Sustainable Energy Engineering

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SFU's Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program is the first of its kind in Western Canada, providing an interdisciplinary learning environment that will prepare students to become global leaders in clean technology.

The SEE program combines courses from other disciplines including the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Environment and the Beedie School of Business to provide students with a unique and specific education on foundational engineering principles, design practices, current technologies, economics, and policies associated with the global cleantech sector. Through engaging learning environments, students will develop a multidisciplinary approach to solve problems, a skill that is in demand in the industry.

This engineering field involves the development of solutions for the harvesting, storage, transmission and use of energy, with careful consideration of economic, environmental, societal and cultural implications. Focusing on sectors such as cleantech, renewable energy, smart cities, sustainable manufacturing, clean power generation and utilization, and sustainable food and water solutions.

Past Co-op
Work Terms


  • Manufacturing Engineering & Design
  • Advanced Manufacturing Data Solutions
  • Failure Analysis
  • Systems Engineering
  • Lab Equipment Design and Support
  • Research and Design
  • Product Compliance
  • Automation Controls
  • Material Planning
  • Material Flow


  • Construction Engineer
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Energy/Renewable System Technologist
  • Utility Planning and Modeling Engineer
  • Process Engineer
  • Automation Engineer
  • Hardware Engineer

Sample Job Descriptions

What Our


  • Bioprocess Engineering Systems
  • Chemistry
  • Computational Methods for Engineers
  • Computer Programming
  • Electric Circuits
  • Electric Machines & Energy Conversion
  • Electronic Devices & Systems
  • Energy, Environment & Society
  • Energy Storage
  • Engineering Graphics & Software Design
  • Engineering Materials for Energy Systems
  • Feedback Control Systems
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Geography of Transportation
  • Geography of Urban Built Environments, Industrial Location


  • Heat & Mass Transfer
  • Integrated Energy Solutions
  • Measurement, Analysis & Forecasting
  • Optics, Electricity & Magnetism
  • Power Electronics
  • Power Generation & Conversion
  • Power Systems Analysis & Design
  • Process, Form & Convention in Professional Genres
  • Professional Engineering Ethics and Practice
  • Signals & Systems
  • Statistics & Mechanics of Materials
  • Thermodynamics for Energy Engineering