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Graduate Studies Calendar 2017-2018 Program Descriptions Sustainable Energy Development SEDV
Sustainable Energy Development - SEDV
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Location: Haskayne School of Business, Scurfield Hall, Room 453
Program number: 403.220.2013
Fax: 403.282.0095
Email address:
Web page URL:

1. Degrees and Specializations Offered

Master of Science (MSc), course-based

The MSc degree in Sustainable Energy Development (SEDV) is a multidisciplinary offering by the Haskayne School of Business, the Schulich School of Engineering and the Faculties of Law and Environmental Design.

2. Admission Requirements

In addition to Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, the SEDV Program requires:

a) Letter of intent addressing the following three points, in your own words, as clearly and concisely as possible – only the first 250 words in each answer will be read:

  • Describe how, considering your career progress to date, an MSc in Sustainable Energy Development fits in with your future career goals.
  • Expand on the above by describing the strengths, ambitions and experience you will bring to the program.
  • Describe your ability to work in a team atmosphere and how this has contributed to your successes.

b) A current curriculum vitae.

c) Preferably, two years of professional work experience.

d) Proof of English Language Proficiency. Please refer to the Admissions section of this calendar for more information regarding this requirement.

e) Two reference letters.

Please refer to our website for detailed instructions and templates.

3. Application Deadline

Please note ALL required documentation, including official transcripts and reference letters, must be received by the below mentioned deadlines.

Early Admission and International application deadline is December 31.

Final deadline is February 28.

Program commences annually on May 1.

4. Advanced Credit

The SEDV Program does not grant advanced credit for courses completed prior to the admission.

5. Program/Course Requirements

In addition to the Faculty of Graduate Studies requirements, SEDV requires:

a) Successful completion of 14 Sustainable Energy Development graduate-level courses (42 units or 7.0 full-course equivalents), including the interdisciplinary project and presentation in Sustainable Energy Development 625.

b) Attendance and participation in seminars, upgrade workshops and field trips.

6. Additional Requirements


7. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

The SEDV program does not grant advanced credit for undergraduate courses.

8. Time Limit

The expected completion time is 16 months for full-time studies; however, the maximum permitted time is 6 years.

9. Supervisory Assignments

Not applicable.

10. Required Examinations


11. Research Proposal Requirements

Although this is a course-based program and does not require a formal thesis, an interdisciplinary project is required in Sustainable Energy Development 625.

12. Special Registration Information

The SEDV program has only one intake date, which is May 1 of each year.

13. Financial Assistance

For information on graduate awards and scholarships, please see the Awards and Financial Assistance section of this Calendar.

14. Other Information


15. Faculty Members/Research Interests

See the SEDV program website for faculty profiles.