Marine Studies at Georgian College: Navigate your marine career

Marine Studies

Navigate your marine career

Life on a ship is like no other. We offer complete education – and a full year of experience at sea – to get you ready for your marine career.

Learn in Canada’s most advanced marine simulation and research facility from instructors who are qualified experts. Benefit from our partnerships with Transport Canada and national shipping organizations.

Already work in the marine industry? We offer a wide variety of courses focused on simulation, research and innovative solutions to advance your skillset or the skillsets of your employees. Check out our Centre for Marine Training and Research to learn more.

Why Marine Studies at Georgian?


  • Embark on a career in a diverse, global and growing industry filled with opportunity, experience and adventure
  • Enjoy experiential learning in Georgian’s Centre for Marine Training and Research, including state-of-the-art virtual reality marine navigation and engineering simulators, real-life fire and rescue training, and more
  • Gain hands-on, technical skills and real-world leadership skills, onsite and offsite, with study options for marine professionals at all levels
  • Learn from expert instructors with extensive industry experience
  • Launch your career with industry-driven marine training and certification and entry-level salaries reaching $100,000
  • Our programs are developed in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) and national shipping companies


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Arnesh Misra
Georgian prepared me really well for my career. All the courses were highly relevant – even the elective courses like Human Behaviour. All the equipment training was current, so when I went on co-op, the work was familiar.Arnesh Misra, Second Officer at McAsphalt Marine Transportation Ltd.

Learning experiences

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Centre for Marine Training and Research

The Centre for Marine Training and Research (CMTR) is recognized as Central Canada’s marine centre of excellence, located at Georgian’s Owen Sound Campus.

As a leader in marine innovation, customized training, research and development, we pride ourselves on delivering industry-driven marine training and certifications.

We are focused on providing the highest standard of relevant training, delivered by expert instructors with extensive industry experience.

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Take a single course, or work towards a diploma, certificate or degree—all at a pace that’s right for you. Part-time courses are offered at night or on weekends, or you can opt for online learning.

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Select from a range of programs, register class-by-class and study on your time. Georgian offers degrees, certificates, diplomas, advanced diplomas and graduate certificates.

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Looking to advance your career, meet an industry requirement or learn a new skill? We offer a variety of evening and weekend courses to support your ongoing growth.

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Take a course or program online instead as an alternative to in-class. Online courses for a range of subjects are available to part-time and full-time students through OntarioLearn.