Marine Diesel Mechanics

Marine Diesel Mechanics – Technical Certificate
Skills and Interests

You have a desire to go to sea as a team player in the Engine Room Department and a mechanical aptitude with a drive to help troubleshoot machinery.

Work Environment

Rotational work onboard a variety of ships and offshore rig installations.

Program Location:

Marine Institute Campus, Ridge Road (St. John's)

Program Length:

One year (in-class instruction including safety training)


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Practical Experience:

One work term (60 sea days) and one technical session.

Application Deadline:

Fall Admission:  April 15

For More Information:

2023-2024 Undergraduate Viewbook

Program Description

This program is designed to provide the technical and practical knowledge necessary to run, maintain and repair marine diesel engines.

We offer workshop, classroom and work term experience that all prepare you for a career in the operation and maintenance of marine diesel engines and auxiliary equipment.

Program Structure

Two academic terms, one 5-week technical session and one 60 sea days ship-based work term.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission to the Technical Certificate in Marine Diesel Mechanics require a High School Diploma; a grade 11 Public Examination Matriculation Certificate; a Level III Adult Basic Education (ABE) Certificate; or other qualifications judged by the Marine Institute to be high school equivalent.

What Alumni Say

"Marine Diesel Mechanics is an excellent program. Great instructors and courses like Welding and Marine Engineering Knowledge prepare graduates for a fulfilling career in the Marine industry."

- Brad Oxford, MI Graduate