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 indicated in the table plus preferably a minimum of 24 (minimum 26 for Aerospace) in both mathematics and physics (if applicable), and completion of the following classes as part of their DEC. Missing courses will be added to the program.
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
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE APPLICANTS
IB Math and Physics (HL preferred) should be 5 for all programs, except 6 for Aerospace.
STUDENTS COMPLETING A THREE-YEAR TECHNICAL DEC
Students completing a three-year technical DEC in a related field may also be eligible for admission without the specified profile provided they achieve a minimum overall CRC indicated below and preferably a minimum of 24 in math and physics course(s) required for their Cegep program. Missing prerequisites will be added to their program. Students may be eligible for exemptions/transfer credits based on course equivalencies.
UNIVERSITY TRANSFER APPLICANTS AND MATURE STUDENT
Applicants who meet the minimum entry requirements are encouraged to apply and may still be considered for admission, provided they have completed the majority of the prerequisite courses. Transfer credits may be considered on a course-by-course basis.
Prerequisites for university transfer applicants
The following courses are required in addition to the program and may be completed at another post-secondary institution prior to admission or at Concordia.
For all BEng programs and the BCompSc Computer Systems Option: Calculus I and II, Linear Algebra, Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, General Chemistry I
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 actual cut-off for each program will depend on the applicant pool and may vary from the data listed below. Grades in Math and Physics (Chemistry, if Physics not offered) should normally meet the minimum cut-offs.
We consider complete applications year round and we give priority to applicants who apply by official deadlines. Late applications will be considered if places are still availablefor the fall term only.
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: