Course Requirements

Students in the Master’s program in Sustainable Energy must successfully complete a total of 5.0 course credits. Courses must be appropriate to the student’s prior qualifications and selected with the approval of the student’s supervisor. All up to date program requirements can be found on the Graduate Calendar: https://calendar.carleton.ca/grad/gradprograms/sustainableenergy/

Program Fields

MASc in Sustainable Energy

M.A.Sc. Sustainable Energy (5.0 credits)
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
SERG 5001 [0.5]
Sustainable Energy Policy for Engineers
SERG 5003 [0.5]
Energy Evaluation and Assessment Tools
2.  0.0 credit in: 0.0
SERG 5800 [0.0]
Sustainable Energy Seminar
3.  1.5 credits from the Mechanical Energy Conversion courses (below), or from the Efficient Electrical Energy Systems courses (below), or from the Sustainable Energy Policy courses. 1.5
4.  2.5 credits in M.A.Sc. thesis: 2.5
M.A.Sc. Thesis
Total Credits 5.0

MEng in Sustainable Energy 

M.Eng Sustainable Energy (5.0 credits)
1.  2.0 credits in: 2.0
SERG 5001 [0.5]
Sustainable Energy Policy for Engineers
SERG 5003 [0.5]
Energy Evaluation and Assessment Tools
SERG 5004 [1.0]
Applied Interdisciplinary Project
2.  0.0 credit in: 0.0
SERG 5800 [0.0]
Sustainable Energy Seminar
3.  1.5 credits in: 1.5
Mechanical Engineering focus:
1.5 credits in Mechanical Energy Conversion courses (listed below), or Sustainable Energy Policy courses
or
Electrical Engineering focus:
1.5 credit in Efficient Electrical Energy Systems courses (listed below) or Sustainable Energy Policy courses
4.  1.5 credits in: 1.5
Mechanical Engineering focus:
Graduate-level MECH courses
or
Electrical Engineering focus:
Graduate level ELEC, SYSC or EACJ courses
Total Credits 5.0

MA in Sustainable Energy 

M.A. Sustainable Energy (5.0 credits)
1.  2.0 credits in: 2.0
SERG 5002 [0.5]
Sustainable Energy Engineering for Policy Students
SERG 5003 [0.5]
Energy Evaluation and Assessment Tools
SERG 5004 [1.0]
Applied Interdisciplinary Project
2.  0.0 credit in: 0.0
SERG 5800 [0.0]
Sustainable Energy Seminar
3.  0.5 credit in: 0.5
PADM 5121 [0.5]
Policy Analysis: The Practical Art of Change
4.  0.5 credit in: 0.5
PADM 5510 [0.5]
Energy Economics
5.  0.5 credit in: 0.5
PADM 5515 [0.5]
Sustainable Energy Policy
or PADM 5615 [0.5]
Politics and Policy of Energy in Canada
6. 1.0 credit selected from the Sustainable Energy Policy courses listed below 1.0
7.  0.5 credit from graduate level courses offered by the School of Public Policy and Administration 0.5
Total Credits 5.0

All courses must be approved by the student’s program supervisor. Given that the students admitted to this program are from different academic backgrounds, any elective course listed in this program can only be taken by qualified students who satisfy the prerequisites. Only a selection of courses listed is given in a particular academic year.

Course choices in program fields

1. Mechanical Energy Conversion

MECH 5009 [0.5] Environmental Fluid Mechanics Relating to Energy Utilization
MECH 5201 [0.5] Methods of Energy Conversion
MECH 5203 [0.5] Nuclear Engineering
MECH 5204 [0.5] Fundamentals of Combustion
MECH 5205 [0.5] Building Performance Simulation
MECH 5402 [0.5] Gas Turbines
ENVE 5101 [0.5] Air Pollution Control
ENVE 5102 [0.5] Traffic-Related Air Pollution
ENVE 5103 [0.5] Air Quality Modeling
ENVE 5104 [0.5] Indoor Environmental Quality
SERG 5906 [0.5] Directed Studies in Sustainable Energy
With the approval of the Department, the following courses may be included in the above list:
MECH 5800 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5801 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5802 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5803 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5804 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5805 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5806 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5807 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5808 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MECH 5809 [0.5] Special Topics in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

2. Efficient Electrical Energy Systems

ELEC 5200 [0.5] Advanced Topics in Integrated Circuits and Devices 0.5
ELEC 5302 [0.5] Renewable and Distributed Energy Resource Technologies 0.5
ELEC 5405 [0.5] Advanced Linear and Nonlinear Circuit Theory and Applications 0.5
ELEC 5509 [0.5] Integrated Circuit Technology 0.5
ELEC 5707 [0.5] Microsensors and MEMS 0.5
ELEC 5808 [0.5] Signal Processing Electronics 0.5
ELEC 5900 [0.5] Engineering Project I 0.5
SYSC 5001 [0.5] Simulation and Modeling 0.5
SYSC 5004 [0.5] Optimization for Engineering Applications 0.5
SYSC 5006 [0.5] Design of Real-Time and Distributed Systems 0.5
SYSC 5103 [0.5] Software Agents 0.5
SYSC 5104 [0.5] Methodologies For Discrete-Event Modeling And Simulation 0.5
SYSC 5105 [0.5] Software Quality Engineering and Management 0.5
SYSC 5207 [0.5] Distributed Systems Engineering 0.5
SYSC 5401 [0.5] Adaptive and Learning Systems 0.5
SERG 5906 [0.5] Directed Studies in Sustainable Energy 0.5

3. Sustainable Energy Policy

PADM 5511 [0.5] Energy Management
PADM 5512 [0.5] International Politics of Sustainable Energy
PADM 5572 [0.5] Policy Seminar (Sustainable Energy)
PADM 5611 [0.5] Science and Technology Policies
PADM 5612 [0.5] Industrial Policy, Innovation and Sustainable Production
PADM 5613 [0.5] Science, Risk and Evaluation
PADM 5614 [0.5] Natural Resource Management
PADM 5616 [0.5] Environmental Policy
PADM 5617 [0.5] Implementing Sustainable Development in Industrialized Countries
PADM 5618 [0.5] Environmental and Ecological Economics
PADM 5619 [0.5] Urban Sustainability
PADM 5620 [0.5] The Science, Politics and Economics of Global Climate Change
PADM 5908 [1.0] Research Essay
SERG 5906 [0.5] Directed Studies in Sustainable Energy
Other courses as approved by the MA supervisor

Co-op Option for MA Students

A co-op option is available to full-time students in the MA program. Students admitted to this option must satisfactorily complete at least two work terms in order to graduate with co-op designation on their transcripts and diplomas. These work terms are four months in duration and locate students in government departments or other organizations in order to work at a junior officer level. They provide students with opportunities to integrate the theoretical and practical aspects of public administration. During a work term, students will register in the co-op work term courses: PADM 5913. While on a work term, students are limited to an additional 0.5 credit course. It should be noted that most co-op positions in the federal public service are restricted to Canadian citizens.

For detailed course descriptions, please refer to the Graduate Calendar.