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Fisheries and Marine Institute (2006/2007)
7 Course Descriptions

All courses of the Marine Institute degree programs are designated as MSTM (Maritime Studies/Technology Management).

4001

The Organization and Issues of Shipping

will provide students with knowledge of the economic shipping environment with respect to Canada. The course will develop an understanding of basic trade theory, patterns of trade and sea routes, commodities traded by sea, and the organizational structure of shipping companies.

CR: the former Engineering 8065; Maritime Studies 4001

4002

The Business of Shipping

will provide students with an understanding of financial statements, costs, revenues and financial performance of shipping companies as well as computing, voyage and annual cashflows. The course will develop an understanding of marine insurance and forecasting, and risk management.

PR: MSTM 4001

4003

Environmental Management System for Technologists

will provide students with a knowledge and understanding of international standards for environmental management. The course will develop an understanding of the ISO 14000 standard, its requirements and the process for establishing an environment management system (EMS). The course will include a consideration of the documentation and other requirements for ISO 14000 registration.

CO: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology or the Bachelor of Maritime Studies program

PR: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology or the Bachelor of Maritime Studies program

4004

Marine Environmental Management

will introduce students to the requirements for the safe management of the marine environment. The course will introduce major environmental problems and identify the major threats to the marine environment. It will provide a working knowledge of these threats and consider the possible counter measures that may be employed by employees in the marine industry.

CO: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology or the Bachelor of Maritime Studies program

PR: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology or the Bachelor of Maritime Studies program

4005

Trends and Issues in International Shipping

will provide students with an understanding of how regulatory bodies and their legislation have evolved to affect the modern seafarer trading internationally. This course will develop an understanding of the various rules and regulations dealing with Classification, ISM, MAPROL, SOLAS and SIRE inspections which have to be dealt with on a daily basis at sea.

4010

Assessment and Implementation of Technology

(formerly Technology 4010) 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.

CR: Technology 4010

4020

Economic Management for Technologists

(formerly Technology 4020) 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.

CR: Engineering 4102; Technology 4020

4030

Technology in the Human Context

(formerly Technology 4030) 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.

CR: Technology 4030

4040

Project Management for Technologists

(formerly Technology 4040) 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.

CR: Technology 4040

4050

Introduction to Quality Management

(formerly Technology 4050) will provide students with an understanding of the philosophy and concepts involved in the total quality approach to quality management. The course covers the various tools and techniques used in quality management as well as providing an overview of the role of management.

CR: Technology 4050

4060

Advanced Technical Communications

will enhance the technical communication skills of students. The course content examines technical writing fundamentals; information gathering, analysis, and documentation; proposal preparation; technical document applications; technical report preparation; graphics preparation; and technical presentations. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop proposals, reports, and presentations for technical projects.

4100

Technical Project and Report I

(formerly Maritime Studies 4000 and Technology 4000) 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 MSTM 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.

CH: 1

CR: Maritime Studies 4000; Technology 4000

4200

Technical Project and Report II

(formerly Maritime Studies 4000 and Technology 4000) 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 MSTM 4100. Students will fully document and present their findings through the writing of a formal technical report.

CH: 2

CR: Maritime Studies 4000; Technology 4000

PR: MSTM 4100

AR = Attendance requirement; CH = Credit hours are 3 unless otherwise noted; CO = Co-requisite(s); CR = Credit can be retained for only one course from the set(s) consisting of the course being described and the course(s) listed; LC = Lecture hours per week are 3 unless otherwise noted; LH = Laboratory hours per week; OR = Other requirements of the course such as tutorials, practical sessions, or seminars; PR = Prerequisite(s); UL = Usage limitation(s).