Memorial University of Newfoundland



The Fisheries and Marine Institute was established in 1964 as the College of Fisheries, Navigation, Marine Engineering and Electronics, with a mandate to provide education and training in all aspects of fisheries and marine technology. Twenty years later, in 1984, the College moved to a new location within Pippy Park as the Institute of Fisheries and Marine Technology. In 1991, the Institute was affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland.

The Mandate of the Marine Institute is to provide for education and training in fisheries and marine science and technology, and for applied research and technical transfer. The Marine Institute is a distinct entity within the University with a Mission "to foster economic development in strategic marine sectors of the Newfoundland economy, particularly the fishery and offshore development, and to enable Newfoundlanders to participate in the marine industry, nationally and internationally".

The mission provides for the development of the Institute as an industrially relevant institution. A range of one year advanced diploma, three year diploma of technology, two year technician diploma and one year technical and vocational programmes are offered, together with a variety of industry oriented short courses. Programmes are designed to provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and experience appropriate for entry into and progression through the workforce. The standards of the programmes, and their industrial relevance, are validated through accreditation, where appropriate, with the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board or through certification by regulatory agencies such as the Canadian Coast Guard. The Institute also offers, in cooperation with other components of the University, Bachelor degrees in Maritime Studies which are based upon existing three year diploma programmes, and a Master of Science in Aquaculture. School of Fisheries short courses are offered within rural communities in harvesting, processing, safety and fisheries management, in cooperation with the Regional Colleges.

The Institute undertakes applied research, and engages in technology transfer and training for client industries. Within the School of Maritime Studies, the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre provides first aid, firefighting, and a variety of offshore safety and survival training short courses. The Centre for Marine Simulation offers training in electronic navigation, ballast control and cargo operations, tanker operations, and both ship's engine room and bridge operations as well as providing for simulation related research. The Industrial Response Unit promotes the use of personnel and facilities by industry, while the Fishing Technology Unit and Seafood Development Unit within the School of Fisheries, and the Centre for Marine Environmental Initiatives, within the School of Maritime Studies both undertake applied research and technology transfer and provide appropriate training.

MI International is the focal point for international programmes and activities of the Marine Institute. The Unit brings an international dimension to the Institute, while enhancing the Province's export capability, by participating in international development projects and establishing linkages with other institutions around the World.

Associated with the Institute are two arms-length research and development organizations. The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation, founded in 1989 as a joint initiative of the Marine Institute and Memorial University, operates in the areas of aquaculture, harvesting, processing and equipment development. The Canadian Centre for Marine Communications is a non-profit corporation with a Mission to facilitate the expansion of the Canadian industrial base through a world class research and applied technology centre.

Additional information about the structure of the Marine Institute, its non-degree programmes, its research and technology transfer activities, and the operations of its centres, may be found in a separate Fisheries and Marine Institute calendar.

The Marine Institute operates from three locations around St. John's. The main complex lies within Pippy Park, overlooking the city and consists of classrooms and technical laboratories in support of its programmes, a fisheries flume tank, a licensed seafood processing plant, and new freshwater aquaculture research and development facilities. Additionally, in support of maritime studies activities, the complex includes extensive marine simulation facilities. Just 30 kilometres from St. John's, in Foxtrap, the Offshore Safety and Survival Centre provides training within a facility that includes an international class marine fire fighting unit, a survival tank and simulated ship structure which provides practical experience in controlling and extinguishing all types of shipboard fires.

Finally, the Institute includes a marine base at the Southside of St. John's harbour, where its vessels, including the training and research ship the MV Nain Banker are moored.


An Industry based Advisory Committee, established by an Act of Legislature with members appointed by the Board of Regents of the University, advises the Marine Institute on fisheries and marine related programmes and activities.

