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Marine Engineering Technology

Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology
Program overview
3 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Start dates
Owen Sound
16,770.73 CAD
05 September 2022

Owen Sound
16,770.73 CAD
04 September 2023
Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

About this program

Marine Engineering Technology

Students are immersed in an internationally recognized co-operative marine engineering cadet program designed in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) and Canadas shipping companies. Students focus on developing competencies required to function as part of a shipboard marine engineering team. Content includes, and is based upon, the TCMSS Engineering Officer Education Training (EOET) program requirements.

The final two semesters are open to anyone holding an STCW Reg. III/1 Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency. These students can apply for advanced standing exempting them from the first two years of the program. Upon completion of semesters five and six, they may be exempted from written examinations for 2nd and Chief Engineer Officer.

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Any* Grade 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

*A minimum grade of 70% in Grade 12 MAP4C, Foundations for College Mathematics, is required.

Note: Applicants must provide a valid Transport Canada Marine Medical stating "fit for sea service" or "fit for sea service with limitations" prior to program start. In the case of an applicant with a certificate "fit for sea service with limitations", the application will be reviewed. Failure to provide the certificate by the deadline may result in an offer of admission being revoked and withdrawal from courses.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Fuel Combustion Chemistry
  • Basic Engineering Science
  • Marine Engine Plants
  • Marine Systems and Components Blueprint
  • Marine Plant Energy Distribution
  • Marine Auxiliary Systems
  • Introduction to Marine Engineering Technology Mathematics

Semester 2

  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Basic Electrical Engineering
  • Basic Control Engineering
  • Marine Engineering Technology Mathematics
  • Marine Auxiliary Steam Plants
  • Hydraulics and Pneumatics
  • Machining
  • Basic Applied Mechanics

Semester 3

  • Ship Construction for Engineers
  • Advanced Marine Power Plants
  • Shipboard Materials
  • Marine Power Plant Watchkeeping
  • Welding

Semester 4

  • Thermodynamics
  • Advanced Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Applications and Networks
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
  • Stability
  • Ships Masters Business for Engineers
  • Leadership and Teamwork

Semester 5

  • Electrical Machines Management 1
  • Advanced Applied Mechanics
  • Power Plant Auxiliaries Management
  • Automation and Controls 1
  • Naval Architecture

Semester 6

  • Electrical Machines Management 2
  • Advanced Thermodynamics
  • Automation and Controls 2
  • Motor Plant Management
  • Ship's Business and Maritime Law


Tuition fee: $16,770.73 CAD


Credential: Ontario College Certificate

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. use principles of leadership, team management and conflict resolution expectant of a marine engineering officer at the operational and management levels;
  2. lead and manage effective operational teams whose goal is to transport cargo in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner;
  3. perform all work in accordance with legislation, regulation, policies and practices related to health and safety, accessibility, human rights and environmental management;
  4. evaluate the power plant performance and efficiencies through charting and trending and participate in the installation and maintenance of marine equipment and systems;
  5. operate and maintain equipment safely using handbooks, catalogues, manufactures specifications, checklists, and legislative codes;
  6. interpret installation drawings, assembly drawings and detail drawings and compile technical specifications;
  7. integrate electro-technology, electronics and electrical equipment in the operation of alternators, generators, AC and DC motors;
  8. use senior engineering management principles during normal and abnormal operations of marine vessels;
  9. apply computer skills to conduct daily power plant operations at the operational and management level;
  10. analyze basic entrepreneurial strategies used to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Career paths

Graduates are educated and trained to become marine engineer officers of the watch. They may find a rewarding career as a ships engineering officer on board commercial vessels such as bulk carriers, tugs, ferries, tankers, cruise ships, coast guard and fishing vessels throughout Canada and the world. This program may also lead to positions ofleadership in the marine industry. Graduates may earn academic exemptions and credentials to advance to Chief Engineer pending further shipboard experience and higher level short training courses.

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Georgian College

Established in 1967, Georgian College (Canada) is a public college with 125+ market-driven programs offered to over 13,000 full time students including about 4,500 international students from 60 countries. Its 100-acre flagship campus, located in Barrie, is just an hour...

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Georgian College Applied Arts and Technology

1 Georgian Drive
L4M 3X9 Barrie Ontario

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