Marine Diesel Mechanics

Marine Diesel Mechanics – Technical Certificate
Skills and Interests

You have a desire to go to sea as a team player in the Engine Room Department and a mechanical aptitude with a drive to help troubleshoot machinery.

Work Environment

Employment onboard a variety of ships and offshore rig installations

Marine equipment service centres

Oil drilling platforms

Program Location:

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

Program Length:

One year (in-class instruction including safety training)


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Practical Experience:

One work term (60 sea days) and one technical session

Application Deadline:

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

Program Description

This program is designed to provide the technical and practical knowledge necessary to run, maintain and repair marine diesel engines.

We offer workshop, classroom and work term experience that all prepare you for a career in the operation and maintenance of marine diesel engines and auxiliary equipment.

Program Structure

Two academic terms, one 5-week technical session and one work ship-based work term.

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

"Marine Diesel Mechanics is an excellent program. Great instructors and courses like Welding and Marine Engineering Knowledge prepare graduates for a fulfilling career in the Marine industry."

- Brad Oxford, MI Graduate