Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2020/2021)
5 Regulations Governing the Degree of Master of Applied Ocean Technology and the Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping)

The degree of Master of Applied Ocean Technology (M.A.O.T.) is offered in Ocean Mapping (OM). There is also a Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology in the field of Ocean Mapping.

The programs will be administered by an Academic Director appointed by the Associate Vice-President Academic (Marine Institute), together with an Academic Advisory Committee.

The Academic Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on recommendation of the Associate Vice-President Academic (Marine Institute). This Committee will consist of the Academic Director as Chair and five members of the academic community of the University. Normally, all appointments will be for a period of three years.

A Technical Advisory Committee consisting of a cross-section of members with professional expertise related to ocean technologies, will provide regular feedback on program content, instruction, and future direction of the programs. Members of the Technical Advisory Committee will be appointed by the Dean of Graduate Studies on recommendation of the Associate Vice-President Academic (Marine Institute). The Academic Director will be an ex-officio member and Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee. Normally all appointments will be for a period of three years.

5.1 Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping)

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) is an applied and technical program offered by the School of Ocean Technology, at the Fisheries and Marine Institute. This program is for students who aim to pursue a career in ocean mapping, and includes specialized skills training that will empower students to conduct industry-ready tasks and applied research in any aspect of ocean mapping.

These regulations must be read in conjunction with the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies of Memorial University of Newfoundland.

5.1.1 Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission to the Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping), an applicant must be eligible to register in the Master of Applied Ocean Technology program (see Master of Applied Ocean Technology, Admission Requirements below).

5.1.2 Program of Study

The program is offered primarily on-campus and includes a field course component during which attendance at the Marine Institute Campus is required. Students will normally register on a full-time basis. The program can be completed on a part-time basis

Students in the program are normally required to complete 15 credit hours of course work, specifically:

  1. Four in-class courses: OTEC 6000, 6001, 6002, and 6003 from Core Courses; and

  2. One field course: OTEC 6004 from Core Courses.

Students may be required to take additional courses.

Courses required for the Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) are listed in the Courses section under the Master of Applied Ocean Technology program.

5.1.3 Evaluation
  1. Students in the Graduate Diploma in Applied Ocean Technology (Ocean Mapping) must obtain a grade of 'B' or better in all program courses.

  2. Students who receive a grade of less than 'B' in any course will be permitted to remain in the program provided the course is repeated and passed with a grade of B or better. Alternatively, the student may, on the recommendation of the Academic Director, and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies, substitute another graduate course. Only one course repetition or substitution will be permitted during the student’s program after which the student shall be required to withdraw from the program.