The first program of its kind in Canada, the Green Energy Graduate Diploma provides professional development for working engineers through live online learning. The courses will enhance a participant’s technical knowledge and training in green energy systems, such as fuel cells, pollution management, solar energy, wind energy, and sustainable buildings.
Canada is a highly innovative environment for green energy and you can upgrade your engineering skills in this high demand sector.
Online learning provides the flexibility to join class from work or home through an internet connection. Students can interact live online with a webcam and microphone.
The 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 you miss a class, you 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 1Mbps 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)
Before an applicant is to be considered for the Green Energy Diploma program they must have the following:
- Four-year Bachelor’s degree in a related area of study, with an overall average of 75% in the last two years
- Two letters of reference, one must be academic
- Applicants whose first language is not English must complete an English language proficiency exam.
Accepted candidates can enter the Green Energy Diploma program at the start of the Fall (beginning of September) term. To be admitted prospective students must have submitted his/her complete application package by the following cut-off dates:
|Desired Date of Admission||International Student: Complete Application Due:||Canadian/Permanent Resident: Complete Application Due:|
|Fall Term (September)||February 1st (same year as admission date)||June 1st (same year as admission date)|
The Green Energy Graduate Diploma is completed by taking four graduate level courses and without pursuing a formal graduate studies program. You can study part-time, taking one course per term, or full-time, taking two courses per term. One mandatory course and three elective courses must be completed within two years (six terms).
|ME 659||Energy and the Environment|
|Choose three electives from the following 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 Engineering: Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases|
|ME 765||Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics: Wind Energy|
Course schedule for the current and upcoming terms are now available online. Search the "Course Schedules" for Graduate Studies programs for courses at the 600- and 700-levels.
More detailed course descriptions of our graduate courses can also be located online.
Fee schedules are published shortly before the start of each term. Please use the most recent fee schedule to estimate fees for future terms for both domestic and international students.
How to Apply
The University of Waterloo Graduate Office does not supply paper-based application packages.
If you have any questions or concerns about the Green Energy Graduate Diploma, send them to Allison Walker at firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions will be responded to in a timely manner.