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Diesel Repair - Industrial and Marine

Diesel Repair - Industrial and Marine

Learn to maintain and repair industrial and marine diesel engines and their components.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
1 Year
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Lunenburg Campus • Bridgewater Full time • In-class Waitlist


In this program, you learn to maintain and repair industrial and marine diesel engines and their components. This is important work that contributes to the overall success of a company and can have a significant impact on the workplace.

This program is well-suited to mechanically-minded persons with good problem-solving skills.

You learn to overhaul diesel engines as well as acquire knowledge of systems (such as cooling, lubrication and electrical). You also learn how to use tools and equipment; fabricate items to specific tolerances; read and interpret schematics, drawings and manuals; and apply mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic principles to automotive systems.

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Program requirements

  • Portfolio Development – As part of your studies at NSCC, you develop a portfolio of your work; the portfolio captures your achievements and profiles your skills to employers.
  • Standard First Aid, CPR Level A

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Work experience

  • Field experience (work placement) is a mandatory credit course completed at the end of your program. It provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
  • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
  • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities

Career options

  • Graduates may find employment in many occupations related to the Industrial and Marine field, such as Diesel Technician (Industrial and Marine), Truck and Transport Mechanic, Shipboard Diesel Engineering Department, Shore-based Marine Service Technician, Diesel-Powered Equipment Repair, Service Advisor/Writer, Parts Supplier, Equipment Repair and Hydraulic Mechanic.

Choose NSCC

  • You learn from experienced instructors.
  • You benefit from small class sizes, which provide lots of opportunities for one-on-one interaction and support.

Other info

  • This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Additional skills and abilities, including math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. See the Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB).
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Courses may include

Course descriptions
Code Course
COMM 1227   Communications I
COMM 1228   Communications II
DRIM 1002   Fuel Injection - Mechanical and Electronic
DRIM 1003   Lubricating Systems
DRIM 1004   Cooling Systems
DRIM 1005   Electrical Systems
DRIM 1007   Drives - Power Transmission
DRIM 1011   Safety, Tools and Equipment
DRIM 1012   Diesel Fundamentals I
DRIM 1040   Hydraulics & Pneumatics
DRIM 1100   Work Experience
DRIM 1112   Diesel Fundamentals II
DRIM 2001   Engine Overhaul II
SAFE 1000   Introduction to WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems)
SAFE 1001   Introduction to NS OH&S Act
SAFE 1020   Introduction to Confined Space
SAFE 1021   Introduction to Hazard Identification
SAFE 1023   Introduction to Lock Out/Tag Out
SAFE 1024   Introduction to Respiratory Protection
WORK 1100   Workplace Mentoring I

Next Steps

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