Maritime Studies (Safety Management)

Maritime Studies (Safety Management) Bachelor Degree
Skills and Interests

You want to encourage the principles of a safety culture within a maritime organization and are dedicated to maintaining and improving safety standards.

Work Environment

Offshore and onshore in maritime sectors.

Program Location:

Online (select courses on campus)

Program Length:

39 credits hours full-time and part-time (online with select courses available on campus)


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Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  June 30 (Official Transcripts due July 15)
Winter Admission: Oct 15 (Official Transcripts due Oct 30)
Spring Admission: Mar 15 (Official Transcripts due Mar 30)

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Maritime Studies (Safety Management) Bachelor Degree brochure

Program Description

The Bachelor of Maritime Studies (Safety Management) provides you with the essential skills to lead and contribute to the evolution of a safety culture for a variety of organizations that operate within the global maritime sector.

With a focus on safety and preventative measures, this degree option will prepare you to address increasing concerns in the oceans and hazardous environments-related sectors, including the offshore oil and gas, shipping, maritime security, and fishing industries. You’ll study how to manage maritime health and safety, environment, security, and quality issues.

The Bachelor of Maritime Studies (Safety Management) is offered online, allowing students to pursue their studies from anywhere in the world.

Students will enhance their career opportunities by gaining knowledge and leadership skills to implement, maintain, and promote safety, environment, and quality management systems.

Program Structure

This program consists of 39 credit hours and is offered online. The program is comprised of nine required courses (27 credit hours) and four elective courses (12 credit hours).A maximum of three courses can be transferred into the program.

The program will pursue Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) options of up to a maximum nine credit hours.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet the regular admission requirements of Memorial University and be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Maritime Studies - Major in Safety Management program in one of the following categories:

Category A: Applicants holding a diploma from the Marine Institute in nautical science, marine engineering technology, naval architecture technology, marine engineering systems design technology, marine environmental technology, or food technology

Category B: Applicants holding a diploma of technology in engineering/applied science technology accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB), or Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC);

Category C: Applicants holding a diploma of technology comparable to a Marine Institute or College of the North Atlantic three-year accredited diploma;

Category D: Applicants who have Canadian Forces training acceptable to the Admissions Committee;

Category E: Applicants who hold a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.

What Alumni Say

"The Bachelor of Maritime Studies – Safety Management Program at MI has provided me with an opportunity to increase my knowledge of maritime studies and gain various professional skills for the industry. By completing the program through distance education, I can work full time while furthering my professional development."

- Jill Balsom, MI Graduate