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    Saskatchewan Polytechnic - [Sask Polytech], Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Programs And Fees

    Saskatoon, SaskatchewanLocation
    UniversitySchool type
    Estd 1959established year
    7.4/10

    Diploma (Business Information Systems)

    2 years
    full time
    English
    co-op & on-campus

    Field of Study 

    $12,328 

    1st Year
    Fees

    International Student Tution


    Eligibility & Entry Requirement

    Academic Eligibility:

    Students must complete Grade 12 with any 30-level mathematics course or with ICTC FIT (Information and Communication Technology Council Focus on IT) certificate from a recognized college or institution.

    Language Requirments:

    • Students must be able to understand and fluently speak the language of instruction (English) in the program. Proof of linguistic proficiency may be required.
    • Students whose official language is not English are required to submit IELTS or TOEFL Scores. 

    Program Description

    • The Diploma in Business Information Systems at Saskatchewan Polytechnic is offered as 2 years program.
    • It is an on-campus program offered on a full-time basis.
    • The Business Information Systems program starts with a solid foundation in business basics with a focus on information technology functions
    • The program provides training which includes:
      • Software development languages (Visual Studio.NET, Java, COBOL)
      • Computer hardware, networking, and operating systems (Windows, Unix, and Linux)
      • Data gathering, modeling, and database management systems (Oracle, SQL Server 2000)
      • Retrieval techniques of databases and programming languages (SQL, PLSQL, ADO.NET, JDBC)
      • Target platforms, including Windows application development, networked software development, web application development (XHTML, JavaScript, ASP, Java).
    • Students will use cutting edge technology in servers, programming, and mobile apps.
    • Students have opportunities to develop or enhance actual production applications and build hands-on skills in systems analysis, design methodologies, and project management.
    • The program is of 64 weeks with a 6-month paid co-operative education work term between Semesters 2 and 3. 
    • Saskatchewan Polytechnic's Business Information Systems program has been accredited by the Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)
    • The average salary of the program goes up to 38,000 USD.

    Program Highlights

    Degree Type OfferedDiploma
    Duration2 years
    Fees25409 for 2 years
    Delivery Typefull time
    Admission IntakeSeptember (Deadline - May 1)
    Admission IntakeJanuary (Deadline - Oct 1)
    Language ProficiencyIELTS,TOEFL,PTE
    Program URLhttp://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/Business-Information-Systems.aspx

    Required Document List

    The Documents required are:

    • Resume/CV - This provides a summary of the experience and skills of the student.
    • Letter of Recommendation - This shows who recommended the student to pursue the degree.
    • Statement of Purpose - This is an essay or any written statement written by the student while applying.
    • College Transcripts - The marks statement provided by the education board after completion of the previous academic qualifications.
    • Criminal Record Check  - Details will be provided at the time the students are offered admission to the program.
    • Students have to submit English Language requirement scores like TOEFL, IELTS, etc.

    Application Deadline

    Event End Date
    September May 1, 2021
    January Oct 1, 2021

    Scores Required

    6.5 / 9

    Avg. Score in

    IELTS

    81 / 120

    Avg. Score in

    TOEFL

    63 / 90

    Avg. Score in

    PTE


    Fees & Funding

    Tution & Application Fees

    YearYear 1Year 2
    Tuition Fees$12328$10081
    Books and Supplies$1500$1500
    Total Fees$13828$11581

    Note: Business Information Systems has a mandatory co-op fee of $1,064.18

    Living Costs

    HeadAvg Cost Per Year
    Room and Food$6900
    Personal Expenses$975

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    Name AmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    BrokerFish International student scholarship$1000YesDec 21, 2020
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation ScholarshipVariableYesAug 30, 2020
    Paul Foundation scholarships$20174YesN/A
    Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program$150YesN/A

    VISA & Work Study

    VISA

    • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
    • A student visa is an immigration document that allows students to live and study in Canada.
    • The student must have a student visa to enroll in any degree, program, or course that takes more than 6 months to complete. students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
    • A student VISA is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
    • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
      • Proof of acceptance i.e the offer letter that the student received from the university.
      • Proof of identity (Valid Passport)
      • Proof of financial support 

    Work Study

    • International students are permitted to work on campus at Sask Polytech as a full-time student if they have a valid study permit
    • Some international students are also eligible to work off-campus if they meet the eligibility criteria outlined by IRCC while they study.
    • Recent changes in Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) policies allow international students to use the skills obtained at Saskatchewan Polytechnic and put them to use in the Canadian work context.
    • Students that graduate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic programs are also eligible for a Post-Graduation Work Permit. This allows the student to work after graduation to gain valuable work experience in Canada.
    • Sask Polytech offers 40+ part-time programs with flexible delivery options.

    Career and Placement after Course

    Possible career opportunities are:

    • Systems Trainer
    • Support Specialist
    • eCommerce Developer
    • Enterprise Systems Manager
    • Information Resource Manager
    • Technology Consultant
    • Business Analyst
    • Systems Analyst


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