Graduate Diploma in Quantitative Methods in Fisheries Management
This diploma program provides an opportunity for fisheries management professionals to study the latest quantitative methods in fisheries management. The program is aimed at those with a background in fisheries science and management, as well as those who would simply like to learn more about this field. It provides a strong foundation in the quantitative tools that are necessary for doing fish stock assessment and providing scientific advice in support of fisheries management decisions. It also provides professionals working in the field with an opportunity to upgrade their skills in the increasingly important areas of statistics, simulation modeling, and analyses of uncertainties and risks. The diploma program emphasizes both the theory and the application of these methods to real-world situations.
Students must complete a minimum of 22 credit hours composed of the following courses. It is preferable that students take the first four courses in the following order.
REM 613-5 Methods in Fisheries Assessment
STAT 650-5 Quantitative Analysis in Resource Management and Field Biology
REM 614-5 Advanced Methods for Fisheries Stock Assessment
REM 609-5 Evaluation of Management Strategies for Living Resources
Students must also complete one or more of the following courses, or others approved by the academic program co-ordinator of the fisheries diploma and instructor of the course.
REM 612-5 Simulation Modelling in Natural Resource Management
REM 625-5 Risk Assessment and Decision Analysis for Management of Natural Resources
REM 660-5 Applied Quantitative Ecology
Application and Admission
To apply for admission to the fisheries diploma program in the School of Resource and Environmental Management, applicants are normally required to hold an undergraduate degree in one of the natural or applied sciences with a minimum 3.0 CGPA or a B grade. Applications from students with other degrees or with equivalent professional training and experience will also be considered.
Applicants must submit the following documentation to the Graduate Program Assistant of the School.
We now require documents to be sent electronically; including transcripts. Only those applicants who have been offered admission into the MRM or Ph.D. programs are required to submit original paper transcripts.
Step 1. Fill out online application form & pay application fee
Step 2. E-mail all transcripts, REM Checklist, CV, Statement of Interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 3. Ask referees to e-mail references to email@example.com
Step 4. E-mail your transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only those applications chosen for admission will need to submit official (paper) transcripts.
* Applicants whose native language is not English must arrange to have IELTS or TOEFL scores sent directly to REM
Applicants must apply online. Note: there is an application fee of CA$90 (CA$125 for applicants submitting any transcripts from a non-Canadian University) which needs to be paid by credit card (MasterCard or Visa) in order to complete the online application. Applicants without access to a credit card can pay these fees in person, through online banking or by wire transfer. It is very important that the student number and student name is received with the wire transfer. See http://students.sfu.ca/fees/howtopay for more details.
A mandatory non-credit one-day orientation workshop for all new diploma program students will give an overview of how the various courses mentioned below will help students meet challenging issues in fisheries science and management. The workshop will also initiate dialogue among diploma students (who will bring significant work experience to class discussions), faculty, and fisheries graduate students.