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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
OSSD or equivalent with\r\n- Grade 12 English (C or U) \r\n- Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)\r\n\r\nNote: 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.\r\n
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/universitiesHome 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.