Mr. A. Roche (Chair)
Executive Vice-President
Fishery Products International

Mr. L. Dean
Deputy Minister
Department of Fisheries, Food, and Agriculture

Mr. L. O'Reilly
Executive Director
Marine Institute

Mr. D. Slade
President, Student Union
Marine Institute

Fr. D. McGrath
Education Officer
Fisheries, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW)

Mr. B. Bromley
Northern Pen

Mr. B. Chapman
Fisheries Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Mr. L. Humphries
Regional Director General
Fisheries and Oceans (Newfoundland Region)

Mr. B. Wareham
Executive Director
National Sea Products

Ms. D. Quinton (Secretary)
Planning Analyst
Marine Institute

Mr. H. Mott
Operations Manager
Mobil Oil Canada

Dr. L. Grattan
Environmental Loss Prevention Department
Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd.

Capt. S. Hynes
Canship Limited


O'Reilly, L.G. B.A., B.A. (Ed.), Grad. Dip., M.Ed. Memorial Executive Director

Miller, H.G., B.Sc., M.Sc. Memorial, Ph.D. British Columbia, P.Geo. Associate Executive Director

Connors, J.L., B.A., B.Ed., M.A. Memorial Head, School of Maritime Studies

Fisher, P., B.Sc., P.G.C.E., Ac. Dip. Ed. London, M.Ed. Memorial, Ph.D. Leeds Director, Division of Instructional Development and Student Services

Keeping, D., B.Comm. (Hons.) Memorial, C.A. Director of Administration and Finance

Pearson, R., C.Eng., M.R.I.N.A. Director of Development and Planning

Smith, B., B.Sc. B.A., B.Ed. Memorial, Grad. Dip. Ed. Bishops, Aqua. Dip. Tech. Malaspina Head, School of Fisheries


Fisher, P., B.Sc., P.G.C.E., Ac. Dip. Ed. London, M.Ed. Memorial, Ph.D. Leeds Director

Churchill, E., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial Curriculum Specialist

Green, G., B.A., M.Ed. Memorial Guidance Officer

Jones, J.F., B.A. (Ed.), B.A. Memorial, Cert. Ad. Ed. St. F.X. Curriculum Specialist

Moore, L.A., B.A., B.Ed. Memorial Placement Officer

Murray, M., B.Comm. Memorial Institute Registrar

Taylor-Harding, D., B.Sc. Guelph, M.L.S. Western Ontario Institute Librarian

Wells, R.S., B.Sc.(Hons.) Memorial Manager, Computer Services


Pearson, R., C.Eng., M.R.I.N.A. Director

Allen, N., B.Sc. Leicester, M.Sc. Plymouth Industrial Technology Advisor

Anderson, G.L., B.A. Memorial Educational Marketing Coordinator

Carroll, M., B. Comm. Saint Mary's Project Coordinator

Fox, S.G., B.A. Western Ontario Public Relations Officer

Quinton, D., B.Comm. Memorial Planning Analyst

Vaughan, A.M., B.A., B.Ed. Memorial Planning Analyst

Whitaker, R., B.Sc. (Agr.) McGill Director, Industrial Assistance Office


Pearson, R., C.Eng., M.R.I.N.A. Director

LeMessurier, R.T., B.A., B.Ed., Grad.Dip. Memorial, M.Ed. New Brunswick International Programme Officer

Madakia, H., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, B.Sc., P.G.Dip. Fisheries, Singapore International Programme Officer

McIntyre, M., B.Sc. Aberdeen, M.B.A. Memorial International Programme Officer


Smith, B., B.Sc. B.A., B.Ed. Memorial, Grad. Dip. Ed. Bishops, Aqua. Dip. Tech. Malaspina Head

Bonnell, D., B.Sc. Memorial, Director of Programmes

Donovan, G., B.Comm., Memorial, M.B.A. Otago Director, Seafood Development Unit

Foster, J.J., B.Sc. Leicester, F.I.D.P. United Kingdom Director, Fishing Technology Unit

McKeever, T.J., B.Sc. Memorial, Grad.Dip.Tech. Marine Institute Coordinator, Aquaculture Unit


