Continuing & Professional Education

Renewable Energy Technologies

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Courses for everyone 7

  • project managers
  • project engineers
  • investors
  • industry executives
  • developers

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.
October 12
starts in 16 days
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.
November 8
starts in 1 month
Online learning, asynchronous. With Gabriel John
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.
January 10
starts in 3 months
Online learning, asynchronous. With Gabriel John
Work through the economics of siting and starting a renewable energy project as you examine related business cases under the different perspectives of the three stakeholders involved in the development and approval of all energy projects: regulators, project investors, and the local community. Learn how to balance the costs and benefits to ensure projects are positive for each involved party.
November 15
starts in 1 month
Online learning, synchronous. With Pearce Shewchuk

February 21
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Pearce Shewchuk
Develop an understanding of wide-ranging social issues, with a focus on lessons learned from renewable project development in other parts of Canada, ways to enhance local Indigenous and non-Indigenous stakeholder engagement in project development, opportunities for community and local ownership of renewable projects.
September 20
already started
Online learning, synchronous. With John Parkins

January 10
starts in 3 months
Online learning, synchronous. With John Parkins
Explore different facets of solar power technology and learn about the planning, design and development of solar energy projects. Gain an understanding of mechanical and technical aspects of solar power generation, include the emerging technologies in the area, and discuss the economical requirements of solar energy projects.
February 1
starts in 4 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Gabriel John
Explore different facets of wind power technology and learn about the planning, design and development of wind turbine energy projects. Gain an understanding of mechanical and technical aspects of wind power generation, including the emerging technologies in the area, and discuss the economical requirements of wind energy projects.
March 1
starts in 5 months
Online learning, synchronous. With Gabriel John

  • An appli­ca­tion fee of $100 is required for admis­sion into the program.
  • Tuition is paid on a course-by-course basis as you reg­is­ter for your classes.
  • Cours­es are GST-exempt.
  • 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.
Bursaries and funding opportunities
Funding source
Eligibility
Amount
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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.

$250+
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
N/A
Alumni Professional Development Grant 

Any alumnus of the University of Alberta

75% of course fee
monthly deadline
HRDF 

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

$750 annually
Dec / Mar / Jun / Sep
                                                                                                                                               

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