Colleges Offering Online Programs in Petroleum Engineering
SAIT Polytechnic: Bachelor of Applied Technology Petroleum Engineering
This is a two-year, applied degree that requires students to complete a minimum of 27 coursework credits and 30 credits of supervised work practicum. Students can take up to seven years to complete the program. Admission requirements are a two-year SAIT diploma in technology or engineering, or a graduate degree in math, physics, chemistry, geology or geophysics or engineering.
To apply, students must complete and send the application form, including with it their educational transcripts, copy of diploma/degree, and an initial fee of $200. Tuition fees for Petroleum Engineering Technology are $5,193 for a one year course and $4,606 for the two year program. International students pay around $5,750 - $6,500 for all programs and $4,600 for English Language Foundations. All fees are in Canadian dollars. Fees are liable to change, so it's best to check them out at the college website at the time of making your application.
According to the SAIT Polytechnic website, this online degree provides the requisite training, but does not yet offer the professional registration as a petroleum engineer.
Students interested in going for an online Master's Degree afterwards can check out colleges offering petroleum engineering degrees at the Society of Petroleum Engineers website.
University of North Dakota: Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering
Requirements for this are a high school diploma or its equivalent and it takes at least six years to complete the requirements for this degree. You must earn 135 credits; lectures are recorded but there are onsite labs. ABET accreditation is pending at this writing. You will be able to form partnerships within the industry and become familiar with the specific software utilized in the field of engineering and mines. Tuition costs start at around $280 per credit for residents and go upwards of $600 for non-residents, and fees are not subject to the tuition cap enjoyed by regular full-time students.