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 centres 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 (in-class instruction including safety training)


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Practical Experience:

One work term

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  April 15

Program Description

This program is designed to provide the technical and practical knowledge necessary to run, maintain and repair marine 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
MI Graduate