Level: Post-Secondary and Post-Graduate level

The Energy Systems Engineering Technology program will put you at the forefront of utility and construction sectors, which are undergoing a transformation due to society's changing views on energy and the environment. 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 on renewable energy; including wind, solar and geothermal as well as conventional energy including hydro, gas turbine and nuclear. You will also learn about building automation and smart grids.

Applied Biological and Environmental Science programs are offered with optional co-op work terms at both the post-secondary and post-graduate (Fast-Track) level.



Program Highlights

  • Energy Systems Engineering Technology will provide you with the opportunity to work on state-of-the-art energy systems.
  • You will complete applied research and development projects that will promote innovation skills.
  • Obtaining project management skills will complement the technical curriculum.
  • This School of Engineering Technology and Applied Science program will prepare 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; and design and maintain heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration units.

Articulation Agreements

Qualified graduates may be eligible to participate in an articulated program with select universities and institutes. These partnerships will allow you to apply academic credit towards further study.

The Energy Systems Engineering Technology program’s educational partners are:

Athabasca University, Science degree


The Energy Systems Engineering Technology program has met the national technology accreditation requirements established by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) and, as such, has received national accreditation status by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes the Energy Systems Engineering Technology program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Technician category.

Please note: The qualification requirements and costs for each external accreditation, designation, certification or recognition are set by the granting body — not by Centennial College. In order to qualify for any external accreditations, designations, certifications or recognitions, students and graduates will need to follow the processes and meet the applicable requirements listed on the websites and in the materials of those external bodies.

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.

With this know-how you will have the opportunity to work with:

  • Architectural companies to integrate energy technologies into the latest green buildings;
  • Heat transfer, fluid mechanics, computational fluid dynamics and mechanics in industries such as: moulding and casting, integrated circuit packaging, heat exchange/boiler design and manufacture, and petrochemical processing.
Program taught in:
  • English

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