So You Can: design your own education and get into the workforce with in-demand skills.
Petroleum is offered in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program.
School of Science and Technology
Degree Options: Honours, Major, Concentration, Minor
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 Petroleum?
The Bachelor of Technology in Petroleum is a three year program that focuses on exploration, drilling, production and recovery in the offshore petroleum industry. Combining theoretical principles with technical expertise, this degree specifically looks at drilling, reservoir engineering, processing and petroleum codes and specifications.
Program Options at CBU
The BET Petroleum program is available over three years, offering three different pathways:
BET Petroleum Post Diploma
BET Petroleum Post Degree
Students wishing to start their careers early may choose to graduate with the Petroleum Engineering Technology Diploma after successfully completing their second year. Students successfully completing the program at the Diploma level or beyond may apply for National Certification as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) through TechNOVA (formerly known as the Society for Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Nova Scotia). Please talk to an Enrolment Services Professional about which designation is right for you.
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
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