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/Readmission
- A Bachelor of Technology Application for Admission/Readmission
- All documents as prescribed under the UNIVERSITY REGULATIONS - ADMISSION/READMISSION TO THE UNIVERSITY (UNDERGRADUATE) 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, NL
        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 Committee on Undergraduate Studies 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 an Engineering/Applied Science Technology 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 Committee on Undergraduate Studies upon the recommendation of the Program Committee.

DEGREE REGULATIONS

To be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Technology, a candidate shall successfully complete a 39 credit hour program with a minimum overall average of 60% and a minimum of 50% in each course required for the degree:

PROGRAM OF STUDY

1. ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY OPTION

Students enrolled in the Engineering and Applied Science Option of the Bachelor of Technology program must complete the following core courses in addition to five electives chosen from Group A and Group B. At least one elective must be chosen from each of Group A and Group B.

Core courses:

All students enrolled in the Engineering and Applied Science Option of the Bachelor of Technology program must complete the following courses:

•    Six credit hours in First Year English.
•    Business 1000. Introduction to Business
•    Business 2301. Organizational Behaviour
•    Technology 4100. Technical Project and Report I (1 credit hour)
•    Technology 4200. Technical Project and Report II (2 credit hours)
•    Technology 4010. Assessment and Implementation of Technology
•    Mathematics/Statistics 2500. Statistics for Business and Arts Students
•    One of: Engineering 4102. Engineering Economics, or Technology 4020. Economic Management for Technologies.

Group A At least one elective must be chosen from this group.

•    Business 1201. Principles of Marketing
•    Business 1600. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
•    Business 2102. Introductory Accounting for Non-Business Students
•    Business 3320. Introduction to Labour Relations
•    Business 3700. Information Systems
•    Business 4000. Business Law I
•    Business 6320. Advanced Labour Relations
•    Economics 3360. Labour Market Economics
•    One of: Business 4320. Introduction to Personnel and Human Resource Management, or Psychology 3501. Industrial Psychology

Group B At least one elective must be chosen from this group.

•    Economics 2010. Introduction to Microeconomics I
•    Economics 2020. Introduction to Macroeconomics
•    Economics 3080. Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
•    Geography 4410. Research Seminar in Resources
•    History 3660. The Scientific Revolution
•    Religious Studies 3830. Religion, Science and Technology
•    Sociology 2120. Technology and Society
•    Sociology/Anthropology 3220. Work and Society
•    Sociology/Anthropology 3317. Oil and Society
•    Sociology/Anthropology 4091. Oil and Development
•    Social/Cultural Anthropology 4206. Current Issues in Technology, Culture and Society
•    Women's Studies/Sociology 4107. Women and Technological Change

2. HEALTH SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY OPTION

Students enrolled in the Health Science Option of the Bachelor of Technology program must complete the following core courses in addition to six electives chosen from Group A, Group B and Group C. At least one elective must be chosen from each of Group A, Group B and Group C.

Core courses:

•    Six credit hours in First Year English
•    Business 1000. Introduction to Business
•    Business 2301. Organizational Behaviour
•    Technology 4100. Technical Project and Report I (1 credit hour)
•    Technology 4200. Technical Project and Report II (2 credit hours)
•    Nursing 4002. Introduction to Nursing Research: Methodology and Critique
•    Nursing 5210. Health Care Systems

Group A At least one elective must be chosen from this group.

•    Business 1201. Principles of Marketing
•    Business 1600. Introduction to Entrepreneurship
•    Business 2102. Introductory Accounting for Non-Business Students
•    Business 3320. Introduction to Labour Relations
•    Business 3700. Information Systems
•    Business 4000. Business Law I
•    Business 6320. Advanced Labour Relations
•    Economics 3360. Labour Market Economics
•    One of: Business 4320. Introduction to Personnel and Human Resource Management,
      or Psychology 3501. Industrial Psychology

Group B At least one elective must be chosen from this group.

•    Economics 2010. Introduction to Microeconomics I
•    Economics 2020. Introduction to Macroeconomics
•    Economics 3080. Natural Resources and Environmental Economics
•    Geography 4410. Research Seminar in Resources
•    History 3660. The Scientific Revolution
•    Religious Studies 3830. Religion, Science and Technology
•    Sociology 2120. Technology and Society
•    Sociology/Anthropology 3220. Work and Society
•    Sociology/Anthropology 3317. Oil and Society
•    Sociology/Anthropology 4091. Oil and Development
•    Social/ Cultural Anthropology 4206. Current Issues in Technology, Culture and Society
•    Women's Studies/Sociology 4107 Women and Technological Change

Group C At least one elective must be chosen from this group.

•    One of: Psychology 2010. The Psychology of Human Development I, or Psychology 2011. The Psychology of Human Development II, or Psychology 2012. The Psychology of Human Development III
•    Psychology 2800. Drugs and Behaviour
•    Nursing 3023. Counselling
•    Nursing 4701. Current Concepts in Pathophysiology
•    Sociology 2110. Economy and Society
•    One of: Biology 2040. Modern Biology and Human Society I, or Biology 2041. Modern Biology and Human Society II

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Technology 4010. Assessment and Implementation of Technology examines the effects of technology on the physical, socio-economic, historic, cultural and aesthetic environments. The course also addresses relevant legislation, the generation and evaluation of project/product alternatives, and the prediction, verification and mitigation of technological effects.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program.

Technology 4020. Economic Management for Technologists provides an introduction to the economics of technological projects. Students will study the mathematics of money, cost composition, and project evaluation, including cost comparison. They will also learn to analyze projects for decision making, including risk assessment and replacement analysis. In addition, they will learn to use suitable criteria for project selection, and to conduct sensitivity analysis.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program or the Bachelor of Maritime Studies Program.
NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both Engineering 4102 and Technology 4020.

Technology 4030. Technology in the Human Context examines technology in the historical context and technology in the modern era. Students will discuss human insights, innovation, the interactions between development and technology transfer, ethics and professionalism and how to develop a technology value system.

Technology 4040. Project Management for Technologists will introduce the student to the interdisciplinary field of project management. The course covers the interpersonal skills necessary to successfully lead or work effectively within a project team as well as providing an overview of certain planning and scheduling tools and techniques necessary for the planning and monitoring of projects.

Technology 4100. Technical Project and Report I requires the student to identify a research topic in a specialty area, write a concept paper and develop a proposal to be carried out in Technology 4200. In addition, the course offers an opportunity to improve time management, critical thinking, project management, problem solving, and reading/writing skills as related to the research process.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program.
This is a 1 credit hour course.
NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both the former Technology 4000 and Technology 4100/4200.

Technology 4200. Technical Project and Report II provides a link between the other courses of the program and the technical component from the diploma program. Students will carry out an in-depth study of the topic identified in Technology 4100. Students will fully document and present their findings through the writing of a formal technical report.
Prerequisite: Technology 4100.
This is a 2 credit hour course.
NOTE: Students may not receive credit for both the former Technology 4000 and Technology 4100/4200.

Updated on March 19, 2002 by MaryJane Puxley

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