Sustainable Energy, Master | Carleton University | Ottawa, Canada
24 months
22301 CAD/year
8475 CAD/year
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The Sustainable Energy MA/MSc/MEng from Carleton University addresses these crucial challenges in a unique interdisciplinary fashion that involves both engineering and public policy.


Sustaining energy production and use is becoming increasingly challenging and requires innovative research into new and existing technologies, changes in consumer behaviour and more creative policy and regulatory approaches.

The Sustainable Energy program from Carleton University involves learning across two distinct disciplines with students specializing in either engineering or public policy before graduating with either an engineering degree (MASc or MEng in Sustainable Energy) or a public policy degree (MA in Sustainable Energy). Once a specialization is chosen, students take courses that engage with the program’s disciplinary component: public policy for those specializing in sustainable energy engineering; and engineering for those specializing in sustainable energy policy. 

Career Opportunities

The program prepares students for career opportunities related to sustainable energy in government, business, and the civil society sector, and/or to serve as a foundation for further graduate education at the doctoral level.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Sustainable Energy Policy for Engineers
  • Sustainable Energy Engineering for Policy Students
  • Energy Evaluation and Assessment Tools
  • Applied Interdisciplinary Project
  • Sustainable Energy Seminar

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Sustainable Energy MA (only Fall): 01.02. (International); 15.07. (National)
  • Sustainable Energy MEng (only Fall): 01.03. (International); 15.08. (National)


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
B+ (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree, or equivalent, with at least a B+ average. Students are accepted from a wide variety of backgrounds in the social sciences, humanities, sciences and engineering. Mid-career applicants, who do not have a bachelor’s degree but who have demonstrated professional excellence over a number of years in the public sector, will also be considered.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22301 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22301 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8475 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8475 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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