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Building Engineering (PhD)

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

Program overview

The PhD in Building Engineering is the highest-level degree offered in the field and allows students to gain expertise through intensive research. You will increase your analytical knowledge through a combination of specialized courses and a research thesis completed under the supervision of one of our faculty members. Some examples of subfields studied include building science, construction management, energy efficiency and rehabilitation of urban infrastructures. Where possible, research related to the industry is encouraged.

Program structure

Admission requirements

Admission on a full-time basis

  • Master’s degree or equivalent with high standing in engineering or computer science, or in a cognate discipline.
  • Holders of a bachelor’s degree will, in general, be considered for admission to a master’s program only. After completion of a minimum of two terms of full-time study, they may, upon application, be considered by the GCS Graduate Studies Committee for admission to a PhD program.

Admission on a part-time basis

  • Master’s degree with high standing in engineering, computer science or a cognate discipline.

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.

Application process

Tuition & funding

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