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1 Facing the competitive environment of graduate recruitment Green Energy Graduate Diploma Information session Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering Hosted by: Professor Roydon FraserRoydon Fraser Professor Zhongchao TanZhongchao Tan Professor Hamid JahedmotlaghHamid Jahedmotlagh

2 Thank you for your interest in the Green Energy Graduate Diploma (GEGD). Discover the value this program can have in your current position Learn more about course content Experience our state-of-the-art online learning environment Welcome

3 An interactive and flexible new graduate program that provides technical knowledge and training in green energy systems Allows working engineers to access professional development in areas like bioenergy, pollution management, and sustainable buildings What is the GEGD?

4 The value added from GEGD will be as individual as you are, however, in general it offers the following with regards to green energy engineering science, trends, and thinking: Provides applied knowledge and thinking Provides professional development updates Provides Canadian perspective Provides Canadian credential The Green Energy Graduate Diploma; What is in is for you?

5 Professional Engineering is “... any act of planning, designing, composing, evaluating, advising, reporting, directing or supervising that requires the application of engineering principles and concerns the safeguarding of life, health, property, economic interests, the public welfare or the environment, or the managing of any such act.” A working knowledge about green energy principles, engineering science, and systems has many direct links to the responsibilities of a professional engineer Work Environment Applications

6 You’ll take one mandatory course, and three electives. Four courses ME 760 Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Energy & the Environment ME 738 Special Topics in Materials Engineering: Hydrogen Storage Materials ME 751 Fuel Cell Technology ME 753 Solar Energy ME 760a Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Building Energy Performances (1) ME 760b Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Low Energy Building Systems (2) ME 760c Special Topics in Thermal Engineering: Air Pollution and Greenhouse Gases Emission Control ME 765 Special Topics in Fluid Mechanics: Wind Energy

7 Introduction to energy situation Impact of energy and energy paradox Basic principles of global energy, energy policy and energy production/consumption Issues related to fossil fuels and solar balance Conventional and novel heating systems, efficiency measurement Rankin cycle Decision making (local and system view) Technical issues related to direct and indirect energy Energy conversion technologies and nuclear energy ME 760: Energy and the Environment

8 Introduction to the principle and operation of various types of fuel cells (such as alkaline, proton exchange membrane, phosphoric acid, molten carbonate, solid oxide, and direct methanol fuel cells) Configuration of individual cell, stack and fuel cell system Overview of fuel cell technology Thermodynamics of fuel cells Introduction to electrochemical kinetics Transport-related phenomena and conservation equations for reacting multi-component systems Fuel cell system design, optimization and economics Fuel cell performance modelling Challenges of fuel cell commercialization ME 751: Fuel Cell Technology

9 Solar radiation Radiative and optical properties of materials Basic and advanced flat plate solar thermal converters, focusing converters, solar-electric converters, solar photovoltaic cells, thermal storage Applications to building heating and cooling systems, industrial heat and central electric plants ME 753: Solar Energy

10 An overview of energy use in buildings Basic calculations of energy flows through exterior envelope Basic energy calculations for mechanical/electrical equipment and systems, including HVAC, water heating, and lighting Aspects of energy-use benchmarking, energy- auditing, and building energy simulation Additional topics may include: −integrated design process −building energy codes −“green building” rating systems −measurement of energy use −building commissioning ME 760a: Building Energy Performances

11 An overview of concepts for designing energy- efficient HVAC systems for buildings: −design for efficient operation at part- load −variable-flow hydronic systems −ventilation heat-recovery systems −high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment −waste-heat recovery −aspects of air- and ground-source heat- pump systems Additional topics may include: −aspects of building energy management systems −considerations for integration of future energy sources (i.e. solar-energy, cogeneration systems) ME 760b: Low Energy Building Systems

12 This course is designed for graduate students with mechanical, chemical and environmental engineering background. Introduction to air, air quality and air pollution Impact of air pollution and greenhouse gases on health and climate change Fundamentals of fuel combustion and combustion related air emissions, and properties of air pollutants Pre-combustion emission control strategies: fossil fuel cleaning/refinery and green energy In-combustion emission control Post-combustion air pollution control Air dispersion modeling GHG emission control technologies ME 760c: Pollution and Greenhouse Gases Emission Control

13 This course covers wind energy history, background, current state of the art, Canadian development. The Wind as an Energy Source: energy extraction, boundary layers, turbulence, experimental measurements, instrumentation, wind modeling Fundamentals of Wind Machines: dimensionless groups, scaling, performance parameters Aerodynamics: momentum and Disc theory, Blade Geometry, Stall, Blade Design, Aeroacoustics, wind farm development The course will involve lectures, group discussion, guest lectures, independent study, and laboratory demonstrations. ME 765: Wind Energy

14 Live online delivery Live interaction with other students and the instructor Flexible in location Course recorded for future use Virtual classroom

15 Four year undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering, or a related field Overall average of 75% in the last two years of this degree Those with a non-related degree may apply if they have work experience in a related field Two letters of reference, one of which must be academic Applicants whose first language is not English must complete a language proficiency exam iBT (score of 80+) IELTS (score of 6.5+) Admission requirements

16 Complete the online applicationonline application Pay the non-refundable application fee of $100CDN Follow the instructions to upload your documentsinstructions to upload your documents Visit the Graduate Studies web page for more information about applications.Graduate Studies web page How to apply Desired start dateApplication deadline Fall 2014 (September)July 1, 2014 Winter 2015 (January)November 2, 2014 Spring 2015 (May)March 1, 2015

17 Domestic fees: $1,277 per term International fees: $3,504 per term Incidental fees: $36.60 per term Part-time registration only, with one course each term Four terms to complete the program Financing

18 Questions? Contact us Graduate Administrator Allison Walker (519) x33341 Associate Chair Grad Studies Professor H. Jahed (519) x37826


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