Building Science (also called Building Physics) is an applied science that studies the thermal, air, moisture, acoustic, and light-related properties of building components, assemblies, spaces, and whole buildings. The basic considerations are the occupants’ requirements for comfort, the requisites for health, as well as demands imposed by architectural, material-related, economical, and environmental considerations. The term “applied” indicates that building science is directed towards problem solving: the theory as a tool, not as a purpose. (Adapted from H. Hens: Building Physics – Heat, Air and Moisture)
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The Building Science Graduate Program fulfills BCIT’s mandate and strategic plan to provide the educational foundations to support and strengthen the BC economy and to build successful career paths for individuals. In addition, the program helps strengthen BCIT’s capacity for applied research and advance the state-of-practice, which is the core mission of BCIT.
For information on applying for admission to BCIT as a master’s student in building science, please visit the BCIT Building Science Graduate Program.