Underwater Vehicles

Underwater Vehicles - Diploma of Technology/Bachelor of


Skills and Interests

You’re ready to turn your interest in electromechanical technology and robotics into a career in underwater vehicles.

Work Environment

Offshore oil, gas and wind energy, exploration and subsea structures, onshore manufacturing, simulation, research support and aquaculture industries.

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

*Four years *with an option to exit at 2 years with a Technician Diploma in Remotely Operated Vehicles


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Practical Experience:

One work term and three technical sessions

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  April 15. Applications received after this date will be assessed as resources and space allow.

Program Description

This program will provide you a solid grounding in electronics, mechanical technology and workplace safety. Through classroom, simulation and work place training, you'll become an expert at operating, maintaining and repairing ROV systems.

Students completing the four-year Underwater Vehicles program will earn both a Diploma of Technology and a Bachelor of Technology Degree. There is also a two-year exit point that gives students the option of obtaining a Technician Diploma in Remotely Operated Vehicles.

Program Structure

This four-year program consists of eight 13 week academic semesters, two 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 and a work term.
  • Third year: Two academic terms.
  • Fourth year: Two academic terms.
  • 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 through the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) Offshore Medical.
  • 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

"I've travelled to some very interesting places and met some pretty interesting people. Choosing the ROV program was a great decision."

-Karla Brown
MI Graduate