Program Description The Bachelor of Technology in Petroleum is a three year program that focuses on exploration, drilling, production and recovery in the offshore petroleum industry. Combining theoretical principles with technical expertise, this degree specifically looks at drilling, reservoir engineering, processing and petroleum codes and specifications. Students wishing to start their careers early may choose to graduate with the Petroleum Engineering Technology Diploma after successfully completing their second year. Students successfully completing the program at the Diploma level or beyond may apply for National Certification as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) through TechNOVA (formerly known as the Society for Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Nova Scotia).