Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering, Bachelor | Online (optional) | Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) | Calgary, Canada
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Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering

24 months
22089 CAD/year
6342 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering program from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) is designed for students who have completed technical degrees or diplomas and wish to receive training for a career in the petroleum industry.


Learn all aspects of the upstream petroleum industry, including exploration and economic analysis, to prepare for a career in areas like gas process engineering and facilities design. 

This Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering degree from Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) does not currently provide graduates with the requirements to register as a professional engineer. The program is designed to provide in-depth applicable training allowing graduates to function as highly skilled members of an engineering team working in one of the areas outlined above.

After successfully completing the program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Applied Technology Engineering degree.

Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities in: 

  • oil and gas exploration 
  • drilling 
  • reservoir and production engineering
  • gas process engineering
  • upgrading and refining operations 

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Fluid Phase Behaviour
  • Industrial Communications 
  • Drilling
  • Petroleum Economics
  • Petroleum Geology
  • Production Operations Engineering
  • Reservoir

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.


60 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A two-year SAIT diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology, Chemical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, or similar engineering technology, with a grade point average of 2.5 or better is the normal entrance requirement.
  • University graduates holding relevant science (mathematics, physics, chemistry, geology, or geophysics) or engineering degrees are accepted. Additional courses may be required before starting the program. 
  • A transcript of marks for all post-secondary courses or programs is required for all applicants and must be submitted to the  Office of the Registrar at the time of application. Foreign documents need to be assessed by either World Education Services (WES) or SAIT’s International Document Assessment. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22089 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22089 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    6342 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6342 CAD per year during 24 months.


  • Year 4 $1,690


  • Year 4 $6,412

Living costs for Calgary

1247 - 1953 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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