Energy Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc in Eng)

Why choose Energy Engineering?


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 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. This fully accredited transfer program allows you to combine an energy-related engineering technology diploma from an approved polytechnic institute with an engineering degree from the University of Calgary’s Schulich School of Engineering within as little as 24 months of study.

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.

Program highlights

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

Engineering Career Centre – Access engineering career advisors and gain valuable full-time paid work experience through a 12-16 month placement.

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


Courses in this program

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


​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


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This program is only available to transfer applicants. You would need to start in a different program and transfer into this program. Please select University transfer to see the requirements. For advice on which program to start with, please contact the faculty.

List of Approved Options for Summer 2022 Admissions Forward

Beginning Summer 2022, the lists of approved options for admissions has been updated to the options below. Approved courses remain the same as in the tab above.

Social Studies 30‐2

Social Sciences

  • International Politics
  • World Religions
  • World Geography
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Cultural and Physical Anthropology
  • Applied Sociology
  • Philosophies of Man
  • Microeconomics
  • Western World History
  • Macroeconomics

Career and Technology course groupings
(all courses within a course grouping can be used)

 

  • Criminal Justice Studies
  • Design Studies
  • Electro‐technologies
  • Enterprise and Innovation
  • Environmental Stewardship
  • Financial Management
  • Human and Social Services
  • Legal Studies
  • Logistics
  • Management and Marketing
  • Networking
  • Primary Resources
  • Recreation Leadership

Dual Credit courses

Locally Developed Courses

  • Design thinking for Innovation
  • Forensic Studies
  • Fine Arts group
  • Second language group
  • Astronomy
  • Chemistry (Advanced)
  • Creative Writing and Publishing
  • Environmental Science Advanced
  • Global Perspectives
  • Journalism
  • Literary Creation
  • Marine Life and Ecosystem Studies
  • Physics (Advanced)
  • Psychology – Abnormal
  • Scientific Research
  • Religious Studies

Locally developed courses may be added or removed as curriculum revisions are made. Course outlines can be sent to the Associate Registrar, Admissions and Recruitment for assessment.

Options from the approved list will be combined (if required) to fulfill one approved option requirement (5 or 6 credits) using the courses with the higher grades first. Intermediate and Advanced Credits cannot be combined to satisfy a course requirement.

For standard admission, intermediate credits will be used where 5 advanced credits are not available. For final admission, advanced credits will be used.

As a current high school student, the University of Calgary will review your application through our standard and early admission processes each time new grades are presented. We review based on the highest level of courses received at the time of review (this means that if you have completed a grade 12 (30 level) required course, this course will be used instead of the grade 11 (20 level) course.

Early Admission Process

The early admission process considers four approved program specific courses from grade 11 (20 level or equivalent). The admission office issues a smaller number of offers at a higher academic average during the early review with the majority of offers being issued through standard admission.

Standard Admission Process

The standard admission process considers five program specific courses from grade 11 or 12 (20 or 30 level or equivalent). At least one course must be at grade 12 (30 level or equivalent). Competitive admission averages are listed above.

Finalizing Admission

Students admitted through the early or standard process must complete all grade 12 (30-level or equivalent) course requirements, maintain the admission average required for admission in the year of application and obtain their Alberta Grade 12 Graduation (or equivalent).

The University of Calgary seeks first and foremost to attract excellent academic students. However, the University also recognizes that those who have achieved excellence outside academics or who have overcome significant hardships can make positive contributions to the University community. Recognizing that excellence means more than academic excellence, the University of Calgary may admit up to one per cent of new undergraduate students annually under this category.

To be eligible to apply under the Diverse Qualifications Admission Process, students must demonstrate:

  • Excellence in non-academic areas
  • High potential in academic/research activities
  • Perseverance under great difficulty or hardship

In addition, students must:

  • Meet the minimum admission requirements as specified in section A.5 of the Calendar
  • Meet the University’s English Language Proficiency requirement
  • Be either a citizen or permanent resident of Canada
  • Indicate their desire to be considered under this category on the Application for Admission
  • Provide contact information for two references
  • Complete a personal profile outlining circumstances, personal achievements and educational goals
  • Provide official transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institutions attended

For further information about the Diverse Qualifications Admission Process and application deadlines, visit: ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/diverse-qualifications.

If you have self-identified as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit) on your application form, you will automatically receive consideration under the Indigenous admissions process, if needed. For more information, please visit https://www.ucalgary.ca/future-students/undergraduate/indigenous/admissions_process

English is the official language of instruction at the University of Calgary. All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency to be considered for admission to an undergraduate program. There are three ways to meet our English language entrance requirements: High school studies, English language test scores, and the Academic Communications Certificate (ACC).

High school studies

To meet the English language requirements with your high school studies, you must have completed three years of study with English as the primary language of instruction at an accredited Canadian, American, or British curricula high school (including CIS) or in a University of Calgary approved English-speaking country

English language test scores

If your high school education does not fulfil UCalgary's English language requirements, you can present one of the minimum scores listed in the Academic Calendar

Note: Our school code for the TOEFL exam is 0813, and the department code is 00.

Academic Communication Certificate (ACC)

The ACC is for English learners who want to enter a university program. If you apply for undergraduate admission and complete the ACC through UCalgary Continuing Education by the end of summer term in the year of application, you could be considered for conditional admission to a degree program.

Learn more at ucalgary.ca/esl/acc.

Approved courses for from the IB curriculum can be found at https://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/a-12-1.html

Approved courses from AP examinations can be found at https://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/a-12-2.html

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2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4

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