Energy Systems Engineering Technology

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Program Code: 3756

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 3 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall, Winter

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

The Energy Systems Engineering Technology program at Centennial College focuses on society's changing views of energy and environment, which are transforming the utility and construction sectors. The offering presents you with the opportunity to learn how to integrate and use modern sustainable energy technologies in a manner consistent with our urban environments.

The Energy Systems Engineering Technology courses teach you the fundamental skills to understand energy and its uses in modern society. These courses include hands-on practice that mimics real world scenarios.

The program is challenging but offers a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that modern energy and sustainable building companies are seeking.

Co-op Option

The co-op option in this program will provide you with the opportunity to gain hands-on experience while you complete three work terms, as a paid employee in the field. This experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but will also provide valuable contacts for your future career.

To participate in programs with optional co-op, typically students will complete an application process in the second semester of their studies, and if academically qualified, will be admitted to the co-op program. When you graduate, your diploma will highlight the co-op credential.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-160/COMM-161 College Communications 1 Progress Campus
ESET-111 Energy, Environment and Society Progress Campus
MATH-170 Technology Mathematics 2 Progress Campus
PHYS-100 Physics Progress Campus
ROBO-112 Electric Circuits Progress Campus
ROBO-115 Computer Aided Drafting Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ESET-121 Fabrication and Installation Progress Campus
ESET-122 Chemistry Applications and Climate Progress Campus
GNED-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
MATH-180 Technology Mathematics 3 Progress Campus
MT-121 Applied Statics Progress Campus
ROBO-234 Electronic Devices Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
AMEG-212 Applied Ethics in Technology and the Environment Progress Campus
ESET-211 Digital & Power Electronics Progress Campus
ESET-212 Boilers & Auxiliaries Progress Campus
ESET-213 Renewable Energy System Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MATH-231 Differential Calculus and Analytic Geometry Progress Campus
ROBO-240 Mechanics and Materials Progress Campus
Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ESET-221 Fluid Mechanics & Dynamics Progress Campus
ESET-222 Wind and Solar Energy Progress Campus
ESET-223 Power Engineering and HVAC Progress Campus
ESET-225 Pneumatics/ PLC Progress Campus
GNED General Education Elective Progress Campus
MATH-232 Integral Calculus Progress Campus
Semester 5
Course Code Course Title Location
ESET-312 Power Generation 1 Progress Campus
ESET-314 Motion Controls and Network Progress Campus
ESET-315 Refrigeration and HVAC Progress Campus
ESET-316 Microcontrollers Progress Campus
ESET-317 Statistics & Energy Auditing Progress Campus
MT-309 Thermodynamics 1 Progress Campus
Semester 6
Course Code Course Title Location
ESET-322 Power Generation 2 Progress Campus
ESET-323 Distributed Generation and Transmission Progress Campus
ESET-324 Geothermal Heat Pumps: Installation and Design Progress Campus
ESET-325 Building Automation Systems Progress Campus
ESET-326 Final Project Progress Campus
ESET-328 Energy Storage and Management Progress Campus

Program Highlights

  • Applied research and development projects in the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program promote innovation skills.
  • The technical curriculum is complemented by project management skills.
  • You have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art energy systems.
  • This program prepares you to: implement energy solutions for commercial and residential buildings using knowledge of energy systems, energy efficiency and renewable/distributed energy systems; design, assemble and program building automation systems; develop advanced control systems for energy, chemical processes or manufacturing; design and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration units; and operate power plants of various sizes.

Educational Partners

Qualified Energy Systems Engineering Technology graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities and institutes. These partnerships allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

Our partners are:

  • Athabasca University, Science degree
  • Lakehead University, Engineering degree


The Energy Systems Engineering Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).


Career Outlook

  • Power application assistant
  • Wind/solar technologist
  • Power systems supervisor
  • Energy analyst
  • Field installation specialist

Academic Requirements

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher at the end of Semester 2 (this must be maintained for the duration of the program)
  • Students must be legally eligible to work in Canada
  • Students who meet the above prerequisites will apply to transfer to the co-op program at the end of Semester 2
  • Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for COOP221 in Semester 3

Note: Meeting the minimum co-op program requirements does not guarantee admission into the co-op program.

1. Apply Online

Are you an International Student? Apply directly to Centennial College here.

If you are applying through the Second Career Strategy, please apply at the Employment Training Centre for Second Career (Progress Campus). Second Career Strategy is a funding initiative for those who have been laid-off and are in need of training. For more information go to Second Career Strategy.

If you have previously attended a full time program at Centennial College, you may be eligible for a Program Transfer. Visit Enrolment Services at any Campus for information.

All other applicants must apply online at A non-refundable application fee of $95 must accompany applications. The fee is payable online, by telephone, online banking, by mail, or in person to For more information go to Application Fees.

2. Submit Documents

Current Ontario high school students and graduates from Ontario high schools: Notify your guidance counsellor that you have applied to college and your school will forward transcripts to Centennial College via

Graduates of college/university, or high school outside Ontario but within Canada: You are responsible for requesting that your educational institute sends any required documents and transcripts to

Applicants who attended school outside of Canada: If you are submitting transcripts to meet admission requirements, you must have the transcripts assessed by an independent credential assessment agency such as World Education Services (WES) or International Credential Assessment Service (ICAS).

For more information go to Submitting your Transcripts.

3. Confirm Your Offer of Admission

Offers of Admission are sent by mail to eligible applicants. When you receive your offer, you must login to your account at and confirm before the Deadline to Confirm noted in your offer letter.

You may confirm only one college and one program offer at a time.

You must confirm your offer by the Deadline to Confirm noted in your Offer of Admission letter or your seat may be given to another applicant.

When you confirm your Offer of Admission at Centennial College you are given access to your personal myCentennial account where you can check your email, grades, register for courses, pay tuition fees, and see your class timetable.

4. Pay Fees

Centennial fees statements are sent by email to your personal email account and to your myCentennial email account. Fees statements are not mailed.

You must make a minimum payment by the Fees Deadline noted in your Fees Statement or your seat may be given to another applicant.

5. Build Your Timetable (Register for Courses)

Build your timetable (web-register for courses) at

Fall registration begins mid-July
January registration begins mid-December
May registration begins mid-April

Your web-registration will not open if:

You have not submitted your minimum fee payment by the deadline
You received a Conditional Offer of Admission and you have not met the conditions of your offer.

Once you have paid your fees or have made appropriate arrangements, register for your courses online through myCentennial.

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Incidental Fees Total
Canadian $2,767.00 $932.00 $3,699.00
International $12,800.00 $2,127.00 $14,927.00