Graduate Studies

A unique opportunity awaits you in coastal Canada

The Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering program at Memorial University is the only program of its kind in Canada. Expand your knowledge of ocean engineering in the world-class centre for marine related research.

Renowned for its unique approach, diverse research projects and exceptional faculty, graduate programs lead to Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees in ocean and naval architectural engineering and the related fields of hydrodynamics, marine structures, underwater vehicles and ocean environmental engineering.

Concentrations include marine hydrodynamics; marine structures; underwater vehicles; Arctic engineering; ocean environmental engineering; offshore safety and marine simulation.

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Outstanding research facilities and 4,500 square metres of labs

Your graduate studies are complemented by numerous research groups on campus, faculty experts and outstanding facilities such as:

  • The Ocean Engineering Research Centre (OERC) involved in research, development and consulting in ocean engineering including the offshore petroleum and shipping industries
  • A 58 metre by 4.5 metre towing/wave tank
  • Autonomous Ocean Systems lab
  • National Research Council of Canada’s (NCR) Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT) adjacent to the engineering building with the world’s longest ice tank
  • Structures lab with cold rooms and highly-specialized testing equipment
  • Seakeeping basin, cavitation tunnel, extensive library and more

Applying to Memorial is as easy as 1-2-3! Follow the link to become a graduate student for everything you need to know about the university, its programs, admissions, the City of St. John's and environs, and lots more.

If you have questions, you can use the MUNlive chat to ask any time.

The priority deadlines for submitting applications for admission are:

November 1 (MEng and PhD) for Fall admission
April 1 (graduate diploma, MASc, international MEM) for Fall admission
May 1 (Canadian MEM) for Fall admission

For more information, contact:

Office of Associate Dean (Graduate Studies)
(709) 864-8900


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