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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Program Descriptions Sustainable Energy Development SEDV
Sustainable Energy Development - SEDV
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Location: 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 four points, in your own words, as clearly and concisely as possible – only the first 250 words in the answer to each question 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.
  • A capstone project is a requirement of this program. The work must be interdisciplinary, reflecting a minimum of three areas of study, with energy and environment as the two anchors. What new and innovative ways will your project contribute to current knowledge?
  • Describe your ability to work in a team atmosphere and its contribution to your success.

b) A current curriculum vitae.

c) Two years of professional work experience after graduation.

d) Two reference letters.

Please refer to our website for detailed instructions and templates.

3. Application Deadline

Deadlines for submission of complete applications are available on the Future Students website:

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 13 Sustainable Energy Development graduate-level courses (39 units or 6.5 full-course equivalents).

b) Completion of the capstone project (3 units or 0.5 full-course equivalent). The capstone project course is offered as a series of three courses that must be taken immediately after each other. The project work must be interdisciplinary, reflecting a minimum of 3 areas of study, with energy and environment as the two anchors.

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

6. Credit for Undergraduate Courses

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

7. Time Limit

The SEDV program has commences annually in May, which is the only intake. As a cohort-based program, the expectation is for students to complete courses as timetabled for their cohort.

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

8. Financial Assistance

For information on graduate funding, please see the Faculty of Graduate Studies’ website