A Marine Engine Mechanic wearing gloves and using a ratcheting socket wrench to repair the motor attachment on a boat

Inspect, service and repair marine engines as a marine mechanic

Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic Ontario College Certificate program

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

Program code MTME
Duration 1 Year
Credential Ontario College Certificate
Delivery Full-time

Program information

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.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2023 Midland

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a field placement component where you will gain practical, hands-on work experience in a setting relevant to your program.

What are the admission requirements for the Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic program?

Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M) 

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: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/academic-regulations/


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 for Prior Learning 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.

What career paths can I take as a marine engine mechanic?

Your Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic certificate gives you many 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 Technician 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.

What courses are included in the Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic certificate program?

Course overview

13 Program Courses
1 Communications Course
1 Field Placement

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Mechanical Techniques – Marine Engine Mechanic program outline.

  • MATH 1007 – Mathematics Techniques
  • MENG 1000 – Workshop Procedures
  • MENG 1001 – Engine Fuel Systems Principles
  • MENG 1002 – Engine Electrical Systems Diagnostics
  • MENG 1003 – Engine Function and Design
  • MENG 1009 – Basic Electrical Principles
  • MENG 1011 – Health and Safety Fundamentals

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