Progress towards our strategic plan
Engineering the way forward
The Schulich School of Engineering is energized by our clear strategic vision. Since 2015, our continued focus on supporting student success, fostering diversity and high-impact research has inspired success stories across our school.
In the past year, we launched the Maker Multiplex (M2), helping us spark an entrepreneurial mindset with a place to build prototypes, test designs and grow problem-solving skills. We recruited an Indigenous Engineer-in-Residence. And we transformed our mechanical engineering building – upgrading vital research and lab spaces.
Responding to the needs of our economy, our Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering launched a new Master of Engineering program with a focus on software engineering this fall. The 12-month program, where students develop advanced software engineering skills, was immediately overwhelmed with applicants. This is just a hint of the demand for technical talent in Calgary – and our ability to meet it.
In the coming year, we are developing a new graduate employment initiative to ensure our students have support transitioning to meaningful engineering work. We are focused on expanding our industry partnerships to enable our researchers to grow their high-impact research. And, we will promote new diversity initiatives to welcome everyone into our profession.
The Schulich School of Engineering continues on a trajectory of success thanks to the students, faculty, staff and community champions who support our vision. We know we can’t do it alone. We are always seeking new ways to work with community leaders to meet the changing needs of our society. We encourage you to join us as we find new ways of Energizing Engineering Leadership – together.
By embracing entrepreneurial thinking, hands-on learning and a digital mindset, we’re preparing engineers to be the innovators and disrupters society needs.
Dr. Bill Rosehart, PhD
Dean, Schulich School of Engineering