Hands-on, industry-relevant skills
In the Bachelor of Technology (BTech) program, you'll build on your strong technical background, adding leadership and critical-thinking skills you'll need to take on management and supervisory roles. You'll gain a global perspective, focusing on social, economic and environmental issues.
You'll also develop skills in:
- innovation, transition and change management
- effective multi-media communications
- planning and strategy development
- staffing and supervision
- critical thinking and problem-solving
In addition to maintaining a minimum GPA of 2.0 through years 3 and 4, you will need to complete a capstone project to be presented at the annual BTech Capstone Showcase.
The Capstone Showcase is attended by members of industry to introduce them to NAIT's qualified graduates. In a team of 3 or 4, you'll need to apply your learning and research skills to create a solution that solves a current industry problem.
Classroom and study hours
The BTech program is offered in a number of different ways which will determine classroom and study hours. We offer full-time and part-time options (students enrolled in three classes or more are considered full-time students). As a BTech student, you may enroll in face-to-face or online courses. Most face-to-face courses are held in the evening to provide students with an opportunity to network with colleagues in industry.
Once you start your first course, you will have 5 years to complete the full program. You are required to remain active in the program every academic year.
Flexible Course Options
Maintaining a work-life balance while studying on the side! This program has traditional classroom and eLearning options available if you'd like to work or care for your children during the day and learn in the evening.
- Face-to-face courses are 15 weeks in length (8 weeks during spring term)
- eLearning courses are 10 weeks long (effective fall 2022, eLearning courses will be 15-weeks long)
- Capstone Project course is 30 weeks long (parts I & II combined)
We recommend that you take only one eLearning course per 10 week cycle, particularly if this is your first time taking eLearning and you are working full-time.
View the Program Map to help plan your schedule (PDF)View the full schedule for 2020-2021 (PDF)