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Fisheries and Marine Institute (2012/2013)
8 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

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.

PR: Admission to 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.

PR: Admission to the Bachelor of Maritime Studies program

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: the former Technology 4010

4011

Introduction to Intellectual Property and its Management

is an introductory course to the management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs). This course will cover the philosophical rationale for intellectual property rights, its technical and legal considerations, its implications to the development of science and technology and its economic impact in society.

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

4012

Occupational Health and Safety Legislation and Management

is an introduction to occupational health and safety issues in a technical/industrial context. Students will gain a knowledge and understanding of the legislative framework surrounding occupational health and safety, the assignment of responsibilities in the workplace, the management of occupational health and safety in the workplace and the importance of establishing a positive safety culture.

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

4013

Structure and Functions of Technology-based Organizations

focuses on the emergence of technology-based companies with an emphasis on how we can implement methods to increase their organizational effectiveness. This course will concentrate on the integration of three basic frameworks that are integral to production and performance in the 21st century. It will introduce students to the concepts and processes materializing in a technological milieu. This course also deals with the study of technological economics, organizational progression, structural configurations and operations, and universal and contemporary approaches to organizational design. In addition it will examine the challenges of change that face highly dynamic industries: individual & organizational change, technological change, and national & global change. This course will also examine specialized topics in structure evolution for technology-based organizations with an emphasis on the need for adaptability, innovation & global communications.

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

4014

Technology and the Environment

will help students critically examine technology and the environment and how the two are linked. Topics may include how technology is both the cause of and solution to many environmental problems, the greenhouse effect, renewable energy vs. fossil fuels, recycling vs. landfills, the efficiency paradox, geo-engineering, and other select current topics.

PR: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology program

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 analyse 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; the former Technology 4020

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

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: the former 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: the former 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: the former 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.

4070

Special Topics in Technology

will provide the opportunity for students to maintain technical currency through a review of recent advances in technology and their application to particular technical areas.

PR: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology Program and MSTM 4060

4080

Environmental Management System

(formerly MSTM 4003) 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.

CR: the former MSTM 4003

4090

Introduction to Technology

will provide a broad survey of practices critical to operating a technology-based business. Topics covered may include an introduction to technology management, historical developments in the management of technology, the functions of technology management, and select current topics that are relevant to operating technology-based businesses.

PR: Admission to the Bachelor of Technology program

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

CO: MSTM 4060 or second English course at the 1000 level

CR: the former Maritime Studies 4000; the former Technology 4000

PR: MSTM 4060 or second English course at the 1000 level

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: the former Maritime Studies 4000; the former 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).