Andrew-Wagner

BET, Class of 2015
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Environmental)
School of Science and Technology
Hometown: Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

 

 

For Drew, there are at least two very good reasons he’s in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program at Cape Breton University.

“I chose CBU because it’s relatively inexpensive, being near my home, and I heard from a lot of people who took the BET program and got jobs,” he says.

“The environment here is very close,” Drew adds. “What I really enjoy the best is the relationships between the faculty and students. You still get that high school feeling where it’s very tight knit.”

The difference between high school and university, for Drew, was also immediately apparent.

Despite the technical challenges of learning a scientific discipline, Drew said he was surprised by how the instructors were able to make it accessible for students.

“I assumed that physics would be extremely difficult and I wouldn’t like it, but the faculty made it fun,” he says.

The three-year engineering technology degree is also appealing, says Drew, because students can get out into the workforce quickly.

The BET degree is available in four disciplines: electronics and controls, environmental studies, manufacturing and petroleum.

“I assumed that physics would be extremely difficult and I wouldn’t like it, but the faculty made it fun,” he says.

The three-year engineering technology degree is also appealing, says Drew, because students can get out into the workforce quickly.

The BET degree is available in four disciplines: electronics and controls, environmental studies, manufacturing and petroleum.

Drew chose the environmental aspect of the degree because he is interested in working in the oil and gas industry, where skills in environmental impact assessment, air, soil and water quality testing, and sustainable development are in demand.