MSc in Sustainable Energy Development

Where bold thinking energizes change.

The SEDV Program is a unique interdisciplinary Master of Science program at the University of Calgary dedicated to training professionals in sustainable energy and how it supports our society and its enterprise systems. We prepare graduates for senior roles in energy, with a focus on the science of energy systems, and practical experience in conventional and novel project development, including fossil fuels, the transition to lower carbon sources of energy, demand-side management, energy efficiency, renewables and offsets. Graduates from the SEDV program understand the theory and have acquired skills in understanding the impacts of energy development on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities and the economy.


Interdisciplinary Focus

Drawing on the university’s expertise in environmental engineering, natural resources law, business management, Indigenous relations, and environmental science, our curriculum combines disciplines to provide a holistic approach to energy and its complexities.


Diverse Cohort

The diversity of our students’ academic and professional experience further enhances the interdisciplinary nature of the SEDV program by exposing them to the differing viewpoints others may contribute to discussions and projects.


Industry Connection

The academic experience is enhanced by incorporating site visits, guest speakers, and mentorship opportunities to bridge the energy industry and our classroom, providing invaluable real world context and broadening the perspectives of our students.


Unlock Your Potential

As an SEDV student, you will enjoy the many benefits and opportunities offered by the University of Calgary and School of Public Policy to further enhance your skillset and experience as you prepare for the transition from student to energy professional.


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