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Climate change is having major socio-economic consequences, particularly on our electrical networks, so now is the time to be seeking alternative solutions.
The same goes for the security of energy supplies. Since the first oil crisis of 1973, this issue has grown into a global concern because of its impact on national economies. At the same time, we must also consider social acceptance, which may decide the life or death of a planned energy project.
You will study these issues – and many more – in the ÉTS Master's in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency.
About the Master's in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency
Do you think the Internet will revolutionize the energy sector as it has done for communications? Are you convinced that social acceptance of energy-efficient buildings will arise from convincing performance indicators? Do you want to learn more about the socio-political and economic issues of various sources of energy? Would you like to play an active role in the development of sustainable cities? Then the ÉTS Master's in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency was made for you!
Whether you want to immerse yourself in the technologies of the future, earn yourself a promotion, or design innovative solutions, our program will meet your professional needs.
What will you learn in the Master’s program?
By doing your master's in renewable energies and energy efficiency at ÉTS, you will acquire scientific and technical knowledge about many forms of renewable energy, such as wind turbines, hydraulics, solar and geothermal power.
You will also broaden your horizons by developing a global vision of the world energy situation, its geopolitical and economic impacts, and the elements that differentiate Canada and Québec from other countries in the area of energy.
To be more specific, you will have the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge in:
- Renewable energies;
- Buildings of the future;
- Optimizing the energy efficiency of existing buildings;
- Integration and optimization of industrial processes;
- Photovoltaic and thermal applications of solar energy;
- Design of converters for power electronics;
- Energy-efficient buildings, equipment and processes;
- Measurement and verification of performance;
- Controllable loads;
- Storage of electrical, mechanical and thermal energy;
- Biomass, anaerobic digestion and gasification;
- The energy of rivers and oceans;
- Non-renewable energies;
- Pre-feasibility and feasibility techno-economic analysis;
- Demand management;
- Control, forecasting and optimization of energy systems.
And since more than 15 professors from three departments conduct research applicable to the environment sector, you will have access to several laboratories and lots of specialized equipment, including an intelligent mini-network integrated into our campus, a calibration bench for flow meters, and test benches for air, water and steam traps.
Specialized test equipment for renewable energies and their energy efficiency
You will have access to many laboratories and specialized equipment:
- Static and dynamic flight simulators;
- A Piaggio Avanti aircraft;
- Flight Management System (FMS);
- A characterization bench for photonic devices;
- A silicon photonics test bench;
- Network technology labs including metropolitan, long-distance and submarine fibre optic transmission systems up to 100 Gbit/s;
- Telecommunications data centres;
- Network emulators;
- Internet of Things networks for smart cities;
- Mobile test infrastructure for emergency wireless communications (terrestrial and maritime), also supported by using drones;
- Digital, analogue and RF integrated circuit design software for Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) and Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs);
- An LTCC (Low Temperature Co-Fired Ceramic) microfabrication laboratory;
- Sophisticated measurement devices such as logic analyzers, oscilloscopes, network analyzers, etc.;
- A programmable-charge hydrogen-powered fuel cell with a maximum output of 30 kW;
- A climate test chamber;
- Exoskeletons (lower and upper limbs);
- Solar panels installed on the school’s roof totalling 1.5 kW and accessible from the test benches in one of our laboratories
What degrees provide admission to the Master’s in Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency?
Holders of an engineering diploma or a bachelor's degree in engineering, pure or applied science or another appropriate field may apply for admission to the ÉTS master's program in renewable energies and energy efficiency.
What’s the Difference between the Project Profile and the Research Profile?
Our master's program in engineering with concentration in renewable energies and energy efficiency includes two profiles: one with thesis and the other with project. The thesis profile is focused on research and leads to the degree of Master of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.). As for the project profile, it will allow you to dive deeply into a particular area of renewable energies and energy efficiency. It will lead to the degree of Master in Engineering (M. Eng.).
Master's with thesis (research profile)
This profile is for you if you want to continue into doctoral studies or do research and development in industry.
The research project counts for 30 of the 45 credits of this program.
Master's with project (project profile)
Would you like to specialize and become an expert in renewable energies and energy efficiency? The practical and theoretical courses in the project profile will help you deepen your knowledge.
The program totals 45 credits, including 30 to 39 credits of courses plus 6 to 15 credits of courses or projects.