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Chemical Engineering Technology

Closed for Fall 2017

Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma
Available: Full Time Classroom

Program Highlights

Prepare for a career as a chemical or process engineering technologist, environmental technician or process designer through courses in all aspects of chemical engineering technology, from environmental engineering to industry safety.

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $5,179
Year 2: $4,979
Year 1 (International): $16,283
Year 2 (International): $15,554

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

Requirements

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 fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

Nationally accredited education

Our Chemical Engineering Technology program has been evaluated and is accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada — a national accrediting body for the engineering technology and applied science profession. This process represents excellence in education and the high standards of the industry awaiting our graduates.

Program Details

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.

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.

Credential

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

Accreditation

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.

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 accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

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

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

Direct Entry: 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 Chemical Engineering Technology 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.

Courses

Program Outline

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

First Year

Semester 1

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
INRY-200 Introduction to Chemical Engineering 1.5
THRM-235 Thermodynamics 3.0
MATH-238 Math for Engineering & Tech I 3.0
COMM-256 Professional Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
CHEM-224 Engineering Chemistry I 1.5
COMP-220 Computer Fundamentals 3.0
Semester 1 Total 15.0

 

Semester 2

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
MATH-288 Math for Engineering & Tech II 3.0
INST-256 Instrumentation & Process Control 3.0
ENGD-275 Flow Diagram Development & Auto CADD 1.5
FLDS-255 Industrial Fluid Systems 3.0
STAT-245 Statistics for Engineering & Tech I 3.0
CHEM-264 Engineering Chemistry II 3.0
Semester 2 Total 16.5
First Year Total 31.5

Second Year

Semester 3

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
CHEN-303 Mass Transfer 3.0
CHEN-313 Heat Transfer 3.0
CHEN-308 Chemical Engineering Calculations 3.0
CHEN-309 Process Computer Simulation Lab 1.5
CHEN-312 Unit Operations Laboratory 1.5
PROJ-327 Technical Project Management 3.0
Semester 3 Total 15.0

 

Semester 4

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
PROJ-396 Energy Capstone Project 3.0
EMTL-350 Materials 1.5
PETR-310 Petroleum Production 1.5
OCHS-350 Occupational Health & Safety 3.0
ENVS-365 Environmental Engineering & Management 3.0
CHEN-305 Analytical Instrumentation 3.0
Semester 4 Total 15.0
Second Year Total 30.0
Program Total 61.5

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
1 $4,217 $440 $523 $5,179
2 $4,016 $440 $523 $4,979

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $15,320 $440 $523 $16,283
2 $14,591 $440 $523 $15,554

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 cost approximately $1,800 in the first year and $900 in the second 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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