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Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, M.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #701 (QS) ,
The Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science at Memorial University offers thesis-based graduate programs leading to master of engineering (MEng) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees in Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, including the related fields of hydrodynamics, marine structures, underwater vehicles, and ocean environmental engineering.


The Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering program at Memorial University is the only one of its kind in Canada. It is renowned for its unique approach, diverse research projects and exceptional faculty, which includes top researchers. Graduate students have access to a 58-metre towing tank and a structures laboratory with cold rooms and specialized testing equipment, and are provided opportunities for field work and graduate research projects. Memorial University’s Ocean Engineering Research Centre (OERC), which is located in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, is involved in research, development and consultation in most areas of ocean engineering, including the offshore petroleum and shipping industries. Scale model experiments, numerical modelling, software development and structural testing are some of the activities within the OERC.

Programme Structure

Graduate studies in ocean and naval architectural engineering can be pursued in areas such as:

  • marine hydrodynamics
  • marine structures
  • underwater vehicles
  • Arctic engineering
  • ocean environmental engineering
  • offshore safety
  • marine simulation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

To be considered for admission to a MEng program, the minimum requirements will normally be a second-class degree in an appropriate area of study from a university of recognized standing.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1644 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 822 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1264 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 632 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for St. John's

  • 1159 - 1710 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Memorial University offers competitive funding packages to academically eligible full-time graduate students, both Canadian and international.

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