Marine Engineering Management

Program: MEMG
Credential: Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 2 Semesters
Duration: 1 Year
Effective: Winter 2020
Location: Owen Sound


Students are presented with material designed in co-operation with Transport Canada Marine Safety and Security (TCMSS), and Canada’s shipping companies. Content material includes the academic portion of the TCMSS Engineering Officer Education Training (EOET) program for senior engineering officers. Students develop the knowledge, skills, and professionalism expected to function as part of an engineering team at the management level.

NOTE: This is a Transport Canada designated program.

Career Opportunities

The graduate of this program may find a rewarding career as a ship’s engineering officer managing commercial vessel operations throughout Canada and the world. This program may lead to career advancement to senior ranks on board ships and to positions of leadership in the marine industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. use principles of leadership, team management and conflict resolution expectant of a marine engineering officer at the management levels;
  2. lead and manage effective operational teams whose goal is to transport cargo in a safe and environmentally sustainable manner;
  3. perform all work in accordance with legislation, regulation, policies and practices related to health and safety, accessibility, human rights and environmental management;
  4. evaluate the power plant performance and efficiencies through charting and trending and participate in the installation and maintenance of marine equipment and systems;
  5. operate and maintain equipment safely using handbooks, catalogues, manufacture’s specifications, checklists, and legislative codes;
  6. interpret installation drawings, assembly drawings and detail drawings and compile technical specifications;
  7. integrate electro-technology, electronics and electrical equipment in the operation of alternators, generators, AC and DC motors;
  8. use senior engineering management principles during normal and abnormal operations of marine vessels;
  9. apply computer skills to conduct daily power plant operations at the management level;
  10. analyze basic entrepreneurial strategies used to identify and respond to new opportunities.

The Program Progression

Winter Intake

  • Sem 1: Winter 2020
  • Sem 2: Summer 2020

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

  • Graduates of a Marine Engineering Cadet Training Program in Canada, (Georgian METC graduates meet this requirement), or
  • holders of a Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer issued under the STCW Convention, or
  • equivalent level of knowledge demonstrated through an interview and portfolio of experience

Note: applicants seeking transfer credit or advanced standing from other programs may be considered on an individual basis 

Additional Information

This program delivers the academic portion of the TCMSS Engineering Officer Education Training (EOET) Program for senior engineering officers. Further courses in engineering knowledge subjects and simulator training are also available at Georgian College.

Students interested in obtaining TCMSS engineering certificates must comply with legal requirements. These may include proof of Canadian Citizenship or proof of permanent resident status and a valid medical certificate and marine emergency training. Refer to Canada Shipping Act Marine Personnel Regulations for details.

International applicants must sign a letter to acknowledge that Transport Canada does not issue Marine Certificates of Competency (Marine Licence) to non-Canadians.

Graduation Requirements

10 Program Courses

Graduation Eligibility

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Program Tracking

Plan of Study Grid
Semester 1Hours
Program Courses  
MEMG 1000 Advanced Thermodynamics 80
MEMG 1001 Advanced Applied Mechanics 64
MEMG 1003 Automation and Control Systems 1 80
MEMG 1010 Power Plant Auxiliaries Management 144
MEMG 1011 Steam Plant Management 96
Semester 2
Program Courses  
MEMG 1004 Automation and Controls 2 64
MEMG 1005 Ship's Business and Maritime Law 48
MEMG 1006 Naval Architecture 128
MEMG 1007 Electrical Machines Management 144
MEMG 1012 Motor Plant Management 128
 Total Hours976

Graduation Window 

Students unable to adhere to the program duration of one year (as stated above) may take a maximum of two years to complete their credential. After this time, students must be re-admitted into the program, and follow the curriculum in place at the time of re-admission.

Information contained in College documents respecting programs is correct at the time of publication. Academic content of programs and courses is revised on an ongoing basis to ensure relevance to changing educational objectives and employment market needs. The college reserves the right to add or delete programs, options, courses, timetables or campus locations subject to sufficient enrolment, and the availability of courses.  

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