The MASc in Building Engineering is designed to strengthen specific areas of engineering learned at the undergraduate level and to provide an introduction to graduate research. Examples of subfields studied in the program include building science, construction management, energy efficiency, rehabilitation of urban infrastructure and facility management. Students interested in the course-work master's program should refer to the MEng Program instead.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing.
Consideration will also be given to candidates
with a degree in a cognate area with high standing; such students may be
required to enrol in an extended program. In particular, applicants
with a bachelor’s degree in architecture will be considered for the MASc
in Building Engineering.
Proficiency in English. Applicants whose primary language is not English must demonstrate that their knowledge of English is sufficient to pursue graduate studies in their chosen field. Please refer to the Graduate Admission page for further information on the Language Proficiency requirements and exemptions.
In addition to the general admission requirements, the Gina Cody School (GCS) may require applicants to write the Engineering Writing Test (EWT) as a condition of admission to all graduate programs in Engineering and Computer Science. Depending on the result, students may be required to complete remedial English language courses in addition to their program requirements.
Engineering Writing Test (EWT). The Engineering Writing Test examines students’ ability to provide reasoned assessment of a short technical composition in English or French, and their ability to provide a qualitative account of quantitative or graphically presented data. The test is offered a number of times throughout the year. Based on their performance in the test, students may be asked to take remedial courses.
Applications for MASc and PhD programs, once complete, are sent to BCEE Department for review by potential supervisors. This entire process may take up to 8 weeks. To accelerate the process, applicants may wish to contact research faculty in your area in order to express your interests and qualifications. It is recommended that you submit a research dossier that includes:
Student ID and a detailed CV.
A brief statement of your research interest and background, or a research proposal.
In the event of lack of supervisor, qualified MASc applicants will be notified and offered admission into the MEng Program instead. Applicants who wish to take advantage of this option can send the request to the Graduate Program Director at any time.
4. An admission offer will not be issued until a supervisor match has been made. Students are encouraged to review the list of faculty members' field of interests and directly contact those with whom you would like to work.
For initial assessment purposes, scanned and uploaded copies of documents are accepted. To finalize a file, once admitted, Concordia University will require official documents.
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
Please be advised that Concordia University does not process admissions or fee payments through third parties for our degree programs.
All applicants are advised to ensure that they are communicating directly with the university for admissions and fee payments.