Sustainable Energy Development MSc

University of Calgary

Date Posted: Aug. 2, 2019
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topics: Curriculum, Energy
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Master's Degree
Completion: 16 months


The University of Calgary’s Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development (SEDV) is a combined offering through the Haskayne School of Business, Schulich School of Engineering and the Faculties of Graduate Studies, Law and Environmental Design. Upon completion, graduates leave equipped to effectively manage sustainable energy projects and operations, while minimizing the impact on the environment and maximizing the socio-economic benefits to society.

Structured over 16 months of full-time study (preferred), this program focuses on pertinent energy-related content while providing a balanced education in the areas of law, business, engineering and environmental design. The academic experience is enhanced by incorporating site visits and guest speakers to bridge the energy industry and our classroom, providing invaluable real world context and broadening the perspectives of our students.

During the program, students will gain experience in: Environmental components of energy projects Environmental factors in energy development plans and strategies Guidelines, policies and procedures for environmental protection in the energy industry Environmental impact assessment and studies Environmental audits in energy project development Technical, economic and social assessments of energy programs and projects within an environmental context * Cross-cultural/interdisciplinary projects

Although this is a course-based program and does not require a formal thesis, an interdisciplinary research project is required in one of the courses.