In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the home graduate program's requirements, students undertaking the EES specialization must successfully complete the following:
EES Specialization at the Master's Level
Students in the EES specialization are required to complete four courses, which include:
- Energy and Environmental Systems 601: Introduction to Energy and Environmental Systems
- Energy and Environmental Systems 607: Tools for System Analysis
- The remaining two courses must be electives approved by the EES Graduate Studies Committee. These courses are intended to bolster a student's background in energy and environmental systems and/or interdisciplinary research methods, and may be taken in other faculties, schools, or departments at the University of Calgary.
Master's students must also comply with the requirements of their home graduate program. In addition these course requirements, students must conduct research that takes an interdisciplinary approach to a real-world problem in the area of energy and environmental systems. Students must also actively partake in EES seminars and activities, and contribute meaningfully to the interdisciplinary culture of the specialization.
EES Specialization at the Doctoral Level
Doctoral students are required to take the same EESS core courses that are required at the Master's level if they have not previously completed the course requirements for the EES specialization. Doctoral students must also comply with requirements of their home graduate program. Students who have previously earned a Master's degree with the EES specialization have no additional required EES courses. However, they may need to take courses relevant to their area of study as recommended by their thesis supervisor and/or the EES Graduate Studies Committee.
EES Specialization with MGIS Degree (course-based)
Students enrolled in the Master of Geographic Information Systems degree program who wish to earn the EES specialization will need to take three of the EES courses (Energy and Environmental Systems 601, 603, and one other). Students are not required to take Geography 683, but must take the other core courses in the MGIS program (Geography 647, 633, 639, and 681). Finally, students will still be required to fulfill the 10 half course requirement of the MGIS program, and can select the remaining three courses from Geography optional courses or EES related courses. It is not recommended that students required to complete the MGIS upgrade courses undertake the EES specialization.
EES Specialization with the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP)
The course curriculum for IGP students will be determined at the IGP admission seminar. Course requirements will typically include the EES core courses, but may also include other courses to ensure adequate coverage of the relevant disciplines involved. Changes to the student's curriculum after the admission seminar will require the approval of the Supervisory Committee, IGP Director, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.