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Petroleum Engineering Universities in Canada

There are four petroleum engineering universities in Canada. They are Dalhousie University, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, University of Alberta and University of Regina. The contact details are listed below.


Dalhousie University

The undergraduate mining engineering degree is fully accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB) which means that graduates will be able to register as Professional Engineers once they have met post-graduation work experience and professional examination requirements. The core degree program covers the basic science and mathematics common to all engineering degrees and discipline-specific material including:

• Mining methods

• Unit operations

Petroleum drilling and well completions

• Mineral beneficiation

• Mining and structural geology

• Rock mechanics

• Ventilation

• Computer-aided design

• Blasting

• Mineral economics

• Operations research

In the final two academic terms, students can specialize in one of two options: Mining Option (which includes mineral processing) and Petroleum Option (for details please visit Mining Engineering curricula). Option-specific coursework is as follows:

1. Mining Option

• Drainage and dewatering

• Advanced rock mechanics

• Mining and Environment

• Advanced mineral processing

2. Petroleum Option

• Reservoir engineering

• Advanced petroleum engineering

• Enhanced recovery

• Offshore drilling and production


Address: Faculty of Engineering

Dalhousie University

1360 Barrington Street

Suite G212 Halifax NS B3J 1Z1 Canada

Phone: (902) 494-3960

Fax: (902) 494-3108 or 425-1037

Email: care@dal.ca

Website: http://mineral.resource.engineering.dal.ca/Mining.php


Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Petroleum Engineering Technology is a two-year diploma program that prepares the graduate for employment in the upstream petroleum industry. The expanding oil sands development sector also provides tremendous opportunities for Petroleum Engineering Technology graduates.

The program consists of the following areas of study:

• petroleum geology

• drilling and well planning

• formation evaluation and reservoir engineering

• oil and gas production techniques

• project management and economics

• environmental protection and safety

Theory is complemented by practical training activities during a one-week session at the Enform Oil and Gas Production facility in Nisku. In addition, all students complete a two-week work experience placement in Year 2 of the program.


Address: The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

11762 – 106 Street

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5G 2R1 Canada

Contact Persons at Northern Alberta Institute of Technology :

Bruce Reinders , Chair


Phone: 780.471.8999

Fax: 780.471.8831

Laurie Semotiuk, Associate Chair


Phone: 780.471.7967

Larry Boisvert, Associate Chair


Phone: 780.471-7009

Ikhtyar Omar, Associate Chair


Phone: 780.471.7775

Maria Martinez, Administrative Assistant

Phone: 780.471.8999

Website: http://www.nait.ca/program_home_15425.htm


University of Alberta

For over 50 years, the University of Alberta has offered the only accredited BSc Petroleum Engineering degree program in Canada.

Petroleum engineers are involved in the exploration and development of oil and gas fields. They apply the principles of geology, physics, and the engineering sciences to the recovery, development, and processing of petroleum. Petroleum engineers recommend the best location for drilling a well, determine if the well contains significant quantities of hydrocarbons that can be recovered economically, and make decisions regarding appropriate well completion techniques.


Career possibilities:

– Oil sands extraction technology design

– Policy making and consultation

– Exploration

– Drilling and processing


Address: Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

School of Mining & Petroleum Engineering

Markin/CNRL Natural Resources Engineering Facility

9105 116th St

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

T6G 2W2

Phone: (780) 492-4235

Fax: (780) 492-0249

Email: civeinfo@ualberta.ca

Website: http://www.civil.engineering.ualberta.ca/Research/ResearchAreas/petroleum.aspx


University of Regina


Petroleum Systems Engineers develop techniques to efficiently recover oil, gas, and other minerals while reducing environmental impacts using various pollution remediation and greenhouse gas reduction techniques.

The Petroleum Systems Engineering (PSE) undergraduate program teaches evaluation, design, and management of technologies used in evaluating reserves and in oil and gas production and treatment. Advanced computer utilization and automation are integrated into the program.


Students graduate with a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.Sc.) in Petroleum Systems Engineering


Students in Co-operative Education graduate with a B.A.Sc. (Co-op) in Petroleum Systems Engineering


Students in the Internship Program graduate with a B.A.Sc. (Internship) in Petroleum Systems Engineering


The PSE program is fully-accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board. An accredited program is one that is evaluated and monitored through the CEAB by Engineers Canada, the national organization for the provincial and territorial associations that govern and license professional engineers. An accredited program ensures that graduates will be eligible to be licensed as professional engineers in Canada.

Address : Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science

Education Building, Room 409 3737 Wascana Parkway

Regina, Saskatchewan, S4S 0A2 Canada

Tel: 306-585-4734

Fax: 306-585-4855

Email: engg@uregina.ca

Website: http://www.urengineering.ca/programs/petroleum-systems-engineering

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  • Alfian October 7, 2011, 2:51 pm

    i want to continue study at petroleum geology. please give me some information about administration ect., thank you

    • Shayne Coleman October 7, 2011, 7:58 pm

      The best way is to contact the school directly.

  • KABANGA BUSAMBU Mardochée November 29, 2011, 3:36 pm

    je souhaite m’inscrire dans votre université
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  • thierry vungbo January 23, 2012, 1:19 pm

    J’espère que un jour je étudierai dans ces universités

  • GALIU February 1, 2012, 7:53 pm


  • Mohammad Mubbashir Baig February 25, 2012, 2:06 pm

    I am completing Bachlor of engineering in petroleum engineering by the end of this year (2012).I wants to continue my studies for MS petroleum engineering in Canada. Kindly guide me about the university and the procedure for this.Regards

    • Shayne Coleman March 4, 2012, 7:24 am

      Please follow each university instruction and you can see all details in each university website.

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