Program Overview

Marine Diesel Mechanics are engine specialists. They have expert knowledge of electrical and engine systems in diesel-powered marine vessels and equipment. You’ll learn how to install, repair and maintain major mechanical components of commercial machinery. Your training will also transfer to other trades, including Heavy Equipment Service Technician and Truck and Transport Service Technician. Water transportation is vital to industry and leisure, and Marine Diesel Mechanics are wanted across the globe in various sectors.


The requirements for this certificate program may be achieved within one academic year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency

Career Possibilities

As a graduate of this program, you may be employed by fleet owners, boat repair shops, truck and transport distributors and motor vehicle repair shops as Marine Diesel Mechanics, Marine Engineers/ Oilers, Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Small Engine Mechanics, Hydraulics Technicians, Motor Vehicle Mechanics, and Industrial Mechanics/Millwrights.

Specific Considerations

Although marine in name and nature, many units of instruction are accredited by other mechanical trades. Numerous graduates of the Marine Diesel Mechanics program also find employment in heavy equipment, truck, and transport repair. The Marine Diesel Mechanics program shares a number of courses with the Heavy Equipment Service Technician and Truck and Transport Service Technician programs.

Safety boots, coveralls, and a toolkit are required. Approximate costs are $1,000.

Most of your classes are scheduled to take place between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm Monday to Friday, however, some required classes may be scheduled during evening hours.

Program Courses

  • BEEB1170 - Electrical and Electronic Systems
  • FLUI1046 - Hydraulics
  • MATH1208 - Math Foundations
  • MMMN1008 - Marine Gear
  • MMMN1011 - Marine Engines: Operating Systems, Components, and Parts
  • MMMN1022 - Air-Cooled Gasoline Engines: Theory and Repair
  • MMMN1023 - Diesel Engine Tear Down and Assembly
  • MPTA1072D - Diesel Engine Installation and Removal
  • PERS1228B - Orientation to Community Service
  • PERS1229B - Essential Communication Skills
  • PERS1230C - Essential Employment Skills
  • PRLP1058D - Blueprint Reading Fundamentals
  • RMMR1076 - CFC/HCFC/HFC Control in the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry (Training Course)
  • SECU1194H - Workplace Safety Practices
  • SECU1205 - Trades Shop Practice
  • SECU1211D - Rigging for the Machine Trades
  • SECU1285C - Fall Protection/Fall Arrest
  • SECU1290C - Confined Space
  • VMMV1188 - Practicum: Diesel Mechanics
  • WDSO1134 - Welding

NOC Codes

  • 7312 - Heavy-duty equipment mechanics
  • 7321 - Automotive service technicians, truck and bus mechanics, and mechanical repairers

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Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated October 2, 2018
This course is Campus based
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1 year
3,250 CAD
Domestic Student; ​9,100 CAD International Student
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