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Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

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Program Details

  • Program Code:3756
  • School:School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science
  • Credential:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Program Type:Post-secondary program
  • Program Length:3 years/ 6 semesters

Program Overview

Program Overview

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The Energy Systems Engineering Technology program at Centennial College will focus on society's changing views of energy and the environment, which are transforming the utility and construction sectors. This advanced diploma program will present  the students with the opportunity to learn how to integrate and use modern sustainable energy technologies in a manner consistent with sub-urban environments.

The courses in this program will teach the students the fundamental skills to understand energy and its uses in modern society. This includes hands-on practice that mimics real-world scenarios. While this applied science program is challenging, it will result in a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that modern energy and sustainable building companies are seeking.

Program Outline

Program Outline

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Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

Career Options, Academic Pathways and Partners

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Companies Offering Jobs

Toronto Hydro, Ontario Power Generation, Clear Blue Technologies, Bombardier, Grasshopper Solar Inc, Elexicon, Veridian, Mircom, and many more. 

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.
  • Students will have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art energy systems labs.
  • 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, assembly, troubleshooting, building automation systems, develop advanced control systems for energy, manufacturing process, design and heating, ventilating, air conditioning & refrigeration systems and operate power plants of various sizes.

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. Listed below are the degrees from partnering institutions that are available for this program.

Please note that each partner pathway has a specific minimum grade requirement in order to qualify for transferring credits, which are assessed by the receiving partner institution.

Partner Institution Degree Program
Algoma University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
Bachelor of Business Administration - Accounting or Human Resources Management or Marketing (also offered at the Brampton Campus)
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Bachelor of Computer Science - multiple majors
Davenport University Bachelor of Business Administration - General Business
Guelph, University of Undergraduate Degree
Lakehead University Honours or Bachelor Degree - multiple majors
Laurentian University Honours Bachelor of Arts - multiple majors
McMaster University Bachelor of Technology - Power and Energy Engineering Technology
Nipissing University Undergraduate Degree
Ontario Tech University (UOIT) Honours Bachelor of Arts - Educational Studies and Digital Technology
Honours Bachelor of Commerce (bridge)
Queen's University Bachelor of Mining Engineering Technology
Royal Military College of Canada Bachelor of Science - multiple majors
Bachelor of Engineering - multiple majors
Seneca College Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University - Brantford Campus Honours Bachelor of Arts
York University Honours Computer Science
Honours Environmental Studies
Honours Science - Chemistry
Bachelor of Science - multiple majors

Please visit our website at www.centennialcollege.ca/admissions/applying/education-pathways/outbound-pathways for more information on articulation agreements.

For pathways to other Ontario post-secondary institutions, please view ONCAT.

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

Career Outlook

  • Wind & Solar technologist
  • Power plants supervisor
  • Energy analyst
  • Energy auditor
  • Powerline technologist
  • Geothermal energy technologist
  • Security service technologist
  • PLC
  • Building automation
  • Micro-controllers
  • Motion control & networks
  • Energy storage systems
  • Manufacturing process technologist and many more.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

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Academic Requirements

Additional Requirements

Co-op Option

Co-op Option

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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 consecutive work terms as an 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 this co-op option, you will need to complete an application process in the fourth semester. If academically qualified, you may be admitted to the co-op program. Academically qualified students who are accepted into the program will register for the co-op preparation course as scheduled. 

Co-op Requirements

  • Minimum of 80% of courses completed from year one and two
  • A minimum C (60%) grade in COMM-170/171
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (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 as scheduled

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

Co-op Model Route

Fall Semester Intake
Fall Semester 1
Winter Semester 2
Summer Break
Fall Semester 3
Winter Semester 4
Summer Break
Fall Semester 5
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Co-op Work Term 2
Fall Co-op Work Term 3
Winter Semester 6
Winter Semester Intake
Winter Semester 1
Summer Break
Fall Semester 2
Winter Semester 3
Summer Semester 4
Fall Semester 5
Winter Co-op Work Term 1
Summer Co-op Work Term 2
Fall Co-op Work Term 3
Winter Semester 6

Learn more about co-op programs.

How to Apply

How to Apply

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1. Apply Online

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

 Apply directly to Centennial College here.

2. Submit Documents

Domestic Students

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.

International Students

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 Fees

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Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2020.

Student Tuition (2 Semesters) Ancillary Fees Total
Canadian $2,721.00 $853.89 $3,574.89
International $15,900.00 $1,362.89 $17,262.89

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