Connors, J.L., B.A., B.Ed., M.A. Memorial, Head

Fisher, A., B.Sc. (Mech. Eng.) Queens, M.Eng. McMaster, P.Eng Director of Programmes

Goodridge, D.N., B.Eng. Memorial, M.A.Sc. British Columbia, P.Eng Director, Centre for Marine Environmental Initiatives

Pawlowski, J., M.Sc. (Eng.) Dr. Tech. Sc. Gdansk Technical University Director, Centre for Marine Simulation

Turner, M., LL.M., M.Sc. Wales, Dip.Voc.Ed. Memorial, C.M.L.A. Montreal, A.M.L.A. TX, O.N.1 Director, Offshore Safety and Survival Centre


Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI)

The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation is owned by Memorial University of Newfoundland and funded by the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. A research and development organization, the Centre provides scientific research and technology services to the fishing industry. Working closely with Memorial University, the Centre provides expert assistance in the areas of aquaculture, harvesting and processing, with the aim of enhancing industry productivity and profitability. CCFI's activities also include resource conservation research, equipment development and marine biotechnology. The Centre's services are available to anyone in the fishery who wishes to overcome obstacles or meet opportunities through science and technology.

CCFI is an organization structured to meet the needs of the fishing industry quickly and efficiently. Our Industrial Liaison Officers collaborate directly with our clients to develop and execute industrially relevant research and development projects.


Assess the technical and commercial viability of clients' ideas

Line up relevant project scientists and technologists

Develop a work plan and budget

Access funding from other agencies, if needed

Arrange for CCFI financial assistance, if appropriate.

With strong representation from industry, our Board of Directors oversees the direction and mandate of the Centre to ensure that our work is always relevant to the needs of the fishery.


Mr. I.J. Reid, Chairman
President, Reid Newfoundland Company

Mr. R. Comerford
Director, Business Programmes
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Mr. D.J. King
President, Seabright Corporation

Dr. A. Law
Dean of Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mr. A. O'Rielly
Managing Director
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation

Mr. B. Smith
Head, School of Fisheries
Institute of Fisheries and Marine Technology

Mr. D. Barrett
Old Perlican

Mr. R. Bulmer
President, Fisheries Council of Canada

Mrs. J. Caines
Shell Fresh Farms

Mr. M. Comeau
Comeau's Sea Foods Limited

Mr. W. Follett
Acting Regional Director, Fisheries and Habitat
Management, Department of Fisheries and Oceans

Dr. R. Foxall
Director General, Institute for Marine Biosciences
National Research Council of Canada

Mr. D. Green
E.J. Green and Sons, Limited

Mr. B. Janes
P. Janes and Sons

Dr. K. Keough
Vice-President, Research
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mr. P. McDonald
Conpak Seafoods

Mrs. M.L. Peters
Mary Lou Peters and Associates Ltd.
St. John's

Dr. E.M. Reimer
Canpolar East Inc.

Mr. W. Thompson
General Manager
New Brunswick Salmon Growers' Association

Mr. D. Walsh
Atlantic Ocean Farms

Mr. B. Wareham
Vice-President, Newfoundland Operations
National Sea Products Ltd.

Mr. G. Gregory
Vice-President (Atlantic Operations)
Fishery Products International Limited

Mr. J. Woodworth
Area Coordinator, Fish Harvesting Resource Centre


Managing Director
O'Rielly, A., B.Comm. Memorial

Executive Assistant
Horan, C., B.A. Memorial

Industrial Liaison Officer for Processing
Hiscock, T.P., B.A.Sc. Toronto

Industrial Liaison Officer for Aquaculture
Burke, B., B.Eng., M.B.A. Memorial

Secretarial Officer
Brophy, A.

