Environmental Studies
Continuing & Professional Education

Course Series
in Sustainable Energy Technologies

Part-time, online study tailored for:

  • environmental professionals
  • project managers
  • industry executives

The Renew­able Ener­gy Sec­tor employed 11 mil­lion peo­ple in 2018, with an esti­mat­ed growth of near­ly one mil­lion new jobs added every year. IRE­NA Annu­al Review, 2019.

Enhance your resume and mar­ketabil­i­ty in the clean tech­nol­o­gy job mar­ket with this program.

Learn about renew­able ener­gy, smart cities, and the clean tech­nolo­gies that are shap­ing the future.

Under­stand how renew­ables work and where they can be deployed most effec­tive­ly. Find out about the most promis­ing renew­able tech­nolo­gies under devel­op­ment. Dis­cuss the eco­nom­ics of renew­ables, pol­i­cy direc­tions, and how renew­ables will inte­grate with smart grids and the Inter­net of Things.

This pro­gram is for you if you want to devel­op, man­age, or improve your under­stand­ing of the rapid­ly evolv­ing clean ener­gy sec­tor. It will be of spe­cial inter­est, among oth­ers, to envi­ron­men­tal pro­fes­sion­als, project man­agers, and indus­try exec­u­tives, as well as devel­op­ers and investors inter­est­ed in expand­ing their career.

Fully online.

Live instruction combined with interactive group assignments, discussion forums, andexercises that promote the application of theory.

No prerequisites; two years of working experience in a related area is recommended but not required.

Complete three courses and earn a Faculty of Extension Record of Achievement.

Learn the major steps required to design, implement, and manage your own sustainable energy project.

Become qualified to write the Sustainable Energy Professional (SEP) exam as part of the Foundation Technologies Institute credentialing process.

A note about COVID-19 measures

If you see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format—but not the program. Summer & Fall courses have been converted to remote delivery platforms. Register for a course online or apply to a program via email, and keep learning!

  • Can be completed in 6 months
  • Pay as you go
Earn a Series Record of Achievement
in Sustainable Energy Technologies

Start today – no need to apply for admission

Rec­om­mend­ed sequence
Sus­tain­able Ener­gy Fun­da­men­tals” course is rec­om­mend­ed as the first course in the series. 

Become qual­i­fied to write the Sus­tain­able Ener­gy Pro­fes­sion­al (SEP) exam as part of the Foun­da­tion Tech­nolo­gies Insti­tute cre­den­tial­ing process.

  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Some cours­es require a text­book at an addi­tion­al cost.
  • Eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant.
  • Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Mate­ri­als are includ­ed in course fee.
Bursaries and funding opportunities