Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping)

Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping)
Skills and Interests

You want to develop theoretical and highly-technical skills to enter the multi-disciplinary field of ocean mapping.

Work Environment

Government agencies, surveying companies, engineering and environmental consultancies, intergovernmental bodies, Non-Governmental Organizations, not-for-profit organizations, university research teams.

Program Location:

Marine Institute Campus, Ridge Road (St. John's)

Program Length:

18 credit hours of course work


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Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  January 15. Fall entry only. This Program does not accept Applications for the Winter or Spring Semester.

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Program Description

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) provides opportunities for students who want to enter the ocean mapping field by developing highly technical capabilities that will empower them to conduct industry-ready tasks and applied research in any aspect of ocean mapping.

Courses will cover the eclectic fundamentals of ocean mapping as well as the technical and industrial nature of hydrographic and terrestrial surveying practices. The field course will integrate overall skill sets attained within a field immersive, project-driven and industry-relevant course work.

Program Structure

The program focuses on the development of the required level of technological literacy and competency to be an effective ocean mapper through advanced and applied technical training and applied research. Core courses are designed to develop a thorough understanding of core values and competencies as well as proficiencies in hydrographic best practices, geospatial data analysis, image interpretation and application development.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) a student must meet admission requirements for the Master of Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) program.

An applicant will normally possess a relevant second-class or better undergraduate degree in the areas of science, technology, engineering or equivalent, both in achievement and depth of study, from an institution recognized by the Senate.

Please refer to the Memorial University Calendar for descriptions and regulations for this program.

What Faculty Say

"The Graduate Diploma of Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) is ideal for those individuals who would like to enhance their technical skills to complement prior learning and work experiences, making them more employable within the multi-disciplinary, eclectic and diverse ocean technology sector."

– Paul Elliott, Academic Director, Marine Institute

What Researchers Say

"The ocean economy may nearly double to $3 trillion US by 2030. Graduate students enrolled in the ocean mapping diploma can prepare for a rewarding technical career in hydrography and other branches of ocean science and technology. They will be ready to provide essential geospatial and oceanographic data to support maritime decision-making."

- Dr. Sean Mullan, Researcher, Marine Institute