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 focused elective technical courses and a supervised research project.
The well-structured research component enables students to develop advanced 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.
The Master of Engineering degree:
There is funding available on a competitive basis to graduate students. Please see the list of faculty members for their research interests and then contact the faculty individually if you would like more information.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
Students who satisfy the Building Science Graduate Program entrance requirements may take no more than two courses for professional development without having to first apply to the program, subject to departmental approval and course availability. Professional development students must satisfy the prerequisites for any course.
All applications are reviewed by the Graduate Program Committee to ensure candidates are suited for success in the course.Industry practitioners are encouraged to apply.
Career opportunities for Building Science Master's graduates are available in the construction industry including research institutes, engineering and architectural consulting firms, universities and colleges, government agencies and cities, warranty providers, manufacturers, and testing agencies.
It is anticipated that graduates with good academic standing will also have the opportunity to pursue doctoral studies at other universities.
Fitsum Tariku, PhD
Graduate Program Director
Maureen Connelly, PhD, MAIBC
Bo Li, M.A.Sc., P.Eng, BESATM, CEM®
Rodrigo Mora, PhD, P.Eng
Hamid Heiderali, M.Eng., P.Eng., LEED AP
John Lovatt, M.A.Sc., P.Eng
Leslie Peer, PhD, P.Eng
Ellen Scobie, BFA
Graduate Program Assistant
Wendy Ying Simpson, M.A.Sc.
Doug Horn, AScT, SEMAC
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