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<ul><li>1.Schulich Schoolof EngineeringUniversity of Calgary</li></ul><p>2. BeyondEngineeringEngineering is a cornerstone of modern life. From the water we drink and the buildings we occupy, to the roadswe drive on and cities we live in, to the full spectrum of computers and machines in our homes, hospitalsand industriesengineering is involved in almost every tool, technique and system that supports daily life andcreates prosperity. Engineering is also vital to the location and recovery of the many natural resources requiredfor maintaining our modern way of life. Along the way, engineering is tackling the challenges of our crowdedplanet to make the world a better place. Careers in this profession are plentiful, as the worlds future dependson ambitious, caring and creative engineers.On the cover: The University of Calgary solar car team gets the Schulich Axiom back on track after a quick stop inthe pit laneknown as a hot pitto change drivers during the 2010 Formula Sun Grand Prix in Texas.Cover photo by Merlin Nagel 3. university of calgary Schulich School of EngineeringTop 10 reasons to study at theSchulich School of Engineering: It is located in the engineering capital of Canada. There are moreengineers per capita in Calgary than in any other major Canadian city,and only Toronto has more corporate head offices. It has the largest internship program of its kind in Canada. Up to 80percent of students take a 12- to 16-month paid internship after thirdyear. They make contacts, get experience and offset the costs ofeducation. International placements expand horizons even further. DEGREE PROGRAMS It is the only engineering school in Canada with a $685,000 one-stop-shop to support extra-curricular student activities. Every year, these ALL DEGREE PROGRAMS SHAREfunds go directly to students to offset the costs of studying abroad, or these common FEATURES:for travelling and competing with clubs and teams. Up to 75 percent ofevent costs can be covered.A common core of first-year courses is taken by all students. At the end of the first year, students It has been ranked twice in a row as the number one engineeringapply to begin one of eight programs in secondschool in Canada for integrating environmental and socialyear. Entrance into each program is competitivesustainability into engineering education. (corporateknights.com)and based on marks in first year Hands-on learning methods encourage students to apply theirsmall laboratory classes, home rooms andknowledge and creativity throughout the undergraduate program. student projects facilitate student-faculty interaction It offers the largest engineering entrance scholarships in Canadaproviding $34,200 to $56,800 to exceptional students in twointernship is taken after third year bycategories: academic achievement and community service/most studentsentrepreneurial talent. all fourth-year students undertake a year-long Professors receive awards for teaching and research excellence.design project The Schulich School is home to one of the strongest biomedical opportunities for interdisciplinary specializationsengineering programs in Canada, joining the prestigious University ofand complementary studies are encouragedCalgary medical school with the Schulich School of Engineering,and supportedand the Olympic legacy of the Faculty of Kinesiology. Research opportunities are supported at the undergraduate level. Programs It ranks well above the national average for female engineeringChemical Engineeringstudents and faculty members and is a leader in women in Oil and Gas Engineeringengineering initiatives. Civil Engineering Electrical Engineering Software Engineering Geomatics EngineeringDid You Know? The Schulich Student ActivitiesMechanical EngineeringFund grants nearly $600,000 to students annually for extra-curricular experiencesfrom worldwide study abroad trips specializationsto clubs and teams like the solar car. Biomedical Energy and Environment 4. Chemical EngineeringChemical engineering is the most broadly based of engineering in producing clothing fibres and dyes, leather, pharmaceuticals,disciplines and involves the design and operation of a variety of refined petroleum products, plastics and even the semiconductorplants and processes. Chemical engineers are involved with thechips in computers. Especially important are emerging markets fortransformation of raw materials, whether by chemical reactions or environmentally friendly products and processes.physical separations, into products with added value. For example,chemical engineers design and oversee the processes involvedWhat is the program of study like?ALUMNIThe chemical engineering program acquaints students with theprocessing steps used to convert materials to more usable forms.Jason MotkoskiThere is also a strong emphasis on computer skills and many Chemical Engineering with Biomedical specialization, Class of 2010courses involve the application of computer modelling softwarecommonly used in industry. Teams of students