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Overview

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 3000GT Domestic Certificate of Competency.

The holder of a Master 3000GT Domestic certificate may be employed as:

  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 3000 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal Class 1 with a certificate endorsed for a limited contiguous waters voyage.
  • Master on board a vessel of not more than 3000 gross tonnage engaged on a near coastal, Class 2 voyage.
  • Master of a vessel of any tonnage engaged on a sheltered-waters voyage.

Program Entry

Entrance requirements

  • English 11 or English language proficiency (recommended)
  • Math 11 (strongly recommended)
  • Physics 11 (strongly recommended)
  • Transport Canada Candidate Document Number (CDN)

Check for acceptable equivalents or upgrading courses taught at BCIT.

Apply to program

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 day time delivery format. Check Part-time Studies for available courses.

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 contact the BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office at 604-453-4111 for further information on the individual courses.

To apply to this program submit a Part-time Studies Program Declaration form.

Costs & Supplies

» books and supplies required [PDF] for the Master 3000GT Domestic program.

Tuition fees

Please contact the BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office at 604-453-4111 for information on tuition fees, payments and refunds.

Books and supplies

For information on textbooks, please contact the BCIT Bookstore at 604-432-8379 or 877-333-8379 (toll-free within Canada).

Courses

Program matrix

Check current availability of courses for this program.

Required Courses: Credits
  ENAV 2000 Simulated Electronic Navigation 2* 6.0
  NAUT 1805 Communications 1 2.0
  NAUT 1809 Communications 2 1.0
  NAUT 1845 Navigation Safety 2 4.0
  NAUT 1855 Meteorology 2 8.0
  NAUT 1857 Ship Management 3 8.0
  NAUT 1864 SCS 4 - Ship Construction and Stability 4 18.0
  NAUT 1869 Engineering Knowledge 1 6.0
  NAUT 1877 CG2 - Cargo 2 8.0
  NAUT 1888 General Seamanship - Master 3000 GT Domestic 4.0
NOTE: Students registering course by course will be considered part-time students.

*Prior to enrolling in ENAV 2000 - Simulated Electronic Navigation 2 (SEN 2), students must complete the following courses:

  • ENAV 1000 - Simulated Electronic Navigation 1 Part A (SEN 1A)
  • ENAV 1050 - Simulated Electronic Navigation 1 Part B (SEN 1B)
  • GMDS 1500 - Restricted Operator's Certificate - Maritime Commercial (ROC MC)
 
Total Credits: 65.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

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 BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

There are 10 courses that make up the 33 weeks 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 3000 GT Domestic certification from Transport Canada requires the following additional courses:

  • Standards Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Basic Safety (BST)
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft (PSC)
  • Marine Advanced First Aid (MAFA)
  • Advanced Fire Fighting (AFF)
  • Marine Emergency Duties D
  • 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. The Advanced Fire Fighting course must be completed prior to taking the Marine Emergency Duties D, Senior Officer Certification course.

For more information about specific progressive occupational licensing and BCIT credentials, please contact the Chief Instructor.

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 127 of the Marine Personnel Regulations, inquire at your nearest Transport Canada Marine Safety office, or visit Transport Canada - Marine Transportation.

Contact Us

BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office, 604-453-4111

Chief Instructor:
Rod Dunbar at 604-453-4120

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