Project Accountant
Pittman, N., B.Comm. Memorial

Canadian Centre for Marine Communications (CCMC)

The Canadian Centre for Marine Communications (CCMC) supports development of Canada's marine communications and navigation industry. Established in 1989 as a not-for-profit corporation, CCMC is strategically positioned between research institutions, government, and private industry. Canadian companies and organizations direct CCMC and support it through membership. Industrial partners are assisted in development of products and services for national and international markets.

CCMC operates within three programme areas. SmartShipTM supports Canadian industry in the development of technolo-gies and applications for the integration of marine communi-cations, navigation, and informatics systems. SeaComm aims to facilitate the international competitiveness of Canadian marine radio and satellite communication technology and applications in response to marker opportunities. InfoMarine supports Canadian industry as it faces the challenges and seeks the commercial opportunities surrounding the delivery of marine information technologies.

Services offered by CCMC include engineering expertise, business support, public relations, marketing, information services, training and education.

Engineering projects are conducted in partnership with industry members. CCMC can provide access to qualified technical personnel, state-of-the-art equipment, and laboratory and test facilities. CCMC provides various services designed to help members identify, evaluate, and pursue business opportunities in marine communications and navigation.

CCMC also provides a venue for members to introduce company and project information to industry through the production of a quarterly newsletter, DIFFUSION, news releases, and press conferences. Members are provided with industry-specific information through its resource centre and ready access to other libraries and databases, including the Government of Canada's Open Bidding Service. In addition, CCMC sponsors intensive workshops and seminars in communications technology and business development.

CCMC supports the SeaComm Graduate Scholarship in satellite communications, valued at $15,000. Its aim is to facilitate the development of Canadian expertise in the area of satellite communications, a global growth industry.

CCMC is an initiative of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, Industry Canada, and The Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland.


Dr. W. Read (Chairman)
Public Utilities Board

Mr. L. G. O'Reilly (Vice-Chairman)
Executive Director
The Fisheries and Marine Institute of the Memorial University of Newfoundland

R.V. Newhook (President and CEO)
Canadian Centre for Marine Communications

Dr. P. Bhartia
Defence Research Establishment Atlantic

Mr. H. Bown
IDON Corp.

Mr. J.E. Clavelle
Director General
Marine Technical & Support Directorate (AMT)
Transport Canada, Ship Inspection Directorate

Mr. B. Coady
National Sales Manager
Canadian Marconi Co.

Mr. F. Davis
President & CEO
Information Technologies Secretariat

Mr. R.W. Huck
Vice President - Communications Systems Research
Communications Research Centre

Dr. K. Keough
Vice-President, Research
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mr. P. Mills
Director General, Programme Development & Delivery
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Mr. D. Sward
Vice-President, Business Development
Neweast Wireless Technologies

Mr. G.S. Wheatley
Assistant Deputy Minister
Department of Economic Development & Tourism
Government of New Brunswick


President & CEO
Newhook, R.V., B.Eng. Memorial, P.Eng.

Vice-President, Operations
Dawe, B.R., B.Eng., M.Eng. Memorial, P.Eng.

Corporate Communications Officer
Mitchell, J.D., B.Comm. Memorial

Lee, A.M.

Osmond, D.

Casey, G.


Howse, D., B.Eng., M.Eng., M.B.A., Memorial, P.Eng.; Senior Engineer

Elms, K., B.Eng. Memorial; Engineer

Davis, E.; Technologist



Churchill, E., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial

Coady, D., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, B.Voc.Ed. Memorial

Couturier, C.F., B.Sc. New Brunswick, M.Sc. Dalhousie (Programme Chair - Aquaculture)

Gibbons, R.C., B.A. Memorial, F.M.2

Goodard, S., B.Sc. Nottingham, M.Sc., Ph.D. Wales

Halfyard, L., B.Sc., B.Ed., Memorial, M.Sc. Sterling

Hann, S., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries (Programme Chair - Processing)

He, P., B.Eng. Zhejiang Fisheries College, Ph.D. Aberdeen

Heath, N., B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial

Howse, K. A., B.Sc. Acadia, M.Sc. Memorial

Kennedy, E., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries (Programme Chair - Food Technology)