use their detailed I came to the Schulich School of Engineering from Edmontonknowledge to design a complete industrial process for because Calgary is known as the engineering capital of Canada,a specific product such as polyethylene. These projects are usually says Jason, an inaugural Schulich Scholar who studied chemicalindustry oriented and prepare students for real-life industrial engineering with a biomedical specialization. The Schulichexperience. School is among the first engineering schools in Canada to offera biomedical specialization. Motkoski, now in medical school,attests to the team spirit in engineering. By fourth year, we wereMinors and Specializationssharing experiences and solving problems, especially enriched byMinor in Petroleum Engineeringstudents who had done a year of internship. We had learned fromMinor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Developmentsome of the best minds and companies around the world.Minor in Management and SocietyEnergy and Environment SpecializationBiomedical Specialization 5. Oil and Gas EngineeringOil and gas engineering involves the training in technologies and modelling techniques, oversee drilling operations, designspecific to exploration, development and production of oil and gasintegrated strategies for primary and improved recovery schemes,in an economical and environmentally sustainable manner. Oiland design hydrocarbon production and treatment facilities.and gas engineers evaluate reservoirs using reservoir descriptionWhat is the program of study like?Minors and SpecializationsEngineers in this field gain a sound understanding of geologicalMinor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Developmentprinciples and learn to integrate them with the principles of Minor in Management and Societyenergy and mass conservation and thermodynamics. Courses inreservoir, petroleum production, drilling, well logging and formationevaluation, well testing, oil field safety and environmentalimpacts, improved recovery techniques, and oil and gas treatingprocesses, provide the basic technologies associated with oiland gas engineering. Computers play a major role in oil and gasengineering, to understand the past performance and to predictthe future performance of a given reservoir.Did You Know? Engineering and fine arts are notthe polar opposites you might expect. In fact, the SchulichSchool has an artist in residence to help students developtheir artistic ability and creative skills as an importanttool to help solve problems. Students with musical talentscan join the Schulich Soundstagea group that playsinstruments together, explores different genres of music,and puts on public performances. 6. Civil EngineeringThe discipline of civil engineering involves the conception, design, buildings and structures. More recently, civil engineers haveconstruction and maintenance of the civil infrastructure, such asbecome involved in biomedical projects as well as a variety ofhighways, railways, airports, transit systems, bridges, tunnels, environmental challenges that affect existing infrastructure andparking structures, dams, docks, canals, irrigation schemes, industries.What is the program of study like?After the common core program, students begin to select courses Learn from an Expertspecific to civil engineering such as material properties, project Dr. Lynne Cowe Fallsmanagement and environmental engineering. In the final year, Civil Engineeringstudents take a full-year design project plus their choice of 18available option courses. Students can choose to spend one orDr. Lynne, as she is commonly known, is the director of studentstwo semesters abroad studying at one of the departments partner at the Schulich School of Engineering. Even if you are feelinginstitutions in Europe, Hong Kong or Australia.swamped with coursework, ALWAYS read her emails. Her tips will help you not only survive, but thrive. When shes not with students on a study-abroad trip to Greece, or organizing a leadershipMinors and Specializations workshop for you, she is working to improve our roadways. ImagineMinor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development a paved road with no potholes in the spring! Cowe Falls is a leadingMinor in Management and Societypavement expert, helping our roads stand up to Canadian winters.Minor in Environmental Engineering She is also passionate about your success, not to mention aMinor in Transportation Engineeringcreative teacher and great listener. Now thats paving the road toMinor in Structural Engineeringsuccess.Biomedical SpecializationEnergy and Environment Specialization 7. Electrical EngineeringElectrical engineering concepts are used extensively intelecommunication, technology, information, imaging and electricalpower systems. Electrical engineers have designed life supportsystems used in hospitals, personal communication devices, videoand audio systems, micro sensors, airbags and solar panels usedin space.What is the program of study like? FUTURE LEADERAt the outset of the electrical engineering