Alternative Energy Technology, Postgraduate Diploma | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology | Edmonton, Canada
24 months
580 CAD/credit 17400 CAD/year
137 CAD/credit 4110 CAD/year
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Alternative Energy Technology from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology will provide you with both the theoretical and practical skills needed to design, integrate and maintain systems that utilize major alternative energy sources such as solar, geothermal, wind, biofuels, hydro, fuel cell and co-generation.


At Alternative Energy Technology from Northern Alberta Institute of Technology you'll gain an introduction to the underlying chemical, thermodynamic and physical principles of energy generation and storage. You'll also work on professionalism skills and gain familiarity with common software applications used in the energy sector. 


  • Installation of renewable energy systems
  • Site evaluation and feasibility
  • System design
  • Project logistics
  • Commissioning and maintenance
  • Energy auditing
  • Energy management planning
  • Bioenergy plant operation
  • Project management
  • Sales and customer care
  • Research and testing
  • Lighting retrofits
  • Independent business owner

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Energy Software Applications
  • Electrical Energy
  • Thermal Energy for the Built Environment
  • Bioenergy
  • Chemical Principles in Alternative Energy
  • Co-Generation and Heat Exchangers
  • Solar Photovoltaic Technology
  • Geoexchange Technology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted any time, but we recommend submitting your application at least 90 days before the application deadline.


60 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English 30-1 or English 30-2
  • Math 30-1
  • Chemistry 20
  • Physics 20
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency
  • Or Successful completion of minimum 24 post-secondary credits or 8 post-secondary courses within an accredited or recognized degree or diploma in a related field (engineering or engineering technology) with an Admission GPA of 2.0 based on the most recently completed post-secondary credits.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17400 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 580 CAD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    4110 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 137 CAD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Edmonton

1201 - 1992 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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