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:Can you imagine being the Chief Engineer of a cargo ship crossing the oceans of the world, or the Second Engineer on a ferry responsible for the safe passage of travelers? This program prepares you with the entry-level training you need to begin a career as a ship's Engineering Officer in the commercial marine industry. You study plant management, machinery repair, maintenance, safety, and communications. Graduates of this program enter the marine industry as a Fourth Class Engineer.

The program offers a comprehensive course load complete with advanced training modules and techniques. You build a broad-based knowledge of highly complex engineering systems of a modern ship. You study the major principles of mechanical and hydraulic machinery, electrical systems, naval architecture, and ship construction instrumentation and control systems, computer and information technology, and then put the theory to work in the operation of a state-of-the-art propulsion plant simulator. Practical safety training is essential and is covered through the campus Fire Fighting and Boat Facilities.
URL:Marine Engineering Technology at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:30 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,762
Careers:Industrial Engineers

Admission Requirements


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

  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Physics 

High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent, including Academic Grade 11 Physics and Academic Grade 12 Math.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Additional program requirements, including a criminal record check and a valid Marine Medical Certificate (to meet Transport Canada's requirements for approved marine/cadet training programs), are 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