BACHELOR OF TECHNOLOGY

The Bachelor of Technology degree has been developed to allow students who have graduated from an accredited Diploma of Technology program in health sciences technology or engineering/applied science technology to complete a university degree. The student receives credit for the diploma courses as a block and undertakes a series of courses, which may be taken on a full time or part time basis to satisfy the degree requirements. For many of the courses, the student will have the option of doing the course at a distance. These courses provide the student with exposure to general management concepts; an understanding of the societal context in which their technology careers are based; and research, analysis and report writing experience.

The program is administered by a Program Committee having representation from the Marine Institute (at which the program is administered); the Faculties of Arts, Science, Business Administration, Engineering and Applied Science, and Medicine; the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy; and the College of the North Atlantic.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To apply for this program, a student must submit the following to the Office of the Registrar:

- A Memorial University of Newfoundland Undergraduate Application for Admission/Re-admission

- A Bachelor of Technology Application for Admission/Re-admission

- All documents as prescribed under the Admission Regulations in this Calendar including:

a) Original Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions currently or previously attended;

b) Proof of Diploma (this may be on transcript) or copies of professional documents;

Applications and documentation must be mailed to:

Office of the Registrar
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John's, NF
A1C 5S7

Applications will be considered by the Program Committee. Applicants must meet the regular admission requirements of the University, and be eligible for admission in one of the following categories:

a) Applicants holding a diploma of technology accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA);

b) Applicants holding a diploma of technology in engineering/applied science accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB);

c) Applicants holding a diploma of technology comparable to a Marine Institute or College of the North Atlantic three-year CTAB accredited diploma in engineering/applied science.

d) Applicants holding a diploma of technology comparable to a College of the North Atlantic three-year CMA accredited diploma.

GENERAL NOTES

a) Specific regulations for the program may be waived with the approval of the Marine Institute Undergraduate Studies Committee upon the recommendation of the Program Committee.

b) The intent of this program is that students will complete 39 credit hours in addition to the work they have completed in a diploma program. Consequently:
- Students for whom any course is waived are required to complete additional electives chosen from other university courses acceptable to the Program Committee.
- Students who have completed courses as a component of their diploma program for which a transfer of credit for any of the courses in the Bachelor of Technology program are granted are required to complete additional electives chosen from other university courses acceptable to the Program Committee.

c) Major Options
- Students will register in one of two options to complete their program.
- Students with Engineering/Applied Science Diploma will normally follow the program described under the Engineering and Applied Science Technology Option.
- Students with a Health Sciences Technology Diploma will normally follow the program described under the Health Sciences Technology Option. The Health Sciences Technology Program is required for students who wish to follow certain career paths.
- Students may be permitted to change their option with the approval of the Marine Institute Undergraduate Studies Committee upon the recommendation of the Program Committee.

DEGREE REGULATIONS

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Technology, a candidate shall successfully complete the following 39 credit hour program with a minimum average of 60% in the courses required for the degree:

CORE COURSES

1. All students enrolled in the Bachelor of Technology must complete the following courses:

and two courses chosen from the following such that at least one is taken from Group B:

Group A

Group B

Students may also choose any course from the University Calendar to be used as a Group B course providing they have the permission of the Department offering the course and the course has been approved by the Program Committee. To be so designated, the course must deal with some aspect of the societal context of technology.

ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY OPTION

2. Students registered in the Engineering/Applied Science Technology Option must complete the following courses in addition to the core courses specified above.

HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY OPTION

3. Students registered in the Health Sciences Technology Option must complete the following courses in addition to the core courses specified above.

Plus two electives chosen from the following:

Students registered in the health sciences option may choose to use any course at the University to satisfy the two electives in this section, subject to the provision that permission to register for the desired course is granted by the appropriate department and the course choice is approved by the Program Committee.

COURSE LIST

Technology 4000. Technical Project and Report. This course provides a link between the other courses of the Program and the technical component from the diploma. It gives the student the opportunity to carry out an in-depth study of a technical topic in the broader context provided by the degree Program. The report will be written under the supervision of a faculty member; both the topic and the advisor must be approved by the Program Committee.

Students may begin work on their project proposal informally at any time following admission to the Program but the report must be completed within one year of the approval of the advisor by the Program Committee. This will normally be towards the end of the period of studies required for the degree. Students will register for Technology 4000 in the semester they expect to complete the course and must submit the report no later than 3 weeks before the end of this semester.

Technology 4010. Assessment of the Implementation of Technology. Introduction to Effects Assessment; Generation of Product/Project Alternatives; Identification of Effects on the Physical Environment; Identification of Effects on the Social, Economic, Aesthetic, Cultural and Historic Environments; Effects Prediction, Verification and Mitigation; Evaluation of Project/ Product Alternatives; Introduction to Federal, Provincial and Municipal Assessment Legislation.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program.

Technology 4020. Economic Management for Technologists. Introduction to economics of engineering and technological projects; interest and assessing the time value of money; benefit cost ratio analysis and the feasibility of projects; comparison of present worth and annual cost compositions; risk assessment and project selection; planning proposals and project scheduling.
NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both Engineering 4102 and Technology 4020.


Updated on March 19, 2002 by MaryJane Puxley

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