Sustainable Energy Minor (U of T Sustainability Scholar)
This minor is for students interested in learning more about energy, its sustainable use, energy demand management, and the public policy context in which energy use and production is regulated.
Our courses reach all areas of energy use, production, distribution, transmission, storage, and development. This includes energy use and production for transportation, for space cooling and heating demands, and electrical production (from both alternative and conventional sources), energy distribution and storage, and extends to energy conservation, price, greenhouse gas production and control, and aspects of public policy.
Students who complete the requirements of the Sustainable Energy Minor are considered University of Toronto Sustainability Scholars.
Students in the Engineering Science Energy System Major are not allowed to take this minor.
Course Requirements for the Minor in Sustainable Energy
The requirements for a Sustainable Energy Minor in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering are the successful completion of the following courses:
- One of:
- Four (4) other electives from the list of Sustainable Energy designated courses or departmental thesis and design courses subject to the following constraints:
- Of the 6 half year sustainable energy courses required, one half year course can also be a core course in a student’s Program, if applicable.
- Of the 4 elective courses, at least 2 must be from the Advanced category.
- Either a Thesis or Design course can count for up to 2 half year electives towards the 6 required courses if the Thesis or Design course is strongly related to sustainable energy. This requires approval by the Sustainable Energy Minor Director.
- Some Departments may require students to select their electives from a pre-approved subset. Please contact your Departmental Advisor for details.
- Faculty of Arts and Science courses listed below may be considered eligible electives for students taking the Sustainable Energy Minor, subject to the student meeting any prerequisite requirements. Students must also seek the approval of their home program to ensure that they meet their degree requirements. In situations where these courses don't meet those of their home program, students can elect to take these as extra courses.
|Courses offered in the Fall||Lect.||Lab.||Tut.||Wgt.|
|Core Requirement Courses|
|CIV300H1: Terrestrial Energy Systems||F||3||-||2||0.50|
|ENV350H1: Energy Policy and Environment||F||-||-||-||0.50|
|CME259H1: Technology in Society and the Biosphere I||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|CHE260H1: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer||F||3||0.50||1||0.50|
|CHE323H1: Engineering Thermodynamics||F||3||-||2||0.50|
|CHE467H1: Environmental Engineering||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|CIV375H1: Building Science||F||3||0.33||2||0.50|
|ECE313H1: Energy Systems and Distributed Generation||F||3||1.50||1||0.50|
|ECE314H1: Fundamentals of Electrical Energy Systems||F||3||1.50||1||0.50|
|ECE349H1: Introduction to Energy Systems||F||3||1.50||1||0.50|
|GGR347H1 (formerly JGE347H1): Efficient Use of Energy||F||2||-||1||0.50|
|AER507H1: Introduction to Fusion Energy||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|CHE451H1: Petroleum Processing||F||3||-||-||0.50|
|CHE566H1: Elements of Nuclear Engineering||F||3||-||2||0.50|
|CIV531H1: Transport Planning||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|ECE520H1: Power Electronics||F||3||1.5||1||0.50|
|MIE407H1: Nuclear Reactor Theory and Design||F||3||-||2||0.50|
|MIE515H1: Alternative Energy Systems||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|MIE516H1: Combustion and Fuels||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|APS510H1: Innovative Technologies and Organizations in Global Energy Systems||F||3||-||1||0.50|
|Courses Offered in the Winter||Lect.||Lab.||Tut.||Wgt.|
|Core Requirement Courses|
|CIV300H1: Terrestrial Energy Systems||S||3||-||2||0.50|
|APS305H1: Energy Policy||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|CHE460H1: Environmental Pathways and Impact Assessment||S||3||-||2||0.50|
|CIV440H1: Environmental Impact and Risk Assessment||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|FOR310H1: Bioenergy from Sustainable Forest Management||S||2||-||1||0.50|
|GGR348H1 (formerly JGE348H1)||S||2||-||1||0.50|
|MIE311H1: Thermal Energy Conversion||S||3||3||-||0.50|
|MIE313H1: Heat and Mass Transfer||S||3||1.50||2||0.50|
|MSE355H1: Materials Production||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|JPE395H1 (formerly PHY395H1): Physics of the Earth||S||-||-||-||0.50|
|APS530H1: Appropriate Technology & Design for Global Development||S||3||-||-||0.50|
|CHE469H1: Fuel Cells and Electrochemical Conversion Devices||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|CHE568H1: Nuclear Engineering||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|CIV576H1: Sustainable Buildings||S||3||-||0||0.50|
|CIV577H1: Infrastructure for Sustainable Cities||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|ECE463H1: Electric Drives||S||3||1.50||1||0.50|
|ECE526H1: Power System Protection and Automation||S||-||-||-||0.50|
|FOR425H1: Bioenergy and Biorefinery Technology||S||2||-||2||0.50|
|MIE408H1: * Thermal and Machine Design of Nuclear Power Reactors||S||3||-||2||0.50|
|MIE507H1: Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Fundamentals||F||3||-||2||0.50|
|MIE517H1: Fuel Cell Systems||S||3||-||1||0.50|
|MSE458H1: Nanotechnology in Alternate Energy Systems||S||3||-||2||0.50|