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The Energy Engineering program addresses the energy industry’s need for engineering graduates who bring a unique mix of technology and engineering science skills and knowledge to the workplace that will set them apart from graduates of traditional engineering programs.

Energy Engineering builds on students’ engineering technology background from approved polytechnic institute programs with further engineering training and development at the University of Calgary in an engineering degree program.

What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering

The curriculum is designed to provide graduates of approved energy technology diploma programs with a seamless transition to a University of Calgary engineering degree program. The Energy Engineering program is 4 years in duration (2 years at the polytechnic institution plus full 2 calendar years at the Schulich School of Engineering).

Graduates of the program will hold an engineering technology diploma from a polytechnic institution and an engineering degree from the University of Calgary.

Options include:

  • Elective focus in mechanical or petroleum engineering in the final year of study
  • 12-16 month internship (this optional internship would extend the program length)

What are the admission requirements?

Applications are now open for the Spring 2017 intake and will remain open until the deadline Feb 1, 2017.

Current qualifying programs include one of the six following engineering technology diploma programs from SAIT:

  • 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

Prospective students may apply while in their final year of diploma studies.

Credit will not normally be granted for courses taken eight or more years prior to admission to the Schulich School of Engineering. 

Admissions to this program are competitive and we will be accepting the strongest eligible students into Energy Engineering. 

Students must:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have completed an approved engineering diploma program or be in progress
  • Provide transcripts from SAIT
  • Provide high school transcripts and any other post-secondary transcripts (if applicable)
  • Must have the following high school courses competed, or have demonstrated equivalence in:
  • ENGL 30-1
  • MATH 30
  • MATH 31
  • Physics 30
  • CHEM 30

What is the program of study like?

The BSc in Energy Engineering program has been carefully designed for student success, and the completion time is comparable to standard high-school entry engineering programs.  

Energy Engineering students will take a mix of existing common core engineering, science, and mathematics courses, chemical engineering courses, petroleum engineering courses, mechanical engineering courses and energy and environment engineering courses, in addition to energy engineering specific courses.

Year 1 (Fall/Winter)

SAIT Polytechnic

Year 2 (Fall/Winter)

SAIT Polytechnic

(Spring/Summer)

Schulich School of Engineering

Year 3 (Fall/Winter)

Schulich School of Engineering

(Spring/Summer)

Schulich School of Engineering (online)

Year 4 (Fall/Winter)

Schulich School of Engineering

What are the career opportunities?

Energy engineers will be highly employable as process, design, and sales engineers for both conventional oil and gas companies as well as those in the emerging alternative energy sector. They will also possess the flexibility of securing positions as engineering technicians.

FAQ

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.

For more information

Engineering Student Centre

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

Read our brochure

Download

What degree programs, minors and specializations are offered?

Degree Program

Bachelor of Science in Energy Engineering

The curriculum is designed to provide graduates of approved energy technology diploma programs with a seamless transition to a University of Calgary engineering degree program. The Energy Engineering program is 4 years in duration (2 years at the polytechnic institution plus full 2 calendar years at the Schulich School of Engineering).

Graduates of the program will hold an engineering technology diploma from a polytechnic institution and an engineering degree from the University of Calgary.

Options include:

  • Elective focus in mechanical or petroleum engineering in the final year of study
  • 12-16 month internship (this optional internship would extend the program length)
What are the admission requirements?

Applications are now open for the Spring 2017 intake and will remain open until the deadline Feb 1, 2017.

Current qualifying programs include one of the six following engineering technology diploma programs from SAIT:

  • 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

Prospective students may apply while in their final year of diploma studies.

Credit will not normally be granted for courses taken eight or more years prior to admission to the Schulich School of Engineering. 

Admissions to this program are competitive and we will be accepting the strongest eligible students into Energy Engineering. 

Students must:

  • Be in good academic standing
  • Have completed an approved engineering diploma program or be in progress
  • Provide transcripts from SAIT
  • Provide high school transcripts and any other post-secondary transcripts (if applicable)
  • Must have the following high school courses competed, or have demonstrated equivalence in:
  • ENGL 30-1
  • MATH 30
  • MATH 31
  • Physics 30
  • CHEM 30
What is the program of study like?

The BSc in Energy Engineering program has been carefully designed for student success, and the completion time is comparable to standard high-school entry engineering programs.  

Energy Engineering students will take a mix of existing common core engineering, science, and mathematics courses, chemical engineering courses, petroleum engineering courses, mechanical engineering courses and energy and environment engineering courses, in addition to energy engineering specific courses.

Year 1 (Fall/Winter)

SAIT Polytechnic

Year 2 (Fall/Winter)

SAIT Polytechnic

(Spring/Summer)

Schulich School of Engineering

Year 3 (Fall/Winter)

Schulich School of Engineering

(Spring/Summer)

Schulich School of Engineering (online)

Year 4 (Fall/Winter)

Schulich School of Engineering

What are the career opportunities?

Energy engineers will be highly employable as process, design, and sales engineers for both conventional oil and gas companies as well as those in the emerging alternative energy sector. They will also possess the flexibility of securing positions as engineering technicians.

FAQ

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.

For more information

Engineering Student Centre

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

Read our brochure

Download