Bachelor of Technology

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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.

Upcoming Intakes

Select your preferred intake to see relevant program information. Program details, including tuition and course information, may vary by intake.

Selection Start Date Delivery Mode Time Campus Length Domestic Status International Status
May. 06, 2024 (Spring) Your choice Your choice Main 2 Years (Full-time) Open Open
  Sep. 03, 2024 (Fall) Your choice Your choice Main 2 Years (Full-time) Open Open
Jan. 08, 2025 (Winter) Your choice Your choice Main 2 Years (Full-time) Open Open
 
             
 

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Delivery Mode

  • In-person - All your class activity will be delivered in person, on campus.
  • Online - All your class activity will be delivered online.
  • Hybrid - Your classes will be a mixture of in person and online learning. You must be able to come to campus and participate remotely online.
  • Your choice - Your program offers a variety of class delivery options (in person, online, or a mixture of both) and you can select which type of classes to take. If you wish, you can complete your entire program either in-person or online.
  • HyFlex - All your classes are delivered for simultaneous participation in person and online. You can choose daily to attend your classes in person or join remotely online.

Time

  • Your choice - You can select class times and days that fit your schedule. There are a variety of class options for you to choose from including daytime, evening, weekdays or weekends.
  • No set time - No set class days or times, content is access on-demand. You can complete your studies on your own schedule within the scheduled class dates; may have set due dates and deadlines.
  • Evenings & Weekends - Classes are scheduled after 5 p.m. on weekdays or anytime on weekends.
  • Weekdays - Daytime - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, before 5 p.m.
  • Weekdays - Evening - Classes are scheduled on weekdays, after 5 p.m.
  • Weekends - Classes are scheduled on Saturdays and Sundays.

Campus

Any in-person components of your courses will be delivered at this campus location.

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Length

  • Full-Time - This is the standard length to complete the program, with a full course load per term.
  • Part-Time - Students follow a structured schedule of classes so they can progress in their studies part-time while balancing everyday life.

Domestic Status

The program availability status for domestic applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

International Status

The program availability status for international applications is updated as applications are reviewed and assessed. Program availability is subject to change without notice.

  • Open - Program intake is accepting applications.
  • Waitlisting - Program intake is accepting applications, but qualified applicants will be placed on a waitlist.
  • Closed - Program intake is not accepting applications.
  • Upcoming - Applications will open soon for this intake. View the upcoming terms for open dates.
  • N/A - Not available for this intake.

Credit programs that accept international applicants also meet the eligibility for the Post-Graduation Work Permit program. Each student is responsible for maintaining their eligibility throughout their studies.

What you will learn

Learn skills to move into management

In the Bachelor of Technology (BTech) General Management 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.

The BTech General Management concentration will allow you to create your own learning path to develop a comprehensive understanding of operational, sustainable, project and fundamental business skills including:

  • engage systems, processes, and tools in diverse technological environments to create value for organizations and society
  • build relationships through connection, communication, and collaboration
  • demonstrate ethically and socially responsible practices
  • create solutions through research, critical thinking, and problem solving

You'll also develop skills in:

  • innovation, transition and change management
  • effective multi-media communications
  • planning and strategy development
  • building effective teams
  • 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 apply your learning and research skills to create a solution that solves a current industry problem. Students are expected to present their Capstone project face-to-face.

BTech program delivery

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. Daytime and evening, in-person, courses are available, however most courses are provided online to provide student flexibility to work while learning, or network with colleagues in the industry both locally and abroad.

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  

Maintain 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.

  • All BTech courses are 15 weeks in length
  • eLearning courses are 10 weeks long in the Spring term 
  • Capstone Project course is 30 weeks long (parts I & II combined), with a start date in the Fall or Winter terms.  Students are expected to meet in-person or virtually as a group and cohort at specific days and times throughout the two  terms.

In your first semester, it is recommended you take only one eLearning course, especially for those who are new to eLearning or working full time. Once you have established your learning pace, additional eLearning courses can be added the following semester.

Degree Concentrations

Bachelor of Technology Academic Paths

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 have developed four academic paths within BTech to help concentrate your studies on the area of management that meets your career goals. 

General Management: Forge your unique learning path within the BTech degree, tailored for those aspiring to elevate their technical skills to new heights with comprehensive leadership and management training. Gain knowledge in the areas of operations, sustainability and project management.

 

Bachelor of Technology Concentrations

Operations Management: Discover the art of teamwork and master organizational processes to deliver top-quality customer products and services. Operations Managers focus on ensuring day-to-day operations are efficient, and customer expectations are met within strategic organizational goals and technological capabilities. 

Sustainability Management: Gain a holistic perspective as you engage stakeholders to drive environmental, social, and economic change, paving the way for a sustainable future. A Sustainability Manager will combine their technological and leadership knowledge to inform organizational decisions that align with science, legislations, and stakeholders/public relations.  

Project Management: Develop expertise in leading, managing, or coordinating various facets of projects, equipping you for success in diverse industries. A Project Manager will combine their knowledge of project management styles with the technological knowledge of their team to ensure projects are completed on time and effectively.  

Build your course load to suit your career aspirations. Download this PDF of BTech course maps or connect with the Business Information Centre.

Career Outcomes

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Work Experience Placements

Courses and Advanced Credit

Current and recently admitted students can find information and updates about their program on their My Program page in the MyNAIT Portal. To monitor your course progress and the courses still needed to graduate, visit your Academic Progress Report.

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, 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)

Please see below for the list of courses that are 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.

Read more about advanced credit or contact us about applying for credit for this program.

Build your course load to suit your career aspirations. You have the option to graduate with multiple BTech concentrations depending on how you build your course load. Download this PDF of BTech course maps to learn more and connect with the Business Information Centre to discuss your options

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Thank you for your interest! We want to get you in contact with the right person to answer your questions. If you are a current or recently admitted student you can find program and course information as well as contact details for your program on the My Program page on the MyNAIT Portal.








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