Energy Systems Engineering (ERSE)

What is Energy Systems Engineering?

Shape your future and the future of energy in the new Energy Systems Engineering (ERSE) bachelor’s degree program at the University of Regina.

This comprehensive undergraduate program responds to the rapidly changing energy landscape and the University of Regina’s commitment to climate action. With three options to choose from, the U of R’s Energy Systems Engineering program offers you the most comprehensive energy-related curriculum available at any Canadian university. At the U of R, you can focus your energy studies and prepare for jobs that new and improving technologies will create.

Our Program

Energy Systems Engineering bachelor’s degree students can choose one of these three options, with flexibility to take courses from all areas to expand their career options:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Systems Engineering, Petroleum Engineering Option
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Systems Engineering, Sustainable Energy Engineering Option
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Energy Systems Engineering, Energy Transportation and Storage Option

Undergraduate Calendar

Program Streams

Petroleum Engineering Option

Petroleum Systems Engineering analyzes, designs, and manages technologies in evaluating reserves, surface collection, and treatment facilities for oil and gas. Advanced computer utilization and automation combined with effective communications skills are integrated within the program. Techniques developed for the recovery of petroleum can be applied to the extraction of other important minerals. Petroleum System Engineers also contribute to activities such as pollution remediation and greenhouse gases control.

Sustainable Energy Engineering Option

The Sustainable Energy Engineering option introduces the technologies that are committed to climate action by developing renewable energy resources, such as solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and nuclear, etc. Sustainable energy systems generate, convert, distribute, store, and utilize energy in exhaustibly mitigating greenhouse gases emissions. The curriculum provides fundamental knowledge and hands-on experiences in designing, developing, and managing sustainable energy systems.

Energy Transportation and Storage Option

The Energy Transportation and Storage option focus on knowledge development in energy distribution, conversion, and storage systems essential for sustaining the increasing energy demands. It includes piping engineering design and materials, pipeline integrity management, pressure vessel design, and energy conversion and storage materials. Machine learning for energy systems supported by advanced computer utilization and automation is integrated within the curriculum.


PSE Graduate Program

To be launched in 2023

  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) – project focus or co-op
  • Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) – thesis-based
  • Doctoral (Ph.D.) program