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.
If you have a background in engineering or science and want to advance your knowledge by learning how it can be applied within ocean and marine environments, this program is for you.
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.
You work with applications where electrical, mechanical, electronic and instrumentation technologies intersect with the marine environment. The range of learning activities may include:
- installing, commissioning and deploying devices in the marine environment (testing, troubleshooting and calibrating electro-mechanical and electronic devices).
- studying the impact of the physical marine environment (temperature, salinity, bio-fouling issues, currents, pressure, etc.) on telemetry, energy flow, data transmission and device performance.
- operating devices and understanding the marine/environmental properties being monitored.
- planning and managing projects and field missions, collect and analyze data and prepare technical reports.
- receiving basic seamanship skills and the appropriate safety training to work either at sea or in a land-based industrial setting.