8.0 Graduation


The Marine Institute holds its annual graduation ceremony each year in June for all students graduating from advanced diploma, technology diploma, technician diploma and certificate programs.


Additional information is available on graduation is available from the Marine Institute Registrar’s Office at


8.1 Application To Graduate - Diplomas And Certificates


Students completing their program requirements in their final year of study and expecting to graduate from the Marine Institute must submit an Application to Graduate through the Student Self-Service at by the published deadline in the Marine Institute Academic Diary.


8.2 Graduation Requirements


 1.   To be approved for graduation candidates must receive a passing grade in all courses of their program. Additionally, students registered in:


  • Diploma of Technology, Technical Diploma, and Technical Certificate programs must:

           i.   have a minimum cumulative average of 60%

           ii.  have obtained a minimum of 50% of the credits for their program at the Marine Institute


  • Advanced Diploma programs must have obtained no more than 2 credit courses outside of the Marine Institute


  • Post Graduate Certificate programs must have obtained no more than 1 credit course outside of the Marine Institute.


2.   It is the duty of the Marine Institute Registrar to certify to the Marine Institute Academic Council that students for diplomas and certificates have met all the program regulations and requirements of the Marine Institute.


8.3 Waiver Of Program Regulations


While every student has the right to request a waiver of their program regulations, in no circumstance will a waiver be granted that reduces the total number of courses required for the certificate/diploma.


1.   The Marine Institute reserves the right in special circumstances to modify, alter, or waive any Marine Institute regulation in its application to individual students where merit and equity so warrant, in the judgement of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies or the Committee on Graduate Studies of the Marine Institute.


2.   Students requesting a waiver of a Marine Institute program regulation must submit their request in writing to the School Head who will forward a recommendation to the Chair of the Committee on Undergraduate Studies or the Chair of the Committee on Graduate Studies of the Marine Institute. Medical and/or other documentation to substantiate the request must be provided.


3.   Any student whose request for waiver of regulations has been denied has the right to appeal. For information regarding the appeal procedure refer to Section 9 - Appeals Policy and Procedure of this calendar.


8.4 Diplomas And Certificates Issued As Part Of Partnership/Sponsored Programs


From time to time the Marine Institute enters partnerships for the purpose of developing or delivering courses or programs. These partnerships may be with other educational institutions, with public agencies or with private companies. Where appropriate, such partnerships may be formally recognized on certificates. This may be done in one of the following ways:


8.4.1 The Marine Institute Is The Awarding Institute


When a course or program is developed largely by the Marine Institute, either in partnership with or on behalf of another institution or agency, an appropriate Marine Institute Certificate will be awarded. This certificate may contain the phrase “designed in partnership with ........” as an additional description of the course or program.


8.4.2 A Joint Certificate Is Awarded


When a course or program is developed and/or delivered in partnership with another educational institution, a joint certificate formally recognizing both institutions may be awarded. This certification would be consistent with Marine Institute criteria and its award would require Marine Institute Academic Council approval. The certificate would recognize both institutions and contain the signatures of both chief executive officers, or duly authorized officers of either institution.