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
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.
A four-year baccalaureate degree in engineering (or equivalent) from a recognized institution.
Two letters of recommendation
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:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL ibt) Minimum score of 97 (Internet-based).
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 7.0.
- Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 68, or higher
- Canadian Academic English Language test (CAEL) Overall score of 70 (no less than 70 on reading and writing sections)
- Academic Communication Certificate (ACC) Minimum of A-
For admission on January 1:
Canadians and permanent residents:
- December 1 application deadline
- July 1 application deadline
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