Imagine designing a building that can supply its own energy. As a building engineer, you will find creative solutions to reduce energy consumption, help combat global warming and improve quality of life. You’ll create synergy between the thermal, structural, acoustic and energy systems of a building by applying the principles of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.
Our Building Engineering program is the only one of its kind in Canada. In state-of-the-art labs designed for understanding building science, acoustics and lighting, engineering materials and solar energy, you’ll get practical experience with the tools and equipment you will use in the field. Through labs, lectures and projects, you’ll also:
Study the life cycle of enclosed built facilities (conception, planning, design, construction, operation, maintenance and rehabilitation)
Study the properties of building materials and building systems
Study HVAC systems, energy efficiency, thermal comfort and indoor air quality
Analyze a building’s structural properties and requirements
Our program is accredited by the Engineers Canada and you’ll graduate eligible to become a registered professional engineer.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed holistically.
Students with partial prerequisites are still welcome to apply and will be considered holistically. Any missing prerequisites will be added to the program at Concordia.
Admission to Engineering and Computer Science programs is based on applicants' overall CRC, including above-average grades in mathematics and physics, and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC.
Prerequisite classes for all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: CHEM 101 or 202‑NYA; MATH‑103 or 201‑NYA, and 203 or 201‑NYB, and 105 or 201‑NYC; PHYS‑101 or 203‑NYA, and 201 or 203‑NYB
Cegep applicants completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field are eligible for admission if they meet the overall CRC requirements. They will be asked to complete the missing prerequisite classes as part of their program.
Applicants from a three‑year technical DEC may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
University transfer students
Prerequisite classes for all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I
Transfer credits: Transfer credits may be considered on a course‑by‑course basis.
All other students
Students from Canadian High Schools, U.S. High Schools, IB schools and Bacc. Français schools will be assessed according to their educational background. Some or all prerequisites will be added to the program at Concordia. IB Standard Level courses (SL) are not eligible for exemptions. Students from Bacc. Français schools with Série ES may be considered for admission to some programs.
Minors: Engineering students are able to add a minor in another discipline once they have completed at least 21 credits and if they maintain a GPA of 2.70. Refer to the Undergraduate Calendar for details.
Minimum cut-off averages
Minimum cut-off averages should be used as indicators. The cut-off data may change depending on the applicant pool. As our programs are competitive, applicants who meet the stated minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to these programs.
Quebec Cegep (CRC): Overall CRC: 24.000, with above average grades in mathematics and physics
Canadian High Schools: Overall: 80%, with 80% in mathematics and physics
U.S. High Schools: Overall: B- / 2.70 GPA, with B- / 2.70 GPA in higher level mathematics and physics
University Transfers: Overall: 2.50/4.30 GPA with B- average in each of mathematics and physics
International Bacc. (IB): A minimum total of 27 points, with a minimum of 4 points in each of mathematics and physics.
Higher Level preferred but Standard Level acceptable.
Bacc. Français: Overall: 12/20 of Série S (Sciences), with 12/20 in each of mathematics and physics/chemistry
Building Engineering alumni have established careers in firms that specialize in the design, analysis, operation, construction, and management of a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial building projects. Some graduates have been hired by:
Applying to an Engineering or Computer Science program? You may qualify for a $4,000 President Excellence Scholarship, based on academic achievement. There is no need to apply separately; we'll contact you if selected. Email our recruiter, Martine Fachena if you have any questions.
United States students
A US Federal Student Aid-eligible version of this program is offered. This version meets all US regulations (such as no co-operative education or e-courses) for eligible programs.