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:

Online delivery with select courses on campus

Program Length:

39 credits hours full-time and part-time (online with select courses available on campus)


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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)

For More Information:

2021-2022 Graduate Viewbook

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.

The Bachelor of Maritime Studies (Safety Management) is offered online, allowing students to pursue their studies from anywhere in the world.

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).

Admission Requirements

In addition to meeting the admission/readmission requirements for the University, students must also meet the admission/readmission requirements for the Marine Institute. Applicants must meet the general admission/readmission requirements of the University and be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Maritime Studies (Safety Management) program in one of the following categories:

CATEGORY A: applicants holding 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.

CATEGORY B: applicants holding a diploma of technology in engineering/applied science technology accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) or Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC).

CATEGORY C: applicants holding a diploma of technology comparable to a Marine Institute or College of the North Atlantic three-year accredited diploma.

CATEGORY D: applicants who have Canadian Forces training acceptable to the Admissions Committee.

CATEGORY E: applicants who hold a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.

Applications to the program will be considered by the appropriate admissions committee(s).

What Alumni Say

"Graduates of this program will possess a unique skill set which will provide them with qualifications needed to work in the oceans safety sectors. This first of its kind program offered in Canada will satisfy the long-standing gap in education needs for the specific safety management practices in the oceans industries"

- Captain Fabian Lambert