Applied Ocean Technology

Why Applied Ocean Technology @ Memorial?

The degree of Master of Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) (MAOT) provides students with an advanced level of technological literacy, theory and competency to conduct data collection and ocean mapping. Practitioners will be able to communicate their work to a variety of stakeholder groups and provide credible contributions to the global demand to support ocean management and sustainability.

This Program has been recognized as meeting the requirements of the FIG/IHO/ICA S-5A Standards of Competence for Category "A" Hydrographic Surveyors.

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) provides opportunities for students who want to enter the ocean mapping field by developing highly technical capabilities that will empower them to conduct industry-ready tasks and applied research in any aspect of ocean mapping.

Description of Program

  • MAOT (Ocean Mapping) - The MAOT (Ocean Mapping) can be completed in two years of full time study. It is offered in a course only option or a course and project option.
  • Graduate diploma - The graduate diploma program involves courses only and can be completed in one year of study.

Minimum admission requirements

  • Graduate diploma and MAOT - A relevant second class Bachelor's degree in the areas of science, technology, engineering or equivalent; or a second class Bachelor's degree with knowledge/course work in math and science and a commitment for ocean mapping and related technologies through prior technical training, employment, field schools, research programs, etc.

Potential career options and outcomes

Ocean Mapper, Multi-disciplinary Hydrographer/Supervisor, Marine Surveyor, Terrestrial Surveyor, Remote Sensing Specialist, GIS Technician, GIS Specialist, GIS Analysis, GIS Developer, GIS Manager, Hydrographic/Geophysical Technologist, Aerial Survey Hydrographer, Sonar Survey Technician, Geo/ROV Operator, Marine Seismic Navigator, Marine Geomatics Professional, Ocean Science & Technology Researcher, Aquatic Science Technician

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Program Information
Degrees Offered:

Graduate diploma, MAOT


Course, project

Duration (Full-time students):

Graduate diploma: 1 year; MAOT: 2 years


Marine Institute campus with some electives offered at St. John's campus or online

Application Deadline:

January 15 (Graduate diploma, MAOT) for Fall admission

Tuition (NL students):

Graduate diploma: $420/semester
MAOT: $1,334-$2,000/semester

Tuition (Other Canadian students):

Graduate diploma: $546/semester
MAOT: $1,334-$2,000/semester

Tuition (International students):

Graduate diploma: $710/semester
MAOT: $1,734-$2,600/semester

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