- 16 months full-time study over 3 terms
- Coursework and written Research Project
- part-time study options (must complete degree within 5 years)
The Master of Engineering in Building Science degree is designed to provide students from various engineering disciplines with advanced knowledge and skills to achieve a holistic understanding of building performance through a core course component, which is composed of a fundamental technical cluster and an applied technical cluster. Students will gain in-depth knowledge of a specialty area through specialized elective technical courses and a supervised research project.
The well-structured research component enables students to develop research skills. Students are required to complete a research methods course and a comprehensive research project. This project will require students to define a research problem, develop a viable methodology and research design, and arrive at appropriate solutions or conclusions. Students are required to work with a project supervisor to define the research problem and submit a research report on their findings and recommendations.
- Offers an interdisciplinary curriculum
- Specializes in building science
- Emphasizes an engineering approach for practical problem solving
- Focuses on applied research to provide solutions to industry problems
- Engages students in interdisciplinary research
- Supported by a strong foundation of research infrastructure unique to western Canada
- Delivers a first-of-a-kind program in BC and western Canada
Full-time students study 16 months in 3 terms.
Download Program Map to view core and elective courses.
Courses offered per term:
|1.||Sep – Dec||2 core courses||1 elective||Research Methods|
|2.||Jan – Apr||2 core courses||2 electives|
|3.||May – Dec||As follows:|
|May – Jul||1 core course / 2 electives||Start Research Project|
|Aug||No classes||Continue Research Project|
|Sep – Dec||No classes||Research Project|
Who Should Apply
Students interested in gaining knowledge of sustainable building practices, materials and research leading to a deeper understanding of whole building performance and its impact on the global environment. The program is open to candidates with a four-year undergraduate degree in engineering. International students are encouraged to apply. The format of the program allows for both full-time and part-time studies.
Consult the BCIT website for the entrance requirements to the Master of Engineering degree.
See the BCIT website: The Master of Engineering in Building Science
Send us your questions to the following email: Buildingscience@bcit.ca