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Advanced Diploma in Energy Systems Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)




What will I learn?

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

The courses in this program teach you the fundamental skills to understand energy and its uses in modern society. These courses include hands-on practice that mimics real-world scenarios.

This applied science program is challenging, but offers a unique blend of technical, managerial and entrepreneurial skills that modern energy and sustainable building companies are seeking.

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.

You have the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art energy systems.

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, assemble and program building automation systems, develop advanced control systems for energy, chemical processes or manufacturing, design and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration units and operate power plants of various sizes.

Career Outlook

  • Power application assistant
  • Wind/solar technologist
  • Power systems supervisor
  • Energy analyst
  • Field installation specialist

Areas of Employment

A widening skilled-labour shortage and quickly advancing technology in the energy sector are creating huge demand for technicians who possess a breadth of knowledge across the mechanical, electrical, electronic and automation engineering fields.

Energy Systems Engineering Technology program graduates are prepared to:

Work with architectural companies to integrate energy technologies into the latest green buildings

Apply knowledge of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, computation fluid dynamics and mechanics to industries such as: moulding and casting, integrated circuit packaging, heat exchanger/boiler design and manufacture, and petrochemical processing.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (3 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$16,704.50 (US$ 12,190) per year
Ancillary Fees - CAN $1,747.59

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

5 September 2023, 8 January 2024


Progress Campus

941 Progress Avenue,


Ontario (ON),

M1G 3T8, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)

English Language Requirements:

  • A TOEFL score of 550 (paper-based) or 80+ (internet based with no test below 20)
  • IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0+ (with no single test score below 5.5)
  • CAEL (Canadian Academic English Language Assessment) with an overall band score of 60
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 51 plus
  • ITEP (International Test of English Proficiency) score of 3.7 plus.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Centennial College

94% of employers revealed that they are either satisfied or very satisfied after hiring work-ready graduates from Centennial.

  • One of Canada’s multicultural higher education institutions
  • Students benefit from the job-aligned courses
  • National award-winning Centre of Entrepreneurship
  • Offers facilities to simulate dynamic work environment

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