Mechanical Techniques - Marine Engine Mechanic
Turn your love of boats into a great career! Lots of hands-on time. Latest equipment. Excellent career prospects.

General information

Program code
2 Semesters (1 Year)
Ontario College Certificate
Work integrated learning
1 Field Placement
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 Midland

Program description

In this program, students prepare for a career as a Marine Engine Mechanic, or further education in a related field. Students develop a concentrated understanding of marine and watercraft systems. This includes gasoline and diesel engines, fuel management systems, engine electrical systems, marine direct current electrical systems, steering and hydraulic systems, drives, and propulsion systems. A significant hands-on component allows students to develop practical and technical skills to meet the current needs of the Recreational Marine industry, and provides a basis to respond to emerging trends in the field. Finally, students become effective communicators and problem solvers who have an awareness of environmental issues, effective customer service, and basic business operations. Upon completion, the graduate may return for additional technical training and specialization.

Additional program specific fee information for Mechanical Techniques - Marine Engine Mechanic

Career opportunities

Graduates may find a range of occupations in the mechanical field, including manufacturing, dealers, operations, sales, service, and self-employment. A graduate may find employment as a Marine Engine Techincian Apprentice, retail sales support, marina operations, in water and out of water boat handling. They may also opt to return to school for additional technical training and specialization.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 111 or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:

Admission details

The very nature of the work requires manual dexterity and lifting. Applicants are advised to consult with the Program Co-ordinator if they have specific questions related to the physical demands of the program and future employment.


Program-specific Courses

  • MATH 1007 - Mathematics Techniques
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1000 - Workshop Procedures
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1001 - Engine Fuel Systems Principles
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1002 - Engine Electrical Systems Diagnostics
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1003 - Engine Function and Design
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1009 - Basic Electrical Principles
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1011 - Health and Safety Fundamentals
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 1004 - Service and Information Techniques
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MARE 1000 - Alternate Marine Propulsion Systems
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MARE 1001 - Recreational Boat Principles
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MARE 1002 - Stern Drive System Repair Principles
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MARE 1003 - Outboard Motor Repair Principles
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 1010 - Diesel and Overhead Valve Engines
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MARE 1020 - Field Placement - MTME
    (Semester 2 / 160 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)