Continuing & Professional Education

Renewable Energy Essentials

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Courses for everyone 3

  • project managers
  • industry executives
  • environmental professionals

These part-time study courses are designed to enhance current practitioners’ skillsets
Program enrolment is optional – register in a course without applying for admission

Understand key concepts related to electricity and major forms of power generation. Learn about the importance and different applications of direct and alternating current. Get an overview of conventional and alternative forms of electricity generation. Acquire foundational knowledge in conventional and renewable energy systems, as well as the most innovative applications on the market.
September 19
starts in 2 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Gabriel John, Jorge Osorio Pina
Get a comprehensive overview of the major processes behind electricity distribution and transmission. Learn about the challenges that renewable energy systems pose to electricity grids and how they can be overcome. Walk through basic concepts in smart city design, including smart metering, energy dispatching, and IoT.
October 17
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Gabriel John, Jorge Osorio Pina
Explore the material relationship between electricity generation and the natural environment. Learn about the role of carbon dioxide in relation to the greenhouse effect and the impacts of different electricity generation forms on emissions. Discuss topics such as albedo effect and energy reflection, climate change feedback loops, climate policy frameworks, Canada¿s performance relative to Paris targets, and future trajectories.
Not currently scheduled – new schedules announced each June and November.

Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Apply by
Canada-Alberta Job Grant 

Available for businesses in all sectors across Alberta

Two-thirds of the training costs (up to 100% if hiring an unemployed Albertan)
any time
Canada Training Benefit 

Residents of Canada, 25-65 years old, who have $10,000-150,000 in earnings for work.

income tax return
Skilled Immigrant Micro-Loan 

Whether you intend to work in the same field you trained in outside of Canada, or you wish to apply your transferable skills to a new career, this low-interest loan helps you cover the cost of education and related living expenses.

Up to $15,000 loan
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline

Employed by the University of Alberta as Non-Academic Staff (NASA)

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
Coal and Electricity Transition Tuition Voucher 

If you work at one of the identified coal/electricity worksites and have been employed for a year or more

$12,000 max.

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