WSI 400 - Marine Technology Capstone

Course Description

This course requires the synthesis and integration of knowledge and skills acquired across the Marine Technology curriculum for completion of a team oriented project and will require significant written, oral and visual deliverables including a final presentation. These field based projects will demonstrate a comprehensive approach to mission planning, technical equipment competency, budgeting, data collection/processing and dissemination to an audience. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

WSI 390, WSI 405, WSI 433, WSI 440 can be taken concurrently.

General Education Outcomes supported by this course

Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Define project requirements.
  • Execute system design.
  • Communicate outcomes to stakeholders.
  • Apply tools and principles of physics, oceanography, meteorology, and climatology to solve marine problems.
  • Create a marine solution integrating marine knowledge and skill with project management and teamwork abilities.
Human Dimension:
  • Communicate project requirements, processes, and outcomes as part of a development team.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Assess the impact and value of a marine solution.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Experience the value of iterative and incremental development during a complex project with emergent requirements.