Marine Environmental

Marine Environmental - Diploma of Technology
Skills and Interests

You have an appreciation of marine habitats and are interested in the science of conservation and management.

Work Environment

In the field, in the lab, and in the office.

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

Three years with option to complete a Bachelor’s degree in one additional year


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Practical Experience:

Two technical sessions and two work terms

Application Deadline:

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

For More Information:

2023-2024 Undergraduate Viewbook

Program Description

In the program you'll go from lakes to rivers, and coastal zones to the fragile offshore. You'll be responsible for protecting the marine environment and developing solutions to manage our marine resources. You'll gain hands-on experience as you search for smart solutions in the field, lab and boardroom.

Upon graduating and kick-starting your career, you'll be among the highly- respected professionals who influence this new and rapidly-growing sector of the industry.

Program Structure

This program consists of six academic semesters, two practical skills training sessions, one work term and one professional orientation session.

  • First year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session.
  • Second year: Two academic terms followed by a practical skills session and a work term.
  • Third year: Two academic terms followed by a four-week professional orientation.
Admission Requirements

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 must be provided by way of a signed Transport Canada Seafarer's medical from an approved physician.

What Alumni Say

"The laboratory, field and office based skills and experience that I gained through the Marine Environmental Technology program allow me to confidently participate in diverse, meaningful and challenging work environments."

- Ashley Davies-Marsh, MI Graduate