Diploma in Energy Systems Engineering Technician


St. Lawrence College

Kingston, Canada

About Course

Key information
: 3 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 18,263 CAD / Per Year
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120 | PTE 60/90
Exam Intake
: May | Sep
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • Graduates from our Energy Systems Engineering Technician and Technology (ESET) programs work in exciting new careers as Renewable Energy System Designers and Clean Energy System Project Managers and Installers. In addition, our graduates have expertise in building energy management and building energy systems, where they find rewarding employment as Energy Managers and Energy Auditors.

    Our many successful graduates illustrate how every year, businesses, governments and consumers are becoming more concerned with the financial and environmental costs of energy usage. Our ESET graduates are filling the growing needs of this marketplace for capable people with the knowledge and skills to design and implement renewable energy systems as well as to audit energy use in commercial and residential buildings and make recommendations to reduce energy demand, emissions and cost

  • Our St. Lawrence College facilities include some of Canada’s most complete laboratories for students to learn how to size, design, and install solar photovoltaic, solar thermal and other sustainable energy systems, for both grid connected and off-grid applications. St. Lawrence College also has a 250kW grid connected rooftop solar array where we walk the talk on the value of renewable energy systems.

    In addition to our regular program coursework, over the past few years, we have been able to leverage a variety of programs to provide work experience for students in Texas, Jamaica, and within our own College Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre (SEARC). Many students have also gone on to Bachelor’s degree programs at a variety of Universities in Canada and abroad.

    (To further research job categories in the ESET sector, search LinkedIn and use keywords, “renewable energy” and, “building energy auditing, efficiency”)

    Please contact us with any questions or for a tour anytime. We would be proud to show you our Energy Systems training facilities. Check out our FAQ page for more information on the program!

    Specialized laboratory facilities at the College are available for training in building automation systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, and grid connected solar electric systems.

    The College’s Sustainable Energy Applied Research Centre (SEARC) is a group of energy industry and faculty researchers. Closely linked to the Energy Systems Program, SEARC’s mission is to provide applied research services to small and medium-sized enterprises in the renewable energy industry within the Eastern Ontario region. SEARC provides select Energy Systems students with unique opportunities for part-time employment working on real world problems.

    RESCo Energy Benefits from St. Lawrence College Grads

    "As one of Canada’s largest Solar EPC’s, our design team is highly regarded for its ability to integrate solar into building energy systems. This expertise relies heavily on the graduates of St. Lawrence College and their unique ability to design at the application level. As both an engineering company and a licenced electrical contractor, we bring great value to the industry by designing for installation, and solving clients' aspirational challenges by bringing together the areas of theory and practicality. The St. Lawrence College grads seem particularly wired to accomplish just that.”

    Fidel Reijerse
    RESCo Energy Inc.

    Partnership with the City of Kingston

    Learn more about the partnership between The City of Kingston and St. Lawrence College, and how their energy systems engineering technology students got on during their audit of City Hall.


  • Energy Auditing/Efficiency – Residential & Commercial
  • High-Performance New Construction – Energy Analysis
  • Photovoltaic (Solar) Systems Operations & Maintenance
  • Photovoltaic (Solar) Systems Design

Entry Requirement

            Applicant must be high school passed.

  • Applicants must have completed high school with English and Maths as mandatory subjects

Application Process

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 12 Math at the C or U level (or MCR3U); MCT4C Recommended.
  • For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

    If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. 


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