SAIT Polytechnic or The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is a public-non-profit center for higher education. It provides action-based learning and skills-oriented, post-secondary education in Calgary, AB.
|Type of University||Public|
|Number of Enrollment per year*||26,000+|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate Canadian Students||CAD 1,273 – CAD 13,500|
|Basic Tuition Fee, Undergraduate International Students||CAD 4,595 - CAD 28,031|
|Test Scores accepted (For courses instructed in English)||ILETS, TOEFL|
*Number of enrollment includes students of full-time courses, part-time courses, certificate courses and apprentices.
SAIT Polytechnic runs at three campuses all located in Calgary.
|BBA||Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management|
|Bachelor of Applied Business Administration||Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering|
|Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information systems||--|
|Aircraft Structures Technician||Database Administrator|
|Dental Assisting||Cyber Security for control systems|
|Diesel Equipment Technician||Emergency Medical Technician|
|Machinist technician||Medical Device Reprocessing Technician|
|Non-Destructive Testing Foundations||Object Oriented Software Development|
|Power and Process Operations||Railway Conductor|
|Web Developer||Welding Technician|
|Technology Infrastructure Analyst||--|
Apart from this, SAIT Polytechnic provides 33 Diploma programs
The applicants are required to pay an application fee of CAD 75.
|Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)||80 (IBT), with 20 in each category|
|International English language testing system (IELTS)||6.0 in each skill|
|Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CLBA)||8.0 in all sections|
|All full-time Programs||CAD 4,595 - CAD 28,031|
|English Language Foundations (ELF)||CAD 2,680.56 per eight-week session|
|Books, lab materials||CAD 200 - CAD 1,000 per semester|
|Recreational /athletic fee||CAD 80 per semester|
|Student Association fee||CAD 144 per semester|
|Transit Fee (limitless public transit use)||CAD 140 per semester|
|Health Plan||CAD 125 per academic year|
|Dental Plan||CAD 110 per academic year|
|Studio Apartments||CAD 4,260 – CAD 5,080 per semester|
|Two Bedrooms, One Bathroom Shared Suites||CAD 3,500 – CAD 4,060 per semester|
|One bedroom, one-bathroom suites||CAD 5,060 per semester|
|Four Bedrooms, two bathrooms shared suites||CAD 3,360 per semester|
Note: CAD 250 refundable security deposit is a mandatory payment.
Generosity of donors, ensures SAIT to offer over CAD 5 million in awards to students enrolled in almost every program. SAIT recognizes student’s academic success, financial needs, community involvement with awards and aids.
|Average Cost of Attendance||$11,595 / Year|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$11,595 / Year|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Engineering Programs||Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists|
|Language Programs||Languages Canada|
|Programs||Canada's Association of I.T. Professionals|
|Programs||Environmental Careers Organization of Canada|
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#29 [Out of 50]
57.4 [Out of 100]
based on 3 students ratings
I love Calgary as a city! I moved here to pursue a career as a legal assistant and maybe to pursue a job as a lawyer. It's different from my little farm back in Saskatchewan and I moved out here to try and start a new life.
Very good. I think I am learning so much through the teachers who have experience in the field that I am learning about and they make the course material make sense and make us understand why exactly we are learning and how it will help us in our chosen field.
They help you find a job after graduation by placing you in a practicum. It is not guaranteed you will get a job, but most places hire because you will already be trained. Also, it was a pretty quick course.
Helpful for when I'm out in the field but doesn't help too much when It comes to hands-on. Mostly knowledge-based. Sometimes they taught too much stuff that we wouldn't really do outside in a clinic. Especially in the first semester.
The degree I had currently taken is only offered by SAIT and is the only one of its type in Western Canada. My grades weren't good enough to get into engineering, specifically civil engineering to become a project manager, so this seemed like a good route to take.
I think the curriculum is fairly well-devised, there is a substantial amount of overlapping content between some courses but they're fixing that and I find it increased the depth of understanding. The curriculum was devised with aid from companies in the construction industry so it is fairly relevant.
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary