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The Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies at the British Columbia Institute of Technology offers a unique graduate program aimed at providing students with the competencies required to conduct research, plan, design, implement, maintain, commission, and operate Smart Grid systems and applications in the electric utility and related sectors.


Graduates of MEng in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies at the British Columbia Institute of Technology will develop hands-on knowledge and understanding of foundational concepts involved in Smart Grid technologies employed in Critical Infrastructure, including applications in renewable energies, green transportation, and smart cities.

The program prepares students with the skills and capacity to combine knowledge from several areas traditionally taught in separate programs, including electrical power systems, computer science, and ICT (information and communications technology) to address strategic challenges, which the utility industry across the world faces in reducing its carbon footprint and transitioning to Green Economy.

MEng SGST’s learning outcomes are achieved through a combination of theoretical studies, complemented with hands-on project work at BCIT or in industry. The program caters to professionals currently employed in the industry, as well as those interested in continuing their education.

As a Part-time Studies program, MEng SGST enables students to enrich and complement their Smart Grid domain knowledge outside normal working hours without interfering with their current jobs, thereby preparing them for exciting future careers in the carbon-constrained economy of the new millennia.


Graduates of the proposed program could be employed as engineers and engineering managers in support of the electric utility sector, including consulting firms, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), government agencies, think tanks, and the electric utility companies.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Smart Electricity Grids
  • Modern Electric Utility Systems Management
  • Smart Cities and Sustainable Transportation
  • Advanced Power Systems Analysis
  • Information & Communication Technology in Electric Utilities
  • Power System Protection & Control
  • Microgrid Design, Operation & Control
  • Renewable & Distributed Energy Systems
  • Data Acquisition and Analytics in Electric Utilities
  • Energy Storage & Power Electronics

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 18 months

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Two years of full-time post-secondary education in English in an English-speaking country with 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities, or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  • Post-secondary education: bachelor’s degree in electrical or electronics engineering, with a minimum GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 (70%) based on the entire program; or
  • Post-secondary education: bachelor's degree with a minimum GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 (70%) in a relevant discipline, such as: software engineering, computer engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, information, or communications technology.
  • Applicants with sufficient knowledge base in electrical power systems, computer science, or ICT (information and communications technology) will have a higher chance of being successful in this program.

Tuition Fee

  • The cost of a part-time program is the total of the separate course fees.


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