Study Engineering Technology on Canada’s #1 Island

A degree in Engineering Technology from Cape Breton University sets the ground to fill the demand for one of today’s lucrative careers. The Bachelor of Engineering Technology program is dedicated to providing a one-of-a-kind education. Flexible and timely, the program prepares you for the working world with options for structuring your degree based on personal career goals including Chemical, Electronics & Controls, Environmental Studies, Manufacturing and Petroleum.

Program Start Dates:
September, January & May
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Estimated Tuition & Fees:
$8,500 (Nova Scotian Resident)
$9,800 (Canadian Resident)
$19,600 (International)
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Program Overview

Upon completing this program, you’ll walk away with:

  1. Universal Skills. Meet the ever-changing demands in today’s tech world. With courses in drafting, computer applications, and physics, you’ll earn noteworthy skills that position you for successful entry into the job market.
  2. Career Opportunities. Understand the day-to-day functions and roles that operate within a multitude of environments and industries.
  3. Co-op Experience. Take the hands-on approach and apply your knowledge to real workplace experiences in the community.

Course Details

Meet the demand in today’s world.

DRAF-1163 Industrial Applications of Drafting

The focus of this course is on the industrial applications of drafting. Students will learn the details of multi-disciplined drawings for electrical, petroleum, environmental and manufacturing engineering technology. Topics include schematics, print circuit boards, gears and cams. Detailed and industrial applications of technical drawings using advanced AutoCAD applications are employed. This is a required course for all disciplines of technology.

COMP-1163 Computer Applications

A hands-on course which emphasizes the everyday use of computer technology with MS Office for Windows XP. Includes study of Windows, the Internet, word-processing, spreadsheets, database management and programming with VB.Net. The graphical user interface, Windows, will be used to integrate all software. Laboratory tutorial assignments reinforce course objectives.

ENGI-1168 Fluid Mechanics

This course concentrates on the theory and problem solving regarding fluid properties, hydrostatic pressure, buoyancy, fluid flow, Bernoulli equation, energy losses in piping systems, flow measurement and open channel flow.

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Who You’ll Learn From

The Bachelor of Engineering Technology program is guided by Cape Breton University’s School of Science & Technology faculty, as well as industry experts who share a wealth of work experience, in-depth knowledge and career insights.

Melissa Deane, Instructor, Engineering

Melissa Deane received her degree in Electrical Engineering with Computer Option from Dalhousie University, having completed the first two years here at Cape Breton University. She has close to 15 years of industry experience including programming, wireline logging in the Petroleum Industry, electrical design with a consulting firm and the majority of her experience managing distribution capital projects in the utility industry here in Nova Scotia. Melissa has a keen interest in incorporating her experience into her teaching, with an emphasis on industry safety and practical examples.

Claude Goora, Instructor, Engineering

Mr. Goora is an Instructor, Professional Engineer, and Project Management Professional instructing in the Department of Engineering. Claude has a B.Sc with an Advanced Major in Mathematics from Saint Francis Xavier University and a Bachelor of Biological Engineering degree with Environmental Option from Dalhousie University. Previous work experiences include project engineering in the consulting industry, contract and project management for the Sydney Tar Ponds and Coke Ovens Remediation project, project management in the oil and gas industry and restoration industry. Claude is also the President and Owner of a consulting company established in 2015 with emphasis in project management, contract management, environmental engineering, and construction. Claude belongs to two professional associations; Engineers Nova Scotia and Project Management Institute.

Allison Mackie, Instructor, Engineering

A CBU alum (Dip. Eng. ’06), Dr. Allison Mackie completed her undergraduate degree in Environmental Engineering at Dalhousie University in 2008. She then attained Master of Applied Science and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering with a specialty in water treatment from Dalhousie University. Dr. Mackie worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for Water Resources Studies for three years prior to joining CBU. Her research has focused on the reuse of waste materials for the treatment of industrial wastewater; however, her experience and publications encompass conventional and advanced drinking water and wastewater treatment processes as well as the detection and treatment of emerging organic contaminants such as hormones, pharmaceuticals, and cyanotoxins.

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Like many institutions, CBU recognizes education completed at other post-secondary institutions. Students who have been successfully admitted to CBU and who already have some education behind them can apply for transfer credit.

Transfer credit is awarded for any course a student has successfully taken that is a good match with a course offered by CBU. Students can then use these credits to fulfill up to 50% of the requirements for their CBU degree. Learn more at

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