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.
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.
Applications for MASc and PhD programs, once complete, are sent to BCEE Department for review by potential supervisors. This entire process may take up to 8 weeks. To accelerate the process, applicants may wish to contact research faculty in your area in order to express your interests and qualifications. It is recommended that you submit a research dossier that includes:
Student ID and a detailed CV.
A brief statement of your research interest and background, or a research proposal.
4. An admission offer will not be issued until a supervisor match has been made. Students are encouraged to review the list of faculty members' field of interests and directly contact those with whom you would like to work.
For initial assessment purposes, scanned and uploaded copies of documents are accepted. To finalize a file, once admitted, Concordia University will require official documents.
Priority will be given to those who apply within the official deadlines listed above. Some programs may continue to accept applications after these deadlines. For more information, please contact the department.
Research in building engineering falls into a number of categories, including: computer-aided design, performance of building envelope and materials, building environment (HVAC, acoustics, illumination, air quality), building and energy, wind effects on buildings, building structures, and construction management.
Admission into the PhD program is also conditional on the availability of a thesis supervisor, facilities and funding.
After submission of the complete application, potential students may wish to contact research faculty in your area in order to express your interests and qualifications. It is recommended that you submit a research dossier that includes, where applicable:
Student ID and detailed CV with complete list of research publications.