What is energy engineering?
Energy engineers work across the full energy lifecycle: extraction, production, conversion, refining, transmission and distribution. They play an integral role in processing energy from a variety of sources including conventional oil and gas sources and alternative energy sources.
Why is the Schulich School of Engineering introducing a BSc in Energy Engineering?
- We want to provide a smooth learner pathway from an approved engineering technology diploma to an engineering degree so that students will be eligible for licensing as professional engineers.
- We want to expand the supply of qualified engineers to Alberta’s energy sector.
- The BSc in Energy Engineering is a unique discipline in Canada, due to its blend of petroleum and mechanical engineering.
Who is eligible?
- Energy Engineering is open to engineering technology diploma graduates from approved polytechnic programs, including:
- Chemical Engineering Technology
- Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Analysis
- Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Automation
- Mechanical Engineering Technology - Design and Development
- Petroleum Engineering Technology
- Power Engineering Technology
- Students must have begun their engineering technology diplomas no earlier than 2008 to be eligible.
- Enrollment is open to 50 students.
How does the program work?
- The Energy Engineering degree program builds on students’ technology diploma.
- The program establishes a foundation in engineering science, engineering design, and natural science.
Students will take a mix of the following courses:
- Common Core
- Chemical Engineering
- Petroleum Engineering
- Mechanical Engineering
- Energy and Environment Engineering
- Energy Engineering
Upon completion of the BSc in Energy Engineering, graduates will be eligible to apply for a professional engineer designation with APEGA.*
*The Energy Engineering program is set to be reviewed by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board in 2016/2017. The results of this review will determine the application requirements for the APEGA P.Eng. desination.
When does the program start?
- Applications are now closed for the Spring 2016 intake
- Students will be notified of their acceptance by April 15, 2016
- Classes begin May 9, 2016
Is the Energy Engineering program accredited?
Energy Engineering is a brand new program. The Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board process requires that all new programs seeking accreditation be reviewed in the year the first students are to graduate. As a result, Energy Engineering will be reviewed for accreditation in the 2016/2017 academic year.
All other engineering programs at the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering are fully accredited and the Energy Engineering program was created with great attention towards ensuring all accreditation requirements are being met. We are very confident the Energy Engineering program will receive accreditation.