The program covers safe practices, process operations, Power (Stationary) Engineering Certification training, chemi- cal engineering principles and regulatory processes, process stream analysis, instrumentation and process control. Students will also acquire valuable work experience through the completion of two co-op work terms.
The reliance upon fossil fuels, particularly oil and gas, to supply Canada's growing industrial and domestic requirements has increased rapidly during the past decade. However, the increasing world demands for these fuels and the growing uncertainty of traditional sources of supply have intensified Canada’s commitment to become self sufficient in its fossil energy needs. With discoveries of new oil and gas resources, particularly along the east coast and in the Arctic regions, and with proper management and development policies, this goal may be attainable.
This program provides a strong foundation in the area of geomatics and the effective exploration, management, and monitoring of marine and coastal environments. In this field, you apply the integrated geodetic skills of GPS positioning and hydrographic surveying for coastal mapping and nautical charting agencies, hydrographic surveying organizations, offshore construction and resource exploration companies, and firms involved in coastal zone management, habitat mapping and environmental, geological, and geophysical sciences.
Surveying is the science of measuring the physical world around us to determine the shape and position of objects or features. Surveying skills are applied to a wide variety of activities, from exploration for natural resources such as oil and natural gas to determining the boundaries between parcels of land to controlling the layout of buildings and highways. This program delivers the practical measurement skills and techniques, as well as the theory behind them.
Remote Sensing is the study of earth observation systems and applications. In practice, it is usually associated with applied computer analysis of digital geospatial imagery. Remote Sensing is a rapidly expanding discipline with multiple applications in: forestry, geology, defence/intelligence, disaster management, conservation, oceanography, meteorology, urban analysis, and agriculture.
How do you find an optimal location for a new shopping centre, hospital, school, or restaurant? How do you determine a service area for a grocery supermarket? Where are potential customers for a new banking service? With the skills you develop in this concentration, you're able to address many business, socio-economic, and demographic challenges from a spatial context and present solutions visually on a map. You hone your GIS skills with a focus on enterprise solutions.
In this concentration you study the programming and application of geographic information systems (GIS) or geospatial technology. In addressing geographically based problems, analytical and technological tools (including hardware and software) are applied to create solutions. Geospatial information links locational data (where things are) with descriptive data (information that is associated with each location). You use points (utility poles, mine sites), lines (river centrelines), and polygons (land parcels, counties) to model reality and provide geographic information.
This advanced diploma is an intensive, 1-year, post-graduate level program, designed to provide you with a sophisticated set of tools to work in the field of geographic sciences. In the 1st term you explore the geomatics tools and technology (GPS, GIS, remote sensing) that support the geographic sciences, and how each of the individual disciplines fits into that process. In the 2nd term, you can choose between concentrations in Remote Sensing, GIS, or GIS for Business with options to customize your course selection around specific geomatics interests.
Remote Sensing is the study of earth observation systems and applications. Remote Sensing is a rapidly expanding discipline with multiple applications in: forestry, geology, defence/intelligence, disaster management, conservation, oceanography, meteorology, urban analysis, and agriculture.
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is one of the fastest growing technology sectors in the world. With GIS, technical users link and analyze spatial data sets to model the real world in support of the decision-making process. This concentration prepares you by giving you indispensable GIS skills and how they apply to environmental, municipal, and resource management projects.