Graduate Emphasis in Sustainable Energy


Issues of energy production and consumption, and the associated environmental impacts, top many lists of global challenges for the 21st century. Engineering leadership is key to the development and implementation of sustainable energy technologies to address these challenges.

The Emphasis in Sustainable Energy is sponsored by the Institute for Sustainable Energy, and was developed to expose engineering graduate students to a variety of energy issues and technologies. MEng, MASc and PhD students who complete the Emphasis as part of their programs will develop a better understanding of the limitations, challenges, and opportunities that face contemporary energy systems, touching on both established and emerging technologies and their points of intersection.

The Emphasis in Sustainable Energy is available to MEng, MASc and PhD students in any of six departments in the Faculty (Aerospace, Chemical, Civil, Electrical & Computer, Mechanical & Industrial, and Materials Science). The Emphasis offers MEng students the opportunity to specialize in sustainable energy, by defining a curricular path that can be completed within the requirements of the MEng program. For MASc and PhD students, the Emphasis will broaden their perspective on sustainable energy beyond that of their thesis topic.


[Please note:  Some courses may satisfy the requirements of multiple emphasis programs.  Students enrolled in two or more emphasis programs may count a maximum of one course toward the requirements for a second registered program.]


We request that all students interested in the Emphasis in Sustainable Energy register with the Institute for Sustainable Energy.  Please send an e-mail to with the following information

  • Name
  • Student Number
  • Department
  • Degree/Program
  • Registration in any other Emphasis programs
  • Degree Start Date
  • Anticipated Completion Date

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