University of Alberta - Faculty of Engineering


The University of Alberta is one of the largest and best-known universities in Canada. According to QS World University Rankings and Times Higher Education World University Rankings, it ranks within the top 5 universities in Canada and within the top 100 worldwide. The university is located in Edmonton, Alberta and was founded in 1908. Almost 40,000 students attend the university and its five campuses include 18 faculties. Students who decide to visit the University of Alberta through the IECP Program can choose between the following research topics: electrical & computer engineering, mechanical engineering as well as civil and environmental engineering in the energy sector.

Institute at RWTH Aachen University Research Facility of Partner University Possible Research Areas
ACS - E.ON ERC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Nonlinear dynamical systems and control theory, including sampled-data nonlinear control, event-triggered control, nonlinear observers and filters, networked control systems, and applications
EBC - E.ON ERC Department of Mechanical Engineering Reliability of complex energy systems, especially in oilsands; systems modeling and analysis; reliability engineering; classification techniques; robotic systems for remote and hazardous environments (robotic aircraft to monitor pipelines for leaks, rovers for ensuring that tailings deposits are safe)
FCN - E.ON ERC Alberta School of Business Energy and regulatory economics and policy
PGS - E.ON ERC Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Electrical energy conversion, electrical machines, drives, power electronics and their application to improve the efficiency of various energy conversion systems, computational electromagnetics and electrical materials
GGE Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering - School of Mining and Patroleum Engineering

Optimization of EOR processes in non-fractured and fractured reservoirs, modeling of fluid/heat flow in heterogeneous/fractured porous media, heavy-oil recovery from sands and fractured carbonate reservoirs, characterization and modeling of fractured systems, petroleum and natural gas reservoir engineering, geothermal reservoir engineering and hot dry rocks, simulation and characterization of subsurface reservoirs