The Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies (MEng SGST) is a unique graduate program aimed at providing students with the competencies required to conduct research, plan, design, implement, maintain, commission, and operate Smart Grid systems and applications in the electric utility and related sectors.
About the program
The MEng in SGST program leverages BCIT’s decade long research results, domain expertise, world-class infrastructure, seasoned faculty, and strategic partnerships with industry. Graduates of MEng in SGST will develop hands-on knowledge and understanding of foundational concepts involved in Smart Grid technologies employed in Critical Infrastructure, including applications in renewable energies, green transportation, and smart cities.
Who it’s for
The program caters to professionals currently employed in the industry, as well as those interested in continuing their education. As a BCIT Flexible Learning (formerly Part-time Studies) program, MEng SGST enables students to enrich and complement their Smart Grid domain knowledge outside normal working hours without interfering with their current jobs, thereby preparing them for exciting future careers in the carbon-constrained economy of the new millennia. MEng SGST’s learning outcomes are achieved through a combination of theoretical studies, complemented with hands-on project work at BCIT or in industry.
What grads can do
The program prepares students with the skills and capacity to combine knowledge from several areas traditionally taught in separate programs, including electrical power systems, computer science, and ICT (information and communications technology) to address strategic challenges, which the utility industry across the world faces in reducing its carbon footprint and transitioning to Green Economy.
Graduates of the proposed program could be employed as engineers and engineering managers in support of the electric utility sector, including consulting firms, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), government agencies, think tanks, and the electric utility companies.
Ali Palizban, PhD, PEng
Matthew Pedley, BASc, PEng
The total tuition is approximately $32,000.00 for domestic students. BCIT Flexible Learning (formerly Part-time Studies) courses for international students will carry three times the tuition fee. For more information, please review the Tuition for Flexible Learning section of the International Students – Tuition & Fees page.
Books & supplies
The approximate cost for recommended textbooks is $800 per semester.
(General estimated cost, subject to change)
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