In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and the home graduate program's requirements, students undertaking the EES specialization must successfully complete the following:
EES Specialization at the Master's Level (thesis-based)
Required core courses:
• Energy and Environmental Systems 601: Introduction to Energy and Environmental Systems
• Energy and Environmental Systems 603: Project Course
• Energy and Environmental Systems 605: Graduate Seminar
• Energy and Environmental Systems 607: Tools for System Analysis (block week course)
Depending on their home program and area of study, students may take additional Energy and Environmental Systems related courses in consultation with their research supervisor.
NOTE: In accordance with Faculty of Graduate Studies' regulations, students in thesis-based programs may obtain a reduction in course load. This may be appropriate in cases where there is overlap between Energy and Environmental Systems courses and the home graduate program's course requirements. Such requests may be agreed to by the student's supervisor, and be submitted to and approved by the Graduate Coordinator of the home graduate program and the EES Program Director or designated EES Committee Member.
EES Specialization with MGIS Degree (course-based)
Students enrolled in the Master of Geographic Information Systems degree program who wish to earn the EES specialization will need to take three of the EES Core Courses (Energy and Environmental Systems 601, 603, and 605). Students are not required to take Geography 683, but must take the other core courses in the MGIS program (Geography 647, 633, 639, and 681). Finally, students will still be required to fulfill the 10 half course requirement of the MGIS program, and can select the remaining three courses from Geography optional courses or EES related courses. It is not recommended that students required to complete the MGIS upgrade courses undertake the EES specialization.
EES Specialization at the Doctoral Level
Doctoral students are required to take the same Energy and Environmental Systems core courses that are required at the Master's level, if they have not previously completed the EES specialization. Doctoral students must also comply with requirements of their home graduate program. Students who have previously earned a Master's degree with the EES specialization have no other required Energy and Environmental Systems courses. However, they may need to take courses relevant to their area of study as recommended by their thesis supervisor. Doctoral students may seek a reduction in course load as per the rules for thesis-based Master's students shown above.
EES Specialization with the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program (IGP)
The course curriculum for IGP students will be determined at the IGP admission seminar. Course requirements will normally include the EES core courses, but may also include other courses to ensure adequate coverage of the relevant disciplines involved. Changes to the student's curriculum after the admission seminar will require the approval of the Supervisory Committee, IGP Director, and the Faculty of Graduate Studies.