The Bachelor of Technology degree has been developed to provide access to a degree to those who have graduated from an accredited Diploma of Technology programme in Health Sciences Technology or Engineering/Applied Science Technology. 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, part time, or distance basis to satisfy the degree requirements. These courses provide the student with exposure to general management concepts; and understanding of the societal context in which their technology careers are based; and research, analysis and report writing experience.

The programme is administered by a Programme Committee having representation from the Marine Institute (at which the programme is administered), the Faculties of Engineering, Business, Arts, Science and Medicine, and the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, along with representatives from the College of the North Atlantic.


a) Applicants must meet the regular admission requirements of the University and either

b) Applicants holding a diploma from the Marine Institute or The College of the North Atlantic in an accredited area in Health Sciences or Engineering/Applied Science Technology will be awarded the degree upon satisfactory completion of the courses in the degree regulations, or

c) Applicants holding a diploma similar to a Marine Institute or College of the North Atlantic three-year accredited diploma will have their status adjudicated relative to the diploma requirements in the appropriate area. Appropriate exemptions will be granted and a course of study developed.


Specific regulations for the programme may be waived upon the approval of the Marine Institute Undergraduate Committee upon the recommendation of the Programme Committee.


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

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

Six credit hours in First Year English (preferably 1080 and 1110)
Business 1000. Introduction to Business
Business 2301. Organizational Behaviour
Business 3320. Introduction to Labour Relations
Business 4320. Introduction to Personnel and Human Resource Management
Psychology 3501. Industrial Psychology
Technology 4000. Technical Project and Report

Two courses chosen from the following such that at least one is taken from Group B:
Group A Business 1201. Principles of Marketing
Business 3700. Information Systems
Business 4000. Business Law I
Business 6320. Advanced Labour Relations OR
Economics 3360. Labour Market Economics
Group B Economics 2010. Introduction to Microeconomics I
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
Women's Studies 4107. Women and Technological Change

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 Programme Committee. To be so designated, the course must deal with some aspect of the societal context of technology.

2.Students with an Engineering/Applied Science Technology Diploma must complete the following courses in addition to those specified in 1 above:

Business 2102. Introductory Accounting for Non-Business Students
Technology 4010. Assessment and Implementation of Technology
Engineering 4102. Engineering Economics
Mathematics/Statistics 2500. Statistics for Business and Arts Students

Students having completed courses as a component of their diploma programme for which a waiver of any of the above noted courses may be granted are required to complete additional electives chosen from other university courses acceptable to the Programme Committee. It should be noted that courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science may be used to satisfy this requirement, subject to the student being granted permission to register for the course by that Faculty.

3. Students with a Health Sciences Technology Diploma must complete the following courses in addition to those specified in 1 above:

Nursing 4002. Introduction to Nursing Research: Methodology and Critique
Nursing 5210. Health Care Systems

Plus two courses chosen from the following:

Economics 2020. Introduction to Macroeconomics
One of Psychology 2010, 2011, 2012. The Psychology of Human Development
Psychology 2800. Drugs and Behaviour
Nursing 3023. Counselling
Nursing 4701. Current Concepts in Pathophysiology
One of Biology 2040 or 2041. Modern Biology and Human Society
Sociology 2110. Economy and Society

Students having a Health Sciences background 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 Programme Committee.


4000 - Technical Project and Report. This course provides a link between the other courses of the Programme 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 Programme. The report will be written under the supervision of a faculty member; both the topic and the advisor must be approved by the Programme Committee.

Students may begin work on their project proposal informally at any time following admission to the Programme but the report must be completed within one year of the approval of the advisor by the Programme 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 (Course fee:$1500).

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 Programme.

Updated on October 8, 1997 by MaryJane Puxley

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