The program information below is valid for the spring 2019 term (May 1, 2019 - August 31, 2019).

The Graduate Studies Academic Calendar is updated 3 times per year, at the start of each academic term (January 1, May 1, September 1). Graduate Studies Academic Calendars from previous terms can be found in the archives.

  • Admit term(s) 
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
  • Delivery mode 
    • Online
  • Length of program 
    • 1 mandatory course and 3 elective courses must be completed within two years (six terms).
  • Program type 
    • Diploma
  • Registration option(s) 
    • Full-time
    • Part-time
  • Study option(s) 
  • Additional program information 
    • The GDip in Green Energy program uses a state-of-the-art interactive instruction facility called the Live-Link. This remote learning environment is enabled through the use of smart boards and multi-point interactive video conferencing.
    • The Live-Link technology provides an immersive, real-time experience where students seamlessly participate with the instructor and others in the class as if they were in the same location.
    • If students miss a class, they will have the opportunity to watch a recorded session of the class and email questions to the instructor.
    • When using the E5 Live System the minimum requirements to ensure the quality of the experience are:
      • Up to date computer or laptop with 1GB video card and current drivers.
      • Wired network connection with a minimum 1 Mbps to 2 Mbps upload speed.
      • Web camera, microphone, speakers or headphones.
      • Microsoft Windows OS or current Mac OS (Linux is not supported at this time).
  • Minimum requirements 
    • The Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering requires either (i) a 75% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent or (ii) a 75% overall standing or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent, as the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program for applicants educated at a Canadian institution. A 75% overall standing or equivalent, in a relevant four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program for applicants educated outside of Canada.
  • Application materials 
    • Résumé
    • Transcript(s)
  • References 
    • Number of references:  2
    • Type of references: 

      1 must be academic

  • English language proficiency (ELP) (if applicable)

    Coursework option:

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses 
    • The GDip program is completed by taking 4 graduate level courses and without pursuing a formal graduate studies degree program. Students can study part-time, taking 1 course per term, or full-time, taking 2 courses per term. 1 mandatory course and 3 elective courses must be completed within two years (six terms).
    • Students must complete the following courses:
    • Mandatory course:
      • ME 659 Energy and Environment
    • Choose 3 electives from the following list of courses:
      • ME 751 Fuel Cell Technology
      • ME 753 Solar Energy
      • ME 760 Special Topics in Thermal Energy: Building Energy Performance
      • ME 760 Special Topics in Thermal Energy: Low Energy Building Systems
      • ME 760 Special Topics in Thermal Energy: Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases
      • ME 765 Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics: Wind Energy
  • Link(s) to courses