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What will I learn?

Unlock the undiscovered potential of what lies below the surface of the Earth. From resource exploration to surveying and land development, geological technologists use their knowledge of rock, groundwater and sedimentary formations to inform major decisions across a number of industries.

NAIT’s 2-year Geological Technology diploma program will provide you with a solid background in physical geology, petrology, hydrogeology, geophysics, structural geology, historical geology and sedimentary geology. You’ll also develop foundational mathematics, chemistry and applied science knowledge and receive essential safety training to ensure you and your colleagues are safe in the field.

Which department am I in?

School of Applied Sciences and Technology

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 fee: CAN $17,242.00, Year 2 fee: CAN $16,776.00, Total course fee: CAN $34,018.00

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected September 2022

Start date

1 September 2022

Venue

School of Applied Sciences and Technology

11762 - 106 Street,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T5G 2R1, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successfully Completion of the NAIT’s Business Foundations at 55%. English language requirement: IELST (Academic Format) with the minimum band scores for each component - 6.5 in the Speaking component, 6.0 in the Reading component, 6.0 in the Listening component, 6.0 in the Writing component, TOEFL IBT (Internet Based) - 23 in the Speaking component, 20 in the Reading component, 20 in the Listening component, 20 in the Writing component.

For international students

Successful completion of minimum 24 post-secondary credits or 8 post-secondary courses* within an accredited or recognized degree or diploma in a related field (engineering or engineering technology) with an Admission GPA of 2.0 based on the most recently completed post-secondary credits.

English Language Proficiency

  • IELTS (Academic Format)
    with minimum overall band score of 6.5 with no band less than 5.0
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)
    • Minimum score of 70
  • Completion of the Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment (CLB)
    with minimum test scores for each component
    • 8 in the Speaking component
    • 8 in the Reading component
    • 8 in the Listening component
    • 8 in the Writing component
  • Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
    Minimum score of 85
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)
    Minimum overall score of 55
  • TOEFL IBT (Internet Based) Minimum total score of 80 with no individual component below 20
  • TOEFL Paper Based Minimum Score of 550

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

NAIT focuses on programs that improve employability with an emphasis on practical work-ready skills.

  • NAIT specializes in applied teaching and learning
  • Over 120 programs, including English language training
  • Students from 84 countries
  • NAIT campus was voted #1 in safety by students

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