Take your technology career further

NAIT's Bachelor of Technology degree is the only program of its kind in Alberta and one of just a few similar programs in Canada. If you've graduated with a recognized 2-year technology diploma, the BTech program offers the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree with 2 additional years of study.

The BTech degree has been developed to help you bridge the gap between the job you started as a technologist and a career in management. We've received industry demand for leading-edge technologists who have the technical theory, innovative skills, and ethical and social awareness required for sustainable industry. We have also been challenged to prepare critical-thinking practitioners who are able to address technological challenges in today's economy.

You'll build on your strong technical background, adding leadership and critical-thinking skills that you'll need to take on management and supervisory roles.

Quick Facts

Credential: Degree

NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education. Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom

Campus: Main

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at NAIT's Main Campus in Edmonton. View map

Delivery Options:

  • Online Day - Your course activity is done online Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Online Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done online on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.

Length: 2 Years

With a typical full-time course load, this program will take 2 Years to complete.

Open Studies: Available

This program does not currently have any courses available for Open Studies.

International Students: Accepted

This program accepts international students, however, program availability may be limited. Check program availability for this term.

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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

Capstone project

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 2021-2022 (PDF)

Enter the workforce with confidence

Graduates of the Bachelor of Technology (BTech) program with relevant work experience are well-prepared for rewarding opportunities in a wide range of careers and roles such as:

  • Senior manager (goods, utilities, transportation, construction)
  • Engineering manager (private sector/government – engineering and scientific research)
  • Primary industry production manager (mining, fishing, oil, forestry operations)
  • Construction manager (commercial, industrial, residential)
  • Senior technologist (resource, processing, applied research)
  • Project manager
  • Technology researcher
  • Front-Line Health Supervisor

Continue your education

Here is a list of University programs that will allow you to continue your studies after graduation:

Alberta

International

  • Please note: Post-secondary articulation agreements within Alberta are approved by the Alberta Council on Admissions and Transfer (ACAT). To view the details of specific agreements, please visit transferalberta.ca or contact articulations@nait.ca.
  • For questions regarding transfer agreements or to obtain a course description/outline that is no longer available on our website, please contact articulations@nait.ca.

Program start dates

There are multiple start dates for the Bachelor of Technology program. Please consult the chart below for the available start dates and application deadlines

Term

Start dates

Application deadline

Fall 2021
 

September 7, 2021 &
November 16, 2021

September 7, 2020

Winter 2022
 

January 4, 2022, February 1, 2022  &
April 12, 2022

January 4, 2021

Spring 2022

May 2, 2022 &
June 21, 2022

May 2, 2022

View the Program Map to help plan your schedule (PDF) View the full schedule for 2021-2022 (PDF)

Advanced Credit

You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit

In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:

  • You must have completed the course or program no more than 10 year(s) ago unless a formalized articulation agreement is in place
  • You must have a minimum mark of B- in the course(s) or program

Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition (PLAR)

Students in the program can challenge courses in the program. If you have successful work experience in the applicable field, and you can provide evidence of your skills and knowledge to meet learning outcomes for courses within the program, you may be able to challenge courses through PLAR.

For all course challenges, you must first apply to the program, be accepted and have paid your non-refundable tuition deposit. You can only receive credit for up to 50% of any NAIT credit program.

To learn more and to begin the process, read through the following

Please see below for the list of courses that available for PLAR credits in this program. Please click on the specific course for more information on the evidence that is required for each course.

Please refer to the Credit for Work and Life Experience page for more information on how to apply for PLAR credits.

Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.

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