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Pipeline Engineering


Course-based program

Program overview

Major pipeline companies are facing a knowledge gap, needing engineers who understand the technical, operational and commercial aspects of pipeline design, construction and management.

Complete the Schulich School of Engineering's Pipeline Engineering Certificate to enhance your understanding of the pipeline sector and open new doors in your career. This certificate is designed for professional engineers, engineers-in-training and engineering graduate students in mechanical, civil or chemical and petroleum engineering. Students will benefit from advanced training in conceptualization and design, construction, operation and maintenance of pipelines.

Courses will be offered in the evening to accommodate working professionals. 

Completing this program

  • Courses: Students will complete four courses including at least one on the theme of conceptualization and design such as Pipeline Design, Gas & Liquid Hydraulics, Materials Selection and Metallurgy, and at least one course on the theme of construction such as Construction and Project Management, Operation and Maintenance, and Integrity Management. 


Energy sector: oil and gas pipeline design, construction and maintenance; geotechnical engineering, integrity management, inspection and leak detection, pipeline operations. 

A course-based certificate in Pipeline Engineering is usually considered a final credential

Course-based program

Twelve course units (typically twelve one-unit courses)

Learn more about program requirements in the Academic Calendar

Classroom delivery

The Graduate Certificate in Pipeline Engineering program is a distance-delivery program with courses offered online only.

Time commitment

Eight months (completed over two consecutive terms); four months for Intensive Pathway Students


No supervisor is required

Fees and funding

See the Graduate Calendar for information on fees and fee regulations, and for information on awards and financial assistance.

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Admission requirements


A minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

Minimum education

A four-year baccalaureate degree in engineering (or equivalent) from a recognized institution.

Work samples




Reference letters

Two letters of recommendation

Test scores


Alternate routes to admission

In exceptional circumstances, individuals that don’t meet these requirements, but have significant life achievement, may be considered for admission to this program. The candidate must provide the program director with evidence demonstrating the potential to successfully undertake this certificate program.  Such candidates may also be required to participate in an in-person interview with the program director.

English language proficiency (ELP)

An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the English language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

*Please contact your program of interest if you have any questions about ELP requirements.


For admission on January 1:

Canadians and permanent residents:

  • December 1 application deadline

International students:

  • July 1 application deadline

If you're not a Canadian or permanent resident, or if you have international credentials, make sure to learn about international requirements

Learn more about this program

Pipeline Engineering Centre

Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Schulich School of Engineering
University of Calgary

Contact the Graduate Program Administrator

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Schulich School of Engineering

Canadian Natural Resources Limited Engineering Complex
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4

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