Marine Studies

Marine Technology - Navigation

General information

Program code
MNAV
Duration
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Co-op
Yes
Academic area
Campuses

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Owen Sound

Program description

This program has been planned in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) and Canada's shipping companies. It offers a complete education for those seeking employment as a ship's Navigation Officer. The specialized competencies and work experience also provide the graduate with opportunities for employment in government and in other marine-related industries.

Additional program specific fee information  for Marine Technology - Navigation

Why study Marine Technology – Navigation 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 $60,000 to $80,000.

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 six academic semesters accompanied by two mandatory co-op terms. Navigation cadets (students) get a total of 365 days of sea time over those work terms.

This program is highly competitive. Learn about admission requirements for highly competitive programs.

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.

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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.

Pathways

View the Marine Technology - Navigation articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

Courses

Mandatory Courses

MARE1007 Basic Engineering Knowledge
MARE1030 Coastal Navigation 1
MARE1019 Intro Ship Master's Business
MARE1026 Seamanship
MATH1018 Introduction to Technical Mathematics
MARE1014 Practical Seamanship
MARE1047 On Board Training Preparation
MARE1024 GMDSS Part 1
MARE1021 Ship Construction
MARE1016 Astronomy For Navigation
MARE1048 Electronic Positioning Systems
MARE1049 Radar Navigation
MARE1018 Navigational Safety 1
MATH1019 Technical Mathematics
ELEC2017 Marine Electricity Fundamentals
MARE2039 Radar and Automatic Radar Plotting Aids
MARE2042 General Ship Knowledge 1
MARE2040 Advanced Seamanship
MARE2041 Signals and Communications
MARE2028 Navigational Safety 2
MARE2022 Ocean Navigation 1
METE2004 Meteorology 1
MARE2043 Advanced Engineering Knowledge for Navigation
MARE2030 Coastal Navigation 2
MARE2005 Transverse Stability
MARE2029 Cargo Work 1
MENG1017 Applied Mechanics
METE2003 Meteorology 2
MARE2026 Ocean Navigaton 2
MATH2007 Spherical Mathematics
MARE3033 Cargo Work 2
MARE3036 Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
MARE3037 General Ship Knowledge 2
MARE3038 Introduction to Bridge Resource Management and Leadership Training
MARE3030 Advanced Navigational Safety
MARE3031 Navigational Systems and Instruments
MARE3015 Shipmaster's Business
PHYS3000 Physics
MARE3025 Longitudinal Stability
MARE3039 Simulated Navigation

Communications Courses

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

Co-op Work Terms

COOP1033 Marine Navigation Work Term 1
COOP2031 Marine Navigation Work Term 2
COOP3012 Marine Nav Co-op Work Term 3

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