University of Alberta

Petroleum Engineering

Program Information

School:University of Alberta
Faculty:Faculty of Engineering
Field of Study:Petroleum Engineering
Description:Working in the upstream sector of the oil and natural gas (O and NG) industry, petroleum engineers are responsible for the technical and economic analysis leading to the appraisal, development, and production of O and NG reserves. Petroleum engineers apply scientific principles to the challenge of drilling wells into underground formations, and to provide safe and efficient production of O and NG reserves. They appraise the value of the resource and manage the reservoir to maximize returns. Petroleum engineering encompasses skills from a broad array of scientific disciplines, including geology and chemical, civil, and mechanical engineering.

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 

* 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 19, 2014