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Energy Management - Built Environment

Program Learning Outcomes

This Seneca program has been validated by the Credential Validation Service as an Ontario College Credential as required by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

As a graduate, you will be prepared to reliably demonstrate the ability to:

  • Analyze and solve complex technical problems related to the energy efficient design, operations and maintenance of buildings and their respective systems.
  • Design and analyze mechanical systems, processes, and building comfort systems utilizing knowledge of related conventional and electronic technologies.
  • Assemble and analyze relevant information, data, and materials using advanced energy modeling software to present in technical review documents, CAD drawings and client‐focused communication reports.
  • Use advanced energy modeling and building design software, as well as stand-alone and network-based building system and control/automation hardware to complete individual and team projects.
  • Describe information technology processes and their intended performances as they relate to the integration of building operating functions.
  • Apply knowledge of materials and engineering principles to building HVAC design, operation and maintenance processes through a comprehensive design project which includes energy performance, system selection, and a complete set of building and HVAC AutoCAD drawings and control strategies.
  • Use current knowledge of component equipment, building design, software tools and operation processes to identify solutions and retrofit information technology processes as appropriate.
  • Specify, coordinate, and conduct quality control and quality assurance procedures, including assessment of environmental aspects and impacts of building operating processes and procedures.
  • Recognize the environmental, economic, legal, safety, and ethical implications of mechanical engineering projects through studies of the interrelationships among technology, society, the environment, politics, the economy, and mechanical engineering projects.
  • Use and maintain documentation, inventory, and records systems through comprehensive building information databases within, and as an adjunct to, state‐of‐the‐art energy modeling software.
  • Participate in the management of an engineering project by identifying the comprehensive stages and determining realistic criteria necessary for timely completion.
  • Solicit constructive feedback to enhance the development of strategies and plans to improve job performance and work relationships.