Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering - Diploma of Technology
Skills and Interests

You have a technical aptitude and ability to understand and troubleshoot the interconnected workings of complex machinery.

Work Environment

Onshore and onboard marine vessels in engineering and technical positions around the world.

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

Four years


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Practical Experience:

Three technical sessions and 180 sea days

Application Deadline:

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

For More Information:

2023-2024 Undergraduate Viewbook

Program Description

With main responsibilities being the mechanical operations of vessels, you'll maintain and control ship systems and operate machinery in senior positions.

When the program and required sea-time are completed, you'll be eligible to write your engineering examinations and have credits up to the second-class level. This allows you to progress in the marine transportation industry to a senior position relatively quickly.

You'll exit the program with a strong background in marine engineering technology. With real experience at sea, naval architecture and machinery maintenance, you'll quickly stand out from the competition.

Program Structure

This four-year program consists of seven in-class semesters, three technical sessions and three work terms (180 days).

  • 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 with a work term in between.
  • Fourth year: A work term followed by a final academic term.

*Note: The three work terms allow for 180 sea days required for Transport Canada certification. A land-based option is also available.

Admission Requirements

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 satisfactory physical fitness, visual acuity, colour vision, hearing, etc. prior to writing Transport Canada exams. It must be provided by way of a signed Transport Canada Seafarer's medical from an approved physician.

What Alumni Say

"This program formed the foundation I needed to confidently enter the workforce and gave me the opportunities that enabled me to begin my career."

- Jessica Butler
MI Graduate