The Graduate Certificate in Building Energy Modelling is an interdisciplinary program aimed at architects and engineers with background and motivation to pursue a career in the emerging field of building energy modelling. Well-trained energy modelling professionals with relevant knowledge and skills are in a prime position to inform capital decisions towards energy efficient and innovative building solutions, and lead the profession as it matures as an engineering specialty.
The Graduate Certificate in Building Energy Modelling trains competent energy modellers who are accurate and consistent forecasters, capable of confidently advising stakeholders on decisions affecting the energy performance of buildings. The program will provide the energy modelling industry with a professional credential for both current and recent new-to-practice energy modellers.
The certificate builds on the strengths of the Graduate Program in Building Science at BCIT, with an emphasis on developing a solid understanding of the physical principles underlying building performance, and using these principles to systematically guide the synthesis, analysis, and interpretation of building energy models for optimized building life-cycle performance.
The Graduate Certificate in Building Energy Modelling is comprised of eight courses totaling 22 credits. Five of the courses are regularly scheduled courses offered by BCIT’s Master of Applied Science in Building Engineering/Building Science degree. Three additional new courses have been developed for this credential. Students can expect to complete the requirements in one academic year if they fast-track by registering in multiple courses per term, or in two years if they take a lesser course load. The coursework is structured in three core areas: building science, building energy, and management and communication skills.
Please see the Program Map PDF for details.
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Rodrigo Mora, PhD, P.Eng
Faculty, Program Head, Graduate Certificate in Building Energy Modelling
Fitsum Tariku, PhD
Faculty, Graduate Program Director
Bo Li, M.A.Sc., P.Eng, BESATM, CEM®
Ellen Scobie, BFA
Graduate Program Assistant
Wendy Ying Simpson, M.A.Sc.
Doug Horn, AScT, SEMAC
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