Mar 02, 2024
Get hands-on chemical engineering training in world-class labs that replicate common industrial processes and practice working with industrial grade equipment and process units.
In this program, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of unit operation, process control and equipment design while you learn to operate, troubleshoot, maintain, and design safe processing units and plants. In addition, our industry-trained instructors will teach you design calculations, process simulation and control, industry safety and environmental engineering. You will also learn to work with engineering software that will give you an edge to jump-start your career.
Through the capstone project, you’ll advance your skills further to prepare you for a career in process engineering, water treatment and other chemical industries. Chemical engineering technology is a broad discipline and the skills learned provide the potential to have a career in various industries. You can choose to start your career right away as a chemical technologist, an environmental technician, a process engineering technologist or a process designer. Or you can to continue your studies through transfer options to universities.
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.
An interest in science and mathematics is an asset. Specific interest in physics and chemistry are desirable.
After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology.
This program is accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). Graduates are eligible for registration in the Alberta Society of Engineering Technologists. Periodical registration agreements exist with U.S. and British societies.
The progression requirement for students taking credit courses is a Term GPA and Total Institutional GPA of 2.0, with the exception of English Language Foundations and Academic Upgrading programs.
Completion of the following courses or equivalents:
- At least 60% in Math 30-1, 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.
- Research, critically analyze, prepare, document, submit and defend a Technology Report.
- Apply the knowledge of algebra, matrix manipulation and introductory calculus to resolve applied science/engineering technology problems.
- Apply the knowledge of best statistical processes to resolve applied science/engineering technology problems.
- Apply the current practices of project management to applied science and engineering technology projects consistent with the discipline requirements.
- Apply the principles of physical and natural science, applicable to a discipline, to the solution of applied science/engineering technology problems.
- Apply knowledge of management principles, ethics, sustainability, contract law, codes and standards.