King, H.W., B.Eng. TUNS, M.Eng. Memorial

Kwidzinski, L., M.Sc. Poland

Mackey, J., B.Th. Laval, M.Ed. Loyola

Madakia, H., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, B.Sc., P.G.Dip. Fisheries Singapore

McKeever, T.J., B.Sc. Memorial, Grad.Dip.Tech. Marine Institute

Mercer, K.B., B.Sc. Dalhousie, Grad.Dip.Tech. Marine Institute

Milley, N.C., B.A., B.Ed. Memorial, F.M.4

Negrijn, J., Master Home Trade (Programme Chair - Harvesting)

Patel, J., B.Sc., M.Sc. M.S.U. India, M.S. TWV Texas, Ph.D. SUNY New York

Perry, R.A., B.A. (Ed.), B.A., M.A., M.B.A. Memorial

Pippy, M.C., B.Sc., B.Ed. Memorial

Vatcher, S., B.Sc. Memorial, Grad.Dip.Tech. Marine Institute

Whiteway, G., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, B.Sc. Memorial (Programme Chair - Laboratories)


Aboulazm, A.F., B.Sc.(Hons) Alexandria, B.Voc.Ed., Dip.Ad.Ed., M.Eng., Ph.D. Memorial, P.Eng.

Alexander, P. A., B.Sc.Eng. New Brunswick, M.A. Carleton

Anstey, F.A., B.A., B.Voc.Ed., Cert.Bus.Adm. Memorial, O.N.1

Azizan, H., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, B.Voc.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial, MMM. Dalhousie, Master Mariner

Babij, Z., Marine Engineer (1st Class)

Baird, N. A., Master Mariner

Barr, H. H., B.Sc. (Eng.) Scotland, P.Eng.

Blackmore, D., Dip.Voc.Ed. Memorial, F.M.1

Brake, D. J., B.Sc., B.Ed., B.A. Memorial

Breen, C. A., B.Sc. B.Ed. Memorial

Brown, E., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial

Bulman, P., B.A. Winnipeg, Dip.N.Sc. Canadian Coast Guard College, O.N.1

Bussey, S., B.A.(Ed.) Memorial

Chaulk, C., B.Eng. Memorial

Coady, S., Master Mariner

Crutcher, B., B.S.E. Michigan, M.S. Main Maritime, P.Eng.

Dutton, C. R., B.Eng., B.Voc.Ed., M. Eng. Memorial, P.Eng. (Programme Chair - Transferred Programmes)

Eagar, S., ONC

Enanny, F. A., B.Sc. Ain Shams Univ. Egypt, M.S. (Eng.) U.C. Berkeley, P.Eng.

Fiander, G. R., Dip.Tech. Marine Institute, O.N.1

Freeborn, A., Second Class Engineer

Fudge, M., O.N.2

Green, E., Master Mariner

Hodder, S. L., Dip.Tech. Marine Institute, C.E.T.

Holwell, W., Firefighter, St. John's Regional Fire Service

Hooper, C. S., B.A., B.Ed., Grad.Dip. Memorial

Howse, C., Marine Engineer (1st class)

Howse, D., B.Eng., M.Eng., M.B.A. Memorial, P.Eng

Howse, D. M., B.Sc., B.Ed. Memorial

Hye-Knudsen, K., Master Mariner

Jenkins, R. A., B.Sc. Sunderland, Master Mariner

Kavanagh, T. J., Dip.Tech. Marine Institute, Marine Engineer, (3rd class motor, 4th class steam)

Kean, P. G., Master Mariner

Keating, J., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, B.Voc.Ed. Memorial, Master Mariner

Kettle, M., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, Marine Engineer (1st class combined), Power Engineer (2nd Class) (Programme Chair - Marine Engineering Technology)

