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bachelor

Degree

BioScience Technology Diploma

bachelor

Degree

BioScience Technology Diploma

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $18,388 CAD

  • Application fee

    $150 CAD

  • Duration

    2 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    50 out of 100

Highlights
Practicum

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-May-2023 2023-05-01

Overview

BioScience Technology Diploma

Saskatchewan Polytechnic's BioScience Technology program is a two-year diploma program that emphasizes a hands-on style of learning. Your classroom time includes theory, practical exercises, and labs

A four-week practicum gives you on-the-ground experience working in a laboratory, so at the end of your program, you're ready for the workplace.

The program is designed to give you a strong foundation in both scientific principles and analytic practices

The emphasis is on developing your lab skills to prepare you for work in the biosciences, biomedical research, and applied research fields.

You'll develop the skills you need to:

  • analyze DNA, RNA, and protein samples
  • follow good laboratory practices (GLP) guidelines
  • handle and prepare laboratory chemicals
  • organize and supervise laboratory activities
  • record, process, and report data
  • use analytical instruments
  • work with plants and animals in a research setting
  • work with microorganisms

Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC) accredits the program at the Technologist level.

TAC is a bold, world-class accreditation organization, delivering accreditation services for the engineering technology and applied science profession in Canada.

After two years of suitable industrial experience, Saskatchewan Polytechnic graduates are eligible to apply for membership with the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians (SASTT).

Bioscience technologists are members of multidisciplinary teams, so communication, interpersonal and team-building skills are an asset.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$20,988

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,032
Accommodation 1 bed room $2,600
Tuition 1 person $18,388

Hourly wage

Min wage

13 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Academic/Official Transcripts
  • Language Proficiency Results
  • Passport or Visa Documents
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
5
listening
5
writing
5
speaking
5
reading

TOEFL

81
19
listening
19
writing
19
speaking
19
reading

PTE

63
50
listening
50
writing
50
speaking
50
reading

Cambridge

180
-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
  • Duolingo English Test: 105

Applicants may be conditionally waitlisted and/or conditionally accepted where proof of registration in an English language Centre program is provided. 

Proof must include a specified date by which the individual is anticipated to meet the ELP requirement.

Successful completion of a Saskatchewan Polytechnic-recognized ESL program from a Canadian college or university, if it is considered equivalent to Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s required TOEFL iBT or IELTS admission requirements. 

Proficiency equivalents will be reviewed by Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s International Admissions Representative in consultation with the relevant program head. Registrar approval will be required.

Pre-EAP

If you are just starting to learn English with an IELTS score of less than 5.5, you can take Pre-EAP courses to improve your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills.

Course and IELTS levelCourse length and estimated costStart date and location
Pre-EAP (CW L1)
Below 4.0
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L2)
4.0
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L3)
4.5
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online
Pre-EAP (CW L4)
5.0 (no band <4.5)
8 weeks
$3,765
Six start dates per year
Online

EAP 

Advance your social and academic English skills with these courses to achieve the IELTS level needed to begin your program study at Sask Polytech.

Course and IELTS levelCourse length and estimated costStart date and location
EAP 1
5.5
15 weeks
$4,500
January and May
Hybrid delivery in Saskatoon
EAP 2
6.0
15 weeks
$4,500
May and September
Hybrid delivery in Saskatoon

Find your level

 IELTSTOEFL iBTPTEDuolingo
Pre-EAP (CW L2)4.0282460
Pre-EAP (CW L3)4.5323070
(no band <50)
Pre-EAP (CW L4)5.0354080
(no band <60)
EAP 15.5464590
(no band <70)
EAP 26.0
(no band <5.5;
at least one band >6.0)
6250100 
(no band <80)

Academic background and requirement

  • Grade 12 with a minimum of 65% in each of the following subjects: Chemistry 30, Biology 30, and Pre-Calculus 30*
  • A combined average of 65% is required in English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30


*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:

  • Minimum of 65% in Math B30

Alternative Admission

Applicants who do not possess the academic qualifications for a program may be admitted if evidence of probable success can be established through an alternative admission assessment. 

Applicants are automatically considered for alternative admission. However, some specific admission requirements may still need to be met.

Career opportunities

  • Laboratory Manager
  • Quality Assurance Technologist
  • Research Technologist
  • Biological Technologist
  • BiologicalTechnician

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