Our Department

Welcome to the Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering (ONAE) at Memorial University.

Dr. Wei QiuPositioned on the edge of the North Atlantic, Memorial is Canada’s premier ocean engineering education centre. Our students are immersed in a culture where engineering for marine environments matters. Newfoundland and Labrador is steeped in maritime tradition, and there are countless industries and research organizations focused on ocean innovations. Memorial is at the heart of it all.

Our program will teach you to design and analyze systems for ships, marine structures and other technologies that operate in oceans. You’ll reap the benefits of small classes, informative hands-on labs, and approachable faculty who are here to help you make the most of your education.

ONAE graduates have excellent reputations worldwide. They work in research; ship production; operations and certification; offshore industries; ocean instrumentation; and environmental equipment. We offer up to six co-operative work term placements, which provide financial benefits and valuable work experiences.

I encourage you to learn about our department, staff, and news on this website. There are specific sections for undergraduate, graduate and future students as well as information on our current research projects and facilities.

If you have an interest in engineering and feel a connection to the ocean, or if you just like challenging projects, ONAE at Memorial is a gateway to exceptional learning opportunities and exciting career prospects. Feel welcome to contact me, or any faculty member, if you have questions or would like more information.

Wei Qiu
Department Head


Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000