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.
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.
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.
- 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.
Required Core Courses (Select All)
Required (May be waived by Academic Chair depending upon Applicant's prior education)
Core Elective Courses (Select 3 to 6 Credits)
Additional Courses: (Select remaining courses to reach 27 credit total)
All courses with the exception of ENVS 470, EVAL 464, PETR 409, PTPR 465, PROP 425, RESR 424, and RESR 473 are offered in the fall and winter semesters, although seat availability for some can be limited by demand.
The courses ENVS 470, EVAL 464, PETR 409, PTPR 465, PROP 425, RESR 424, and RESR 473 are only offered in the winter semester. Most of the required courses and some of the options are also available through distance delivery. International students are not able to take courses by distance delivery except for ADMN 411.
- CHEN 405 - Process Engineering 3 credits
- CNTR 405 - Instrumentation and Process Control 1.5 credits
- ENVS 402 - Environmental Considerations 1.5 credits
- PETR 409 - Refining and Petrochemical Technology 1.5 credits
- PTPR 470 - Well Completions, Stimulations, and Workovers 3 credits
- CHEN 465 - Process Design Using Computers 3 credits
- DRLG 451 - Drilling Technology - Advanced 3 credits
- ENVS 470 - Advanced Environmental Considerations 1.5 credits
- EVAL 402 - Well Logging 1.5 credits
- EVAL 464 - Evaluation of Oil and Gas Projects 1.5 credits
- MATH - 404 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1.5 credits
- PETR 461 - Advanced Exploration Technology 3 credits
- PTPR 465 - Advanced Production Engineering 1.5 credits
- PROP 425 - Gas Process Engineering - Advanced 3 credits
- RESR 425 - Reservoir Simulation 3 credits
- RESR 424 - Advanced Reservoir Engineering 1.5 credits
- RESR 464 - Heavy Oil Recovery 1.5 credits
- RESR 473 - Oilsands Mining and Processing 1.5 credits
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: