Building Science

British Columbia Institute of Technology

16 months
11036 CAD/year
11036 CAD/year
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The Master of Engineering in Building Science degree at British Columbia Institute of Technology 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. 


The well-structured research component enables students to develop advanced research skills. British Columbia Institute of Technology 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 in Building Science:

  • Offers an interdisciplinary curriculum
  • Specializes in building science
  • Emphasizes an engineering approach for practical problem solving
  • Focuses on applied research to provide solutions to industry problems
  • Engages students in interdisciplinary research
  • Is supported by a strong foundation of research infrastructure unique to western Canada
  • Delivers a first-of-a-kind program in BC and western Canada

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Building Science 
  • Building Materials
  • Building Envelope 
  • Building Energy Performance
  • Advanced Acoustics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 16 months

Start dates & application deadlines




33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • English: one of the following: two years of full-time post-secondary education in English in an English-speaking country with 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  • Post-secondary: 4-year bachelor’s degree in an engineering field with a GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 (70%)
  • Math: Linear algebra and differential equations equivalent to UBC Math 221 and UBC Math 255
  • Complete the online application:Mandatory Applicant Questionnaire 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11036 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5518 CAD per semester and a duration of 16 months.
  • National

    11036 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5518 CAD per semester and a duration of 16 months.


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