The Department of Applied Military Science is involved with several programmes:
The Army Technical Staff Officer Programme (ATSOP) and The Army Technical Warrant Officer Programme (ATWOP)
Both the ATSOP and the ATWOP incorporate education and training to develop critical thinking, management and technology competencies and skills. They produce graduates with a broad-based knowledge of science and technology and the competency to apply that knowledge to the operational and training needs of the Army and the CAF. The programs provide a solid academic science foundation and then develop the capability to apply the management and technology knowledge within military staff and operational contexts. The emphasis is on capability management technology and management skills to meet military requirements and therefore the development of critical thinking analytical decision-making techniques, and staff skills are core elements.
The two programs are conducted in the same classroom by the same professors and Staff. All candidates of both programs have the same assignments and assessment scheme. The only difference between the two programs resides with the two-week Introductory Study period (refresher on Mathematics, Chemistry and Writing Skills) available for the ATWOP prior to the start of the summer semester. Students must complete a PROJECT either themselves or in teams during their program.