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BSCI 9090 - Directed Studies

Building Science Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.





Spring/Summer 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2021 term.

CRN 66800

Mon Apr 26 - Mon Aug 09 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 26 - Aug 09 Online Delivery
See Notes below



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. Registration approval required. Please contact Program Assistant: prior to registration.

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

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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 Spring/Summer 2021 term.

The sneak preview for the Fall 2021 term starts Fri, May 21 at 8:30 am (PDT).

Students may register for Fall 2021 term courses online or by phone starting Wed, May 26 at 9:00 am (PDT).

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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.

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