The world

is what we

make it.

Purpose, applied.

At SAIT, we’re proud to be pragmatic. Our programs are rooted in theory and driven by reality — giving you in-depth learning coupled with hands-on training. We help you discover your purpose and then apply it to real-world learning experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Find your purpose. You can transform the future — we'll teach you how.

Get the polytechnic advantage and
benefit from:

  • Applied hands-on learning that puts theory into practice in real-life settings.
  • Industry-driven curriculum to ensure you get the most relevant and in-demand skills.
  • Innovative and collaborative tech-based skills training in state-of-the-art facilities to help you develop problem-solving skills and deliver real-world business solutions.
  • Work-integrated learning to give you the latest knowledge and practical experience so you’re career-ready the moment you graduate.
  • Flexible learning pathways to support career growth, like transfer options into degree programs at SAIT and beyond.

Former SAIT grad champions tech school for preparing her for ‘real world’

“I never thought of myself as someone who was particularly smart or anything but at SAIT, because of the attention I got from the instructors for wanting to learn, I really felt included and I just pushed myself harder.”

— YEKATERINA GIYASOVA, Bachelor of Business Administration ‘17

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We’re in good company. SAIT’s School of Business made the top 100 of CEOWORLD Magazine’s Best Business Schools in the World for 2023. Anchored by program advisory councils comprised of industry leaders and innovators, the School of Business provides students opportunities to meaningfully connect to industry and apply their knowledge through work-integrated learning — from their first semester through to practicums and final capstone projects.

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The world is watching SAIT. For the seventh consecutive year, CEOWORLD Magazine recognizes SAIT as the number one hospitality school in Canada on its list of the world’s Best Hospitality and Hotel Management Schools. SAIT’s School of Hospitality and Tourism is an extraordinary company of global schools. Equally exciting, CEOWORLD has also ranked SAIT as Canada’s number one culinary school in its inaugural ranking of the Best Culinary Schools in Canada.

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A student experience like no other

SAIT’s Green Building Technologies (GBT), Woodpecker European Timber Framing and an Alberta family have partnered to construct a one-of-a-kind home in the foothills of southern Alberta. Together, they hope “The Confluence” will achieve the highest possible certification through the Living Building Challenge, the world’s most rigorous green building rating program and sustainable design framework.

As part of their applied education, SAIT students left their own mark on this once-in-a-lifetime project, gaining career-building experience through practicum, capstone and volunteer opportunities. The GBT team — five of whom are SAIT graduates themselves — involved 19 SAIT students to support essential tasks including sourcing sustainably-certified wood, researching non-toxic cleaning products, designing the project website and creating architectural renderings.

Discover the confluence

Over the years, we have taken SAIT students on for practicums, and when there’s a good fit and the right opportunity, we have kept them on after they have completed their schooling. They have helped our team grow and bring innovation to our work.

Bryan Waller
Associate, Golder

The world’s never needed you more.

You can find your purpose at SAIT. Our action-based applied learning, solution-focused research and industry partnerships are helping to shape the next generation of inventors, entrepreneurs and pioneers.

Part of the Mechanical Design curriculum was learning how things are made, getting familiar with different materials, learning their structural integrity, and the drafting and design process. It’s one thing to have a great idea, but it’s something totally different to take it from design to production. What I enjoyed about the course is it was the right amount of theory and the right amount of hands-on training.

Ivan Cilic
Mechanical Design Technology '08

POL·Y·TECH·NIC (pälēˈteknik):

an institution of higher education providing technical, applied, hands-on learning; offering applied degrees, diplomas, certificates and apprenticeship training; fueling business innovation with applied research expertise.

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