Naval Architecture

Naval Architecture - Diploma of Technology
Skills and Interests

With an eye for detail and an aptitude for design, you see the art and science in a vessel’s curves and lines.

Work Environment

Worldwide opportunities for office-based design work and on-site consultation.

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

In the program you'll develop your analytical, design, drawing and surveying skills. The prescribed courses cover engineering graphics, ship stability and production, composite structures, and more.

Through the completion of a hands-on technical project in your final year, you'll have the opportunity to put your recently developed skills and knowledge to the test.

Program Structure

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

  • First year: Two academic terms, with an introductory course to the program in the first semester, followed by a six-week technical session.
  • Second year: On-campus study followed by a five-week technical session.
  • Third year: On-campus study involving the completion of an extensive ship design 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

"There are different paths you can choose once you graduate. MI is known all over North America."

-Christopher Shears