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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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
ENC 205, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
622 Collegiate Place NW, Calgary, AB T2N 4V8
Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex (EN)