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Chemical is offered in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program.
School of Science and Technology
Degree Options: 3-year Chemical, 4-year Advanced Chemical
Design Your Future
Skilled technologists are in demand. In fact, demand exceeds supply. Cape Breton University has a well-earned reputation for excellence in the development and delivery of technological education. Our expertise is reflected in the innovative Bachelor of Engineering Technology (BET) degree, which is dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind education to fill a in-demand career.
The BET degree program prepares students to meet the challenges and opportunities facing today’s technical graduates. Flexible and timely programs get you through school and into the working world with options of structuring your degree based on your career goals. Program options include two-year diploma programs within Instrumentation, Electronics and Controls, and Petroleum as well as four year advanced degrees. Talk to an Enrolment Services Professional to structure your degree to fit the future you have in mind.
Why a BET at CBU?
Invent, design and innovate.
CBU’s BET program has paved the way in technical engineering education. It was the first of its kind and only two out of five schools in Canada currently offer a similar program.
CBU is at the forefront of environmental studies. CBU is a carbon-neutral campus and home to the Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment (VCSEE), steering research in the areas of Green Mining technologies, mine water remediation, nanoparticle research related to environmental monitoring and biofuel-related projects.
According to Industry Canada, the average annual salary for starting Engineering Technologists is $47,872, depending on discipline and province of employment.
BET degrees are designed to be flexible. Two, three and four year programs available with opportunities to take some areas of study via distance courses. Structure your degree for the career you want.
Many graduates quickly find jobs in the oil and gas industry. Engineering technologists can work in many different industries in Cape Breton or across Canada. CBU BET graduates have found employment in industries and organizations including:
Petroleum industry (Suncor, Exxon Mobile, Imperial Oil, Schlumberger Canada)
Power utilities (Nova Scotia Power, Hydro Quebec)
Nuclear industry (Bruce Power in Ontario, Atomic Energy of Canada)
Manufacturing (General Motors, Pratt & Whitney)
Telecommunications (Bell Canada, Eastlink)
Steel plants (Essar Steel Algoma)
Smelters (Vale Canada)
Municipalities, Provincial Governments and Hospitals
Educational institutions (Cape Breton University, Nova Scotia Community College, New Brunswick Community College)
Pulp and paper (Port Hawkesbury Paper)
Independent Businesses and small service companies
Consulting or engineering management firms
What is the Study of Chemical Engineering Technology?
The Bachelor of Technology in Chemical is a program with three or four year options. Combining theoretical principles with technical expertise, this degree takes an applied approach to not only chemical processes, but instrumentation and sample analyses. With great relevance to other fields of study such as engineering and nanotechnology, medicine and dentistry, food sciences and environmental sciences, the Chemical Engineering Technology programs provide a gateway into many interesting and opportunity-filled careers.
Students have great opportunities for hands-on research with state-of-the-art equipment, including a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer, FT-IR, FT-Raman, UV/Vis spectrometers, UPLC-MSMS/PAD, HPLC, GC-FID, GC-MS, atomic absorption spectrometer and a 28 core Linux cluster.
Program Options at CBU
The BET 3-year Chemical and 4-year Advanced Chemical programs are available through different pathways:
Advanced standing Post Diploma
Advanced standing Post Degree
Post Diploma and Post Degree admissions will require a minimum of 50% of their BET degrees to be completed at CBU. Therefore a maximum of 45-credits (15, one term courses) may be transferred from an appropriate program at an approved post-secondary institution to the 3-year, 90-credit BET (Chemical) and a maximum of 60-credits (20, one term courses) may be transferred from an appropriate program at an approved post-secondary institution to the 4-year, 120-credit BET (Advanced Chemical).
Please see Program Details for more on the structure of this degree.
* The BET degrees do not lead to a professional engineering designation.
Cape Breton University Highlights
Type of university
Diploma and Certificate Programs
Tuition per academic year for Undergraduate International Students
Test scores accepted
Cape Breton University The Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses
For international candidates aspiring to study at the university, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living in Canada to survive comfortably in a foreign land. Below is the estimated tuition and student fees for the Fall/Winter 2019 – 2020 presented-
2,012 (for six credit course)
International differential fees
International medical plan
Note: The graduate fee depends on the number of courses offered by the students. Thus, graduate students should expect to pay more than 400% of the above-stated fees
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Post Study Work Permit in Canada
Up to 3 Years after graduation depending on the course.
Cost of Student Visa in Canada
Student Visa in Canada
A Canada student permit is a document issued by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) for international students in Canada. To study in Canada, you will require a student permit, which serves as a student visa.
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