Applied Energy Management

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About the Program

This program is designed for graduates of technical degrees or diplomas to explore further studies across the realm of energy management while experiencing hands-on exposure to various technologies and means of power generation. In this program, you will have the opportunity to explore how core technologies in gas and steam are combined with renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. You will benefit from the combination of a registered 4th class high pressure steam training power plant with a renewable energy lab containing full-sized solar panels and related electrical management systems. Theoretical calculations in thermodynamic heating systems are compared with actual field measurements in heating systems to provide you with ample practice opportunities in applied utilities management strategies, where energy management and conservation strategies are assessed as part of utilities optimization. The program helps you develop leadership skills, and the ability to manage complex industrial processes and teams effectively to meet business goals. You will study quality assurance and process and project management with a focus on meeting challenges in an industrial environment from operational and strategic perspectives.

This program involves evening classes, Monday to Friday, and daytime classes, Saturday to accommodate applied components.

Program Information

Length: Two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program
Delivery Sequence:
         Doon (Kitchener) - January/2021 - Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
         Doon (Kitchener) - May/2021 - Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer
Location: Doon (Kitchener)
Start: May
First-Year Capacity: 32

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Applicants possessing degrees/diplomas from institutions where the language of instruction was not English will be required to provide test scores as evidence of their English language proficiency. Test scores, if required, would be a minimum of TOEFL iBT 88; IELTS 6.5 with no bands less than 6.0; CAEL 70 with no sub-test band scores less than 60; PTE Academic 58; Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6; or equivalent scores in other recognized standard tests of English

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Domestic fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time.

International fee details for the 2019-2020 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2019 / 2020) for
Applied Energy Management - Program # 1459


Doon - Fall 2019 Level 2 & 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2019-05-06)
Description Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00 $6250.00
Student Priority Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50 $70.50
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Administration Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83 $74.83
CSI Association Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI - Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $295.00 $0.00 $0.00
HST $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $324.00 $482.00 $0.00
Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $28.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $500.00 $0.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $8223.33 $7558.33 $7076.33
Year Total     $22857.99

Doon - Winter 2020 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2020-01-13)
Description Winter 2020 Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $0.00 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50 $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00 $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83 $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
HST $66.73 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00 $7.00
eText Fee $287.00 $324.00
Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed $513.27 $0.00
CSI Legal Protection $18.76 $0.00
CSI International Health Fee $335.00 $0.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00 $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50 $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00 $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50 $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00 $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00 $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00 $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00 $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00 $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00 $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00 $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00 $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00 $10.00
Session Total $8744.74 $7650.33
Year Total   $16395.07

Doon - Spring 2020 Level 1 (Program Start: 2020-05-11)
Description Spring 2020
International Program Tuition $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $70.50
Technology Enhancement Fee $135.00
Capital Development Fee $74.83
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
HST $66.73
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $7.00
eText Fee $287.00
Program Supply Fee (N) Always Taxed $513.27
CSI Legal Protection $18.76
CSI International Health Fee $165.00
Grad. Cert. Program Tuition $6500.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $12.50
CSI Event Fee $40.00
CSI Student Clubs $3.50
Locker Fee $5.00
Alumni Services $5.00
Student Spaces $10.00
Graduation fee $15.00
Academic Support Fee $18.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $5.00
Health and Wellness Fee $20.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $10.00
Career Services Fee $10.00
CSI Career Services Fee $10.00
Session Total $8474.44
Year Total $8474.44

Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance is not available for this program.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will have a solid background in managing projects, communications, human resources and safety practices to be able to effectively contribute in today's industrial sector.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1459)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CHEM8000 Elementary Chemistry and Thermodynamics

Description: In this course students will be able to explain basic chemistry principles, basic types of matter and their properties, the principles of thermodynamics including the laws of thermodynamics and the modes of heat transfer, temperature and thermal expansion, specific, sensible and latent heat, thermodynamics of steam, steam tables, interpolation. Students will also perform heat calculations in metric and imperial measurement systems.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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ECON8001 Engineering Economics

Description: This course covers the basics of project investment and appraisal and selection. Topics include: time value of money; cash flow analysis; cost of capital; elements of cost and cost estimation; decision making among alternatives; break even analysis; effect of depreciation, taxes, replacement analysis, inflation and uncertainties and risk.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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ELEC8000 Electricity

Description: In this course students will learn the concepts of basic electricity and simple calculations using voltage, current, resistance and power. Ohm's law, basic principles of magnetism, the use of electrical metering devices, the operating principles of the various types of AC and DC motors and generators, and the operating principles, construction and maintenance of transformers will also be covered. Safe operation of all electrical equipment is also covered.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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MATH8030 Applied Math and Mechanics I

