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Marine Engineering Technician (Co-op)

Marine Engineering Technician (Co-op) Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

What is Marine Engineering Technician (Co-op)?

The Marine Engineering Technician program is an internationally recognized program that has been designed in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) and Canada’s shipping companies. This program incorporates theory and practical experience to prepare students for the fast paced marine industry. The program focuses on developing competencies required to function as part of an engineering team at the operational level. Students can expect to gain knowledge and skills around shipboard functions and effective marine power plant operations.

NOTE: This is a Transport Canada designated program.

Why start your marine career at Georgian?

Life aboard ship is like no other! If the sea is calling you, an education at the Centre for Marine Training and Research can be the start of an exciting and rewarding career.

  • Great jobs: Marine industry employers like what they see in our graduates. A shortage of qualified engineering and navigation officers in Canada and abroad means our graduates are in demand. Our graduates find rewarding jobs with rapid advancement, working on the great lakes and on ships at sea worldwide. Starting salaries range from $58,000 to $70,000.
  • Great facilities: The Centre for Marine Training and Research is Canada’s most advanced marine simulation and research centre. Located in beautiful Owen Sound, Ontario, the facility recently underwent an extensive $8-million renovation to enhance hands-on training for students.
  • Great partners: This program was developed in co-operation with Transport Canada and national shipping companies and relationships with those partner organizations remain strong. Marine companies support this program by providing a variety of inland and coastal placements for cadet work terms, which can lead to employment upon graduation.
  • Great curriculum: Students learn through a progressive mix of skills training, shipboard training and academic studies, including navigation training in our marine simulators. The program involves six academic semesters accompanied by two mandatory co-op terms. Engineering cadets (students) get a total of 210 days of sea time over those two work terms.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
METC
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters, plus 2 work terms
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Location:
Owen Sound
Start:

Fall - Owen Sound

Contact:
Colin MacNeil
Email:
Colin.MacNeil@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2071

The Marine Engineering Technician program is an internationally recognized program that has been designed in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) and Canada’s shipping companies. This program incorporates theory and practical experience to prepare students for the fast paced marine industry. The program focuses on developing competencies required to function as part of an engineering team at the operational level. Students can expect to gain knowledge and skills around shipboard functions and effective marine power plant operations.

NOTE: This is a Transport Canada designated program.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • use principles of leardership, team management and conflict resolution in the capacity of a marine engineering officer at the operational level


  • apply principles of safety and environmental sustainability to the marine transportation of cargo


  • perform all work in accordance with legislation, regulation, policies and practices relating to health and safety, accessibility, human rights and environmental management


  • analyze the power plant for performance efficiencies using charting and trending


  • assist in improving plant performance using effective critical thinking and decision-making


  • carry out operational and maintenance procedures through the use of handbooks, catalogues, manufacturer’s specifications, checklists, and legislative codes


  • prepare and interpret installation drawings, assembly drawings and detail drawings and compile technical specifications


  • apply knowledge of electro-technology, electronics and electrical equipment to the operation of alternators, generators, AC and DC motors


  • participate in the installation and maintenance of marine equipment and systems at the operational level


  • perform effective watchkeeping practices in a marine power plant using the science of energy production and its transformations


  • apply computer skills to daily power plant operations


  • analyze basic entrepreneurial strategies used to identify and respond to new opportunities.

Co-operative Education is a mandatory component of all Co-op programs at Georgian College; it has been designed as a process by which students integrate their academic education with work experience related to their programs of study. This integration affects much more than simply earning a salary, including the adjustment to the work environment and the development of professionalism. It also reinforces skills and theory learned during academic semesters, develops professional contacts, job knowledge and career path, improves human relations and communication skills, and promotes personal maturity and financial independence.

Students are requested to register, attend and participate in their scheduled co-operative education classes. These classes are scheduled for all first year students and are expected to be completed in order for students to proceed successfully to their first co-op work experiences. To ensure students are eligible to proceed onto any co-op work experience, students should refer to Promotional Status and Eligibility for Co-op as outlined in the College Calendar. Co-op policies and procedures can be located on our website: www.georgiancollege.ca/student-services/co-op-and-career-services/students-tab/

Georgian College follows the Co-operative Education guidelines set out by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE) and Education at Work Ontario (EWO) by supporting the learning outcomes designed for the program specific graduate profile and curriculum as set out by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Fall Intake - Owen Sound

Semester 1 | Semester 2 | Semester 3 | Work Term 1 | Semester 4

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Work Term 2

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Summer

2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Note: Applicants must provide a valid Transport Canada Marine Medical stating 'fit for sea service' or 'fit for sea service with limitations'. In the case of an applicant with a certificate 'fit for sea service with limitations', the application will be reviewed for admission.

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Physics: Grade 12 College or University (SPH4C, SPH4U), OR Chemistry: Grade 12 Chemistry College or Grade 11 or 12 University (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U).

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*

- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*

- Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)

- English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

- Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Note: Applicants must provide a valid Transport Canada Marine Medical stating 'fit for sea service' or 'fit for sea service with limitations'. In the case of an applicant with a certificate 'fit for sea service with limitations', the application will be reviewed for admission.

