Building Engineering Graduate Certificate

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or architecture or equivalent with an above-average standing.

Additional Admission Requirements

The Department will recommend on the acceptability of an applicant for admission to the program and may require the applicant to do specific remedial course work to meet the program requirements.

Degree Requirements

Fully-qualified candidates are required to complete a minimum of 16 credits.

Please see the Engineering Courses page for course descriptions.

Building Engineering Graduate Certificate (16 credits)

12

credits of courses chosen from one of the following areas of concentration:

Building Science Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)
Construction Engineering and Management Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)
Energy Efficiency Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

Indoor Environment Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

Rehabilitation of Urban Infrastructure Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

Facility Management Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

4credits chosen from the Building Engineering Graduate Certificate Electives list.

Notes:

-The program can be completed in one year. Students with high standing in their bachelor program and whose academic records satisfy the requirements for good standing in the Master’s Program in Building Engineering may apply for transfer to the Master’s program.

-Core courses for which credits have been credited to another certificate or program must be replaced by elective courses in the area of concentration or by other courses on special permission.

Building Science Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6611 Building Science (4.00)
BLDG 6621 Non-structural Building Materials (4.00)
BLDG 6751 Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation (4.00)

Building Envelope Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6601 Building Enclosure (4.00)
BLDG 6611 Building Science (4.00)
BLDG 6661 Hygrothermal Performance of the Building Envelope (4.00)

Construction Management Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6561 Building Economics I (4.00)
BLDG 6571 Project Management (4.00)
BLDG 6831 Construction Processes (4.00)

Energy Efficiency Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6601 Building Enclosure (4.00)
BLDG 6611 Building Science (4.00)
BLDG 6661 Hygrothermal Performance of the Building Envelope (4.00)

Indoor Environment Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6701 Building Environment (4.00)
BLDG 6731 Building Illumination and Daylighting (4.00)
BLDG 6751 Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation (4.00)

Rehabilitation of Urban Infrastructure Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6831 Construction Processes (4.00)
BLDG 6921 Trenchless Technology for Rehabilitation Works (4.00)
CIVI 6931 Civil Infrastructure Rehabilitation (4.00)

Facility Management Core Courses (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6631 Fundamentals of Facility Management (4.00)
BLDG 6561 Building Economics I (4.00)
BLDG 6711 Mechanical Systems in Building (4.00)

Building Envelope Electives (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6061 Structural Systems for Buildings (4.00)
BLDG 6071 Wind Engineering and Building Aerodynamics (4.00)
BLDG 6621 Non-structural Building Materials (4.00)
BLDG 6731 Building Illumination and Daylighting (4.00)
BLDG 6671 Diagnostics and Rehabilitation of Building Envelope (4.00)

Building Science Electives (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6651 Fire and Smoke Control in Buildings (4.00)
BLDG 6721 Building Acoustics (4.00)
BLDG 6731 Building Illumination and Daylighting (4.00)
BLDG 7401 Dispersion of Building Exhaust (4.00)
ENGR 6601 Principles of Solar Engineering (4.00)
ENGR 6661 Solar Energy Materials Science (4.00)

Construction Management Electives (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6581 Decision Analysis (4.00)
BLDG 6801 Construction Planning and Control (4.00)
BLDG 6811 Labour and Industrial Relations in Construction (4.00)
BLDG 6821 Legal Issues in Construction (4.00)
BLDG 6851 Project Cost Estimating (4.00)
BLDG 6861 Simulations and Design of Construction Operations (4.00)

Energy Efficiency Electives (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6611 Building Science (4.00)
BLDG 6741 HVAC Control Systems (4.00)
BLDG 6761 Intelligent Buildings (4.00)
BLDG 6781 Energy Management in Buildings (4.00)
BLDG 6951 Solar Building Modelling and Design (4.00)
ENGR 6601 Principles of Solar Engineering (4.00)
ENGR 6811 Energy Resources: Conventional and Renewable (4.00)

Indoor Environment. Electives

BLDG 6111 Fundamentals of Smart Buildings Operation (4.00)
BLDG 6622 Durability of Building Materials and Components (4.00)
BLDG 6661 Hygrothermal Performance of the Building Envelope (4.00)
BLDG 6721 Building Acoustics (4.00)
BLDG 6791 Thermal Building Simulation (4.00)
ENGR 6601 Principles of Solar Engineering (4.00)
CIVI 6601 Modelling in Building and Environmental Engineering (4.00)

Rehabilitation of Urban Infrastructure Electives (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6801 Construction Planning and Control (4.00)
BLDG 6581 Decision Analysis (4.00)
CIVI 6101 Planning and Design of Bridges (4.00)
MECH 6501 Advanced Materials (4.00)

Facility Management Electives (Building Engineering Graduate Certificate)

BLDG 6581 Decision Analysis (4.00)
BLDG 6701 Building Environment (4.00)
BLDG 6741 HVAC Control Systems (4.00)
BLDG 6751 Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation (4.00)
BLDG 6761 Intelligent Buildings (4.00)
BLDG 6111 Fundamentals of Smart Buildings Operation (4.00)
BLDG 6781 Energy Management in Buildings (4.00)

Academic Regulations

  1. Academic Standing. Please refer to the Academic Standing section of the Calendar for a detailed review of the Academic Regulations.
    Program Specific Requirements. An Assessment Grade Point Average (AGPA) of at least 2.70, based on a minimum of 8 credits is required.
  2. Time Limit. Please refer to the Academic Regulation page for further details regarding the Time Limits.
  3. Graduation. To be eligible to graduate, students must have obtained a CGPA of at least 2.70.

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