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Graduate Studies Calendar 2014-2015 Program Descriptions Sustainable Energy Development SEDV
Sustainable Energy Development - SEDV
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Location: Haskayne School of Business, Scurfield Hall, Room 453
Program number: 403.220.2013
Fax: 403.282.0095
Email address:
CALGARY: sedv@ucalgary.ca
QUITO: sed@usfq.edu.ec
Web page URL: http://www.ucalgary.ca/sustainableenergy/
and http://www.usfq.edu.ec/

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Master of Science (MSc), course-based

The MSc program may be completed on a full-time or a part-time basis.

The Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development Program is an interdisciplinary program for professional individuals seeking a broad-based education in energy and sustainable development.

Instruction is offered by members of the Faculties of Environmental Design, Law, the Schulich School of Engineering and the Haskayne School of Business of the University of Calgary and from the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (for the courses offered in Quito, Ecuador).

The Program is for high potential professionals who have demonstrated the ability to produce results, communicate effectively, and who have an interest in sustainable development. They will have an undergraduate degree from an internationally recognized university in any discipline (engineering, management, law, science, architecture, etc.) and preferably three years of work experience. Students enter with a broad range of educational and experience backgrounds, many from energy and environment organizations, including government agencies.

The objective of the Program is to provide students with a background in energy and environmental management such that they will be able to ensure sustainable energy development and minimize the impact of development on the environment. Opportunities exist to engage in activities, such as field trips to the oil sands and other energy-related industrial operations, visits to water and wastewater treatment plants, seminars by industry experts, etc. In addition, students can also benefit by undertaking individual or group projects on topics that are supported by industry.

CALGARY, Alberta, Canada: The program is offered at the University of Calgary campus over a period of 16 months beginning in May of each year.

QUITO, Ecuador, South America: In partnership with the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ) and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE), the program is offered at USFQ campus over a period of 16 months beginning in August of each year.

2. Admission Requirements

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Program requires:

a) Letter of intent outlining background, research interest and goal for the Program.

b) In exceptional circumstances, students who do not meet the Faculty of Graduate Studies minimum GPA requirement of 3.00 may be considered for admission after upgrading requirements have been met. These include a minimum of three half courses with a minimum grade of "B" in each course, which must be senior undergraduate and/or graduate courses at the University of Calgary.

c) Curriculum vitae.

d) Work experience (to be assessed by the Graduate Program Director).

e) Certificate of proficiency in the English language or TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB or PTE (refer to the Admissions section of this calendar for minimum English language proficiency score requirements).

f) Two reference letters.

3. Application Deadline

Calgary:

Canadian residents: March 31 for May admission
International applicants: December 31 for May admission

Quito:

Residents not requiring a study permit: June 30 for August admission Canadian/International students: April 30 for August admission

4. Advanced Credit

The Program does not grant advanced credit for courses completed prior to the admission.

5. Program/Course Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the Program requires:

Calgary and Quito:

a) Successful completion of 14 graduate-level courses, including Sustainable Energy Development 625.

b) Attendance and participation in seminars, upgrade courses and/or field trips.

Quito only:

Completion of English upgrading course (2-3 week duration) for non-native English students subject to the discretion of the Graduate Program Directors.

6. Additional Requirements

None.

7. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

The Program does not accept undergraduate courses for credit toward the graduate degree.

8. Time Limit

Expected completion time is 16 months. Maximum completion time is six years.

9. Supervisory Assignments

Not applicable.

10. Required Examinations

None.

11. Research Proposal Requirements

Please refer to the course requirements for Sustainable Energy Development 625.

12. Special Registration Information

Admission to the Program delivered in Calgary is only available in May of each year.

Admission to the Program delivered in Quito, Ecuador, is only available in August of each year.

13. Financial Assistance

Financial assistance may be available to qualified students enrolled in the Program after completing eight (8) courses. For information on awards, see the Awards and Financial Assistance section of this Calendar.

14. Other Information

Calgary and Quito:

All courses are instructed in English.

Quito only:

Students are not required to speak Spanish for admission to the Program at USFQ. However it is strongly recommended that non-native Spanish speakers take the preliminary Spanish upgrade course that is part of the USFQ Program offering.

15. Faculty Members/Research Interests

See the website of the home department and home institution of the Faculty member.