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

General information

Program code
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Owen Sound

Program description

This program is an internationally recognized co-operative marine engineering cadet program designed in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS) and Canada’s shipping companies. Students focus on developing competencies required to function as part of a shipboard marine engineering team. Content includes, and is based upon, the TCMSS Engineering Officer Education Training (EOET) program requirements.

The final two semesters are open to anyone holding an STCW Reg. III/1 Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency. These students can apply for advanced standing exempting them from the first two years of the program. Upon completion of semesters five and six, they may be exempted from written examinations for 2nd and Chief Engineer Officer.

NOTE: This is a TCMSS approved 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.


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.

For advanced standing entry into the 3rd year (Semester 5 and 6) of the program, the following additional requirements apply:

  • Graduates of a Marine Engineering Cadet Training Program in Canada, (Georgian METC graduates meet this requirement), or
  • holders of a Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer issued under the STCW Convention, or
  • equivalent level of knowledge demonstrated through an interview and portfolio of experience


View the Marine Engineering Technology articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


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
  • MARE1050 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
  • MARE3046 Advanced Thermodynamics
  • MARE3041 Advanced Applied Mechanics
  • MARE3043 Automation and Controls 1
  • MARE3047 Automation and Controls 2
  • MARE3050 Ship's Business and Maritime Law
  • MARE3048 Naval Architecture
  • MARE3042 Power Plant Auxiliaries Management
  • MARE3044 Steam Plant Management
  • MARE3049 Motor Plant Management
  • MARE3040 Electrical Machines Management 1
  • MARE3045 Electrical Machines Management 2

Communications Courses

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

Co-op Work Terms

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