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    Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  Feb 23, 2018
Academic Course Finder - 2017/2018

Chemical Engineering Technology

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Program Description

Your formula for success starts here. In the Chemical Engineering Technology program you’ll study engineering design calculations, chemical process unit operations, process simulation and control, industry safety, and environmental engineering. Upon graduation you may find yourself working as a chemical technologist, an environmental technician, a process engineering technologist, or a process designer.

Program Overview

Your Career

Graduates find work as engineering design assistants, production operators, technologists, technical sales, environmental field technicians and production technologists. Career opportunities exist in engineering design, computer-based process simulation, technical sales, field operations and environmental work.

Student Success

An interest in science and mathematics would be an asset. Specific interest in physics and chemistry are desirable.

Credentials and Accreditation

After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology.


This program has national accreditation under the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board. Graduates are eligible for registration in the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists. The program is also accredited by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists. Periodical registration agreements exist with U.S. and British societies.


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

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or at least 75% in Math 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 75% in English Language Arts 30-2, AND,
  • At least 60% in Chemistry 30, AND,
  • At least 60% in Physics 20.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

Program Outline

First Year

Second Year

Total Credits 61.5

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