Program Information

School: Cape Breton University
Faculty: School of Science and Technology
Degree: Bachelor; Distance
Field of Study: Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Description: This degree is typically a three-year program and focuses on air quality, water and soil assessments, as well as waste management and sustainable development. Students taking this degree aim to gain a deep understanding of biological, chemical, geological and engineering principles in the environment. Graduates from this program have successful careers in technology, consulting with government, industry and many public corporations.

In this program students progress through an understanding of the fundamental sciences (Biology, Chemistry & Geology) underlying environmental study, passing through to an examination of key environmental subjects (Air Pollution, Environmental Engineering & Hydrogeology). The program then culminates with an environmental policy and planning focus in the final year. This program is available in a three year format, consisting of 105 credits over 3 years. Year 3 is available entirely via distance education format.

URL: Environmental Studies (BET) at Cape Breton University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,024

This cost estimate is based on students taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Science 

Applicants are required to have English 12 (academic or advanced); 1 Math 12 (academic or advanced) course; 2 Grade 12 Science (academic or advanced) courses (Physics & Chemistry recommended, for Environmental Studies program, Environmental Science 12 can be used with Physics, Chemistry or Biology); and 1 additional Grade 12 academic or advanced level course, with a minimum overall average of 65%. Applicants with appropriately accredited community college diplomas, a university science degree in environmental science or in a closely related program may be considered for admission. As well, CBU has articulation agreements with many colleges across Canada which provide for immediate advanced standing in the BET (Environmental Studies) program for graduates of eligible technology diplomas from these institutions who may then complete the program via distance format. Admission considerations and transfer credit assessments are available on an individual basis in consultation with the CBU Registrar’s Office. Feel free to inquire about the possibilities for advancing your career.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

Cape Breton University has strong relationships with several english language partners including, International Centre EAP, English School of Canada (ESC), EC English Language School and ILAC. If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met. If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed. If you have completed at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation is required.