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Professional Master’s Diploma (PMDip) in Energy and Innovation

Boost your career in energy

Developed by the Centre for Urban Energy (CUE) at Ryerson University, the Professional Master’s Diploma (PMDip) in Energy and Innovation is intended to provide participants with the knowledge and skills required to function competently as officers, administrators, technicians, analysts and other key occupations in the fast-growing and rapidly-changing Canadian energy sector.

One of the major benefits of this PMDip is that it is a part-time diploma that requires less commitment than a traditional Master's program. As such, students have the flexibility to complete the diploma around their current schedule. Courses will be taught between 6-9pm on weekday evenings.

In addition to providing diverse, meaningful and lucrative career options to participants, the diploma program addresses recognized and pressing needs within the public and private sectors, for individuals qualified in these areas to assume a variety of operational, administrative and managerial roles, including energy analysts, energy policy advisors and energy managers.

Ready to sign up? Apply now for winter 2017 courses.

Need to know more? Download the course brochure or check out academic director Bala Venkatesh's recent presentation (PDF - 648KB) which includes key information about the program. You can also compare with our Postgraduate Certificate in Energy Management and Innovation to help decide which program is right for you.  

The programs requires the completion of four core courses and a final diploma project:

1.    Smart Grids – Electricity, Petroleum and Infrastructure
This course introduces the concept or promise of smart grids.

2.    Demand Management and Conservation
This course shall describe various methods for peak demand reduction and conserving energy.

3.    Energy Storage and Use
This course shall survey and describe new and promising technologies for energy storage.

4.    Electricity Markets
Energy business is driven by economics and this course shall discuss various forms of electric energy and their economic characteristics for electricity sector.

5.    Final Diploma Project
The project will focus on comprehension of new technologies and energy innovation in the context of economics, enabling diploma students to make informed decisions in their workplace.

Areas of study include the smart grid, demand management, energy conservation, energy storage and electricity markets.

The program will make use of the Centre for Urban Energy’s state-of-the-art Schneider Electric Smart Grid Laboratory, Canada’s first university-based smart grid lab.

Will have graduated from a four year accredited undergraduate university program in applied science or engineering or equivalent; and English language proficiency requirement similar to other graduate programs in engineering. The minimum grade requirement for admission consideration is a 3.0/4.33 (B or equivalent) in the last two years of study.

Required Documents:

  1. Application Submission Summary
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Resume
  4. Transcripts
  5. English Language Proficiency

Please refer a breakdown of fees for international or domestic students. Questions should be directed towards the Office of the Registrar.  

Bala Venkatesh
Email: bala@ryerson.ca
Phone: 416-979-5359

Bhanu Opathella

Bhanu Opathella
IESO Distinguished Research Fellow
Centre for Urban Energy
(Course: Electricity Markets)

Jayesh Shah

Jayesh Shah
Interim Vice President of Engineering and Operations
Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation
(Course: Smart Grids – Electricity, Petroleum and Infrastructure)

Gary Thompson
Lead, Generation Planning and System Studies
Toronto Hydro
(Course: Demand Management and Conservation)