Kiash, R. S., Dip.Voc.Ed. Memorial, C.Eng., Marine Engineer (1st class motor & steam)

Kuo, C.Z., B.Sc. Taiwan, B.Ed, M.Sc. Memorial

Lockwood, J. A. R. L., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, Marine Engineer (2nd class Power, 4th class Steam)

Lye, E., B.P.E., B.Ed., M.P.E. Memorial (Programme Chair - Primary Technology Year)

McCarter, P.M., B.Sc. British Columbia, B.Voc.Ed. Memorial, Dip.N.Sci. Canadian Coast Guard College, Master Mariner

Martin, J. A., Master Mariner

Matchem, J. D., B.Eng. Memorial, E.I.T.

Matchim, R., B.Eng. Memorial

Mercer, R., Dip.Voc.Ed. Memorial, Master Mariner

Moulton, J., B.A.(Ed.), B.Sc., M.Ed. Memorial

Norman, I.R., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, Master Mariner

Norman, W., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, B.Voc.Ed. Memorial, M.Sc. World Maritime University, Master Mariner (Programme Chair - Nautical Science Diploma and Coastguard Certification)

O'Neill, B., O.N.1

Parsons, A.L., Marine Engineer (2nd class)

Parsons, C., O.N.2

Penney, D. S., B.Sc. Iona, B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial

Penney, K., Firefighter, St. John's Regional Fire Service

Piercey, D. R., Journeyperson

Piercey, S., B.A., B.Ed. Memorial

Pritchett, S., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries (Programme Chair - Naval Architecture)

Raman-Nair, W., B.Sc. B.Sc.(Eng.) University of the West Indies, M.Eng. Memorial, Ph.D. Memorial

Rehner, D., B.A. College of Wooster, M.A. Bryn Mawr College, B.Ed. Memorial (Help Centre Coordinator)

Richards, P., O.N.1

Ryan, J. C., B.P.E., B.Ed., B.Sc., B.A. Memorial

Shanahan, J., Dip.Voc.Ed. Memorial, Marine Engineer (4th class)

Simoes Ré, J.M., Capitao Marinha Mercante, Curso Elementar de Pilotagem, Lisbon Nautical School, Curso Complementar de Pilotagem, Infante D. Henrique Nautical College Lisbon, Portugal, Master Mariner

Skinner, D., Dip.Tech. College of Fisheries, Master Mariner

Small, G., B.Sc., B.Ed. Memorial

Snippen, H.I., B.A. Berkeley, B.Voc.Ed. Memorial, ASCT

Snow, R., N.F.P.A., Level 3 Firefighting Cert., University of Oklahoma

St. Croix, J., B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed. Memorial

Strong, R., Dip.Tech. Marine Institute, Dip.Voc.Ed., B.Voc.Ed., Memorial, O.N.2

Tobiasz, S.S., B.Sc. (Marine Engineering) Gdansk Technical University, C.I.M.E., P.Eng. (Programme Chair - Marine Systems Design)

Tucker, P., Fire Officer, St. John's Regional Fire Service

Tucker, R., Dip.Tech. Marine Institute

Walsh, R., Marine Engineer (2nd class)

Ward, E., Dip.Voc.Ed. Memorial

Wheeler, F., Master Mariner

White, E.

Williams, G.L., Dip.Tech. Marine Institute, Master Mariner

Windsor, J.P., Tech.Cert., College of Trades & Technology, Marine Engineer (1st class) (Programme Chair - Coastguard Certification)

Whitelaw, B., B.Sc. Newcastle

Wu, S., B.Eng. (Mechanical) Jilin University, PhD (Naval Architecture) University of Glasgow

Youden, G., Marine Engineer (1st class)


The Fisheries and Marine Institute has a number of academic roles described in the legislation establishing the Institute as a component of the University. It provides degree, diploma, certificate and other programmes in the areas of fisheries and marine science and technology; it provides for the upgrading and enhancement of the fisheries and marine labour force in cooperation with the regional colleges, and it provides for applied research and technology transfer,

