Via Simon Fraser University Communications – News Release

A new Simon Fraser University applied sciences program designed to prepare students for the burgeoning cleantech energy sector has been approved and will be offered at the university’s newest building, currently under construction in Surrey.

The Sustainable Energy Engineering (SEE) program, the first of its kind in Western Canada, will feature an interdisciplinary learning environment that prepares students to work in high-demand sectors such as renewable energy, sustainable manufacturing, clean power generation, as well as developing sustainable food and water solutions.

SEE students will have access to brand new facilities, including state-of-the-art engineering labs housed in the new building (a LEED Certification Candidate) that is being built adjacent to the SFU Surrey campus and will open in 2019.

The program will build on SFU faculties’ expertise in areas such as fuel cell materials and technologies, alternative energy, ecological economies, management of environmental resources, and technology entrepreneurship.

The Faculty of Applied Sciences (FAS) has received provincial ministry approval to begin classes in the fall 2019 semester, with a capacity for 80 first-year and 40 second-year students. Applications will open in fall 2018 with options for internal and external transfers.

Read the full SFU news release.