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Energy Asset Management

Open for Fall 2018

Length: 2 Years
Credential: Diploma
Available: Full Time Classroom or Online

Program Highlights

Study the business side of the energy industry and learn about contracts, leases and regulatory obligations in preparation for a career in mineral and surface land management, well asset management or operations accounting.
(Also available part time through Continuing Education.)

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Tuition and Fees Per Year*

Year 1: $9,996
Year 2: $9,996
Year 1 (International): $15,455
Year 2 (International): $15,455

*Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change


You will be offered admission to this program through direct entry if you meet the admission requirements and space is available. 

When can you apply?

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for fall 2018 open Oct. 18, 2017.
TermProgram start
Fall 2018 Sept. 4, 2018

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Learn about the story of JD Watt, SAIT's Energy Asset Management diploma program graduate, his career transition from hockey to energy industry, and how the program has helped him to pursue his passion.

Program Details

Program Description

Want to be a mover and a shaker in the oil and gas industry? As a student in the Energy Asset Management program, you'll study the business side of the energy industry and learn to handle contracts, leases, regulatory obligations, and accounting tasks. You'll leave SAIT with the skills you need to confidently enter the high-demand field of energy asset management.

Your Career

As a student of the program, you will learn about all functions within the industry (including an appreciation for the technical side of the business) and will graduate with relevant skills in administration of the regulatory, financial and contractual compliance workflow pertaining to energy industry assets. As a graduate of this program, you will have career opportunities in the petroleum industry in such areas as mineral land, land contracts, surface land, joint ventures, operations accounting, production accounting, well and facility asset management, as well as within various energy service companies, governments and field operations.

  • Graduates of the Energy Asset Management program have an 85% employment rate

To learn more about the program and what our grads do, click here.

Student Success

  • Joint Venture Specialization establish agreements and partnership arrangements
  • Mineral Land Management acquire and preserve below-ground rights
  • Surface Land Management acquire and preserve above-ground land activity
  • Well Asset Management
  • Monitor activity, gather information and report to regulatory bodies and partners
  • Operations Accounting
  • Gather, calculate and report production and financial data


After successfully completing this program, graduates will receive a SAIT diploma in Energy Asset Management.


There are no formal accreditation arrangements at this time. Please contact the MacPhail School of Energy for more information.

Transfer Options

Once completed, this SAIT credential may be eligible for transfer credit at another post-secondary institution. Visit Transfer Options to learn more about the transfer agreements currently available to SAIT graduates and incoming students.

Have questions? Write to us at transfer.options@sait.ca.

Admission Requirements

Admission and Selection

  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Fall 2018 start: applications open Oct. 18, 2017.

Admission Requirements

Completion of the following courses or equivalents:

  • At least 60% in Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30, or 75% in Math 30-2 or Applied Math 30,
  • At least 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 75% in English Language Arts 30-2.
  • All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

SAIT accepts high school course equivalents for admission. If you don't meet the requirements, consider Academic Upgrading.

Direct Entry: Four Step Process

Step 1: Read the program information to see the qualities needed for student success.

Step 2: Ensure that you meet all of the admission requirements listed above.

Step 3: Apply to Energy Asset Management and submit your submit your transcripts and/or anticipated final grades.

  • Admission will be extended on a first-qualified, first-offered basis until the program is full.

Step 4: Find out how to monitor your application status after you apply.

Online Program Delivery

If you're interested in taking Energy Asset Management through online delivery, you'll need to apply online and meet the admission requirements. When you're filling out your application, select the Part-Time Application type and choose Energy Asset Management Diploma - Distance Education.


Program Outline

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First Year

Semester 1 - Fall

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
COMM-256 Professional Communication and Presentation Skills 3.0
BLAW-205 EAM - Business Law 3.0
ACCT-352 Energy Accounting 3.0
EAMG-250 EAM Pre-Acquisition & Acquisition 3.0
EAMG-210 Overview of EAM and Energy Industry 3.0
Semester 1 Total 15.0


Semester 2 - Winter

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
COMM-266 Professional Communication Skills II
EAMG-255 EAM Drilling & Completion
EAMG-220 Energy Agreements
EAMG-230 Operations Accounting
DATA-240 EAM Software Applications
Semester 2 Total 15.0
First Year Total 30.0

Second Year

Semester 3 - Fall

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
ECON-302 Economics 3.0
EAMG-300 EAM Maintenance
PROJ-399 EAM Project Management 3.0
EAMG-350 EAM Production 3.0
EAMG-306 EAM Production Facilities
Semester 3 Total 15.0


Semester 4 - Winter

Course CodeCourse NameCredit
MNGT-250 Organizational Behaviour 3.0
EAMG-355 EAM Abandonment and Relinquishment 3.0
EAMG-301 EAM Capstone 3.0
FNCE-360 Financial Decision Making 3.0
MKTG-301  Oil & Gas Marketing 3.0
Semester 4 Total 15.0
Second Year Total 30.0
Program Total 60.0


Students must attain a PGPA and/or a CGPA of 2.0 or better in each semester and pass the necessary prerequisite courses to progress through the program. To qualify for graduation, students must pass all courses, attain a CGPA of 2.0 or better and complete course requirements within the prescribed timelines.


Domestic Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $9,033 $440 $523 $9,996
2 $9,033 $440 $523 $9,996

International Tuition and Fees*

YearTuition feesSAIT feesSAITSA fees2017/18 total
1 $14,492 $440 $523 $15,455
2 $14,492 $440 $523 $15,455


Campus Athletic and Recreation Fee: $160
Universal Transit Pass (UPass): $280  Your program may be eligible to purchase the UPass.

SAIT Students' Association Fees

Health Plan: $110 
Dental Plan: $125
SAIT Students' Association (SAITSA): $288

Books and Supplies*

  • Books and supplies are approximately $500 per year.

Find out about tuition and financial aid.

* Tuition, fees, books and supply costs are subject to change.

Contact Information

MacPhail School of Energy

Inspiring Stories

Desirae praised the two-year program for its diverse curriculum that properly prepared students for jobs in the business side of the energy industry.

Gwen appreciated the program challenged her while giving her the education needed to help her land a job.

Simon was a cook for 10 years when he realized he wanted a switch. The real-world experience and practical training through SAIT's Energy Asset Management program put him in a job in that field before graduation.


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Desirae Balsillie
Energy Asset Management | 2016

“You get a broad knowledge of the energy industry, so you can jump in ready,” she says, adding the program even included networking opportunities with potential employers. “The industry wants us. They know how much we’ve learned in the two years.”

Gwen Tishauserane Doe
Energy Asset Management | 2016

“I have the knowledge and skills to bring to the industry,” she says. “They gave us a good foundation that we can build on.”

Simon Clipperton
Energy Asset Management | 2017

"All the programs used in class translated directly into the real world," he says. "The opportunities the program afforded for employment were good."