All programmes and courses are designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for success in the workforce. The advice of industrial programme advisory committees is sought in the ongoing development of longer programmes, while short courses are designed to meet specific industry needs. Whenever appropriate, programmes are submitted for national accreditation, providing graduates with mobility in professional employment

Three year and two year programmes include the Provincial Common First Year for applied science and engineering technologies, developed and introduced by the Marine Institute in 1990. The Common First Year reflects the need for technology programme graduates to possess an understanding of core science and mathematics concepts, which are fundamental to technology specific knowledge and skills. Technologists graduating from three year programmes will have developed the ability to apply their learning to the solution of technological problems.

Overall, the Marine Institute is committed to providing a learning environment in which students can achieve to their full potential. It endeavors to design and deliver programmes that provide graduates with highly competitive skills and abilities. It encourages excellence in teaching and learning, and seeks to provide the industrial community with relevant, high quality, applied research and technology transfer.

Non-Degree Programmes

Details of the non-degree programmes and courses of the Marine Institute are contained in a separate Fisheries and Marine Institute Calendar.

Degree Programmes

The Marine Institute offers a Bachelor of Maritime Studies degree, with two options: Marine Engineering Technology and Nautical Science Technology. It also offers a Master of Science in Aquaculture through the School of Graduate Studies.

General Regulations

Regulations and fees for the non-degree programmes of the Marine Institute which differ from those governing the University's degree programmes are described in the separate Fisheries and Marine Institute Calendar.

Beyond the regulations and requirements specific to the Degree Programmes at the Marine Institute, students will be governed by the General Academic Regulations (Undergraduate) as laid down in this University Calendar.


The Bachelor of Maritime Studies degree is a professional degree designed to educate and train students who will initially proceed to careers in the marine transportation industry. The programme is developed to provide a fundamental technical component which fulfils licensing requirements for seagoing personnel coupled with a broader academic component exposing the student to contemporary organizational and human resource management theory and practice as well as providing an insight into economics and social sciences in the global context.

The student's academic and technical education is interspersed with periods of seagoing experience. The graduate of the intensive programme is well positioned for a career in today's marine transportation industry.

The degree programme is structured to provide two entry options. Students can proceed straight through the programme from initial entry. The design of the programme with a basic first year component, a technical component, and an enrichment component facilitates entry into the programme with advanced standing for those who have completed a diploma at the Marine Institute or some other maritime academy.

1. Admission Requirements

a) Applicants without any formal post-secondary education must meet the regular admission requirement of the Marine Institute or the University.

b) Applicants holding a diploma from the Marine Institute in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering Technology awarded after 1993 will be awarded the degree upon satisfactory completion of the additional courses section of the degree regulations.

c) Applicants holding a diploma similar to the Marine Institute diploma in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering Technology will have their status adjudicated relative to the Marine Institute diploma requirements in the appropriate area. Appropriate exemptions will be granted and a course of study developed.

d) Applicants who have Canadian Coast Guard, or equivalent, challenge credits will have their status adjudicated relative to the Marine Institute diploma requirements in the appropriate areas. Appropriate exemptions will be granted and a course of study developed.

General Notes

1) The diploma programme is an intensive and demanding programme of study. Students in the programme are expected to be enrolled for full time study and withdrawal from a course may jeopardize the student's ability to complete the programme in the normally allocated time.

2) All courses designated Technical Courses in the programme are restricted to students enrolled in the Maritime Studies programme.

3) Where circumstances warrant prerequisites in the Technical Courses may be waived by the Head, School of Maritime Studies.

4) Specific regulations for the programme may be waived upon approval by the Marine Institute Undergraduate committee on recommendation of the Head, School of Maritime Studies.


