Campus

The location where your NAIT courses will be held.

Credential

The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • 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
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

Please note due to the COVID-19 pandemic, these delivery options may shift from term to term. Please consult your program for details on delivery options.

  • On-Campus Day - Your course activity is done in-person Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • On-Campus Evening/Weekend - Your course activity is done in-person on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • 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.
  • Online Flexible Delivery - Your course activity is not scheduled and therefore you can determine when to do the coursework.
  • Both On-Campus and Virtual - Some of your coursework will be in-person, on campus and some will be done online.

Length

The average or expected time it will take to complete your program.

Open Studies

Open Studies allows you to explore credit courses without applying to a program.
It is an opportunity to get a feel for school and what program you want to be in.

International Students

Program availability may be limited for international applicants. Contact your student advisor for more information.

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)

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.

Program delivery varies by program and may be subject to change.. We encourage you to review how your classes will be delivered for the upcoming terms. If you have questions about program delivery or class enrolment, please contact your program area.

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.

Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.

Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.

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

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)

Want to learn more about this program?

Thank you for your interest! We want to get you in contact with the right person to answer your questions.

Please contact the Student Service Centre for general inquiries such as:

  • Student application support
  • Program entrance requirements, tuition & fees, and how to apply
  • Program admissions process
  • Enrolment support
  • Student funding options
  • Fee and refund inquiries
  • General program and course withdrawal procedures
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  • Program details
  • Work-integrated learning and cooperative education
  • Advance credit and Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR)
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Advanced credit and prior learning

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), Credential Recognition (for completed certificates, diplomas or degrees) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).

Transfer Credit & Credential Recognition

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

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.

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.

NAIT grads are prepared

"The NAIT Bachelor of Technology program provides a great way to bridge a technologist diploma into a degree. One of my favourite parts was being able to practically apply the course lessons in my daily career, reinforcing the concepts. The NAIT BTech instructors are phenomenal; they provide great insight into industry and academia which even after graduating, I still lean on them for support."

NAIT bachelor of technology graduate Andy Karesa
Andy Karesa, Bachelor of Technology '16
Technical Sales Specialist at Spartan Controls Ltd.

"It is a robust, practical, relevant, applicable, and flexible fast-tracked degree. The BTech program was a stepping stone for me to get my Master of Architecture. I highly recommend it to anyone with a diploma either looking to advance in their career, or to just work smarter (more efficiently and wisely) at their current job. The faculty is evidently dedicated to finding excellent staff: instructors are often notable leaders in their respective fields and are wholly committed to facilitating student learning."

Melissa Christenson, Bachelor of Technology '16
Architectural Designer at Eric Colbert & Associates (ECA)

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Open Program still has seats available.
Waitlisting Program is full and qualified applicants are being placed on a waitlist. For information about waitlists, please visit the Waitlist FAQs.

If you’re on a non-competitive waitlist, you should consider NAIT’s Academic Upgrading program or NAIT Equivalency Tests to become a more competitive applicant.

There is no guarantee that waitlisted applicants will be offered a seat, however it is common for seats to become available until the start of class. As seats become available, they are filled from the waitlist.
Closed Program is no longer accepting applications.
N/A Not available for this term.


*Program availability is subject to change without notice.