Marine Engineering Technician Internationally recognized. Outstanding simulation facilities. Grads are in high demand. Work in Canada or anywhere in the world!

General information

Program code
METC
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Co-op
Yes
Academic area
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Owen Sound

Program description

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.

Additional program specific fee information  for Marine Engineering Technician

Why study Marine Engineering Technician at Georgian?

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

Our grads get 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.

State-of-the-art 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.

Industry support
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.

Hands-on experience
Students learn through a progressive mix of skills training, shipboard training and academic studies, including navigation training in our marine simulators. The program involves four 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.

Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.

CAFCE accreditation logo

Admission information

Admission requirements

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.

Admission details

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.

Courses

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