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BSCI 9090 - Directed Studies

Building Science Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

The Directed Study course aims to provide students the opportunity to undertake supervised elements of study that are not offered elsewhere across the Institute, UBC, SFU or another post-secondary institute. While students are expected to select courses whenever possible from the available structured academic offerings, students may pursue through directed study a complementary course that has a supportive focus to the curriculum within the Building Science Graduate Program. The directed study course is structured to allow pursuit of a well-formulated and synthesised study plan. The course may be completed individually or with more than one student. The directed study course is separate from the Research Thesis (BSCI 9850) or Research Project (BSCI 9750) and should not constitute a part of the final thesis or project submission. The student must submit a Directed Studies Approval Form (See Graduate Student Handbook). The Directed Studies Approval Form outlines the statement of intent, objectives, milestones and schedule and includes a supporting bibliography. The form is to be signed by the student’s Supervisor and Program Director prior to the student's eligibility to register for this elective. The student works under the direction of their Supervisor or other BCIT faculty approved by the Supervisor. Student and Supervisor shall meet as required.


With completion of the Directed Studies Approval Form and the Supervisor's and Building Science Graduate Program Director’s Approval.





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 44613

Tue Sep 08 - Fri Dec 18 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 08 - Dec 18 BBY Online Delivery


Rodrigo Mora

Course Outline




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please contact Program Assistant Tiana Voo, at for approval to register for this course.

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Winter 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2021 term.

CRN 86755

Mon Jan 04 - Fri Apr 16 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Apr 16 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Please contact Graduate Program Assistant at for approval to register into this course.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Synthesise connections, comparisons, and continuities between and among fields of knowledge and technologies as it pertains to the directed study and building science.
  • Students will be required to defend their ideas and research findings in an accepted academic format (e.g. research paper/report) which includes proper citation of sources.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

BSCI 9090 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Building Engineering/Building Science
    Full-time/Part-time   Master of Applied Science
  2. Building Science
    Full-time/Part-time   Master of Engineering


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English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

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Registration is currently open for the Fall 2020 term.

A sneak preview of Winter 2021 term courses is also now available here.

Students may register for Winter 2021 term courses online or by phone starting Wed, Oct 28 at 9:00 am (PDT).

Classroom Locations

Classroom locations are subject to last minute changes. Please check the Part-time Studies Classroom Locations listing at on the first day of any course you are registered for.

Part-time Studies Financial Aid

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