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The Pipeline Engineering Center at the Schulich School of Engineering leads the advancement of knowledge in pipeline engineering to meet the needs of the domestic and global pipeline industry through a broad multidisciplinary approach.

The centre is active in education and research that crosses all departments in the engineering school, including civil, chemical, mechanical, geomatics and electrical engineering.  The centre also collaborates with the departments of geoscience and biological sciences through the faculty of science. It works collaboratively with industry regionally and internationally to provide training and technology transfer that solves problems and advances the industry.

The center is a leader in pipeline integrity, maintenance, and management; new pipeline technologies; and project management.  The three dimensions of the PEC include Research, Education, and Knowledge Management as outlined in the figure below:

 

The Three Dimensions of the PEC