Description: This course will cover basic mathematical operations commonly used by energy managers involving fractions, decimals, percentages, manipulation of algebraic equations and formulas using SI and Imperial units. An emphasis will be placed on SI and Imperial units typically used by energy managers. Students will be able to describe ratios and proportion, transpose equations to find values for different variables in a formula, describe and calculate various types of measurement such as areas and volumes and perform ordinary calculations involving SI and imperial units. The course also covers terms used in the study of mechanics and the mathematical relations pertaining to mechanics.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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OHS8190 Safety in the Plant Environment

Description: Students will learn the general plant safety and common safety programs implemented in power, heating, pressure, and industrial plants including the significance of the Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) for classification and labeling of controlled products, and use of Material Safety Data Sheets. Plant safety will be explored including the costs and effects of workplace injuries, requirement of personal protective equipment and isolation of mechanical and electrical equipment as well as the role of safety committees. Fire fundamentals and procedures, classification of fires and the types of extinguishing methods including use of potable fire extinguishers, their construction and operation are covered.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
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QUAL8001 Quality, Strategy and Value Creation

Description: Introduces the philosophy and guiding principles that represent the foundation of a continuously improving organization. Addresses the roles of leadership, strategic planning and deployment to exceed customer expectations. Additional topics include the role of teams and associated processes to maximize profitability.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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TECH8010 Photovoltaic Grid Design and Installation

Description: Through a series of lectures and labs, this course will introduce the students to the design and installation concepts of a PV System as applied to residential and small commercial installations. Students will be introduced to solar insulation characteristics; PV panel theory, construction and performance; site analysis; battery types, PV charge control types; electrical integration; utility tied regulations installation and safety; and an introduction to national and international incentive programs.
Hours: 98
Credits: 7
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Level 2
MATH8040 Applied Mathematics and Mechanics II

Description: This Course will cover basic mathematics used in mensuration, measurement, linear regression, elementary algebra, trigonometry and elementary applied mechanics. The student will be able to use elementary algebra, trigonometry and mensuration to solve various types of applied mechanics problems. The course covers terms and principles used in the study of elementary mechanics. The student will be able to solve problems involving material stresses, bending of beams, simple machines, mechanical advantage, velocity ratio and fluids. An emphasis will be given to how these concepts can be applied by energy managers.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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MECH8060 Types of Plants

Description: This course will explain the basic design of hot oil systems, components, auxiliaries, operation and maintenance, including the safety requirements of the direct-fired heater. The basic equipment and processes used in refining of natural gas and the production of pulp mill processes, equipment, operation and safety will be studied as well as steam-related processes in food processing plants, sawmills and oil refineries.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
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MECH8070 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Description: In this course students will learn the operation, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting of vapor compression and absorption refrigeration systems and be able to identify the components found in these systems and their application. The ability to confidently and safely work around operational refrigeration equipment will be gained through lab assignments and discussed during lecture. The CSA B-52 mechanical refrigeration code, properties of refrigerants, components of air distribution systems, and psychometric properties will also be covered.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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MECH8080 High Pressure Boiler Design, Combustion, Feedwater

Description: Through this course, students will learn the design, construction and operation of various types of boilers. Students will explore the various components of the boiler operation cycle, and learn to operate a boiler in a safe and efficient manner. Students will learn to conduct boiler startup, shutdown, maintenance, inspection and emergency operation tasks. Emphasis is placed on safety and relief valves, steam drums, superheaters, reheaters and economizers. Feedwater treatment, testing and deaeration are covered in detail. Students will explore the causes of boiler explosions and preventative actions. SME and CSA Codes and Provincial Acts and Regulations pertaining to boilers and pressure vessels will be explored in depth.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
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QUAL8031 Customer/Supplier Relationship

Description: The purpose of this course is to define, apply and analyze the results of customer relation measures such as quality function deployment, customer satisfaction surveys, etc. Supplier relations will be discussed and students will learn how to define, select and apply various techniques including supplier qualification, certification, evaluation, ratings, performance improvement etc.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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QUAL8200 Principles of Lean Six Sigma

Description: This course will enable students to analyze and solve quality problems as part of a team using the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma. Through the application of a structured approach students will learn how to apply the principles of waste reduction and minimizing of defects in manufacturing and transactional processes
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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SCIE8020 Applied Science

