Bachelor of Science in Oil and Gas Engineering

About the program

Oil and gas engineering involves the production of oil and gas in an economical and environmentally safe manner. The technical knowledge and hands-on experience you'll gain in this program is designed to meet the needs of industry. Ultimately, your degree will be highly relevant to your chosen field.

Our school’s location in Calgary, the energy capital of Canada, gives us strong connections to the oil and gas industry. Our professors understand industry challenges, which means students graduate with knowledge and skills that are valuable in the workforce.


Optional minors

Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development

This joint program with the Haskayne School of Business helps students build entrepreneurial skills. They learn the principles and practices of developing new ventures and managing small and medium-sized companies.

Program details

Management and Society

This program teaches students about the role of management in our institutions and society. Engineering students learn how to practice managerial skills in a business environment.

Program details


Life in the lab

Career pathways

As an oil and gas engineer, your work could include evaluating reservoirs using reservoir description and modeling techniques, overseeing drilling operations, or designing hydrocarbon production and treatment facilities.

Graduates can focus on:

  • Production
  • Reservoirs
  • Facilities
  • Transportation
  • Drilling
  • Economics
  • Management

An academic path that works

Our students follow a tried and true educational path. This includes a common first year, an internship opportunity after year three and an exciting design project to cap things off.

 

Common 1st year

Undergraduate students spend their first year learning about the broad world of engineering. From there, they focus their studies on a specific engineering discipline for the remainder of their degree.

Choose a major

In their second year of studies, undergraduate students begin taking courses in their major. These programs include: electrical, civil, software, chemical, mechanical, geomatics, and oil and gas engineering.

Internship

Between their third and fourth year, students can apply to do an internship. These paid work experiences range from 12 to 16 months. For students interested in international internships, one in 15 intern abroad.

Design project

During their fourth year of study, students undertake a team design project. Many work with an industry partner. Together, they develop well-researched and tested solutions to real-world challenges.

Earn an engineering degree and a business degree

Are you torn between choosing an engineering or business education? At the University of Calgary you can simultaneously complete a Bachelor of Science in Engineering and a Bachelor of Commerce in five years. This unique program is offered in partnership with the Haskayne School of Business.

Undergraduate admission enquiries

Engineering Student Centre

Mailing address:
ENC 205, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

Street address:
622 Collegiate Place NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4V8

Campus location:
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex (EN)

403.220.5732 
engginfo@ucalgary.ca