Sustainable Energy and Building Technology (2015/16 Program)

Credential: 
Campus: 
Program Code: 
31551
Banner Program Code: 
SUSTAN_EN_DA
Program Length: 

Six semesters, beginning in September, including an optional field experience after fourth semester

Contact Information: 

Kerry Johnston
Program manager
416.675.6622 ext. 4512
kerry.johnston@humber.ca
humber.ca/appliedtechnology

Admission Requirements

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

Mature student status

or

College or university transfer status

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.

Fees/Scholarships

The 2014/2015 fee for two semesters was
– domestic $3,794.56
– international $13,900.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2014/2015 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Additional Costs

Extra fees apply for optional field experience.

Our Program

Humber’s Sustainable Energy and Building Technology (SEBT) diploma program helps you develop the skills needed for a career in the growing green economy. Become skilled at providing integrated solutions with your knowledge of energy efficiency, green building practices and renewable energy sources.

The curriculum is designed with industry collaboration, ensuring the program is current and relevant. Courses focus on electric circuits, renewable energy technologies, building systems, thermodynamics and energy use, energy auditing, energy performance modelling software, sustainable design and resource management, project management, economic analysis, energy systems integration, and building modelling software (AutoCAD and Revit). Get real-world experience and make valuable industry contacts with an optional work placement. You’ll also receive instruction in energy entrepreneurship, sales and marketing.

Your Career

The global shift by business and government toward sustainable development is creating a boom in opportunities for those skilled in the design, construction, retrofit and operation of energy efficient buildings and the implementation of renewable energy technologies.

New building codes and development standards have raised the bar on energy efficiency requirements. Traditional energy sources are being re-examined as concerns about the rising costs of fuels and infrastructure, interruptions to supply and the environmental impact of legacy systems is questioned. These conditions have created exciting opportunities for work in green building and renewable energy projects.

Humber’s Sustainable Energy and Building Technology program is your entry into this dynamic and evolving field.

Graduates can work in project management roles in the green building sector for both renovation/retrofit and new construction projects. These roles may include energy auditing and modelling, energy performance simulation, or the design and operation of building automation systems.

Ontario’s Long-Term Energy Plan calls for a shift from centralized to distributed electricity generation, with emphasis on conservation and demand management, as well as promoting renewable energy technologies, particularly solar and wind.

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.

Work Placement

The Sustainable Energy and Building Technology 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.

Your Future Study Options

Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward a variety of pathways to further study at many postsecondary institutions.

Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.

List of Courses
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name
CIVL 101 Surveying Field
CIVL 104 CADD Fundamentals
CIVL 106 Methods of Construction
SNRG 103 Electric Circuits 1
TMTH 105 Technical Mathematics 1
WRIT 120 Technical Reading and Writing Skills
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name
SNRG 153 Electric Circuits 2
SNRG 154 Building Systems
SNRG 155 Renewable Technologies
TMTH 205 Technical Mathematics 2
WRIT 220 Technical Workplace Writing Skills
Semester 5
Course Code Course Name
SNRG 303 Economic Analysis of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Systems
SNRG 304 Sustainable Building Design 2
SNRG 308 Computer-Aided Design 3
SNRG 314 Energy Systems Integration and Programming 1
SNRG 315 Capstone Project 1
Select 1 of the following courses
GNED General Elective