Interdisciplinary Focus

MSc in Sustainable Energy Development

Where bold thinking energizes change.

SEDV is an interdisciplinary, comprehensive graduate program with a cross section of courses providing a holistic approach to energy and environmental management. Comprised of courses centered around energy foundations, environmental engineering, environmental and social sustainability, and economic and commerce sustainability, the SEDV curriculum delivers a degree that fulfills the need for students wishing to move from a technical foundation provided in an engineering, geology, environmental and/or social undergraduate degree to a truly interdisciplinary professional practice focused on leadership.

We prepare graduates for senior roles in energy, with a focus on the science of energy systems, and practical experience in conventional and novel project development, including fossil fuels, the transition to lower carbon sources of energy, demand-side management, energy efficiency, renewables and offsets. Graduates from the SEDV program understand the theory and have acquired skills in understanding the impacts of energy development on the environment, Indigenous Peoples, communities and the economy.


Academic Curriculum

Consisting of 13 lecture courses and 3 seminar style courses to compliment the students’ capstone progress, our interdisciplinary curriculum is designed to complement and build upon the knowledge gained as students progress through the program.


Capstone Projects

As part of the SEDV curriculum, students complete a research project to integrate and apply the concepts learned throughout their program to tackle practical real-world situation based on their own interest or paired with one of our many industry partners.



These leading academics and professionals work together to frame ensure courses are addressing relevant and current themes seen in today’s energy sector; it is this interdisciplinary blend that provides a truly unique experience for our graduate students.


Industry Connection

The academic experience is enhanced by incorporating site visits, guest speakers, and mentorship opportunities to bridge the energy industry and our classroom, providing invaluable real world context and broadening the perspectives of our students.


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