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Course Outlines

TMGT 7101 Engineering, Technology and Management

School School of Transportation
Program Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management
Course Credits 1
Minimum Passing Grade 50%
Start Date February 25, 2021
End Date March 25, 2021
Total Hours 15
Total Weeks 5
Hours/Weeks 3
Delivery Type Other
CRN 78187

Acknowledgement of Territories

The British Columbia Institute of Technology acknowledges that our campuses are located on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish Nations of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam).

Instructor Details

Name Megan Alford
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Office Hours Instructor to provide

Course Description

The course provides candidates with a perspective on the experience needed to assume a role in management in a technology-based organization. It will include some basic tools and techniques for the manager. The course is focused on those individuals who possess a formal technical education and are contemplating moving into management, or those who are already working in management positions. This course will examine how technologists and engineers can make the often difficult move from a technical specialist role to manager.

Course Learning Outcomes/Competencies

Upon successful completion, the candidate will be able to:

  • describe the roles and responsibilities between technical specialists and managers.
  • evaluate the critical issues between technology and management.
  • discuss the psychological aspects of the personal transition between technologist and manager.
  • analyze the skills needed by an effective manager.
  • analyze the skills that come with each level of management.

Learning Resources

All course material is available on The Learning Hub (formerly D2L) for downloading.

Instructions for course readings will be released at the discretion of your instructor via email or on The Learning Hub.

Evaluation Criteria

Criteria % Comments
Assignment 1 (Team Presentation) 15

a. Minimum course mark required for pass is 50%.

Assignment 2 (Team Presentation)15

b. Minimum expected GPA for TMGT student is 65%.

Assignment 3 (Team Presentation)

Assignment 4 (Team Presentation)15

The Learning Hub Discussion Participation and

Assignment 5 (individual report in The Learning Hub)


Participation in online discussions will be used as the graded student participation component of this course. The grade will be determined from the number of posts, usefulness and technical accuracy of discussion postings. Students must participate in the discussion topics and post their comments prior to the closing date/time provided with each discussion topic to obtain a grade.

Class and The Learning Hub participation via posting in the discussion areas is required in this class. 40% participation is for:

  • An average of five (5) well thought-out, useful posts per assignment for each of assignments 1 through 4 (20%). One mark will be assigned per eligible post. Note: One-word and one-sentence comments will not count as valid post, although they may provide additional comments.
  • 4 marks possible for each of the five questions in Assignment 5 (20%).

Attendance is mandatory for the five virtual classes. The course is delivered using a variety of means including online self-study, team presentations, online discussions, individual report and five virtual classes.

Course Schedule and Assignments

Assignment due dates will be determined and communicated on The Learning Hub.

BCIT Policy

Any student who needs special assistance in the event of a medical emergency or building evacuation (either because of a disability or for any other reason) should promptly inform their course instructor(s) and Accessibility Services of their personal circumstances.

Human Rights, Harassment and Discrimination:
The BCIT community is made up of individuals from every ability, background, experience and identity, each contributing uniquely to the richness and diversity of the BCIT community as a whole. In recognition of this, and the intrinsic value of our diversity, BCIT seeks to foster a climate of collaboration, understanding and mutual respect between all members of the community and ensure an inclusive accessible working and learning environment where everyone can succeed.

Respect, Diversity, and Inclusion is a supportive resource for both students and employees of BCIT, to foster a respectful learning and working environment. Any student who feels that they are experiencing discrimination or harassment (personal or human rights-related) can confidentially access this resource for advice and support. Please see Policy 7507 – Harassment and Discrimination and accompanying procedure.

Students should make themselves aware of additional Education, Administration, Safety and other BCIT policies listed at

Guidelines for School of Transportation

Students must successfully complete a course within a maximum of three (3) attempts at the course. Students with two attempts in a single course will be allowed to repeat the course only upon special written permission from the Associate Dean. Students who have not successfully completed a course within three attempts will not be eligible to graduate from their respective program.


I verify that the content of this course outline is current.
Megan Alford, Instructor
October 08, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed.
Terry Yau, Program Head
October 16, 2020

I verify that this course outline has been reviewed and complies with BCIT policy.
Sanja Boskovic, Associate Dean
October 19, 2020

Note: Should changes be required to the content of this course outline, students will be given reasonable notice.