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Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: 31551 Length: 6 semesters

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U or equivalent) 
    • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

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All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

 The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic $4,007.78
  • international $14,200.

Amounts listed were the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

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Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you’ve already learned and help you take the next step in less time.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Management Studies, Bachelor of Commerce 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission. Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of four semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent.
  • Any Grade 12U-level Mathematics with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, or Humber's TMTH 105 and TMTH 205, with an average of 60 per cent.

Admission will be based on availability in the program.

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline.  Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Engineering Technology 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Windsor, ON
Institution(s): University of Windsor

Applicants from Humber College who have been awarded an Advanced Diploma in:

  • Architectural Technology
  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • HRAC Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

will be eligible for admission to the University of Windsor into the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree program provided the minimum cumulative GPA requirements of 70% are met.

For further information, contact:

Jacqueline Stagner
Undergraduate Programs Coordinator
1.519.253.3000 x 5948
stagner@uwindsor.ca

web4.uwindsor.ca/units/registrar/calendars/undergraduate

Bachelor of Engineering Technology with specializations in either Environmental Studies or Petroleum 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Sydney, Nova Scotia
Institution(s): Cape Breton University

Cape Breton University (CBU) will offer degree completion options to graduates of both Humber College's Civil Engineering Technology, or Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma programs in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology with specializations in either Environmental Studies or Petroleum. These programs require the completion of a minimum of 36 credits of course work after graduation from either Humber's Civil Engineering Technology, or Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diplomas.  This normally requires a minimum of 1 academic year (2 semesters) of full time study to complete.  A number of CBU courses are available by distance including some of the required courses for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree programs and may, in some instances, be the only offering of that particular course that year.  CBU distance courses can be used to fulfill the credit residency requirements.

For further information, contact:

Jennifer Kelloway
Assistant Manager of Admissions
Cape Breton University
PO Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road
Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1P 6L2
Phone: 902-563-1117
Fax: 902-563-1371
Jennifer_Kelloway@cbu.ca

http://www.cbu.ca/come-to-cbu/admissions/transfer-agreements/articulation-agreements/

Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Burnaby, BC
Institution(s): BC Institute of Technology, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) recognizes Humber College's Advanced Diplomas in:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Computer Engineering Technology
  • Electrical Engineering Technology
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Electronics Engineering Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

as the academic basis of entry into the Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management degree program.  Applicants from Humber College who have been awarded a relevant advanced diploma will be eligible for admission to BCIT provided all other entrance criteria are met.

For further information, contact:

Laurie McGee, Program Administrator,
604.432.8459
Laurie_McGee@bcit.ca

www.bcit.ca/study/programs/8350btech

Bachelor of Technology, Alternative and Renewable Energy 

Credential Opportunity: Adv. Diploma to Degree
Location: Canton, New York
Institution(s): State University of New York (SUNY) at Canton

Graduates of Humber's Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma will be accepted into the Bachelor of Technology - Alternative and Renewal Energy degree program at the State University of New York (SUNY) Canton.  Humber graduates must possess a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.  SUNY Canton assures acceptance for Humber students who have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.  Students are encouraged to apply during their last semester at Humber.  A grade of C or better must be earned for each transfer credit of courses applicable to the Bachelor's degree.

For further information, contact:

Michael Newtown, Dean
315.386.7411
newtownm@canton.edu

www.canton.edu/csoet/alt_energy/

For Ontario transfer options visit ONTransfer >

Program Contact(s)

Kerry Johnston
Program Manager
416.675.6622 ext. 4512
kerry.johnston@humber.ca

Admissions

Domestic Students

North Campus
Humber Learning Resource Commons 1st Floor
416-675-5000

Lakeshore Campus
A118
416-675-5000

enquiry@humber.ca

 

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
Fax 1-416-675-6386
international@humber.ca

 

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $2,088.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,238.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $170.00 $170.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 2 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 3 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 4 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 5 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

 

Semester 6 Domestic Fee International Fee*
Total $1,918.89 $6,912.50
Tuition $1,415.38 $6,408.99
Mandatory Non-Tuition $503.51 $503.51
Lab/Materials $0.00 $0.00
Co-op/Placement    

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125

Our Program

The Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Program (SEBT) prepares you to serve in project management roles in four areas of focus:

1. Energy conservation, efficiency, management

  • this area relates primarily to existing buildings. Buildings that were built at a time when there wasn’t a major concern on the cost of energy, the availability of energy or the environmental impact of using that energy creates opportunities to change the way our buildings work through:
    • energy auditing
    • energy modelling
    • energy management including building automation systems.

2. Green/Sustainable Buildings – this relates primarily to new construction. Many jurisdictions now require higher standards for the design, construction and operation of buildings. Many federal, provincial and municipal governments require new construction to be LEED certified. We study all aspects of the design, construction and operation of sustainable buildings.

