Marine Diesel Mechanics

Marine Diesel Mechanics – Technical Certificate
Skills and Interests

You have an interest in the mechanics of engines and the ability to solve problems.

Work Environment
  • Marine service centre, both sea and shore based.
  • Employment aboard a variety of vessels.
  • Oil drilling platforms.

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

One year (a combination of classroom time plus safety training)


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Practical Experience:

One work term

Application Deadline:

Fall:  April 15

Program Description

In the program you'll learn to install, operate and maintain a variety of diesel engines.

We offer workshop, classroom and work term experience that all prepare you for a career in the operation and maintenance of marine diesel engines and auxiliary equipment.

Program Structure

Spanning the duration of a year, the program is divided into on-campus study, safety training and one work term that can be either land-based or at sea.

  • Completion of high school.
  • Adherence to our Application and Admission Regulations either upon high school graduation (following a period of employment subsequent to graduation), or by transfer from another post-secondary institution.
  • Proof of satisfactory physical fitness, visual acuity, colour vision, hearing, etc. prior to writing Transport Canada exams. It must be provided by way of a signed Transport Canada Seafarer's medical from an approved physician.
What Alumni Say

"The options are endless for students going to sea or remaining land-based."

-Paul Kearley