British Columbia Institute of Technology - Graduate Programs

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School:British Columbia Institute of Technology - Graduate Programs
Field of Study:Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
Description:The MASc degree will provide students with the capabilities to independently conduct rigorous, innovative research and publish, present and defend those research outcomes to expert peers. A core course component teaches advanced knowledge and skills leading to a holistic understanding of building performance. Specialized elective technical courses prepare students with in-depth knowledge to enable them to conduct research in their particular area. A well-structured research component is included in the program to enable students to develop research skills.

Students are required to complete a research methods course, conduct a literature survey, develop a research plan, write a research proposal, undertake innovative scientific research and complete a comprehensive research thesis that advances scientific knowledge. Students will conduct research independently with guidance from a thesis supervisory committee.
URL:Building Engineering/Building Science at British Columbia Institute of Technology - Graduate Programs
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $17,417

Cost shown is for the entire duration of study (1 Year).

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or CanTEST [min. B]
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants must have: one of the following: two years of full-time post-secondary education in English in an English-speaking country with 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution; and one of the following: a 4-year bachelor’s degree in an engineering field or architecture with a GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 (70%)* or a 4-year bachelor’s degree in a related Science field with a GPA of 2.8 out of 4.0 (70%)*, preferably with an Architectural and Building Technology (ABT) diploma (Building Science option) or equivalent building science industry experience. GPA will be calculated by using grades earned in the last two years of full-time study in the undergraduate degree; and Linear algebra and differential equations equivalent to UBC Math 221 and UBC Math 255. You are not required to take these specific UBC courses; they are listed here for you to refer to their course descriptions. If you have already studied these subjects as part of your bachelor’s degree, please give particulars in your online application: UBC Math 221 Matrix Algebra, UBC Math 255 Ordinary Differential Equations.

    * 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 January 20, 2019