.
Government departments, seeking to appoint advisers or consultants would have an assurance about the level of an individual’s expertise.
Professional bodies, with provision through the new designation of additional opportunities to benchmark their qualifications.
Higher education, which will be better able to set and monitor benchmarks for their technology courses, and to promote programs of study to meet the high standards required of a Registered Marine Technologist.
Regulatory Authorities, who could be confident in specifying the designation in legislation and regulations. Legal credibility, enabling expert witness participation at a defined standard.
Professional standing, recognising equality of excellence across the technology professions.
Read more about the RMarTech requirements, competence, and the application process in the Candidate Handbook.
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