The School of Maritime Studies is responsible for education and training programs to prepare Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for careers in the marine transportation industry. Current programming is focused on preparing deck and engineering officers for vessel operations and preparing professionals for the associated marine technology sectors.


Programs currently offered by the School of Maritime Studies include



A number of programs offered by the Marine Institute involve compulsory work placement. Services to support student employment are offered through the Marine Institute’s Office of Career Integrated Learning. Industry response and development services of the School of Maritime Studies are offered through the Centre for Marine Simulation.




The Centre for Marine Simulation (CMS) trains marine personnel to meet routine and emergency situations through simulator training and is also involved in the development of new vessel management techniques and in marine industry research. Research areas include: equipment testing, testing of operators, crew familiarization, and the development and testing of operational procedures.


The CMS facilities include: a full mission ship’s bridge simulator, a ballast control room simulator, a marine engine/control room simulator, an electronic navigation simulator, a dynamic positioning simulator, a tug simulator and a global maritime distress safety system simulator. The facilities are also used for research into marine safety, behavioral research and port development studies. In conjunction with industry, the Centre develops joint programs and seminars to disseminate information about operational innovations and new technologies.