program, students areintroduced to the basic concepts of electric machines, electronicMuhammad Zareef Zahratdevices, circuits and networks, radio communication, computers, Everyone calls him by his middle name, Zareef. He came toand control systems. In the final year, students learn more about Calgary from Bangladesh, where he was a star student, to studymicroelectronics, digital system design, control, power systems, engineering. The Schulich School of Engineering provided meand advanced topics such as digital communication, microwaves the largest engineering entrance scholarship in Canada. Thisand fibreoptics. has allowed me to focus on studies and be involved in activities outside of class without worrying about working to finance myMinors and Specializations university life, says Zareef. Also, the Schulich School hasMinor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development extensive links with industry, which I believe will help me get aMinor in Management and Societygood internship and employment opportunities. In his spareBiomedical Specializationtime, Zareef volunteers with organizations to help the homeless.Energy and Environment SpecializationHe is also leading a project to develop a robotic vehicle that can navigate through obstacles and rough terrain on its own. This intelligent machine will be entered into competitions against other self-navigating vehicles from the United States and around the world. Zareef plans to pursue graduate studies and eventually work in the robotics field. 8. Software EngineeringThe increasing dependence of modern civilization on computing maintain computer programs and software systems. Typically, theydevices and systems requires software engineers to put both the will use their computer language and programming skills to analyzeintelligence and reliability into these systems, used in everything and design programs to increase system performance, reliabilityfrom computer games to banking systems. Software engineersand software reuse.use their specialized knowledge to develop, install, validate andWhat is the program of study like?Minor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise DevelopmentMinor in Management and SocietyIn second year, after the common core program, students beginBiomedical Specializationto concentrate on applied math, circuits, programming andcomputer architecture. In the final year, students can customizetheir program by selecting from a wide range of technical electivessuch as graphics, computer and digital systems, computercommunication, networks, information and business systems.Minors and Specializations Did You Know? The Devon Academic Resource Centre provides one-on-one academic assistance to engineering students. The centre is staffed by faculty and graduate students who tutor or respond to undergraduate engineering student questions. The centre also runs tutorials for some of the larger and more challenging first- year courses. 9. Geomatics EngineeringGeomatics engineers are the GPS people. This is becoming a Geomatics engineers monitor environmental problems by remotemuch-sought area of expertise. Geomatics engineers acquire,sensing, align high-precision industrial machinery, and managemodel, analyze and manage spatially referenced data and applycomputer-based information systems for land inventory andthe knowledge generated to a wide variety of applications. management.What is the program of study like?The geomatics engineering department is one of only two majorLEARN FROM AN EXPERTdepartments in Canada and holds a reputation in the areasDr. Susan Skoneof positioning, location, and navigation that is internationally Geomatics Engineeringrecognized. After common core, students begin to select coursesin estimation, geodesy, geospatial information systems, land Its pretty easy to name the single hottest new technologytenure, photogrammetry, hydrography, surveying, remote sensing exploding in the online worldGPS. Its turning up in everyand positioning. A two-week field camp is held to familiarizeimaginable mobile device and application and promises tostudents with equipment and geomatic techniques. be the next big thing on the web. So its got to be accurate. Meet Susan Skone, who studies the impact of solar storms, orMinors and Specializations northern lights, on the Global Positioning System (GPS). She develops methods to reduce their impact on navigation systemsMinor in Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development that cant afford to go wrongfor example, on airplanes. ShesMinor in Management and Societyalso involved on a whole host of other GPS refinements andBiomedical Specializationuses in areas of climate research and weather prediction. TheEnergy and Environment Specializationhub of GPS expertise in Canada is right here at the Schulich School of Engineering. 10. Mechanical EngineeringThe products of the imagination and creativity of mechanicalhave all been designed, tested, manufactured and maintainedengineers surround us in our everyday lives....</p>