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Green Energy
Graduate Diploma
Department of Mechanical and
Mechatronics Engineering
Hosted by:
Professor Roydon Fraser
Professor Zhongchao Tan
Professor Hamid Jahedmotlagh
Thank you for your interest in the Green
Energy Graduate Diploma (GEGD).
• Discover the value this program can have in
your current position
• Learn more about course content
• Experience our state-of-the-art online
learning environment
What is the GEGD?
• An interactive and flexible new graduate
program that provides technical knowledge
and training in green energy systems
• Allows working engineers to access
professional development in areas like
bioenergy, pollution management, and
sustainable buildings
The Green Energy Graduate
Diploma; What is in is for
The value added from GEGD will be as
individual as you are, however, in general it
offers the following with regards to green
energy engineering science, trends, and
applied knowledge and thinking
professional development updates
Canadian perspective
Canadian credential
Work Environment Applications
Professional Engineering is
“... any act of planning, designing, composing,
evaluating, advising, reporting, directing or
supervising that requires the application of
engineering principles and concerns the
safeguarding of life, health, property,
economic interests, the public welfare or the
environment, or the managing of any such act.”
• A working knowledge about green energy
principles, engineering science, and systems
has many direct links to the responsibilities
of a professional engineer
Four courses
You’ll take one mandatory course, and three
ME 760
Special Topics in Thermal Engineering:
ME 738
ME 751
ME 753
ME 760a
ME 760b
ME 760c
ME 765
Energy & the Environment
Special Topics in Materials Engineering:
Hydrogen Storage Materials
Fuel Cell Technology
Solar Energy
Special Topics in Thermal Engineering:
Building Energy Performances (1)
Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Low
Energy Building Systems (2)
Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Air
Pollution and Greenhouse Gases Emission
Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics: Wind
ME 760: Energy and the
• Introduction to energy situation
• Impact of energy and energy paradox
• Basic principles of global energy, energy
policy and energy production/consumption
• Issues related to fossil fuels and solar
• Conventional and novel heating systems,
efficiency measurement
• Rankin cycle
• Decision making (local and system view)
• Technical issues related to direct and
indirect energy
• Energy conversion technologies and nuclear
ME 751: Fuel Cell Technology
• Introduction to the principle and operation
of various types of fuel cells (such as
alkaline, proton exchange membrane,
phosphoric acid, molten carbonate, solid
oxide, and direct methanol fuel cells)
• Configuration of individual cell, stack and
fuel cell system
• Overview of fuel cell technology
• Thermodynamics of fuel cells
• Introduction to electrochemical kinetics
• Transport-related phenomena and conservation
equations for reacting multi-component
• Fuel cell system design, optimization and
• Fuel cell performance modelling
• Challenges of fuel cell commercialization
ME 753: Solar Energy
• Solar radiation
• Radiative and optical properties of
• Basic and advanced flat plate solar
thermal converters, focusing
converters, solar-electric
converters, solar photovoltaic cells,
thermal storage
• Applications to building heating and
cooling systems, industrial heat and
central electric plants
ME 760a: Building Energy
• An overview of energy use in buildings
• Basic calculations of energy flows through
exterior envelope
• Basic energy calculations for
mechanical/electrical equipment and systems,
including HVAC, water heating, and lighting
• Aspects of energy-use benchmarking, energyauditing, and building energy simulation
• Additional topics may include:
− integrated design process
− building energy codes
− “green building” rating systems
− measurement of energy use
− building commissioning
ME 760b: Low Energy Building
• An overview of concepts for designing
efficient HVAC systems for buildings:
− design for efficient operation at partload
− variable-flow hydronic systems
− ventilation heat-recovery systems
− high-efficiency heating and cooling
− waste-heat recovery
− aspects of air- and ground-source heatpump systems
• Additional topics may include:
− aspects of building energy management
− considerations for integration of future
energy sources (i.e. solar-energy,
cogeneration systems)
ME 760c: Pollution and Greenhouse
Gases Emission Control
This course is designed for graduate students
with mechanical, chemical and environmental
engineering background.
• Introduction to air, air quality and air
• Impact of air pollution and greenhouse gases
on health and climate change
• Fundamentals of fuel combustion and
combustion related air emissions, and
properties of air pollutants
• Pre-combustion emission control strategies:
fossil fuel cleaning/refinery and green
• In-combustion emission control
• Post-combustion air pollution control
• Air dispersion modeling
• GHG emission control technologies
ME 765: Wind Energy
This course covers wind energy history,
background, current state of the art, Canadian
• The Wind as an Energy Source: energy
extraction, boundary layers, turbulence,
experimental measurements, instrumentation,
wind modeling
• Fundamentals of Wind Machines: dimensionless
groups, scaling, performance parameters
• Aerodynamics: momentum and Disc theory, Blade
Geometry, Stall, Blade Design, Aeroacoustics,
wind farm development
The course will involve lectures, group
discussion, guest lectures, independent study,
and laboratory demonstrations.
Virtual classroom
• Live online delivery
• Live interaction with other students
and the instructor
• Flexible in location
• Course recorded for future use
Admission requirements
• Four year undergraduate degree in mechanical
engineering, or a related field
• Overall average of 75% in the last two
years of this degree
• Those with a non-related degree may apply if
they have work experience in a related field
• Two letters of reference, one of which must
be academic
• Applicants whose first language is not
English must complete a language proficiency
• iBT (score of 80+)
• IELTS (score of 6.5+)
How to apply
• Complete the online application
• Pay the non-refundable application fee of
• Follow the instructions to upload your
Visit the Graduate Studies web page for more
information about applications.
Desired start date
Application deadline
Fall 2014 (September)
July 1, 2014
Winter 2015 (January)
November 2, 2014
Spring 2015 (May)
March 1, 2015
Domestic fees: $1,277 per term
International fees: $3,504 per term
Incidental fees: $36.60 per term
• Part-time registration only, with one course
each term
• Four terms to complete the program
Contact us
Graduate Administrator
Allison Walker
(519) 888-4567 x33341
[email protected]
Associate Chair Grad Studies
Professor H. Jahed
(519) 888-4567 x37826
[email protected]

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