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Students analyze economic achievement in the petroleum industry.

Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering

Closed for Fall 2017

Open for Winter 2018

Length: 2 Years
Credential: Applied Degree
Available: Full Time Classroom or Online

Program Highlights

With courses covering all aspects of the upstream petroleum industry, including exploration and economic analysis, create a career in the technical field of oil and gas in areas such as gas process engineering and facilities design.
(Also available part time through Continuing Education)

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 3: $6,452
Year 4: $2,426
Year 3 (International): $20,750
Year 4 (International): $6,237

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change

Requirements

Fall 2017: You will be offered admission to this program if you meet the admission requirements and qualify through competitive entry. Competitive entry is based on a two-step process: academic ranking and quality of career investigation questionnaire.

Winter 2018: You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available. 

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for winter 2018 open May 3, 2017.
  • Applications for fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Fall 2017 Sept. 5, 2017
Winter 2018 Jan. 8, 2018
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

Program Details

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.

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.

Credential

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

Accreditation

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.

Transfer Options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are open until the program start date.
  • Winter 2018 start: applications open May 3, 2017.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

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 Office of the Registrar at the time of application. Foreign documents need to be assessed by either World Education Services (WES) or SAIT Prior Learning Assessment and 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.

Competitive Entry for Fall 2017: Seven Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Review the selection information to understand the process and deadlines.

  • Applications and proof of the admission requirements (transcripts and/or anticipated final grades) must be submitted to be included in selection.
  • In the selection process, applicants will be assessed on the following criteria and seats will be offered accordingly.
    • Academic Ranking - 50%
    • Quality of Career Investigation Questionnaire - 50%
  • Apply early as selection will be done on a continuous basis.

Step 4: Apply to Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering and submit your transcripts.

For international applicants for the winter intake, we recommend that you have your transcripts assessed by World Education Services (WES) prior to applying to ensure all selection timelines are met.

Step 5:  Log in to mySAIT.ca to check your admission status. If eligible, your status will indicate that you are "In Selection."

Step 6: Complete and submit the Career Investigation Questionnaire.

  • Email your completed questionairre to bapt.selectionprocess@sait.ca.
  • Please save the file with the naming convention: LastName, FirstName-StudentID. Hand written submissions will not be accepted.
  • Applicants who fail to complete the Career Investigation Questionnaire will be excluded from selection.

Step 7: Continue to monitor changes to your application status through mySAIT.ca.

  • If your application is placed on 'Qualified Waitlist', it means that you have met the admission requirements but have not been offered a seat. If any seats become available, they will be offered to those applicants on the waitlist with the highest admission scores.
  • Failure to meet anticipated final grades will result in offers being rescinded.

Communication During Selection

Email is the primary source of communication during the selection process. Ensure your personal email account is managed appropriately to receive our emails, files and communications. We recommend you add bapt.info@sait.ca and the sait.ca domain to your safe senders list or you risk missing critical email messages. 

Direct Entry for Winter 2018: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering and submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Program Completion

  • Students in applied degree programs have seven years to complete the credential requirements. 
  • The time limitation begins on the date the student starts the first course in the credential. 
  • For more information, refer to AC 3.1.1 - Grading and Progression Procedure.

Courses

Program Outline

  • To find the course description for a course shown below please go to our Course Finder.

  • The program is being reviewed and could undergo changes.

General Requirements

Required Core Courses (Select All)

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CHEN-402 Fluid Phase Behaviour 1.5
DRLG-412 Drilling 1.5
GEOL-410 Petroleum Geology 1.5
COMM-405 Industrial Communications 3.0
PTPR-412 Production Operations Engineering 1.5
RESR-412 Reservoir 1.5
ECON-404 Petroleum Economics 1.5
Total Credits 12.0

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

MATH-403 Intermediate Engineering Math 1.5
THRM-405 Fundamentals of Engineering 1.5
Total Credits 3.0

Core Elective Courses (Select 3 Credits to 6 Credits)

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
ADMN-411 Team Skills 1.5
BFIN-430 Financial Control, Budgets, and Planning 1.5
PROJ-421 Project Management 1.5
SAFE-412 Safety in the Petroleum Industry 1.5
Total Credits 6.0

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.

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CHEN-405 Process Engineering 3.0
CNTR-405 Instrumentation and Process Control 1.5
ENVS-402 Environmental Considerations 1.5
PETR-409 Refining and Petrochemical Technology 1.5
PTPR-470 Well Completions, Stimulations, and Workovers 3.0
CHEN-465 Process Design Using Computers 3.0
DRLG-451 Drilling Technology - Advanced 3.0
ENVS-470 Advanced Environmental Considerations 1.5
EVAL-402 Well Logging 1.5
EVAL-464 Evaluation of Oil and Gas Projects 1.5
MATH-404 Advanced Engineering Mathematics 1.5
PETR-461 Advanced Exploration Technology 3.0
PTPR-465 Advanced Production Engineering 1.5
PROP-425 Gas Process Engineering - Advanced 3.0
RESR-425 Reservoir Simulation 3.0
RESR-424 Advanced Reservoir Engineering 1.5
RESR-464 Heavy Oil Recovery 1.5
RESR-473 Oilsands Mining and Processing 1.5

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.

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
PRAC-400 Practicum I for BAPT 15.0
PRAC-410 Practicum Project for BAPT 15.0

Required Work Experience 800 hours

Total Credits 57

Progression

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.

Costs

Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
3 $5,489 $440 $523 $6,452
4 $1,463 $440 $523 $2,426

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
3 $19,787 $440 $523 $20,750
4 $5,274 $440 $523 $6,237

SAIT Fees

Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $280

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110**
Dental Plan: $125**
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $1,000 per year.


Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.
** For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the SAITSA website for information on opting out.

Contact Information

MacPhail School of Energy
403.284.8451
energy.info@sait.ca

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