Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Founded 1962 | Edmonton, AB

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a hotbed of industry-driven research, delivering education in science, technology, the environment, business, health and skilled trades. At the heart of the main campus in Edmonton is NAIT’s largest building, the Feltham Centre—a 555,000-square-foot behemoth with classroom and lecture space, 11 student lounges, study areas, restaurants and an outdoor quad. The centre is also home to some of the country’s most advanced simulation labs, including the Centre for Advanced Medical Simulation, a state-of-the-art interactive and interdisciplinary hub that creates practical clinical situations in a safe and controlled environment. 

The 190,000-square-foot Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) is an industry-
led setting for research and development. PIC encompasses several applied research centres, including NAIT’s Oil Sands Sustainability, Sensors and System Integration, Grid Innovation and Innovative Media centres.

With nearly 40,000 students, NAIT offers more than 90 programs that lead to degrees, diplomas, certificates and microcredentials. As a polytechnic, NAIT provides a hands-on, skills-based technological education. NAIT’s Nîsôhkamâtotân Centre provides Indigenous students with access to a network of support services, including Elders.

Popular Programs

• Business Administration

• Bachelor of Business Administration

• Digital Media and Information Technology

• Optical Sciences: Eyeglasses

• Bachelor of Technology

School Size



• Degree  $5,703-$7,421

• Diploma $4,157-$8,062

• Certificate $4,593-$8,760

• Post-Grad $6,565-$13,784

Residence Offerings


Cool Options

• Wireless Systems Engineering Technology: Students acquire knowledge and skills to assist in the design, deployment, commissioning and maintenance of a range of wireless communication systems, including cellular networks, satellite links and RFID.

• Bachelor of Business Administration: Focused on accounting, entrepreneurship and innovation, finance, human resource management, management and marketing, this program offers opportunities in real-world projects and a business co-op.

• Immersive Industry Education (IIE) in Food and Beverage Service, Cybersecurity and The Internet of Things: Students split their time between attending traditional classroom-based courses and engaging in on-the-job training with partner companies or organizations.