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Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

Credential: Advanced DiplomaProgram Code: 31551Length: 6 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    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

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

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

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,092.70
  • international: $16,673.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,131.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,496.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$170.00$170.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$8,126.50
Tuition$1,501.57$7,666.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

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.

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

All students who have achieved a cumulative program grade point average (GPA) of 80% or better upon graduation of their Ontario college diploma will be automatically awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level.

PARTNER INSTITUTION PATHWAYS

Programs:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Humber College and Parul University have partnered together to provide educational advancement opportunities to graduates of Parul's Civil and Mechanical Engineering diploma programs.  Successful graduates may receive advanced standing into Year 2 of Humber's Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma, provided they have achieved a cumulative Grade Point Average of 75% and a minimum English language proficency of 6.0 on the IELTS test.

Students admitted to this pathway will be required to take a supplemental course in the month of August.  This course will be an accelerated version of ESOL 120: Technical Reading & Writing Skills (a mandatory part of the program).  There will also be a component during this time period aimed at acquainting students with the Canadian experience.  This supplemental couse will require a course fee to be paid.  Sudents who successfully complete this supplemental course will be given full credit for ESOL 120.

All inquiries and applications for admission must be made through Humber's International Centre.  

PATHWAYS OUT TO A PARTNER INSTITUTION

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Studies
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology
  • Petroleum

Humber and Cape Breton University have agreed to partner for the purpose of offering a degree completion option to students of the following programs:

  • Civil Engineering Technology
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology

Students completing these programs will receive up to a maximum of 36 transfer credits.  

A number of CBU courses are available by distance including some of the required courses for the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program and may, in some instances, be the ony offering of that particular course that year.  CBU distance courses can be used to fulfill the credit residency requirement.

For more information see:  https://www.cbu.ca/academic-programs/program/electronics-and-controls/program-details/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Technology
  • Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership

The following Humber programs will articulate with specific transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology or the Bachelor of Technology - Trades and Technology Leadership programs at Thompson Rivers University:

  • Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Architectural Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Civil Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Computer and Network Support Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Computer and Network Support Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Computer Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Computer Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technician - Control Systems Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Control Systems Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electromechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Electronics Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 57 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 63 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (HRAC) Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 57 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 66 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 69 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology: Trades and Technology Leadership program.
  • Sustainable Energy and Building Technology Advanced Diploma program is granted a maximum of 60 transfer credits into the Bachelor of Technology program.
    Humber students may apply after successfully completing the College's entire program and related requirements, if applicable.

Students applying for admission to any of the University programs are required to submit the university application form and applicable fees.  Students are subject to all University admission policies including the requirement to provide original documentation showing their full postsecondary academic history along with graduation with a relevant diploma from Humber.

For more information, contact: student@tru.ca 

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Electrical Engineering Technology - Smart Grid

Graduates of Humber's Sustainable Energy and Building Technology advanced diploma program are invited to apply to continue their studies at the State University of New York - Buffalo State College. Graduates must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.0 to be considered for advanced standing in the BSc, Electrical Engineering Technology - Smart Grid program.  Humber graduates will be given the opportunity to complete all program requirements in approximately four semesters of full-time study (15 credit hours per semester).

For more information, please contact:

admissions@buffalostate.edu

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Technology in Technology Management

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 an Advanced Diploma as above
  • an overall minimum GPA of 65%
  • two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
    • Grade 12 English (67%) or
    • 3.0 credits of postsecondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  • minimum of one year relevant non-cooperative education related technical work experience

BCIT accepts applications for the program year-round.  The first step in the application process is completion of a pre-entry assessment conducted by BCIT's program administrator to review the technical work experience requirement.  Applicants are encouraged to contact:

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

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

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Kerry Johnston, program manager
416.675.6622 ext. 4512
kerry.johnston@humber.ca

Current students please send inquiries to: SATadvising@humber.ca.

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Society faces significant population growth challenges while we seek to decarbonize, adapt to climate change and manage resources in a more sustainable manner. Meeting these challenges means buildings, energy systems and infrastructure must evolve – yesterday’s solutions are being replaced by new approaches. Our Sustainability Energy and Building Technology advanced diploma program positions graduates with a portfolio of skills that are in high demand.

Our unique program prepares graduates to examine, model and improve the energy and environmental performance of existing buildings; to support the design, construction and operation of new, sustainable buildings being built to increasingly stringent performance standards; to implement renewable energy technologies; and to support new approaches to understanding and managing energy use and building resilience into campuses, neighbourhoods or whole cities. At one time we paid little attention to the cost, availability or environmental impact of energy use – today, these are issues of growing importance to every individual, business and government.

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 work placement of 400 hours (minimum). This offers practical experience in the energy efficiency, green building or sustainable energy industry sectors following Semester 4. We work with business, industry and government to identify work placement opportunities.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019NorthOpenOpen

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

Opportunities in the energy conservation and efficiency sector include energy auditing; energy modelling; energy management including building automation systems and managing mechanical systems; and building envelope retrofits. As new buildings are required to meet increasing stringent energy and environmental performance standards, graduates have opportunities to support the design, construction and operation of new buildings. Graduates of our program work in the renewable energy sector - supporting the design, construction and operation of solar energy systems. Emerging opportunities for employment exist supporting the creation of energy management plans and green house gas reduction strategies for campuses, communities or entire cities.

Opportunities include:

· sustainable energy project manager
· energy auditor/analyst/modeler
· sustainable building analyst
· sustainable building technologist
· project manager, energy performance
· technical support specialist
· government energy policy analyst
· building automation technician
· business operator/entrepreneur.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on 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.

On June 29, 2018, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD) to the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). Both names may appear on this website.