3. Implementation of renewable energy technologies including solar Photovoltaic (PV), thermal; and wind energy.

4. Sustainable Community Development – in Ontario the population is growing, mainly in urban areas. Historically, urban development has not been good for the environment. Now, governments recognize that development does not have to be focused on resource and infrastructure intensive, car dependent, greenfield consuming sprawl. We study sustainable approaches to urban development/redevelopment and sustainable or green infrastructure.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Perform a land site assessment to determine potential for renewable energy harvesting, optimum placement of wind, solar and earth energy technologies and building orientation for passive solar gain and protection from the elements.

  • Perform an energy needs analysis for residential or small-scale commercial or industrial structures, designated under Section 9 of the Ontario Building Code, and identify building system components that save energy.

  • Perform an energy audit on residential, small-scale commercial and industrial buildings, designated under Section 9 of the Ontario Building Code, to determine energy efficiency, problem areas and energy loss and advise on corrective actions.

  • Design and propose a grid-tied or off-grid renewable energy system for a residential or small-scale commercial or industrial structure, designated under Section 9 of the Ontario Building Code, based on an energy needs analysis.

  • Adhere to legal, regulatory and health and safety codes and guidelines in sustainable energy and building technology practice.

  • Estimate the costs and time schedule of implementing a renewable energy/energy efficiency system, including annual running costs and return on investment.

  • Assist in land development, regulatory and stakeholder processes regarding the placement of renewable energy/energy efficiency technologies during the planning/approval phase.

  • Assist in the selection of heating, cooling, hot water and electrical systems and equipment during the building specification phase in a new structure or retrofit to ensure high energy efficiency.

  • Assist in the delivery, handling, installation and testing of renewable energy/energy efficiency technologies during the construction phase

  • Prepare a viable business plan for a new energy business venture.

  • Assist in the development of sales and marketing strategies for energy products and services.

  • Promote an integrated or whole building approach with clients, industry professionals and associations.


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Work Placement

Our program features an optional sustainable field experience of 400 hours (minimum). This offers practical experience in the energy efficiency, green building or sustainable energy industry sectors following semester four. Students must complete a career management workshop to help develop effective job and field experience search skills prior to the work experience. Humber works with business, industry and government to identify work placement opportunities.

 

The Humber Experience

Watch the video to learn more about the Sustainable Energy and Building Technology program from students and faculty.

"The Sustainable Energy and Building Technology program’s breadth and depth is unique among the options I considered. This program was the only one I found to comprehensively cover both the concepts of sustainable building and urban development as well as the technical details and design tools of renewable energy generation, building science, and mechanical building systems".
- Keith Davidge

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Facilities

The Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Program provides a mix of theoretical and practical skills. Our labs are equipped with state of the art hardware, software and equipment to give our students and graduates hands-on experience. Students in the program have access to Humber’s LEED Gold Centre for Urban Ecology, an opportunity to study a sustainable building in operation and understand the relationship between design, construction and operation. SEBT students perform data analysis of 4 PV systems to understand how system components, orientation and tracking affect system performance. First year SEBT students participate in a small wood frame construction project in our indoor construction lab. Students work in teams to build small buildings, then test their thermal and air tightness characteristics.

Your Career

How we generate and use energy is of primary importance to all Canadians. Our climate demands significant amounts of energy for heating, cooling, and lighting, as do the commercial and industrial processes in the buildings where we work, live, study and play. As the population of the province grows and we question the long term economic and environmental viability, our legacy energy systems, energy efficiency and conservation, coupled with renewable energy generation, will be at the core of our energy future.

Ontario's Long Term Energy Plan places energy conservation and efficiency, as well as expanding renewable energy technologies as key components of Ontario's energy future. Opportunities in the conservation and efficiency sector include energy auditing; energy modelling; energy management including building automation systems and managing mechanical systems; and building envelope retrofits. These opportunities are supported by provincially funded incentive programs for the residential, commercial and industrial sector administered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Local Distribution Companies (LDC's). Skilled workers are required to administer and implement the measures these incentive programs support.

Renewable energy generation growth has been fueled by the Green Energy and Green Economy Act and the renewable energy incentive program known as the Feed In Tariff (FIT). The FIT program provides an economic incentive to support the implementation of a variety of renewable technologies. Large utility scale wind developments have been growing in the province for more than a decade, and skilled people are required to perform site assessments of the wind resource; support the public consultation process prior to development; and work in all phases of design, construction and operation. Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems generate electricity and, in Ontario, there is significant growth in the deployment of PV systems. Solar systems require people who can do site assessments to determine the potential of the solar resource, design the system, perform economic analyses and manage the construction and operation of the system. Wind and solar have been the most widely adopted technologies in the province, but the FIT program also supports small hydroelectric systems, biomass, biogas and landfill gas technologies.

Opportunities include:

  • sustainable energy project manager
  • energy auditor/analyst/modeller
  • sustainable building technologist
  • sales manager
  • technical support specialist
  • government energy policy analyst
  • sustainable project supervisor/manager
  • business operator/entrepreneur.
  

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.