University of Alberta

Petroleum Engineering

Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Field of Study:Petroleum Engineering
Description:Petroleum engineers apply scientific understanding and technology in the exploration and management of hydrocarbon resources while preserving and protecting the environment. For the past five decades the University of Alberta has offered the only accredited BSc Petroleum Engineering degree program in Canada. Situated in Canada’s primary oil and natural gas producing region, we offer our students a distinct advantage by providing numerous research opportunities within the petroleum industry.

Most graduates find work in the Canadian O and NG industry, while some choose to work overseas. Others work in areas where their training has given them appropriate skills, such as in underground contaminant flow. Our undergraduate degree program is the only accredited petroleum engineering program in Canada.
URL:Petroleum Engineering at University of Alberta
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $18,170

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*85

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

All students in the Qualifying Year in the Faculty of Engineering follow a common curriculum in their first year. At the end of the first year, students choose among the various specialized Engineering programs offered and between the traditional and cooperative education streams. Students with transferable post-secondary coursework taken outside of the Faculty of Engineering are considered for admission based on GPA and relevant transfer credit.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 22, 2015