MSc in Sustainable Energy Development introduced

1996

UCalgary’s Master of Science in Sustainable Energy Development (SEDV) is an interdisciplinary graduate program providing a balanced education related to energy and environmental management. A combined offering through the Haskayne School of Business, Schulich School of Engineering and the Faculties of Graduate Studies, Law and Environmental Design, SEDV is a unique program designed for professionals and students who are seeking a broad-based and comprehensive education in sustainable energy.

SEDV curriculum is delivered by recognized experts, leading academics and professionals from the associated faculties. This highly-qualified group works together to ensure the courses are relevant and speak to current themes seen in today’s energy sector; it is this interdisciplinary blend that provides a unique experience for our graduate students.

Upon completion, graduates are equipped to effectively manage sustainable energy projects and operations while minimizing impact on the environment and maximizing the socio-economic benefits to society. SEDV alumni can be found in a variety of roles within oil and gas, renewable energy, government and non-government organizations, policy-making bodies, environmental consultation, etc. 

The MSc in Sustainable Energy Development grew from a partnership between the UCalgary, the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE) and the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Through these partners and collaboration with Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), the Energy and Environment Specialization (now SEDV) degree was offered in Quito, Ecuador beginning in 1996. This program was offered to students from Latin America, Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and North America during between the years of 1996 to 2010. Due to popular demand, the program was later offered at the UCalgary campus.