Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering - Diploma of Technology
Skills and Interests

You have a technical aptitude and understand the interconnected workings of complex machinery.

Work Environment

Onshore and on board ships in engineering and technical positions.

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

Four years


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Practical Experience:

Two technical sessions + 180 sea days over three work terms

Application Deadline:

Fall:  April 15. Applications received after this date will be assessed as resources and space allow.

Program Description

With main responsibilities being the mechanical operations of vessels, you'll control ships' systems and problem-solve with your mind and hands, on land and off.

When the program and required sea-time are completed, you'll be eligible to write your engineering examinations and have credits up to the second-class level. This allows you to progress in the marine transportation industry to a senior position relatively quickly.

You'll exit the program with a strong background in marine engineering technology. With real experience at sea, naval architecture and machinery maintenance, you'll quickly stand out from the competition.

Program Structure

This four-year program consists of seven in-class semesters, two technical sessions and three work terms.

  • First year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session.
  • Second year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session and a work term.
  • Third year: Two academic terms with a work term in between.
  • Fourth year: A work term followed a final academic term.

*Note: The three work terms allow for 180 sea days required for Transport Canada certification. A land-based option is also available.

  • 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

“This program formed the foundation I needed to confidently enter the workforce and gave me the opportunities that enabled me to begin my career.”

- Jessica Butler