The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Founded 1916 | Calgary, AB

Located a few minutes north of downtown Calgary, SAIT has breathtaking views of the city and the Rocky Mountains. Students can opt to live in one of two modern high-rise residences at the northeastern corner of the main campus. The residences feature recreation and study spaces, on-site laundry, shared studio art space and around-the-clock security.

SAIT comprises nine industry-focused schools, including the school of hospitality and tourism and the school of business. In September of 2020, SAIT launched the school for advanced digital technology, a tech-driven training hub for digital learning.

SAIT is a skills-intensive institute. It has close industry ties, emphasizes solution-
focused research and innovation and offers four-year bachelor’s degrees. Some graduates will receive their credentials via blockchain technology, which allows graduates to share their accomplishments with potential employers in a secure way.

Popular Programs

• Business Administration

• Bachelor of Business Administration

• Academic Upgrading

• Open Studies

• Software Development

School Size



• Degree $2,511-$9,694

• Diploma $2,948-$15,580

• Certificate $5,353-$20,749

• Post-Grad $9,133-$20,449

Residence Offerings


Cool Courses

• Professional Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Certificate: Students learn about the construction and maintenance and inspection of drone technology, as well as mapping and the processing of geomatics data. They are trained and licensed according to Transport Canada guidelines for remotely piloted aircraft systems.

• Integrated Water Management Diploma: Students focus on monitoring, management, assessment, inspection and maintenance and more, as well as emergency preparedness plans and skills to support global water availability challenges. This program incorporates hands-on learning experience including field school, classroom and virtual reality labs.

• Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles (NHL) Certificate: This eight-month program is ideal for professionals currently working in health and wellness-related areas. Students spend approximately 16 hours weekly on campus attending theory-based courses on nutrition, health promotion, adult behaviour change processes and more. They gain hands-on experience modifying and evaluating recipes for specific population needs.