Program Objectives

To acquire the knowledge, ability and attitude necessary to check, disassemble, repair, rebuild and adjust all the pieces of different types of marine engines, check and repair electric circuits (lighting, starting, charging, heating, ventilation guages), check and maintain 12, 24 and 32 volt parallel circuits, check, maintain and repair lubricating systems, fuel systems, turbo chargers, check, install and disassemble different types of fuel injectors and fuel pumps, check and repair hydraulics, diagnose engine troubles and accessories, to be able to do tune-ups and necessary adjustments.

Program Content

Code Title of Module Hours Credits
851-011 Occupational Health and Safety 15 1
851-023 Shop Tools and Equipment 45 3
851-033 Welding and Cutting 45 3
851-047 Marine Engines 105 7
851-053 Hydraulics 45 3
851-065 Basic Electricity 75 5
851-072 Writing Reports 30 2
851-086 Elements of Drawing 90 6
851-096 Disassembling Diesel Engines 90 6
851-105 Repairing Diesel Engines 75 5
851-116 Assembling Diesel Engines 90 6
851-122 Metallic Arc Welding 30 2
851-135 Starting, Charching, Guages 75 5
851-146 Practicum 90 6
851-153 Fuel Systems 45 3
851-164 Air Systems 60 4
851-177 Fuel Injection 105 7
851-183 Cooling Systems 45 3
851-197 Engine Tune-Ups 105 7
851-206 Applied Electricity 90 6
1350 90

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

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Marine Mechanics

Marine engineering mechanics maintain, adjust and repair mechanical defects in various marine engines. They check and repair electric circuits and maintain lubrication systems, turbochargers, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, etc. It is a stimulating job for those who enjoy the sea, group life and traveling. A job as a marine engineering mechanic requires manual skills and the ability to solve problems.

Job Titles

Marine engineering mechanic

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