Maritime Studies (Safety Management)

Maritime Studies (Safety Management) Bachelor Degree
Skills and Interests

You want to encourage the principles of a safety culture within a maritime organization and are dedicated to maintaining and improving safety standards.

Work Environment

You’ll manage emerging safety, health, environment, security, and quality issues in the field, on land or offshore for the maritime industry.

Program Location:

Delivered online

Program Length:

39 credit hours


Program Booklet

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  June 30 (Official Transcripts due July 15)
Winter Admission: Oct 15 (Official Transcripts due Oct 30)
Spring Admission: March 15 (Official Transcripts due March 30)

Program Description

In the Bachelor of Maritime Studies (Safety Management) program, you’ll study how to manage maritime health and safety, environment, security, and quality issues within the context of the global maritime industry. This degree option will prepare you to address increasing concerns in the oceans and hazardous environments-related sectors, including the offshore oil and gas, shipping, maritime security, and fishing industries, on safety and preventative measures.

Program Structure

This program consists of 39 credit hours and is offered online. The program is comprised of nine required courses (27 credit hours) and four elective courses (12 credit hours).


In order to gain admission to the Bachelor of Maritime Studies (Safety Management), students must have one of the following prerequisites:

  • a diploma from the Marine Institute in nautical science, marine engineering technology, naval architecture technology, marine engineering systems design technology, marine environmental technology, or food technology
  • a diploma of technology in engineering/applied science technology accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) or Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC)
  • a diploma of technology comparable to a Marine Institute or College of the North Atlantic three-year accredited diploma
  • Canadian Forces training acceptable to the Admissions Committee
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation