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Energy Asset Management

Open for Fall 2020

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

Program Highlights

Study the business side of the energy industry and learn about contracts, leases and regulatory obligations in preparation for a career in mineral and surface land management, well asset management or operations accounting.
(Also available part time through Continuing Education.)

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Tuition and fees per year*

Year 1: $10,018
Year 2: $10,018
Year 1 (International): $16,287
Year 2 (International): $16,287

Year 1: $10,255
Year 2: $10,255
Year 1 (International): $17,564
Year 2 (International): $17,564

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


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.

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until program start.
  • Applications for fall 2020 open Oct. 2, 2019.
Term Program start
Fall 2020 Sept. 8, 2020 

Learn more

Learn about the story of JD Watt, SAIT's Energy Asset Management diploma program graduate, his career transition from hockey to energy industry, and how the program has helped him to pursue his passion.

Program Details

Program Description

Want to be a mover and a shaker in the oil and gas industry? As a student in the Energy Asset Management program, you’ll study the business side of the energy industry and learn to handle contracts, leases, regulatory obligations, and accounting tasks. You’ll leave SAIT with the skills you need to confidently enter the high-demand field of energy asset management.

Your Career

As a student of the program, you will learn about all functions within the industry (including an appreciation for the technical side of the business) and will graduate with relevant skills in administration of the regulatory, financial and contractual compliance workflow pertaining to energy industry assets. As a graduate of this program, you will have career opportunities in the petroleum industry in such areas as mineral land, land contracts, surface land, joint ventures, operations accounting, production accounting, well and facility asset management, as well as within various energy service companies, governments and field operations.

  • Graduates of the Energy Asset Management program have an 88% employment rate

Student Success

  • Joint Venture Specialization establish agreements and partnership arrangements
  • Mineral Land Management acquire and preserve below-ground rights
  • Surface Land Management acquire and preserve above-ground land activity
  • Well Asset Management
  • Monitor activity, gather information and report to regulatory bodies and partners
  • Operations Accounting
  • Gather, calculate and report production and financial data


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Energy Asset Management.


There are no formal accreditation arrangements at this time. Please contact the MacPhail School of Energy for more information.

Transfer Options

The opportunity to advance your education through transfer to, within or from SAIT is available with the following universities and colleges:

  • Athabasca University
  • Mount Royal University
  • Robert Gordon University, UK
  • University of Lethbridge
  • University of Wyoming

To learn more, visit Transfer Options.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2020 start: applications open Oct. 2, 2019.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or 75% in Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 75% in English Language Arts 30-2.
  • 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 Energy Asset Management and submit your 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.

Online Program Delivery

If you're interested in taking Energy Asset Management through online delivery, you'll need to apply online and meet the admission requirements. When you're filling out your application, select the Part-Time Application type and choose Energy Asset Management Diploma - Distance Education.


Program Outline

View additional Energy Asset Management program information including course-specific descriptions and requisites.

First Year

Semester 1 - Fall

Course Code Course Name Credit
ACCT-352 Energy Accounting 3.0
BLAW-205 Business Law 3.0
COMM-256 Professional Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
EAMG-250 Pre-Acquisition & Acquisition 3.0
EAMG-210 Overview of EAM and Energy Industry 3.0
Semester 1 Total 15.0


Semester 2 - Winter

Course Code Course Name Credit
COMM-266 Professional Communication Skills II
DATA-240 Software Applications  3.0
EAMG-220 Energy Agreements
EAMG-230 Operations Accounting
EAMG-255 Drilling and Completion  3.0
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First Year Total 30.0

Second Year

Semester 3 - Fall

Course Code Course Name Credit
EAMG-300 Maintenance
EAMG-306 Production Facilities  3.0
EAMG-350 Production  3.0
ECON-302 Economics 3.0
PROJ-399 Project Management 3.0
Semester 3 Total 15.0


Semester 4 - Winter

Course Code Course Name Credit
EAMG-301 Capstone Project 3.0
EAMG-355 Abandonment and Relinquishment 3.0
FNCE-360 Financial Decision Making 3.0
MKTG-301 Oil & Gas Marketing 3.0
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour 3.0
Semester 4 Total 15.0
Second Year Total 30.0
Program Total 60.0


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.


Tuition and fees per year*

2019/20 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees SAITSA fees Health & Dental Plan 2019/20 total
1 $9,033 $462 $288 $235 $10,018
2 $9,033 $462 $288 $235 $10,018

2019/20 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees SAITSA fees Health & Dental Plan 2019/20 total
1 $15,078 $462 $288 $460 $16,287
2 $15,078 $462 $288 $460 $16,287

2020/21 Domestic Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $9,033 $682 $288 $252 $10,255
2 $9,033 $682 $288 $252 $10,255

*as approved by SAIT's Board of Governors

2020/21 International Tuition and Fees*

Year Tuition fees SAIT fees Saitsa fees Health & Dental Plan 2020/21 total
1 $16,134 $682 $288 $460 $17,564
2 $16,134 $682 $288 $460 $17,564

*as approved by SAIT's Board of Governors


Campus athletic and recreation Fee: $171.20
Universal transit pass (UPass): $310 - Check eligibility here.
Student support fee: $100
Student technology fee: $100

Health and Dental Fees

Domestic Students 

  • Health Plan: $122
  • Dental Plan: $130
  • For students with existing health and/or dental plans, please refer to the Saitsa website for information on opting out.

International Students 

  • Health and Dental Plan: $460
  • For more information on Health and Dental Benefits for International students please contact the International Centre.

Books and supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $500 per year.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

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


MacPhail School of Energy

Inspiring Stories

Desirae praised the two-year program for its diverse curriculum that properly prepared students for jobs in the business side of the energy industry.

Gwen appreciated the program challenged her while giving her the education needed to help her land a job.

Simon was a cook for 10 years when he realized he wanted a switch. The real-world experience and practical training through SAIT's Energy Asset Management program put him in a job in that field before graduation.

Desirae Balsillie
Energy Asset Management | 2016

“You get a broad knowledge of the energy industry, so you can jump in ready,” she says, adding the program even included networking opportunities with potential employers. “The industry wants us. They know how much we’ve learned in the two years.”

Gwen Tishauserane Doe
Energy Asset Management | 2016

“I have the knowledge and skills to bring to the industry,” she says. “They gave us a good foundation that we can build on.”

Simon Clipperton
Energy Asset Management | 2017

"All the programs used in class translated directly into the real world," he says. "The opportunities the program afforded for employment were good."

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