The following six complementary studies courses are required for all students1,2 in the School:
(a) Engineering 209 (Economics 209)3 - not open to first-year students
(b) Engineering 481 or equivalent
Current approved equivalent courses are as follows:
- Science, Technology and Society (STAS) 327, Science in Society
- Science, Technology and Society (STAS) 343, Canadian Science Policy and Technology Development
(c) Communications Studies 3634
(d) Engineering 513, The Role and Responsibilities of the Professional Engineer in Society
(e) Two general complementary studies courses are required for all programs except in the following cases:
- For Chemical Engineering and Oil and Gas Engineering Programs, students are required to take three general complementary studies courses3
General complementary studies courses must be selected from the list of acceptable courses which may be obtained from the Engineering Student Centre and via the following link: schulich.ucalgary.ca/education/current-students/undergraduate/degree-programs-minors-and-specializations/complementary. Students are responsible for ensuring that any prerequisite conditions are satisfied.
Note inclusions to the list of acceptable general complementary courses for specific programs:
- Energy Management 301, which is required in the Energy and Environment Specialization, counts as a general complementary studies course.
- For Geomatics Engineering Programs (except for Geomatics with Energy and Environment Specialization), Business and Environment 395 may be used as a general complementary studies course.5
1The sequence of complementary studies courses for BSc in Energy Engineering students is listed in Section 4.5. Energy Engineering students may not use Economics/Engineering 209 or Communication Studies 363; these students must take two general complementary studies courses.
2The required sequence of complementary studies courses for students in the combined degree
program, BSc (Engineering)/BComm is listed in section 4. Program Details. Students in this program may not use Economics/Engineering 209, and are required to take Strategy and Global Management 217 in place of Communication Studies 363.
3Students in Chemical Engineering and Oil and Gas Engineering may not use Economics 209 or Engineering 209 as a Complementary Studies course; these students must take three general complementary studies courses. (Exception: Students in Chemical Engineering and Oil and Gas Engineering programs who obtained credit for Economics 209 or Engineering 209 prior to the Fall 2008 term may have that course counted as a general complementary studies course.)
4For students in the IFP Pathways program, International Foundations Program 350 is required in place of Communications Studies 363.
5Students entering Geomatics engineering programs (except for Geomatics with Energy and Environment Specialization) in Fall 2013 or later may use Business and Environment 395 as a general complementary studies course.