Energy sciences graduates are well suited to finding solutions to the multi-faceted energy issues facing our society. They leave the University of Calgary with a thorough understanding of the scientific fundamentals of energy systems (production, storage, distribution, usage/transformation) and of specific sources (oil and gas, nuclear, geothermal, solar, hydroelectric).
Our graduates are also trained in more broadly based environmental, economic/business, and policy realms. By integrating these different aspects into a holistic energy science program, our students are able to apply their knowledge and skills to the development and management of sustainable energy projects, while also addressing societal concerns regarding greenhouse gas production, environmental impacts, and economic benefits.
The multidisciplinary design of energy sciences allows students to gain the skills, knowledge, and judgment required to deal with some of the world’s most pressing energy issues. Emphasis is placed on developing knowledge and skills such as critical thinking, collaborative teamwork, and effective written and verbal communication skills.
Graduates with an energy sciences concentration are capable of providing guidance and leadership in a variety of organizations seeking sustainable energy solutions, including energy producers and distributors, environmental consultants, policy developers, regulators, non-governmental organizations, and educators.