32 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

2 Co-op Work Terms

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

CHEM1006 Fuel Combustion Chemistry
CHEM1007 Industrial Chemistry
ELEC1008 Basic Electrical Engineering
ELEC2019 Thermodynamics
ELEC2020 Advanced Electrical Engineering
ELEC2021 Shipboard Electrical Knowledge and Skills
ENGN1001 Basic Engineering Science
ENGN1002 Basic Control Engineering
HRAC2002 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
HRAC2003 Shipboard Refrigeration and Air Conditioning
MARE1040 Marine Engine Plants
MARE1041 Marine Steam Plants
MARE1042 Marine Auxiliary Systems
MARE1043 Marine Systems and Components Blueprint
MARE1044 Marine Plant Energy Distribution
MARE1045 Hydraulics and Pneumatics
MARE1046 Ship Construction for Engineers
MARE2019 Computer Applications and Networks
MARE2032 Advanced Marine Power Plants
MARE2033 Advanced Marine Power Plants Steam
MARE2034 Shipboard Materials
MARE2035 Marine Power Plant Watchkeeping
MARE2036 Shipboard Power Plant Studies
MARE2037 Shipboard Control Strategies
MARE2038 Stability
MARE3020 Ships Master’s Business for Engineers
MARE3032 Leadership and Managerial Skills
MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
MATH1019 Technical Mathematics
MCHN2000 Machining
MENG1018 Basic Applied Mechanics
WETC2000 Welding
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list
Co-op Work Terms

COOP1032 Marine Engineering Work Term 1
COOP2030 Marine Engineering Work Term 2

This is a fully integrated co-operative education program, wherein the cadet will participate in semesters of academic study at the Owen Sound Campus, interspersed with work term placements onboard ships. Hence, undergraduates are involved in work activities directly related to their educational objectives.

Every effort is made to arrange work term placements, however, cadets must qualify for such and no guarantee of placement can be made.

Canadian flagged ships only accept Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents for employment. International students are encouraged to investigate Co-op opportunities prior to commencing studies. Cadets may be subjected to adverse environmental conditions while on board ship (noise, dirt, dust, confined quarters and heavy lifting). Anyone with known allergies should consult with the Co-op department.

Eligibility to enter the U.S.

Although not a Georgian College admission requirement, all shipping companies, whether Canadian or foreign, which have vessels trading in U.S. ports, require that all their shipboard personnel be eligible to legally enter the U.S.

TCMSS Certification

Students interested in writing the TCMSS engineering certificate must comply with their legal requirements as described in the Canada Shipping Act Marine Personnel Regulations. These include proof of Canadian citizenship or proof of permanent resident status and a valid marine medical certificate. Marine emergency duties courses are also additional requirements for certification by TCMSS.

A uniformed students stands in a navigation training room

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John receives his $1,000 cheque from Lise Mollon, Co-op Consultant, Owen Sound Campus.

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A large ship barrelling through the waterGeorgian College marine graduates play a large role in the success of Canada’s transportation industry. Graduates from the Great Lakes International Marine Training and Research Centre are considered some of the finest and best educated mariners, with the best marine certification in the world.

Thousands of our graduates have gone on to work in rewarding marine careers, such as:

  • shipboard positions as deck officers
  • engine room officers
  • shore-based jobs as marine superintendents
  • marine operations
  • human resources managers
  • vice presidents, presidents and owners of Canadian shipping companies

Many opportunities, rapid advancement

Over the next decade, there will be employment opportunities as a result of retirements and anticipated changes in the marine sector. About 1,300 jobs are projected to become available over the next 10 years, with 73 per cent of those jobs arising through the need to replace retiring personnel. Over 98 per cent of the projected jobs are for full-time work, with the majority tied to the shipping season.

Marine industry employers who hire Georgian co-op students and graduates

  • Algoma Central Marine
  • Atlantic Towing
  • Canada Steamship Lines
  • Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Essroc Italcementi (Canada) Inc.
  • Great Lakes Pilotage Authority
  • Lower Lakes Towing
  • McAsphalt Marine Transportation Ltd.
  • McKeil Marine Ltd.
  • Nadro Marine
  • Norlake Transportation & Services Inc.
  • Provmar Marine
  • Purvis Marine
  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
  • Transport Canada
  • Transport Groupe Desgagnes
  • Upper Lakes Group Inc.
  • Vanguard Shipping (Great Lakes) Ltd.
  • V Ships

Your marine career starts here

marine3With the goal of enhancing students’ hands-on experience, the Georgian College Great Lakes International Marine Training and Research Centre underwent an extensive $8-million dollar renovation in 2008. Located in Owen Sound, Ont., it is now Canada’s most advanced marine simulation and research centre.

Engineering simulation

The engine room simulation facility is equipped with Kongsberg simulators. Kongsberg leads the world in DNV-certified engine models.

Navigation simulation

The bridge simulation facility is equipped with Transas simulators.

Location

The Great Lakes International Marine Training and Research Centre is located at the Owen Sound Campus of Georgian College. Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada, is at the southern tip of Georgian Bay, in the centre of Ontario’s vacation heartland. The area offers the amenities of big-city life and the charm of a small town. Learn more about the Owen Sound Campus.

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Colin MacNeil
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 2071

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