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					         Sustainable and
         Renewable Energy

      Our planet is in need of clean and renewable sources of energy such as wind, solar,
      geothermal, tidal and biomass. Carleton University’s program in Sustainable and
      Renewable Energy Engineering provides the analytical, technical and marketing skills
      needed to design, build, operate and enhance sustainable energy systems. If you would
      like to participate in the development of environmentally responsible and economically
      beneficial solutions for energy generation, distribution and end use—this could be the
      engineering program for you.

The Carleton advantage                                                 Calendar Year        Fall            Winter            Summer
The Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) program in Sustainable and
Renewable Energy Engineering offers:                                        1           study term 1      study term 2       work term*
„   a problem-solving approach to learning, as well as a                    2           study term 3      study term 4       work term
    professional focus on sustainability and renewable energy
    technologies;                                                           3           study term 5      study term 6       work term
„   the opportunity to follow one of two study streams suited to            4            work term         work term         work term
    your background and interests;
„   a challenging final-year design project that brings together            5           study term 7      study term 8
    knowledge, skills and expertise gained in the program; and
„   generous scholarships to high-standing applicants.             * Optional placement to be arranged directly with an employer.

Our laboratory and research facilities                             Choosing the right program
Carleton University laboratory, fabrication and computer           The BEng program in Sustainable and Renewable Energy has
facilities are state-of-the-art. You will have access to:          been designed to meet the strict professional and academic
                                                                   requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board.
„   energy, combustion and air emissions laboratory;
„   fuel cell development laboratory;                              There are two streams in the program:
„   thermodynamics/energy conversion laboratory;
„   power electronics and smart grids laboratory; and              „   Stream A: Smart Technologies for Power Generation and
„   Carleton’s microfabrication facility—photovoltaics and             Distribution
    power harvesting.                                              „   Stream B: Efficient Energy Generation and Conversion

                                                                   Both streams provide a solid core of courses and laboratory
Your co-op opportunities                                           work that will prepare you for a successful professional career
The Sustainable and Renewable Energy program offers you the        in industry and the public sector or for further studies at
opportunity to enrol in a co-operative internship option.          advanced levels. Courses in basic and applied science, in
                                                                   combination with topics such as electronics, systems,
A typical pattern of work and study terms for the co-op option
is shown in the following table.
environmental issues, heat transfer and thermodynamics                                Your future opportunities
(depending on your chosen stream) will give you the technical and
                                                                                      Graduates from the Sustainable and Renewable Energy
professional tools to deal with the challenges of the energy field.
                                                                                      Engineering program find challenging positions in energy
The courses of a typical Sustainable and Renewable Energy                             intensive industries and related government agencies, including
program are shown below. Courses separated by a slash (/)                             power utilities, generating facilities, distribution networks,
correspond to the two different streams.                                              smart grids and the construction industry. They are also in
                                                                                      demand by manufacturers of materials and equipment for
                                                                                      renewable energy projects, the hybrid vehicle design industry,
 Study Term 1                              Study Term 5                               and emerging service industries specialize in energy efficiency,
 „   Introduction to Engineering           „   Computer Organization/Engineering      to name only a few.
 „   Calculus for Engineering or               Materials
     Physics                               „   Industrial Engineering                 Admission requirements
 „   Linear Algebra for Engineering        „   Power Electronics/Fluid Mechanics II   For admission to the Sustainable and Renewable Energy
 „   Chemistry for Engineering             „   Sustainable and Renewable Energy       Engineering program, you must have an Ontario Secondary
     Students                                  Sources                                School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, including a minimum
 „   Complementary Studies Elective        „   Electrical Power Engineering           of six 4 U/M courses. Your six courses must include four
                                                                                      prerequisite courses:
 Study Term 2                              Study Term 6
                                                                                      „   Advanced Functions
 „   Introductory Electromagnetism         „   Probability and Statistics
     and Wave Motion                           Systems and Simulation

 „   Differential Equations and Infinite   „   Applied Thermodynamics                 „   Physics
     Series for Engineering                „   Energy Distribution and Efficient      „   one of:
 „   Mechanics I                               Utilization                                „  Calculus and Vectors*
 „   Problem Solving and Computers         „   Sustainable Energy Systems                 „  Biology
 „   Communication Skills for                  Design                                     „  Earth and Space Science
     Engineering Students
                                                                                      * Strongly recommended for applicants to all engineering programs.
 „   Introduction to Sustainable Energy
                                                                                      Although it is not an admission requirement, at least one 4U
 Study Term 3                              Study Term 7                               course in either English or français is recommended.
 „   Multivariable Calculus for            „   Energy Engineering Project             Equivalent courses may be substituted at the appropriate
     Engineers                             „   Automatic Control Systems I            4U level. The overall admission cut-off average and/or the
 „   Data Structures/Engineering               / Feedback Control Systems             prerequisite course average may be considerably higher than
     Graphical Design                      „   Air Pollution and Emissions Control    the stated minimum requirements for some programs.
 „   Thermodynamics and Heat               „   Computer Communications/Heat
     Transfer                                  Transfer                               If you are from outside Ontario, or outside Canada, see Carleton
 „   Circuits and Signals/Electrical       „   Efficient Energy Conversion            University’s website at for your specific
     Engineering                           „   Engineering Elective                   program requirements.
 „   Numerical Methods
 „   Basic science elective                                                           Since the number of qualified applicants may be greater than
                                                                                      the number of available spaces, cut-off averages and required
 Study Term 4                              Study Term 8                               marks may vary.

 „   Mathematical Methods I                „   Energy Engineering Project
 „   Fluid Mechanics I                     „   Professional Practice                  For more information
 „   Process Analysis for                  „   Engineering Economics                  Please visit or consult the Carleton
     Environmental Engineering             „   Solar Cells/Thermofluids and           University Undergraduate Calendar at
 „   Switching Circuits                        Energy Systems Design
 „   Electronics I/Dynamics                „   Energy Economy, Reliability and        Associate Dean of                 Undergraduate
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