Submitted by nnreimer on Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:08pm
Engineering offers a wide range of exciting career paths and a world of opportunity. It touches virtually every facet of modern life — from the roads we drive on, to the computers we work with and the water we drink. Engineers are in demand all over the world to build, create and innovate. They are also being called upon to find solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges.
Become a Schulich Engineer
Learn about the exciting learning experiences for students at the Schulich School of Engineering.
As a student at the Schulich School of Engineering, you will learn how to think creatively, solve problems and collaborate. Your well-rounded, hands-on learning experience will provide you with critical skills that go beyond engineering:
- global awareness
You will graduate with all the knowledge required to be successful in your chosen profession and the skills you need to be a leader.
- We provide the largest engineering entrance scholarships in Canada.
- We have a $500,000 fund to help students travel abroad and participate in extracurricular activities.
- We offer innovative program choices not widely available elsewhere.
- We have the largest internship program of its kind in western Canada.
- We are recognized as a leader in integrating sustainability into engineering education
- Our professors work closely with students and win awards for excellence in teaching and research.
- We focus on hands-on learning to help students apply their knowledge and creativity.
- We are undergoing a $158.3 million expansion and renovation to create state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.
- We are above the national average for female students and faculty, and a leader in women in engineering initiatives.
- Our location in Calgary, the engineering capital of Canada, makes our school an ideal place to study engineering.
At the Schulich School of Engineering, students get many opportunities to apply their knowledge and build their collaboration skills through special projects and competitions. Students can join teams like the University of Calgary Solar Car Team and compete in events, such as the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. They have an opportunity to travel and learn how to work together as part of a multidisciplinary project team.
These extracurricular activities are supported by the Schulich Student Activities Fund, which provides over $500,000 each year for team competition and student travel.
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The Engineering Internship Program at the Schulich School of Engineering gives students the opportunity to complement their technical skills and classroom knowledge with real job experience. The program is optional and offers paid work experience of 12 to 16 months between the third and fourth years of study.
These longer work placements mean students get more exposure to the daily demands of the profession and can benefit from workplace training in a specific field.