The MASc degree will provide students with the capabilities to independently conduct rigorous, innovative research and publish, present and defend those research outcomes to expert peers. A core course component teaches advanced knowledge and skills leading to a holistic understanding of building performance. Specialized elective technical courses prepare students with in-depth knowledge to enable them to conduct research in their particular area. A well-structured research component is included in the program to enable students to develop research skills.
Students are required to complete a research methods course, conduct a literature survey, develop a research plan, write a research proposal, undertake innovative scientific research and complete a comprehensive research thesis that advances scientific knowledge. Students will conduct research independently with guidance from a thesis supervisory committee.
The Master of Applied Science program:
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 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 MASc graduates are available in the construction industry including building envelope consulting firms, acoustics consulting firms, engineering and architectural consulting firms, universities and colleges, research institutes, government agencies and municipalities, 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.
May 31, 2016
International students require a study permit to study at BCIT. For more information visit International at BCIT.
Applicants who have completed post-secondary studies outside of Canada, United States, Australia or New Zealand will require a comprehensive evaluation of their undergraduate degree by the International Credential Evaluation Service (ICES). View the criteria for submitting documents on their website.
Submit your documents for evaluation well in advance of the graduate program application deadline. ICES comprehensive reports can take a minimum of 6-8 weeks to process.
International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as described on the Program Entry page. If your undergraduate courses were studied in English, but the country where you studied is not on the list on this webpage, you still must meet the English Language Proficiency requirements.
Tuition fees for 2016-2017 have not yet been posted on the BCIT website. Click to view the 2015-2016 rates for international students (PDF).
Tuition fees may be subject to a maximum 2% increase per annum.
Information for International Students regarding on-campus and off-campus housing.
A message can be sent to the International Student Centre directly by using the form at the bottom of their contact page.
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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