Energy and Environmental Systems (EES) Interdisciplinary Specialization
Finding solutions to real-world energy and environmental problems requires a dynamic, interdisciplinary approach to research and learning.
The Energy and Environmental Systems (EES) Specialization teaches students to integrate and apply the knowledge from many disciplines, including those in the applied, natural, and social sciences. If you aspire to work across and between disciplines, the EES Specialization will train you to become a decision maker in assessing energy systems and developing effective solutions for a sustainable energy future.
The EES Specialization provides an interdisciplinary extension to a disciplinary graduate research program, or can be taken as part of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program at the University of Calgary. In both cases, students work closely with ISEEE faculty and fellows and focus on problem-driven, interdisciplinary research. Please note that this is not a standalone graduate program. The EES Specialization can only be taken alongside a degree granting graduate program at the University of Calgary.
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Advantages of EES Specialization for Graduate Students:
Work with world-class faculty who specialize in interdisciplinary, problem-focused, systems-level thinking
Add the EES specialization to an existing Masters or PhD disciplinary graduate program (e.g. in Engineering, Science, Business, Environmental Design, Arts or Law), or create your own interdisciplinary course of research and study through the University of Calgary's Interdisciplinary Graduate Program
Access to two core EES graduate courses and special topics courses that contribute to a unique educational experience valued by employers
- Study in the Energy Capital of Canada, and connect with the global energy industry's movers and shakers
Enjoy the quality of life and other benefits of living near the spectacular Rocky Mountains and in one of the world's most livable cities
Scholarship funding is available for highly qualified students.
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ISEEE also works with undergraduates in its partner faculties across the University of Calgary campus to engage students in the study of Canada’s Energy and Environment challenges from a multi-disciplinary or interdisciplinary perspective.
ISEEE Students' Association
The ISEEE Students' Association (ISEEESA) is an active, Student Union-sanctioned club with a mission to provide students with exciting opportunities to enhance their learning about Energy & Environment (E&E) issues, participate in finding solutions to E&E challenges, and act to ensure that people have clean and sustainable energy supplies, a healthy environment and an efficient economy. Click here for more information about ISEEESA and how to get involved.
Shell Experiential Energy Learning (SEEL) Award Program
ISEEE also manages the Shell Experiential Energy Learning (SEEL) Program which provides up to $100,000 per year to University of Calgary undergraduate students and student clubs for activities focused on sustainable energy, environment and the economy. Click here for more information and an online application.
Click here to learn more about ISEEE’s Energy and Environmental Systems Specialization from a recent graduate.