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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

Fall 2021 delivery mode: in person

  • This program will be delivered in person for the coming terms.
  • We have put measures in place for your safety and well-being, ensuring that all safety protocols are addressed. Please see the BCIT COVID-19 page for details on the procedures that have been implemented.

Your education is our priority and we will continue to deliver the applied instruction, collaborative experience, and industry connections that you expect from BCIT.

The program

Consists of modular based courses, 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

Entrance Requirements

Costs & Supplies


Program Details

Graduating & Jobs

Contact Us

BCIT Marine Campus Registration Office, 604-453-4111

Department Head:
Carl Marquardt at 604-453-4101

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