Nova Scotia Community College

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Marine Engineering Technology

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Trades and Technology
Field of Study:Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Description:This program prepares you for a career as a ship's Engineering Officer in the commercial marine industry. You build on your broad-based knowledge of the engineering systems used on a modern ship, with a focus on four functions at the management level: marine engineering; electrical, electronic and control engineering; maintenance and repair; and leadership/managerial skills.

You learn the theoretical and applied principles for each function – managing the operation of propulsion plant machinery, electrical and electronic control equipment; establishing safe and effective maintenance and repair procedures; and developing effective leadership and control that ensure safe operations and care for persons on board your ship.
URL:Marine Engineering Technology at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:18 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,984

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    Marine Engineering Technology Diploma or a Certificate as Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch with 6 months of sea time.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
      A valid Marine Medical Certificate (to meet Transport Canada's requirements for approved marine/cadet training programs), is required for the program. Details are provided with your acceptance notification.

      * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

      Modified on August 13, 2018