Program Information

School: Cape Breton University
Faculty: School of Science and Technology
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Petroleum Technology/Technician
Description: This degree can be completed in three years and focuses on exploration, drilling and production in the petroleum industry.

This degree program combines theoretical principles with technical expertise related to petroleum recovery and production activities. Aspects emphasized include Drilling, Reservoir Engineering, Processing, as well as Petroleum Codes & Specifications. The program is available in a 3 Year format: the BET Degree in Electronics & Controls with the *Diploma: (102 credits; 3 Years). Students wishing to start their careers early may choose to Graduate with the Petroleum Engineering Technology Diploma after successfully completing Year 2.

URL: Petroleum (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.

Careers: Petroleum Engineers

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65
Prerequisites:*

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 an eligible university Science or Engineering degree may be considered for admission with advanced standing, allowing for the completion of the program in as little as one calendar year. As well, CBU has articulation agreements with many colleges across Canada which provides for immediate advanced standing in the BET (Petroleum) program for graduates of eligible technology diplomas from these institutions allowing them to complete the program in as little as one academic year. 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.