Ocean Mapping

Ocean Mapping - Joint Diploma of Technology

/Bachelor of Technology

Skills and Interests

You’re an explorer at heart and want to map the unknown.

Work Environment

Offshore survey vessels, onshore data processing analysis facilities.

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

Four years

Courses:

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Practical Experience:

Three technical sessions + one work term

Application Deadline:

Fall:  April 15 (Fall)

Program Description

In the program you'll cultivate solid technical skills to collect, manage, analyze and disseminate ocean data.

You'll be trained in marine surveying equipment, optical & acoustic remote sensing technologies, oceanographic instrumentation and geographic information systems. By the end of the program, you'll have had the opportunity to delve deep into the ocean to examine the ocean surface, the water column, and the wonders of the seabed.

Program Structure

This four-year program consists of eight in-class semesters, three technical sessions and a work term.

  • First year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session.
  • Second year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session.
  • Third year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session and work term.
  • Fourth year: Two academic terms.
Prerequisites
  • 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 physical fitness must be provided by way of a signed Transport Canada Seafarer's medical from an approved physician.
  • Application and admission to Memorial University for relevant courses at the beginning of the first technical session.
  • Requirements for both the diploma and the degree successfully completed in order to receive any one of the credentials.
  • Strong math and science skills.
What Alumni Say

“It is a mix of theory and practical application in the Ocean Mapping program that has ensured that as graduates, we enter our careers with the confidence and training to exceed our employer’s expectations.”

- David Wise