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Applied Research Methods, Policies, and Ethics SGST 9010

Smart Grid Systems & Tech Course

Course details

This mandatory, non-credit day-long seminar will be taken at the start of the program, within the first term of studies. The seminar will provide students with the tools and techniques to engage in applied research activities leading to the discovery solutions to real-world problems using case studies and examples of applied research projects. A portion of the day will be dedicated to a workshop in which students develop a preliminary plan for an applied research project defined by the instructor, then present their plan to the rest of the group. The content introduced in this seminar will be reinforced throughout the taught-course stage of the program as students will be required to complete several team-based and independent mini-projects in each course throughout the program.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of SGST 9010 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 48878


Sat Oct 28 (1 day)

  • 1 day
  • CRN 48878
  • $218.38
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 28 Sat 08:30 - 16:30 Online

Tilman Thrum

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Registration in individual courses will be open to qualified candidates for professional development. Registration approval is automatically granted upon acceptance into the program. Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Provide an overview of the applied research process and ethical considerations
  • Differentiate between basic and applied research and cite examples as needed
  • Describe the common methodologies, tools and techniques used for applied research
  • Describe the fundamentals of intellectual property development and its context within BCIT
  • Develop a preliminary plan for an applied research project defined by the instructor for the course
  • Demonstrate written and oral communication skills in the presentation of a preliminary research plan

Effective as of Fall 2021

Related Programs

Applied Research Methods, Policies, and Ethics (SGST 9010) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Energy

  1. Smart Grid Systems and Technologies
    Master of Engineering Part-time


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