Energy Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc in Eng)

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What you will learn in this program

Energy engineers ask questions such as: How do ground conditions impact the installation of wind turbines? Can extraction processes be redesigned to minimize environmental damage? How can our existing power systems be enhanced by renewable energy production?

Energy Engineers find new, efficient, and sustainable ways to supply the world with energy. Our unique 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, which sets them apart from graduates of traditional engineering programs. Energy Engineering builds on students’ engineering technology background from approved polytechnic institute programs with further engineering training and development at the University of Calgary in an engineering degree program.

Career opportunities

As an Energy Engineer, you’ll have global opportunities to work across the full energy life cycle in extraction, production, conversion, refining, transmission, distribution and reclamation, including alternative energy. A degree in engineering can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or a professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or architecture.

Courses you'll take:

Alternative Energy Systems, Engineering Design and Energy Policy, Introduction to Reservoir Engineering, Life Cycle Assessment, Petroleum Production Engineering

Admission requirements and information

You must have a previous engineering technology diploma from a recognized institution to be eligible for this program.

See the special and admission and application requirements on the Schulich School of Engineering site.

Important dates and deadlines

Program Highlights

Program enhancements

Collaborative team work - Interact with your peers while learning to collaborate on projects.

Work experience

Internship experience - Gain valuable full-time paid work experience through a 12-16 month placement.

Hands-on opportunities

Study abroad opportunities - Cultural and academic experiences at destinations around the world.

The energy engineering program is an exciting pathway that allows graduates of engineering technology diploma programs to obtain an engineering degree in 24 months. The program is designed to build upon the students’ engineering technology background with courses that add in-depth engineering science, analysis, and design skills. Energy engineering graduates will have a unique combination of engineering and technology knowledge that will set them apart from graduates of traditional engineering programs.

Anders Nygren, PhD — Associate Dean, Academic and Planning

Our Energy Engineering program is the only pathway in Alberta for students with an approved two-year technical diploma to earn their engineering degree in two years of study.

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​After I graduated with a petroleum engineering technology diploma, I successfully worked in industry for a number of years. I want to expand my options and my employer is supportive. This two-year educational investment through the Energy Engineering program will improve the next 20 years of my career.

​Mared J., energy engineering student

Join our community in fall 2018

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Sunday, October 1, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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I think the best parts of the program were the people, and being close to home. My classmates made the learning exciting and we helped motivate each other. Being from Calgary, I could stay home instead of having to move to the United States to continue my education.

Brogen Bogstie, Bsc(Eng)'17

Faculty Information

Schulich website
Energy, Environment, Experiential Learning (EEEL), Room 403
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5732