Program OverviewPrinter Friendly
Our Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Fast-Track) program seeks qualified college or university graduates gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of this three-year advanced diploma program and receive that technology advanced diploma in four semesters.
The base of this college engineering program is society's changing views on energy and the environment, which are transforming the utility and construction sectors. It focuses on offering you the fundamental skills to understand energy and its uses in modern society.
Because the utility sector is currently undergoing a radical shift in operating practice, it is opening the doors to groundbreaking 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 building initiatives that are quickly increasing green awareness and the use of sustainable, integrated architecture and engineering practices for new buildings.
Manufacturers have many new products that provide ways to implement advanced energy control in commercial and residential structures. The challenge and opportunity is to learn how to integrate and use all of these modern sustainable energy technologies in a manner consistent with our urban environments.
Due to the changing nature of the energy industry, the program is challenging but offers a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that are highly sought after in modern energy and sustainable building companies and sectors.
The optional co-op element 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, students will typically 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 you've earned.
Program OutlinePrinter Friendly
|Course Code||Course Title|
|ENGL-250||Report Writing in a Technical Environment|
|ESET-322||Power Generation 2|
|ESET-323||Distributed Generation and Transmission|
|ESET-324||Geothermal Heat Pumps: Installation and Design|
|ESET-325||Building Automation Systems|
|ESET-328||Energy Storage and Management|
Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners
Career Options, Academic Pathways and PartnersPrinter Friendly
- You gain hands-on experience through practical labs, which enhance classroom learning.
- Applied research and development projects promote innovation skills, and you have the opportunity to work on modern energy systems.
- The Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Fast-Track) program's technical curriculum is complemented by project management skills.
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.
Qualified 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
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).
- Junior energy auditor
- Energy consultant assistant
- Boiler technologist assistant
- Green energy systems technologist
- Building automation technologist
Admission RequirementsPrinter Friendly
- College diploma or university degree in a related science or engineering area
- Transcript and resume review
- Centennial College English Skills Assessment (must score 170 or 171 for admission)
- Centennial College Engineering Math Skills Assessment may be requested (applicants will be notified individually)
- 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.
How to Apply
How to ApplyPrinter Friendly
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 Ontariocolleges.ca. 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 Ontariocolleges.ca. For more information go to Ontariocolleges.ca 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 Ontariocolleges.ca.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca.
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 Ontariocolleges.ca 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 my.centennialcollege.ca.
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.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition and FeesPrinter Friendly
Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2015.
|Student||Tuition (2 Semesters)||Incidental Fees||Total|