Master of Engineering
in Clean Energy
If you have already devoted the time and effort required to obtain a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in engineering or other related field and would like to further your academic training and work experiences, you may want to consider the Master of Engineering in Clean Energy Engineering program.
UBC's Faculty of Applied Science and the Clean Energy Research Centre has launched an innovative new master's degree in Clean Energy Engineering—the first of its kind in Canada and one of only a handful worldwide.
The Masters of Engineering in Clean Energy Engineering is intended for those with an undergraduate degree in engineering who are interested in advanced training related to environmentally-advantageous energy-efficient technologies—technologies that will help meet the global need for energy while reducing electricity and greenhouse gases and other emissions. Special focus on energy conservation, social change concepts, efficient use of electricity and methods for comparing and evaluating alternative energy scenarios will be areas of focus. In addition, attention will be devoted to sustainable energy sources such as biomass, solar, wind and small-scale hydro. The Master of Engineering in Clean Energy Engineering will take approximately 16 months to complete and includes a co-operative work term in which students gain technical, paid work experience. The professional degree program comprises coursework and a project. From the core courses and broad range of electives, students acquire new skills and build on their knowledge base to advance their career goals. Unlike research-focused advanced degrees, the Master of Engineering program provides the unique opportunity to focus on areas such as management, business and leadership in the engineering profession. BC Hydro Power Smart and FortisBC are generously supporting the program with a focus on energy conservation by providing expertise, co-funding Engineering Co-op work placements related to energy conservation efficiency, assisting with program curriculum development and supporting the BC Hydro Power Smart Instructor..