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 or with partial prerequisites are encouraged to apply and will be reviewed holistically. Missing prerequisites will be added to their program.
Admission 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.
Prerequisites 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. Missing prerequisites will be added to their program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
University transfer students
Prerequisites 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 may be considered on a course‑by‑course basis.
Canadian High School, International Baccalaureate
and Bacc. Francais Students
Students 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.
Prerequisites for all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: Math and Physics (Chemistry if Physics not offered)
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.
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: