Marine Institute

Marine Institute | St. John's, N.L. | Founded 1964

Marine Institute Bonne Bay Marine Station

Bonne Bay Marine Station in Newfoundland. (Marine Institute)

The Marine Institute, located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, is an internationally known school for ocean studies. The Institute features unique facilities, like the world’s largest flume tank, a simulator for remotely operated vehicles and a large aquaculture facility. Affiliated with Memorial University, it offers more than 20 certificate, diploma, degree, graduate and Ph.D. programs.

The Institute’s main academic departments are fisheries, maritime studies and ocean technology. Areas of study range from nautical science and ocean mapping to shipbuilding, fisheries science and marine spatial planning.

To support these programs—as well as its applied research initiatives—the Institute has a number of specialized training centres throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. The Centre for Marine Simulation is the most comprehensive facility of its kind in North America, capable of simulating complex ocean missions. The Offshore Safety and Survival Centre provides a range of safety and survival training for various maritime and offshore industries.

Applied research takes place at specialized centres like the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research, which mentors graduates in fisheries science.

The Institute has strong international connections, with 120 research projects in 50 countries.

Size of school Tuition (degree) Tuition (diploma) Tuition (certificate) Tuition (post-grad) Residence offerings
Small (fewer than 2,000 full-time students) $3,388-$12,298 $3,388-$12,298 $8,006-$16,976 $2,654-$12,181 Yes

Cool Options

  • Ocean Mapping: In this program, students cultivate technical skills to collect, manage, analyze and disseminate ocean data.
  • Marine Studies: The first master’s program of its kind in Canada, this program focuses on the governance, ecological, socio-economic, cultural and technological elements of sustainable ocean and coastal zone development.
  • Fisheries Science: This graduate program trains researchers to collect and analyze fisheries data. Graduate students complete training in statistics, study design and science communication.

Popular Programs

  • Bridge Watch
  • Nautical Science
  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Food Safety
  • Master’s in Technology Management

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