Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Co-op) (Fast-Track)

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Program Code: 3777

School: School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Program Type: Post-secondary program

Program Length: 2 years/ 6 semesters

Start Date: Fall

Location: Progress Campus


Telephone: 416-289-5000, ext. 2356

Our Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Co-op) (Fast-Track) program gives direct access to qualified college or university graduates into year two (semester three) of this three-year advanced diploma program so they may receive their Technology advanced diploma in just four semesters.

This college engineering program is concerned with ensuring you gain the fundamental skills to understand energy and its uses in modern society, which is changing its views on energy and the environment and in turn transforming the utility and construction sectors.

The shift in the operating practices of the utility sector is currently opening doors to a range of innovative energy projects using small scale sources such as solar, wind, hydro, fuel cells, gas turbines and biomass to feed electricity, heat and air conditioning to our homes and businesses. The construction industry has also adopted a host of new green building initiatives that are quickly increasing awareness and the use of sustainable, integrated architecture and engineering practices for new buildings. Manufactures are providing new products to implement advanced energy control in commercial and residential structures.

The challenges and opportunites you have in this applied science program are to learn how to integrate and use all of these modern sustainable energy technologies in a manner consistent with our urban environments. The program is demanding, but offers a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that are highly sought after in modern energy and sustainable building companies.

Professional Technology Year

This program offers an optional professional technology year (PTY), during which academically-qualified students enhance their education by working a full calendar year as paid employees in the field. The experience not only allows you to put classroom learning into practice, but ensures you start building a network of valuable contacts for future careers.

Semester 1
Course Code Course Title Location
COMM-170/COMM-171 College Communications 2 Progress Campus
ESET-211 Digital & Power Electronics Progress Campus
ESET-212 Boilers & Auxiliaries Progress Campus
ESET-213 Renewable Energy System Progress Campus
MT-151 Introduction to AutoCad Progress Campus
ROBO-222 Electronic Devices & Digital Electronics Progress Campus
ROBO-240 Mechanics and Materials Progress Campus
Semester 2
Course Code Course Title Location
ESET-121 Fabrication and Installation Progress Campus
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-500 Global Citizenship: From Social Analysis to Social Action Progress Campus
Semester 3
Course Code Course Title Location
COOP-221 Employment Pre-placement Progress Campus
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 Note

COOP-222 Co-op Work Term 1 (3777)

COOP-331 Co-op Work Term 2 (3777)

Semester 4
Course Code Course Title Location
ENGL-250 Report Writing in a Technical Environment Progress Campus
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

  • You have access and the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art energy systems.
  • A strong focus is placed on practical labs to enhance classroom learning.
  • Applied research and development projects promote innovation skills.
  • The program's technical curriculum is complemented by project management skills.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified technology graduates may be eligible to participate in pathway programs with partnering institutions. These pathway programs allow you to receive degree credit for learning obtained at Centennial College.


Educational Partners

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

Our partners are:

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


Recognition as a Certified Engineering Technician/Technologist

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technologist category.


CTAB Nationally Accredited Program

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

  • Junior energy auditor
  • Energy consultant assistant
  • Boiler technologist assistant
  • Wind/solar technologist
  • Power systems supervisor
  • Energy analyst

Academic Requirements

  • College diploma or university degree in a related science or engineering area

Additional 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 $1,282.00 $4,049.00
International $12,800.00 $2,827.00 $15,627.00