Open House

 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Oct. 2, 2021

Orientation

Discovery Sessions

Schulich Engineering Edge

11 - 11:45 a.m. | Oct. 2, 2021

Discover the benefits of an enhanced education, including exceptional scholarships, global travel, hands-on innovation and academic supports! Extraordinary student experience is the foundation of engineering studies at UCalgary.

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Guarantee your Engineering Major

12 - 12:45 p.m. | Oct. 2, 2021

Test drive everything an engineering career can offer, and then make your choice through Schulich’s guaranteed program placement. First-year students take a common core of courses, and then decide which path to take, before second year starts. This Discovery Session covers what each engineering department offers, and explains how guaranteed placement works!

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Engineering your Career Success

1 - 1:45 p.m. | Oct. 2, 2021

Put your engineering knowledge to work in the real world, through paid work experience. Whether a practicum in first or second year, or a full internship in upper years, our students learn through doing. Find out how to benefit from expanded career services, professional development programs and supports from the Engineering Career Centre.

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The first-year student experience

Not sure which engineering discipline to pursue? No problem.

A common first year

All first-year students take the same 10 courses in design, mathematics, science and engineering principles to prepare you for what's ahead.

Learning blocks

We place you in student blocks so you share classes, form study groups and build relationships within a tighter-knit group of peers.

Choose your major

Later in first-year, once you've experienced each engineering discipline, you apply for your program major and an optional minor.


Guarantee your Engineering Major/Program

Students who successfully complete all 10 technical common-core courses (with an overall GPA of 2.0 or better) are guaranteed placement in the program/major of their choice.


Biomedical engineering major

Engineering majors

Your journey starts with choosing from a diverse selection of majors.

Mechanical engineering

Exciting minors

Expand your options by adding a minor to your chosen major.

Energy engineering

Transfer programs

Build on your training and complete your engineering degree.

Engineering Student Centre

Our student centre provides a one-stop shop for information and support. If you need to register for the right courses, apply for a program or get information related to graduation – we can help.

Juggling your engineering degree with varsity athletics, an international experience or an unexpected life event? We’re here for you.

Engineering Academic Success Centre

We offer year-round peer tutoring for your first-year courses and beyond. Enjoy quiet spaces to study between classes. And, benefit from one-on-one appointments with our academic development specialist, who can help you develop study and time-management strategies.

Navigating first-year engineering with our Mentorship Program

Optional Certificates

Engineering Leadership

This certificate is a professional development opportunity that will help you build leadership skills and expertise that set you apart in your career.

Personal and Community Mental Wellbeing

This certificate supports student wellbeing, ensuring that every student who enters engineering has an opportunity to develop their coping, self-regulation and stress-management strategies.

Engineering Entrepreneurship

This certificate provides students with an entrepreneurial toolkit to help them inspire change and create value in their communities, develop creative and innovative solutions to current challenges, and build their capacity for adaptability in the face of technological and societal change.

Students
Students

Capstone Project

Each spring, our soon-to-be graduating engineering class presents their capstone projects at the annual Capstone Design Fair. Students practice key communications techniques while sharing their insights and expertise. With more than 100 student projects on display throughout the engineering complex, this is a great opportunity to meet future engineers, view new products and learn more about new approaches to challenges faced in our industry. 

Our students have created everything from a device to remove plastic from rivers, a bike that can withstand the ice and snow to a DNA sequencer. They've investigated variable speed limits on some of our busiest highways, or filed patents and launched small businesses based on their projects. 

Global Education

Make UCalgary your base for a truly global education.

Global Learning Experiences

Global Learning Experiences

Work, volunteer or study – the world is at your fingertips. Participate in our Global Community Projects where you can solve engineering challenges in developing countries. Spend your winter reading break exploring engineering industries, services and history in other parts of the globe. Or, test your ideas abroad through Global Engineering Entrepreneurship trips.

Outdoor Leadership

Outdoor Leadership

Whether it’s backcountry skiing in the Columbia Icefields or creating snow shelters in Kananaskis, the Outdoor Leadership Experiences program is designed to test your teamwork skills, develop your ability to overcome adversity and practice problem-solving while in the Canadian Rockies. Awaken your inner leader in the great outdoors.

Afford to Travel

Afford to Travel

We distribute up to $500,000 each year through the Schulich Student Activities Fund. This unique fund supports clubs preparing for team competitions, and students attending conferences or participating in engineering study trips. We’re here to make exciting student experiences possible.

Alina Kunitskaya

I still can't believe I got to live in California for a year! Thanks to the University of Calgary's internships, I was paid to work as a junior engineer in San Francisco before graduation. It was like living the dream.

Alina Kunitskaya

Recent engineering graduate

Engineering Internship Program

Paid 12- to 16-month internships for students between their third and fourth year of engineering.

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Engineering Career Practicum

Short-term paid work experience for students after their first or second year of engineering.

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Internship

Recent Graduates

Explore the career pathways of recently graduated students