Marine Engineering Systems Design

Marine Engineering Systems Design - Diploma of Technology
Skills and Interests

You give life to ships and oil platforms by designing the piping, mechanical and propulsion systems.

Work Environment

Worldwide in shipyards, refineries and marine design firms.

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

Three years


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Practical Experience:

Three technical sessions

Application Deadline:

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

Program Description

Among the things we'll teach you are:

  • To design piping and support systems that allow marine vehicles to operate safely and efficiently in harsh marine environments;
  • To use the latest marine design software to specify, select and design marine systems; and
  • To design and select propulsion systems, from diesel engines and gas turbines to propellers and water jets.

Once you've completed the program and honed these skills, you'll be able to choose among many exciting careers, at home or around the world.

Program Structure

This three -year program consists of six in-class semesters and three technical sessions.

  • First year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session.
  • Second year: On-campus study involving the completion of a technical project.
  • Third year: On-campus study involving the completion of a technical project.

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.

What Alumni Say

"At the Marine Institute, I was able to achieve a high-quality education that is recognized worldwide."

-Alicia Nash