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
Study Term 2 Study Term 6
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
* 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 carleton.ca/howtoapply for your specific
Engineering Engineering Elective program requirements.
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
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Environmental Engineering Solar Cells/Thermofluids and University Undergraduate Calendar at carleton.ca/cuuc.
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