Advanced Education Minister Marlin Schmidt, second from left, takes a technology tour on Thursday as he announces funding for a new course-based master’s degree in software engineering at the Schulich School of Engineering. Photos by Riley Brandt, University of Calgary
The University of Calgary has announced that the provincial government will support a new Master’s of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering program. A UCalgary release states that the program, scheduled to launch in September, is part of a larger commitment by the government to add 3,000 new tech training spaces within the next five years. “The University of Calgary is home to some very well-recognized technology programs, so it’s encouraging to see that the government is increasing its support in this area,” said UCalgary Provost Dru Marshall. UCalgary adds that students with either an undergraduate degree in software engineering or a minor in computer engineering may complete the program in as little as eight months.