Description: This course will cover basic thermodynamics, the properties of saturated and superheated steam, and the compression and expansion of gases. The student will be able to explain the theories, define terminology and perform problem-solving calculations involving the effect of heat on solids, liquid and gases, the laws of thermodynamics, the properties of steam, and the compression and expansion of gases.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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Level 3
ERGY8000 Cogeneration

Description: The course examines the various strategies for cogeneration, generating power while utilizing waste heat. Various combinations of equipment are studied including heat sources such as boilers and solar heat collectors. Options for tri-generation and technical and economic drivers are considered.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
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ERGY8010 Waste to Energy and Biomass

Description: This course describes the various possible fuel sources and means of recovering energy as either electricity or heat. Traditional incineration and associated pollutants are contrasted with other new and emerging technologies.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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ERGY8020 Photovoltaic and Wind Off-Grid

Description: Through a series of lecture and labs, this course will introduce the students to the design and installation concepts of a PV and small scale wind off-grid systems. Students will be introduced to site analysis, electrical load calculations, battery calculations, PV and battery sizing and wind and generator integration and options. Solar wall configurations are described and their benefits to a facility calculated.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
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HRM8380 Human Resources Management for Industry

Description: The primary focus in this introductory course is to offer the student an in depth view into Canadian human resource (HR) management functions as it relates to industry. The course emphasis is on the skills and techniques utilized by HR professionals and managers in each of their specialty areas, and how they are related to the organization's overall strategy and objectives in Canada.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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MGMT8630 Introduction to Project Management For Industry

Description: This course covers the necessary tools and processes to manage the life cycle of a project in an industrial environment. Students will utilize the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), applying standard terminology and methods in a number of small sample projects including creation of project charter, risk management, procurement, and project scheduling using MS Project and project reporting.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OHS8011 Occupational Health And Safety

Description: The primary objective of this course is to allow students to demonstrate awareness of an organization's moral, legal and ethical responsibilities in the area of health and safety. Canadian health and safety legislation, including WHMIS/GHS, Joint Health and Safety Committees and SDS sheets, industrial regulations and designated substance regulations in the workplace will be reviewed in detail. Students will also be exposed to ISO 14000 and its impacts on an organization. Students will explore issues from an occupational hygiene perspective and will develop skills in managing health complaints, conducting meetings and assessing likely impact of common issues including biological hazards and, allegations of "unsafe work". A portion of this course will also be devoted to developing an understanding of the role and administrative requirements associated with employee assistance programs and understanding the trends associated with violence in the workplace. The role of the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board will be discussed including how to read and monitor New Experimental Experience Rating (NEER) statements and handle claims.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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Level 4
COMM8110 Communications for Effective Management

Description: This course will emphasize professionalism as a key foundation for communicating as a supervisor in a manufacturing environment. Emphasis will be placed on effective oral and written communications with all related stakeholders to include all levels of employees and management. A strong focus will be placed on the use of technology to deliver professional presentations, create effective business reports and professional correspondence.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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ERGY8030 Capstone (Applied Energy Management)

Description: This capstone project course, a culmination of the program, will combine practical and theoretical knowledge gained within this program for the purpose of challenging the student to successfully plan plant-wide energy improvements for a specific plant scenario. Successful completion of this course will require the application of skills learned throughout the program. Small groups of students, working in teams will design, document and propose upgrades and solutions that factor energy, waste, pollution and cost to a potential client/employer. This semester-long project will demonstrate the students' understanding of plant operations, supply chain, human resources, project management, and communication skills in an industrial environment. Through meetings with student groups, faculty will support the development of the project plan, implementation and metrics.
Hours: 168
Credits: 8
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MGMT8640 Team Dynamics and Employee Engagement in Industry

Description: Success in any professional environment requires employees to operate effectively as a team member, acknowledging and functioning as part of a group. This course will define, within a Canadian context, the various types of teams and their typical applications, team tools and team member roles, effective meeting and project management concepts, and coaching tools for other ineffective team members. Students will practice using the learnings through projects and in-class practical applications.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OHS8220 Industrial Operations and Safety Awareness

Description: This course provides students with knowledge in various safety-related topics pertinent to an industrial environment. Subject matter covered includes knowledge required to work safely in areas exposed to fall hazards and requiring ladder safety. Students will discuss Legislative requirements such as the Industrial Regulations under the Health and Safety Act, OHSA and CSA standards and related real-world examples. Due diligence considerations will be reviewed as they apply to managing working at heights, lock-out/tag-out and lift truck programs and will be discussed from the viewpoint of the employee and the supervisor or manager.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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