This program is designed for graduates of approved energy technology diploma programs. It provides a seamless transition to a University of Calgary engineering degree. Once an energy technology graduate is admitted, this degree is an additional two full years of study. Graduates will hold both an engineering technology diploma and an engineering degree.
This program is designed to build on students' engineering technology backgrounds. Core courses include engineering, science and math courses as well as chemical, petroleum, mechanical, and energy and environment engineering courses.
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.
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.
Graduates can focus on:
They will also possess the flexibility to apply for graduate studies in engineering or business, or other professional degrees such as law, medicine or architecture.
A unique engineering pathway: from diploma to degree
This program is designed for graduates of approved energy technology diploma programs. It provides a seamless transition to a University of Calgary engineering degree program.
Earn a diploma
Your first and second years of study will take place at an approved polytechnic institution. Once you graduate with an energy-related technology diploma, you're the perfect fit for this unique degree program.
Start your degree
Energy engineering students start university at the perfect time of the year - spring. Over the spring and summer terms, you will acquaint yourselves with university campus life, coursework and resources.
Two full years
In two years, including two spring and summer semesters - you'll earn an energy engineering degree. You'll study chemical, petroleum, mechanical, and energy and environment engineering. You'll also complete a capstone design project.
Between your third and fourth years,you can opt to take a 12- to 16-month internship. This paid work can take place locally, in other parts of Canada or abroad. It's a great let up in the job market.