UBC and BC Hydro partner on a Clean Energy Engineering Master’s Program

UBC is collaborating with BC Hydro Power Smart to deliver a new Master’s of Engineering in Clean Energy Engineering program within the Faculty of Applied Science. BC Hydro will support the Power Smart® Instructor for the program and the co-operative education portion of the graduate program.

The new graduate degree, developed in partnership between the Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) within Applied Science and the Sustainability Office at UBC, is the first of its kind in Canada. It will focus on the supply and demand side of energy, including energy efficiency and conservation, social change concepts, efficient use of electricity and methods for comparing and evaluating alternative energy scenarios. The program includes studies in renewable energy sources, such as biomass, solar, wind and small-scale hydro. Currently in its inaugural year, the program has 25 students enrolled.

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