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Building Engineering (MASc)

Program type
Primary campus
Sir George Williams (SGW)
2 years
45 credits
Start term
Fall, Winter, Summer

Program overview

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.

Program structure

Specialized Branches

Degree Requirements

The requirements described here are in addition to the general degree requirements for the Master’s programs in the Master/Magisteriate in Applied Science (MASc) section under General Requirements for all Programs

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 45 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Building Engineering MASc (45 credits)

16credits of Coursework with four courses chosen from the Engineering Courses section, approved by the student’s supervisor and either the Graduate Program Director or the Chair of the Department.


ENGR 8901 Master of Applied Science Research and Thesis (29.00)

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or equivalent with high standing.

Proficiency in English

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 English language proficiency page for further information on requirements and exemptions.

Application process

Application deadlines

All applicants: Canadian / International / Permanent Resident


June 1 (all applicants)


October 1 (all applicants)


February 1 (all applicants)

Priority will be given to complete applications submitted by the deadline. In some cases, programs may continue to accept applications as long as there is space available.

International students: Considering the waiting period involved in meeting the entry requirements to Canada and Quebec, we strongly encourage international applicants to apply early and submit supporting documents prior to the deadline.

Tuition & funding

Tuition and fees

Tuition and fees of the program may depend on your student status, among other key factors. Estimate these costs based on the most common situations.

Awards and funding

Funding packages are generally available for students in thesis-based programs. They come in the form of awards, teaching and research assistantships are offered at the time of admission to most students to allow them to focus on their research and studies. Research and thesis-based students are automatically considered for all entrance graduate awards when they apply to Concordia, provided they meet eligibility criteria. No separate application is required.

The Quebec and Canadian governments offer a number of competitive graduate scholarships. We encourage you to apply for these awards at the same time you are preparing your application.

Out-of-province students

Get $9,251 in special funding for thesis master's programs. Learn more

Other programs of interest

Civil Engineering (MASc)

Engage in research in established research centres and laboratories for intelligent transportation systems, decision models in construction industry, sustainable cities and the urban built environment, and infrastructure management.



Building Engineering (MEng)

Enhance your professional design skills and ability to present technical material through coursework among several subfields of building engineering ,including building science, construction management and energy efficiency.



Building Engineering (Grad. Cert.)

Enhance your professional skills by specializing in one or more sub-disciplines including building science, building envelope, construction management, energy efficiency and building environment.



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