British Columbia Institute of Technology Launches Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies
- Oct 13, 2021 1:38 pm GMT
In an era of global climate change, there is growing demand for sustainability and carbon-neutrality to be at the forefront of business strategies, innovation, and industry. Across
With over 15 years of industry-led, world-class applied research initiatives related to smart grids, the
Upskilling for in-demand, emerging clean jobs across
Applied learning and industry expertise are core to this program and in creating an educational platform that reflects real-world settings. Learners have access to advanced infrastructure and systems, such as
The program offers interdisciplinary knowledge and skills, including those from electrical power systems, computer science, and information and communications technology (ICT). It also delivers an understanding of foundational concepts involved in smart grid technologies employed in critical infrastructure, including applications in renewable energies, green transportation, and smart cities.
Learners who complete the program not only develop 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, but also build industry connections and work experience to jumpstart the next stage of their career.
BCIT is accepting applicants for the first cohort of the Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies program. To learn more about the program, please contact
"The students of today will be leading the way for a stronger, more sustainable future. In support of CleanBC's goals to build a low-carbon economy with new clean energy jobs, BCIT's new Master's program will help give students the skills they need to start a career path that will benefit the whole province."
"This is a wonderful new program offered through BCIT that will help people gain the practical skills and expertise they need to secure good jobs in the clean economy. As we move to a net-zero emissions future using more clean, renewable energy, smart grids will become increasingly important as we find innovative and cost-effective ways of powering our economy. This program will create new opportunities for people which is a critical part of our CleanBC plan for a cleaner, stronger future."
"The BCIT Master of Engineering in Smart Grid Systems and Technologies demonstrates the strength of this Institute in providing an applied education to upskill industry professionals for careers that support the evolving workforce. Smart grids foster innovation, facilitate renewable energy generation, and create new job opportunities - critical to the future of electricity demand and the economic prosperity of BC and
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"As a leading player in critical infrastructure consulting and system design domain, Stantec believes postgraduate training programs such as BCIT's MEng in SGST are the key in addressing applied and interdisciplinary skillset gaps which exist in our labor market. Stantec has been involved and supported BCIT's efforts in designing this unique and important initiative for BC and
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