The MEng in Building Engineering allows practicing engineers to build on knowledge obtained at the undergraduate level. The program enhances design skills and your ability to present technical material in written form. Some examples of subfields studied include building science, construction management, energy efficiency and rehabilitation of urban infrastructures. The program requires the satisfactory completion of 45 credits of course work. All graduate courses are scheduled in the evening, particularly convenient for practicing engineers who are employed full-time.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing.
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.
Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.
The Department offers two 45-credit programs leading to the MASc or MEng degrees with specialization in one of the following four branches:
Building Science (E21, E22)
Building Environment (E07, E21, E23)
Construction Management (E21, E24)
Building Structures (E06, E21, E31)
Applicants lacking the appropriate engineering background will be required to enrol in an extended program of specified courses. These courses are in addition to the regular 45-credit program.
Students must complete 45 credits of 6000 or 7000 level courses. The courses must be selected as follows:
(1) 21 credits minimum
Chosen from one of the course groups in List A.
This set of courses may also include the project and seminar courses:
ENGR 6991 - Project and Report III (5 credits)
BCEE 6961 - Graduate Seminar in Building and Civil Engineering(1 credit)
ENCS 6931 - Industrial Stage and Training (9 credits)
(2) 12 credits minimum
Chosen from the Topic Area E35 and those Course Groups of List A other than the group chosen in (1) above. These groups of courses could include special program courses put on for or by a given industry in conjunction with the Gina Cody School.
List A: Course Groups in Building Engineering Program Group 1 - Building Environment: BLDG 6611** plus courses in the Topic Areas: E07, E21, E23.
Group 2 - Building Science: BLDG 6611** plus courses in the Topic Areas: E21, E22.
Group 3 - Building Structures: Topic Areas: E06, E21, E31.
Group 4 - Construction Management: Topic Areas: E21, and E24.
** Students who completed the undergraduate equivalent of BLDG 6611 must replace it by a course to be approved by the Graduate Program Director.
*Winter Application deadline has been extended to August 1.
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.
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