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Professional Master's Diploma in Energy and Innovation

Supercharge 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.

Due to COVID-19, this program will be taught online through fall 2020.

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

1.    Smart Grids – Electricity, Petroleum and Infrastructure (EE8901)
This course introduces the concept or promise of smart grids.

2.    Demand Management and Conservation (EE8902)
This course shall describe various methods for peak demand reduction and conserving energy.

3.    Energy Storage and Use (EE8903)
This course shall survey and describe new and promising technologies for energy storage.

4.    Electricity Markets (EE8904)
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 (EE8905)
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.

Please refer to a breakdown of fees for domestic and international students via the Graduate Studies website. Questions regarding fees and payment should be directed towards the Office of the Registrar, opens in new window, where you can also find a detailed breakdown, opens in new window.

"I have an undergrad from University of Toronto in environmental management and I wanted to upgrade my skills. I wouldn’t have gotten the job I have now had I not taken this diploma program. What I learned is directly applicable to what I do at the City now, like how to reduce the carbon footprint of many of the buildings in downtown."

Catherine Cook, City of Toronto

“I enrolled in the following courses from the PMDip program: Demand Management, Smart Grid, Electricity Markets and Energy Storage. I found them to be very innovative and interesting and I developed a good understanding of how the electrical system works in Canada. The cherry on top was the instructors because they were very experienced and knowledgeable in their field and extremely helpful to me during my studies. I am thankful that I took these courses as they were invaluable in obtaining my current position”

Karnika Inamdar, Spectrum Power Systems

Bhanu Opathella

Energy Storage Specialist, Amp

Harneet Panesar

Director of Strategy and Integrated Planning, Hydro One

Jayesh Shah

Interim Vice President of Engineering and Operations,
Oshawa Power and Utilities Corporation

Gary Thompson

Lead, Generation Planning and System Studies, Toronto Hydro

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.

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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

Bala Venkatesh
416-979-5000, ext. 552974