Everyday, the technology used throughout the world’s oceans becomes more sophisticated.
Innovative ocean technology is a major driver of ocean related economic activity. Local companies are active not only in the offshore oil and gas sector, but have also expanded into international markets by developing and deploying sophisticated ocean sensing technologies. Modern ships and offshore oil and gas installations use electronic instruments that perform real time measurement and control of equipment and complex processes. Electronic instruments are also widely integrated into ocean observation systems which take scientific measurements of the oceans physical properties. Such technology plays an important role in oceanographic data collection which allows us to better understand our ocean, and to use the ocean and its resources more safely and wisely. Technologists with a specialization in ocean instrumentation are an integral part of the ocean industries workforce and will have the knowledge and skills to develop, install, operate and maintain these systems.
This four-year program consists of eight academic terms and three technical sessions.
First Year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session
Second Yearb Two academic terms followed by a technical session
Third Year: Two academic terms followed by a technical session
Fourth Year: Two academic terms
What You’ll Need
You must meet the Marine Institute’s Application and Admission Regulations either immediately upon graduation from high school, following a period of employment subsequent to graduation, or by transfer from another post-secondary institution. Application and admission to Memorial University for relevant courses will also be required at the beginning of the first technical session. In order to receive any one of the credentials, requirements for both the diploma and the degree must be successfully completed. You should possess strong skills in math and science to enter this program.
There is a growing global trend recognizing the significant role that our oceans play in our economy, as a source of renewable and non-renewable resources, on recreation, and on our climate. This program develops graduates for opportunities in the collection and management of the data that is fundamental to good stewardship of the oceans that we all share.
|Length of Study||4 years|
|Location(s)||St. John's campus Ridge Road|
Applications received following this date will be assessed as resources and space allow.
|April 15 - Fall admission|
Sept. 30 - Winter admission
|Courses||View Calendar Entry|