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Petroleum Land Administration

Open for Summer 2022

Closed for Winter 2022

Credential: Certificate Delivery: Part Time Online

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Upcoming Information Sessions

All courses in this program will be delivered online (OA, OS, OR) for the Winter 2022 semester.
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Explore the administration side of the petroleum industry. Learn to interpret land contracts and agreements, including leases, transfers, joint venture agreements and other land-related correspondence.

Petroleum Land Administration teaches the basics of petroleum land administration. Students learn to review and interpret land contracts and agreements, including leases, transfers, joint venture agreements and other land-related correspondence.

Our unique lease record-keeping course is designed to give students practical, relevant expertise in a computer lab utilizing land system software.


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT certificate in Petroleum Land Administration.

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue job opportunities as land administrators managing records concerning freehold, Crown, Board Order and Aboriginal lands. Potential positions include:

  • petroleum land administrator
  • land clerk
  • operations file clerk
  • assistant administrator

Related careers include:

  • public land officer
  • land consultant

Tuition and fees per year*

Cost per course

1.5 credit course: $574.86
3.0 credit course: $1,149.72

1.5 credit course (International): $814.80
3.0 credit course (International): $1,629.60

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

Full costs
Tuition and financial aid

Canada-Alberta Job Grant  This program is eligible for  Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding.


This is a direct entry program. Applicants who meet the admission requirements are offered spots based on first qualified, first acceptance if space is available.

Admission requirements

When can you apply?

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Applications for winter 2022 open March 31, 2021.
  • Applications for summer 2022 open Oct. 6, 2021.
Classes begin Year start date
Summer 2022 July 4, 2022

How to apply

Admission requirements

Admission and selection

Applications are accepted until the program start date but are subject to change.

  • Winter 2022 start: applications are open March 31, 2021.
  • Summer 2022 start: applications are open Oct. 6, 2021.

Admission requirements

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

SAIT evaluates international documents for admissions. After you've applied, consider our international document assessment service if your education is from outside of Canada.

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 Petroleum Land Administration 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.

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. 


Looking for course descriptions and requisites? Visit the course catalogue

Course Code Course Name Credits
PETR-211 Petroleum Industry - Introduction 1.5
LAND-210 Land Practices - Introduction 3.0
LAND-212 Mineral Lease Documentation 3.0
LAND-240 Surface Land Practices 3.0
LAND-218 Contract Documentation 3.0
LAND-213 Lease Record Keeping 1.5

Students have five (5) years from the start of their first course to complete all required courses and obtain the certificate.


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.


2021/22 Domestic cost per course

Course Credits Course cost
1.5 $574.86
3.0 $1,149.72

2021/22 International cost per course

Course Credits Course cost
1.5 $814.50
3.0 $1,629.00


The following fees are based on a two-semester full course load structure. Fees for part-time programs will be assessed based on the number of courses taken within a semester.

Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $183.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): N/A
Student support fee: $150
Student technology fee: $150

SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA) fee: $287.77

Books and supplies*

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

Next steps for incoming students

Have you been accepted to this program? Here's what you'll need for your first day of classes.

Fall 2021


No orientation is required for new students in this program. 

How to register for classes

You'll follow an open registration process to enrol in your classes. Learn how to register on our registration and schedules page.

Computers and laptops

This is a bring your own device program with a standard hardware and software requirement. See the specific requirements on our computers and laptops page

Preparation courses

To support your success, you’ll be automatically registered in two short courses to prepare you for the academic year: 
PERS 050: Student Rights and Responsibilities
This course is designed to introduce you to student rights and responsibilities at SAIT. You will learn about SAIT's rich and diverse community, become familiar with guidelines and procedures that create a safe, respectful learning experience for you, and gain practical tips for how you can engage in the SAIT community in a positive and responsible way. PRES-050 must be completed within 30 days from the start of the semester.
PREP 100: The SAIT Experience
Get tips and insider information on time management, exam preparation, effective notetaking and more through this free, online short course for new students. Plus, learn about discussion boards, online communication and submitting assignments online. Course completion is recommended by the end of your first semester.
Both courses can be accessed through Brightspace (D2L) before the first day of classes.

Required textbooks

No textbooks are required for this program. 


Phone: 403.284.8451
Email: macphail.students@sait.ca

Academic chair

Uwe Brandt, Academic Chair
Email: Uwe.Brandt@sait.ca

Next steps for all students

Here's what else you'll need to do to get ready!

Next steps for accepted students

Important dates and deadlines

Find important dates applicable to all students, including your transcript and tuition payment deadlines on our Important Dates page.

Important Dates

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MacPhail School of Energy

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