Oil Sands Stream

Chemical Engineering

With over 1.7 trillion barrels of oil in place, the oil sands of Alberta are an enormous resource to supply Canada’s energy needs and support oil exports for many years in the future. Extracting the bitumen and upgrading it to synthetic crude oil presents exciting engineering challenges, including increasing yield and energy efficiency, reducing environmental impact and improving the quality of the oil product.

The Oil Sands Engineering Program retains all of the core courses of the Chemical Engineering program. It then adds courses specific to the oil sands to provide students with the necessary background for employment in the industry.

Enrolment is limited.

Chemical engineering specialized study streams:

Biomedical Option

Computer Process Control Option

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