Course Description

The Calgary International Summer Program is a 4-week program for international students interested in visiting Canada during summer session. Students will be immersed in the UCalgary campus environment while taking two Engineering courses taught by Schulich School of Engineering. In this intensive program, students will gain international academic experience, learn Canadian culture first-hand and visit top destinations in and around Calgary. Courses will be graded and include a certificate of participation.

Please review International Program Policy.




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T, W, Th, F, M
9:00AM to 4:15PM
Jul 04, 2023 to Jul 28, 2023
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $4,850.00 or $500.00 deposit Click here to get more information
Section Notes


Choose two Engineering courses from below

Note: In case of low enrolment, some of the courses below may not be available. If that happens, we will contact you to transfer to a different course or provide full refund.

  • Introduction to Energy and the Environment

    History of energy technologies; energetics of natural systems and agriculture; formation, extraction and transformations of fossil fuels, renewables such as biomass, solar and wind; and the electricity system, environmental impacts of energy systems, and technical options for transforming energy systems to reduce environmental impacts.

  • Project Engineering

    The project lifecycle. Project planning, scheduling, and control. Resource considerations. Cost estimating, planning, and performance. Project risk. Project personnel and organizational structures.

  • Pipeline Design

    Function and types of pipeline systems; gathering, transmission, distribution. Design parameters and procedures: supply and demand considerations; design life; capacity planning; system planning and facilities. Hydraulic design. Mechanical design. Geotechnical design.

  • Pipeline Economics

    Macroeconomics of system supply and demand, open season procedures, optimized sizing, J curves; CAPEX, OPEX, taxation, leasing, depreciation and capital cost allowance, developing revenue requirement, cost of service. Salvage and end of life cost. For utilities Allowance for Funds Used During Construction (AFUDC).

  • Fundamentals of GPS

    Inertial sensors and their application in inertial navigation, existing inertial systems, new developments in strapdown technology. Practical aspects of inertial positioning definition of an operational inertial frame, inertial error models. Effect of inertial sensor errors on the derived navigation parameters, performance characteristics of inertial sensors, calibration of inertial sensors. Mechanization equations in different co-ordinate frames, step by step computation of the navigation parameters from the inertial sensor data introduction to Kalman filtering for optimal error estimation, modelling INS errors by linear state equations, practical issues for the implementation of update measurements (ZUPT, CUPT, Integrated systems), current research activities.

  • Power Systems

    Energy transfer in power systems; real and reactive power flows; VAR compensation. Power system control, interconnected operation. Power system stability, techniques of numerical integration. Load representation, power quality. Computational paradigms for typical power system problems. Computer simulation of representative power system problems

  • Project Management

    Application of management principles to the project environment; planning, control, scope, time and cost processes; project organization and human resource issues. Students review aspects of a current major capital project and submit and defend a project report.

  • Reservoir Engineering

    Formulation and solution of reservoir-engineering problems including combination of variables, Laplace transform, approximate Integral methods, and solution methods of moving boundary problems. Examples from thermal processes (e.g. hot waterflooding, SAGD), different recovery mechanisms (e.g. imbibition, expansion drive, solution-gas drive), well testing problems and naturally fractured reservoirs.

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