Professional Master's Diploma 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.
Need to know more? Download the PDF filecourse brochure or check out academic director PDF fileBala Venkatesh's recent presentation which includes key information about the program. You can also PDF filecompare 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 (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.
Areas of study include the smart grid, demand management, energy conservation, energy storage and electricity markets.
"This sector didn’t even exist ten years ago, so the degree is really cutting-edge. I wouldn’t have gotten the job I have now had I not taken this diploma program."
— Catherine Cook, research analyst with the City of Toronto's environment and energy division
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.
- Application Submission Summary
- Statement of Interest
- English Language Proficiency