This advanced program prepares you to work in the growing field of ocean technology – a sector comprised of knowledge-based companies, governments, and academia that develop, produce, and deliver technology products and services.
The program is ideally suited to individuals with a background in engineering or science who want to advance their knowledge by learning how it can be applied within the context of ocean and marine environments. You learn the principles and skills used in the ocean technology industry and its various sub-sectors: defence and security, shipbuilding and marine transportation, ocean science and observation, offshore and coastal energy, and aquaculture and fisheries.
In this program, you work with applications where electrical, mechanical, electronic and instrumentation technologies intersect with the marine environment. The range of learning activities may include:
- Install, commission, and deploy devices in the marine environment (testing, troubleshooting, and calibrating electro-mechanical and electronic devices).
- Study the impact of the physical marine environment (temperature, salinity, bio-fouling issues, currents, pressure, etc.) on telemetry, energy flow, data transmission, and device performance.
- Explore the biological and chemical marine environments as they relate to design and operation of devices and the marine/environmental properties being monitored.
- Plan and manage projects and field missions, collect and analyze data, and prepare technical reports.
- Obtain basic seamanship skills and the appropriate safety training to work safely either at sea, or in a land-based industrial setting.