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Certificate in
Energy Management and Innovation

Note: This certificate program may be completed entirely at a distance. Visit the distance education website for further information.

This certificate program provides adult learners with an opportunity to acquire a level of knowledge and expertise that will permit them to contribute effectively to energy management, conservation, sustainability, and public policy governing this regulated sector; and to energy innovation, entrepreneurship, and the challenges and opportunities for developing new energy technologies and business enterprises. This program has been developed in cooperation with Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy.

For detailed certificate and program information, please visit www.ryerson.ca/ce/energy.

Academic Coordinator: Dr. Bala Venkatesh, bala@ryerson.ca (copying Anne-Marie Brinsmead, Program Director, a2brinsm@ryerson.ca)

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Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

Mature student status and evidence of relevant college or university level coursework, or equivalent
OR
Mature student status together with relevant industrial or professional experience

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Recommended Sequence

Students are advised to take the courses in the following sequence:
CTEC 241; CTEC 269; CTEC 282; CTEC 264; Electives (two selections)

Required Courses

CTEC 241   Technology Studies:  Energy Innovation
CTEC 264   Technology Studies:  Trends in Smart Grid
CTEC 269   Technology Studies:  Trends in Energy Conservation
CTEC 282   Technology Studies:  Public Policy in Energy


Electives (select two)

CECN 510   Economics:  Environmental Economics
CKEI 140   Energy Management:  Current Topics in Energy Management and Innovation
CKES 190   Environmental Sciences:  Renewable Energy and Green Technology
CKSS 100   Sustainability Management:  Fundamentals in Sustainability I
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management


Note to registered certificate program students
Effective Fall 2017, the Certificate in Energy Management and Innovation has been revised. Students who formally registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2017, must complete the program requirements in effect at the time they registered.

Required Courses
CKEI 100, CKEI 110, CKEI 120, and CKEI 130 deleted.
CTEC 241, CTEC 264, CTEC 269, and CTEC 282 added.
Electives
CKPM 202 deleted.
CTEC 210 added.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CKEI 140   Energy Management:  Current Topics in Energy Management and Innovation
CKSS 100   Sustainability Management:  Fundamentals in Sustainability I
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management
CTEC 264   Technology Studies:  Trends in Smart Grid
CTEC 269   Technology Studies:  Trends in Energy Conservation
CTEC 282   Technology Studies:  Public Policy in Energy