Algonquin College

Building Science

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Construction Trades, Other
Description:This four-year Bachelor of Building Science degree prepares graduates for opportunities in the construction industry and related fields that support and implement ongoing research and development related to building materials and building systems. Using a holistic approach, students develop an appreciation of buildings as a set of interconnected systems that can be built, modified, and adapted to meet requirements for functionality, energy consumption and human comfort. Opportunities for applied and hands-on experiences with building materials, components and systems are woven through many of the courses. Students focus on the necessary fundamentals in mathematics and science while experiencing the practical applications within the discipline of building science. A sound grasp of underlying scientific principles enables students to integrate a balance of theoretical and practical knowledge in a relevant fashion for existing and emerging real-world problems.

This program includes two mandatory cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term(s). Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 1.7, will be required to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and networks within industry.
URL:Building Science at Algonquin College
Course Based:Yes
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,450

Amounts include tuition fee, program specific lab and material fees, applicable eText fees, Students` Association fees and compulsory ancillary fees. Books and supplies cost approximately $1200 per academic term. Supplies can be purchased at the campus store.
Scholarships:1

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*65
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Science 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 university (U) or university/college (M) courses, including one Grade 12 U English course, one Grade 12 U Mathematics course and one grade 12 U Science course (Physics preferred). A grade of 70% in the required courses and an overall average of 65% in the six Grade 12 U, or M courses. (Ontario Academic Courses (OAC) can replace or be used in combination with U or M courses.)

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 24, 2016