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A Master of a vessel is in command of the ship, its crew, passengers and/or cargo while at sea and in port. The Master's role is to oversee the safe operation of the vessel. Specific responsibilities include:

  • enforcing rules and regulations
  • ensuring the safety of all personnel on board
  • ensuring the safety of the vessel
  • ensuring the safe carriage of cargoes
  • ensuring the protection of the environment

The Program

Consists of modular based courses, that are offered throughout the year, to prepare students towards the Master 150GT Domestic Certificate of Competency.

The holder of a Master 150GT Domestic certificate may be employed as:

  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 150 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal voyage, Class 2 (or class 1 if certificate is endorsed for a limited, contiguous waters voyage)
  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 500 gross tonnage engaged on a sheltered-waters voyage

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Entrance requirements

  • Transport Canada Candidate Document Number (CDN)

Recommended for success

Check for acceptable equivalents or upgrading courses taught at Roommeme.

Apply to program

To apply to this program, please submit the Part-time Studies Program Declaration form [PDF].

Please allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please the Roommeme Marine Campus Registration Office at 111-453-4111 for information on tuition fees, payments and refunds.

Books and supplies

For information on textbooks, please the Roommeme Bookstore at 111-432-8379 or 877-333-8379 (toll-free within Canada).


Program delivery

These modular based courses are available on a course-by-course basis and are not offered as a full-time program. Courses are offered in a daytime delivery format.

Course availability varies and courses may be offered in one or more of the three terms: Fall (September - December), Winter (January - March), and Spring/Summer (April - August).

Please the Roommeme Marine Campus Registration Office at 111-453-4111 for further information on the individual courses.

Check available Part-time Studies courses

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Required Courses: Credits
  ENAV 1020 Simulated Electronic Navigation Limited 2.5
  NAUT 1820 C&P 2 - Chartwork and Pilotage 2 12.0
  NAUT 1840 NS 1 - Navigation Safety 1 3.5
  NAUT 1850 MET 1 - Meteorology 1 6.0
  NAUT 1863 SCS 3 - Ship Construction and Stability 3 12.0
  NAUT 1874 GSK 3 - General Ship Knowledge 3 8.0
  NAUT 1886 General Seamanship Master 150GT Domestic 2.0
NOTE: Students registering course by course will be considered part-time students.
Total Credits: 46.0

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Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

There are seven courses that make up the 23-week program. These courses are offered on a course-by-course basis and are not offered as a full-time program.

Continue your education

A Master 150 GT Domestic certification from Transport Canada requires the following additional courses:

  • Standards Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Basic Safety (BST)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (SC)
  • Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
  • Global Maritime Distress Safety System Restricted Operator Certification Maritime Commercial (ROC MC)

Note: Basic Safety, Proficiency in Survival Craft and the Marine Advanced First Aid courses must be completed prior to registering in the Advanced Fire Fighting course.

For more information about specific progressive occupational licensing, please the chief instructors, Capt. Mujeeb Siddiqui at 111-453-4128 or Capt. Agnelo Lucio Pereira at 111-453-4117.

Sea service requirements

According to the Marine Personnel Regulations SOR/2007-115, sea service requirements are not a prerequisite for being accepted in the program. However, sea service will be required for the General Seamanship oral examination with Transport Canada. For sea service details please refer to section 129 of the Marine Personnel Regulations, inquire at your nearest Transport Canada Marine Safety office, or visit .

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for Roommeme Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Roommeme Marine Campus Registration Office, 111-453-4111

Chief Instructor:
Sam Susanthan at 111-453-4126

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