Can you imagine being the Chief Engineer of a cargo ship crossing the oceans of the world or the Second Engineer on a ferry responsible for the safe passage of travellers? This program prepares you with the entry-level training you need to begin a career as a ship's Engineering Officer in the commercial marine industry. You study plant management, machinery repair, maintenance, safety and communications. Graduates of this program enter the marine industry as a Fourth Class Engineer.
The program offers a comprehensive course load complete with advanced training modules and techniques. You build a broad-based knowledge of highly complex engineering systems of a modern ship. You study the major principles of mechanical and hydraulic machinery, electrical systems, naval architecture and ship construction instrumentation and control systems, computer and information technology and then put the theory to work in the operation of a state-of-the-art propulsion plant simulator. Practical safety training is essential and is covered through the campus Fire Fighting and Boat Facilities.
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
You apply for funding after you've been accepted to the program.
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