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    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  Feb 19, 2018
Academic Course Finder - 2017/2018

Bachelor of Applied Technology - Petroleum Engineering

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Program Description

The BAPT program is designed for students who have completed technical degrees or diplomas and wish to receive training for a career in the petroleum industry. There are many optional courses providing detailed training in specialized fields such as oil and gas exploration, drilling, reservoir and production engineering, oil and gas facilities design and operation, upgrading and refining operations, and economic analysis. This allows students to personalize their training to better suit their interests and career needs.

Program Overview

Your Career

This program prepares graduates for career opportunities in the petroleum industry in such areas as oil and gas exploration, drilling, reservoir and production engineering, gas process engineering, oil and gas facilities design and operation, upgrading and refining operations and economic analysis.

Student Success

Students with higher secondary or post-secondary marks usually experience greater success in SAIT programs.

Credentials and Accreditation

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


It should be noted that this degree does not currently provide the requirements leading to registration as a professional engineer. The degree is designed to provide the graduate with in-depth applicable training that will allow the graduate to function as a highly skilled member of an engineering team working in one of the areas outlined above.


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.

Admission 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. Applicants with other qualifications may be considered upon submission of certified background information.
  • A transcript of marks for all post-secondary courses or programs is required for all applicants and must be submitted to Student Services at the time of application. Foreign documents need to be assessed by either World Education Services (WES) or SAIT Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR). Registration in a Canadian Professional Engineering or a Certified Technologist organization can be substituted for the WES or PLAR assessments, subject to academic chair approval.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline

Required (May be waived by Academic Chair depending upon Applicant's prior education)

Additional Courses: (Select remaining courses to reach 27 credit total)

Required Work Experience:

At least 800 hours of work experience in a paid position in the petroleum industry. Students are responsible for finding this position, but the SAIT Advisor will facilitate this as much as possible.

Required Work Experience:

800 hours

Total Credits 57

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