To be awarded a degree of Bachelor of Maritime Studies a candidate shall successfully complete the following courses in (a) and (b) (I) or (ii), which comprise the Diploma in Nautical Science or Diploma in Marine Engineering Technology respectively, plus the courses specified in (c):

a) Mathematics MI 1100,1101, 1200:

Physics MI 1100, 1200:

Chemistry MI 1100, 1200;

Electrotechnology 1100,1200

Communication Skills 1100, 1200,

Computer Applications 1100

Engineering Graphics 1100

b) Technical Courses

EITHER (I) Nautical Science:

Seamanship 1100, 2100, 2200, 2300, 3100

Ship Operations 1100

Cargo and Navigation 1100

Naval Arch. 2102, 2202

Oceanology 2100, 2101, 2200, 3100

Navigation 2100, 2200, 2300, 3100, 3200

Problem Solving 2100

Cargo Operations 2100, 3100

Marine Engineering Knowledge 2102, 2202, 3102

BOM 2102, 3103, 3104, 3106, 3108, 3203

Business 1000, 2301

Stability 2101, 3101, 3201

Navigation Safety 3101

Mathematics 2102

In addition to these, students must complete SEN 3100, the GMDSS course, the Tanker Safety Course and the MED programmes.

OR (ii) Marine Engineering Technology:

Engineering Drawing 1100

Engineering Graphics 2300

Electrotechnology 2100, 3100

Materials/Processes 2100, 2200

Mechanics of Machines 2100, 2200

Marine Engineering Knowledge 1100, 2100, 2200, 3100, 3200

Thermodynamics 2100, 2200, 3102, 3101

Fluid Mechanics 2100, 3100

Controls 2102, 2202

Naval Architecture 2101, 3100, 3200

Strength of Materials 2100, 3100

Workshop Practice 1103, 1104, 1105, 2103, 2105, 3103, 3203, 3104

Maintenance 2103

Marine Environmental Stewardship 3106

Engineering Management 3100

BOM 2102

Technical Thesis 3100

Business 1000

Business 2301

Note that there is also a requirement for MED training and this too, must be completed before the Diploma in Marine Engineering Technology will be awarded.

c) Plus the following additional courses to meet degree requirements:

6 credit hours in first year English (1080 and 1110 are recom- mended);

Economics 2010, 2020;

One of Political Science 3210 or Business 4000

One of Geography 3510 or Geography 3400 or History 3690 or Anthropology 3056;

One of Business 4320 or Psychology 3501;

Engineering 8065;

Mathematics 2500;

Business 3320;

Technical Report Project (TR 4000);

2 Electives from the list shown below

Elective List

Mathematics 2501;

Business 1101;

Business 1201;

Business 4000;

Economics 3030;

Sociology 2120;

One of Sociology/Anthropology 3317, or S/A 4091 or S/A 4108;

Political Science 3210 (PS 2200 recommended introduction);

Political Science 4200;

One of Psychology 2120 or Sociology 3120;

Business 6320 or Economics 4360;

Engineering 4102

NOTES: 1) Course descriptions for the Marine Institute courses may be found in the Marine Institute Calendar. Descriptions for courses elsewhere in the University may be found in appropriate sections of the university calendar.

2) In addition to the specific course requirements above, students must complete the Marine Emergency Duties I and II. These are taken during the first and second Technical Sessions in preparation for the seagoing work experience.

3) The diploma programme is organized around a very tight schedule of courses to which students should adhere. The programme involves an academic First Year of two semesters followed by a Technical Session of 8 weeks after which the student undertakes a seagoing assignment of three months. The two programmes also require additional seagoing experience.

Technical Report Project (TR 4000)

This report, which must be completed in the final term of studies, is designed to tie together the final year of the programme with the technical component dealt with in earlier semesters. It gives the student the opportunity to carry out an in-depth study into some particular aspect of the maritime milieu involving such areas as safety, management, national and international regulation, sea-survival or any number of topics involving the business of shipping. The report will be written under the supervision of a faculty member within the School of Maritime Studies and agreement must be reached with a particular faculty member before the study is undertaken.

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