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Marine Engineering Management Technology

Marine Engineering Management Technology

Advance your knowledge of the highly complex engineering systems of a modern ship and qualify for a career as an engineering officer.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
1.5 Years
Advanced Diploma
$5,380 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
+Locations & Availability

January 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
Strait Area Campus (classes in Nautical Institute) • Port Hawkesbury Full time • In-class Seats available


This program prepares you for a career as a ship's Engineering Officer in the commercial marine industry.

You build on your broad-based knowledge of the engineering systems used on a modern ship, with a focus on four functions at the management level: marine engineering; electrical, electronic and control engineering; maintenance and repair; and leadership/managerial skills.

You learn the theoretical and applied principles for each function – managing the operation of propulsion plant machinery, electrical and electronic control equipment; establishing safe and effective maintenance and repair procedures; and developing effective leadership and control that ensure safe operations and care for persons on board your ship.

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Admission requirements

Program requirements

  • A valid Marine Medical certificate (to meet Transport Canada's requirements for approved marine/cadet training programs), is required for the program. Details are provided with your acceptance notification.
  • H2S Alive
  • 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.

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.

Funding available for women and Indigenous peoples
To help meet the marine industry demand and diversify the workforce, the federal government is providing $2.5 million in bursaries for women and Indigenous peoples.

  • As a woman or Indigenous person, you may qualify for a $5,000 annual bursary for your education. View bursary details
  • As an Indigenous person, you may qualify for additional funds to cover living expenses. View bursary details

Career options

  • Students can begin the Marine Engineering Technology – diploma program and after 2.5 years may graduate and start work in the industry or continue their training by enrolling in the Marine Engineering Management Technology – advanced diploma program.
  • Upon completion of the program and required sea service, you achieve course credits towards the Transport Canada 2nd Class Marine Engineer/Chief Certificate.
  • Graduates may find employment with a number of shipping companies. A fleet of cargo, tanker, passenger ferry, research and offshore supply vessels operate in the inland, lake and coastal waters of Canada and international waters. Engineering Officers are in demand on a worldwide basis and the officer certification achieved upon program and sea service completion is recognized by the International Maritime Organization through Transport Canada.
  • Learn more about labour market information – visit Career Options.

Choose NSCC

  • You complete senior officer training in a state-of-the-art nautical training facility.

Other info

  • This program has Transport Canada approval.
  • Successful program completion requires that students maintain an attendance standard of 90% and a pass mark of 60% in all subjects.
  • International students must find a work placement on board a foreign vessel as a Canadian Passport/Permanent Resident Card is required to sail on Canadian vessels. Once you secure your work placement, we'll coordinate details with your employer.
  • Seafarers are required to be able to lift a minimum of 22 kilograms and have the physical capability to wear and negotiate both breathing apparatus and lifesaving equipment.
  • 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).
  • This program places a high importance on providing you with the skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • 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.

Next Steps

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