Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV Operator)

Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV Operator) – Technician Diploma
Skills and Interests

You're ready to turn your interest in electronics, mechanical technology and machines into a career in underwater vehicles.

Work Environment

Offshore oil and gas, exploration and subsea structures, onshore manufacturing and simulation.

Program Location:

Marine Institute campus, Ridge Road (St. John’s)

Program Length:

Two years


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Practical Experience:

Two technical sessions + one work term

Application Deadline:

Fall:  April 15 (Fall)

Program Description

The Marine Institute’s ROV Operator program is the only program of its kind in Canada. Preparing students to work with a wide range of vehicles, perform ROV maintenance, understand ROV systems and work safely in unique ocean environments, this program provides a solid foundation in electronics and mechanical technology through classroom, simulated and workplace training.

Program Structure

Four 13-week academic terms over two years with two technical sessions and one eight-week work term.


Applicants must meet Marine Institute’s Application and Admission Regulations and provide proof of physical fitness through the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Offshore Medical.

What Alumni Say

Karla Brown Alumni Profile 50th Anniversary “I’ve travelled to some very interesting places and met some pretty interesting people. Choosing the ROV program was a great decision.”

- Karla Brown