The BCIT Building Science Graduate program offers two options for part-time study:
- 1) Apply to the program and study courses on a part-time basis towards obtaining a master’s degree; or
- 2) Take courses for professional development to advance your knowledge in building science. No need to apply to the program.
Apply to the Master’s Program for Part-time Study
Students who wish to obtain a master’s degree on a part-time basis need to apply to the program and meet all entry requirements. Both the Master of Engineering and the Master of Applied Science can be studied part-time.
- Entry requirements for Master of Engineering in Building Science
- Entry requirements for Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science
MEng – The MEng must be completed within a minimum of 16 months and a maximum of 5 years. Each course is held just once a year. A typical course is 3 hours in length and held once a week from 2:30-5:30 pm. A few courses are held from 6:00-9:00 pm or in the morning.
MEng Research Project (BSCI 9750)
The Research Project course is a 6-credit course covering 30 weeks. It can be started in any term through-out the year. Part-time students should ensure that they will have sufficient time in their schedule to undertake the research and write the research report.
MASc – The MASc must be completed within a minimum of 2 years and a maximum of 5 years. Each course is held just once a year. A typical course is 3 hours in length and held once a week from 2:30-5:30 pm. A few courses are held from 6:00-9:00 pm or in the morning.
MASc Research Thesis (BSCI 9850)
The Research Thesis is a 12-credit course covering one 12-month term. Part-time MASc students may complete the other required courses for their program while continuing to work at their profession. However, when it comes to undertaking their research thesis, students are expected to be fully engaged in the research. To meet this expectation, students are strongly recommended to take a leave from their work so that they may focus entirely on their thesis.
Students who have an undergraduate degree in engineering, architecture or a related science degree and industry experience may request to study a maximum of two of the following courses for professional development.
Course outlines are available to view online.
- BSCI 9000 Building Science 1
- BSCI 9020 Building Materials
- BSCI 9050 Research Methods
- BSCI 9060 Advanced Acoustics
- BSCI 9130 Building Energy Performance*
- BSCI 9150 Mechanical Systems and Control*
- BSCI 9170 Ventilation and IAQ*
TO REQUEST TO STUDY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES
Students need departmental approval to take courses for professional development. Please email your transcript and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org