Oil and Gas Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSc in Eng)

Why choose Oil and Gas Engineering?

Oil and gas engineers ask questions such as: Can refining processes be redesigned to reduce pollution? How is crude oil refined into marketable products? Can natural gas be more efficiently extracted?

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 are specific to industry requirements, so you can be sure your degree will be relevant to your chosen field. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur in class, during tutorials, and through completing a team-based design course in your fourth year.

This fully accredited program features a common first year, which consists of 10 courses in mathematics, sciences, computing, engineering principles, communications and design. These courses will provide you with a solid foundation for your engineering training and introduce you to a variety of engineering disciplines. You'll apply for admission to a specific engineering program at the end of your first year. 

Career opportunities

​Oil and gas engineers enjoy local and international career prospects because the skills they possess are in constant demand. You’ll have global opportunities to work for various petroleum industry organizations, production and service companies, regulatory agencies, and more. 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 engineering work experience through a 12-16 month placement.

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

Courses in this program

Computing for Engineers, Engineering Design and Communication, General Chemistry for Engineers, Introduction to Flow in Porour Materials, ​Calculus for Engineers and Scientists

​I really enjoyed my undergraduate experience at the Schulich School of Engineering. The oil and gas program provided me with a great technical foundation and taught me skills that are extremely relevant to the industry. A great strength of the program is the diversity of the courses offered which helped broaden my knowledge of the petroleum sector. I believe this industry-focused program is very cutting-edge when compared to other universities.

– Conrad B, BSc (Eng)'11

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Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex (EN), Room ENC 101
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4