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Submitted by nnreimer.local on Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:28pm

Oil and gas engineering focuses on finding innovative, economical and environmentally sustainable ways to explore, develop and produce oil and gas. The industry is growing and evolving and offers many exciting career opportunities.

Our school’s location in Calgary, the energy capital of Canada, gives us strong connections to the oil and gas industry. Our professors understand the industry’s needs and challenges, which means students graduate with knowledge and skills that are valuable and relevant.

As an oil and gas engineer, your work could include evaluating reservoirs using reservoir description and modeling techniques, overseeing drilling operations, or designing hydrocarbon production and treatment facilities.

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What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering

Minors

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED) 
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent. All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admission requirements, visit our high-school students page. For international admission requirements, visit the international students page.

You can find general information on our main admissions page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles, and design. Learn more about first-year common core.

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g, oil and gas engineering.

In the oil and gas engineering program, students study the following:

  • geological principles
  • principles of energy and mass conservation
  • thermodynamics

Students take courses in reservoir, petroleum production, drilling, well logging and formation evaluation, well testing, oil field safety and environmental impacts, improved recovery techniques, and oil and gas treatment processes.

What are the career opportunities?

There is a high demand for oil and gas engineers who are highly skilled, knowledgeable and adaptable. The oil and gas industry offers diverse career opportunities and graduates are among the highest paid engineers upon graduation. Graduates can specialize in areas such as production, reservoir, facilities, transportation, drilling, economics and management.

For more information

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Telephone:  (403) 220-5751
Email: cpe-general@ucalgary.ca

Student Enquiries

Dr. Michael Foley
Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies
Email: cpe-undergrad@ucalgary.ca

Visit the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering web page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Additional resources

See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer by visiting Discover Engineering Online.

What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering

Minors

Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (MEED) 
This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

View the program details in the University of Calgary Calendar.

Minor in Management and Society
This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

What are the admission requirements?

Admission averages vary, but in recent years students required an average of about 86 percent. All applicants must present grades for the following five high-school subjects (or their equivalents):

  • ELA 30-1
  • Chemistry 30
  • Physics 30
  • Pure Math 30
  • Math 31 (Calculus)

View admission equivalents for Canadian high-school and international students.

For high-school admission requirements, visit our high-school students page. For international admission requirements, visit the international students page.

You can find general information on our main admissions page.

What is the program of study like?

All first-year students take the same core program in mathematics, sciences, computing, communications, engineering principles, and design. Learn more about first-year common core.

After completing the first year, they choose a program of study, e.g, oil and gas engineering.

In the oil and gas engineering program, students study the following:

  • geological principles
  • principles of energy and mass conservation
  • thermodynamics

Students take courses in reservoir, petroleum production, drilling, well logging and formation evaluation, well testing, oil field safety and environmental impacts, improved recovery techniques, and oil and gas treatment processes.

What are the career opportunities?

There is a high demand for oil and gas engineers who are highly skilled, knowledgeable and adaptable. The oil and gas industry offers diverse career opportunities and graduates are among the highest paid engineers upon graduation. Graduates can specialize in areas such as production, reservoir, facilities, transportation, drilling, economics and management.

For more information

Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Telephone:  (403) 220-5751
Email: cpe-general@ucalgary.ca

Student Enquiries

Dr. Michael Foley
Associate Head, Undergraduate Studies
Email: cpe-undergrad@ucalgary.ca

Visit the Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering web page.

For more information about joint degree programs

For students in the Faculty of Arts

Arts Program Information Centre

102 Social Sciences Building
Phone: 403-220-3580
Email: artsads@ucalgary.ca
Web: arts.ucalgary.ca/advising

For students in the Faculty of Science

Undergraduate Science Centre

445 Energy Environment Experiential Learning Building
Phone: 403-220-8600
Email: usc@ucalgary.ca
Web: ucalgary.ca/science/undergraduate/usc

Engineering Student Centre

SB 149
Phone: 403-220-5732 
Email:  engginfo@ucalgary.ca

Additional resources

See how to apply.
Learn more about tuition and fees.

Learn more about what it’s like to be an engineer by visiting Discover Engineering Online.