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
Academic area

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 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

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U) *Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

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) (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 college level mathematics (MBF3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 university level mathematics (MCF3M, MCV4U, MHF4U, MCB4U, MGA4U or MDM4U) (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 college or university level mathematics MBF3C or MCF3M

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • Most college preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation, Technology Fundamentals and General Arts and Science*
  • 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 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.


View the Mech Tecnq-Marine Eng Mechanic articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • MENG1000 Workshop Procedures
  • MENG1001 Engine Fuel Systems Principles
  • MATH1007 Mathematics Techniques
  • MENG1002 Engine Electrical Systems Diagnostics
  • MENG1003 Engine Function and Design
  • MARE1000 Alternate Marine Propulsion Sy
  • MARE1001 Recreational Boat Principles
  • MARE1002 Stern Drive Sys Repair Princip
  • MARE1003 Outboard Motor Repair Principl
  • MENG1009 Basic Electrical Principles
  • MENG1011 Health and Safety Fundamentals
  • BUSI1004 Service and Information Techniques
  • MENG1010 Diesel and Overhead Valve Engines

Communications Course

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

Field Placement

  • MARE1020 Field Placement - MTME