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Certificate of Underwater Skills (UWS)
Certificate of Underwater Skills (UWS)

Certificate of Underwater Skills (UWS)

  • ID:SC010131
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
  • Intake:
  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • TuitionFee/Week:$636.82
  • LivingFee/Week:$294.12
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$23.75
  • TuitionFee/Week:$636.82
  • LivingFee/Week:$294.12
  • InsuranceFee/Week:$23.75
Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent

  • English: Grade 12 C or U, or equivalent course

  • Mathematics: Grade 12 C or U, or Grade 11 U or M, or equivalent course

English Requirements

  • CAEL CE and CAEL online, Minimum 60

  • Cambridge English Exams (B2 First/FCE, C1 Advanced/CAE or C2 Proficiency/CPE), Minimum 169 with no skill below 162

  • Duolingo, Minimum score 105 to 110

  • IELTS Academic, Minimum 6.0 with no skill below 5.5

  • PTE Academic, Minimum score 58

  • TOEFL iBT (including MyBest TOEFL and Home Edition), Minimum 80 with no skill below 20

  • TOEFL Revised Paper Delivered, No skill below 20

Course Information

This rigorous and fast-paced program has been preparing commercial divers for a variety of industry careers for more than 45 years. That’s why contractors continue to contact Seneca looking for skilled graduates to work in offshore construction, salvage, inspection, offshore oil and gas exploration, and production.

In this 35-week program, you will dive to a maximum of 50 metres (165 feet), led by Seneca’s Unrestricted Surface Supplied Supervisors, who have more than 100 years of combined commercial diving experience. Graduates will receive an internationally recognized certificate as an Unrestricted Surface Supplied Diver from the Diver Certification Board of Canada (DCBC).


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • commercial diving techniques

  • surface and underwater welding and cutting

  • construction and salvage work

  • underwater inspection and repair work related to the civil and offshore oil industry

  • safety and competently using equipment in open water

  • ability to assess the cause of pressure-related diseases and conditions

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Semester 1

September - December

  • COM101 or COM111, Communicating Across Contexts or Communicating Across Contexts (Enriched)

  • UWS103, Diving Physics

  • UWS104, Diving Physiology

  • UWS107, Rigging and Hoisting

  • UWS109, Systems and Equipment I

  • UWS112, Applied Diving I

  • UWS185, Machinery and Tools I

  • UWS188, Welding and Cutting I

Semester 2

January - February

  • UWS203, Salvage, Explosives and Welding

  • UWS204, Hyperbaric Chamber Operations

  • UWS206, Navigation and Chartwork

  • UWS212, Applied Diving II

  • UWS285, Machinery and Tools II

  • UWS288, Welding and Cutting II

March - April

  • UWS315, Construction Diving Techniques

  • UWS316, Marine Engineering Techniques III

  • UWS318, Welding III and Underwater Welding Theory

  • UWS319, Systems and Equipment II

Additional Requirements

April - June

  • UWS408, Underwater Welding

  • UWS412, Applied Diving IV

  • UWS416, Deep Diving - Practical

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Pre Courses

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • commercial diver

  • underwater welder

  • underwater construction diver

  • inspector and repair diver

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Health Insurance $807.49CAD

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