Jul 14, 2024  
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog 
PUBLISHED 2022-2023 Credit Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemical Engineering Technology

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Program Description

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.

Program Overview

Fast Facts

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 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.

Admission Requirements

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.

Program Outline

Total Credits 61.5

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