The Graduate Program in Building Science at Ryerson University is an interdisciplinary graduate program unique in Canada. It provides high quality, professionally relevant, graduate education for students considering careers in the architecture, engineering and construction industry. It has a strong interdisciplinary character and is open to candidates from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. If you are interested in the program, please review this website, and for further information you are welcome to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is an urgent need to reduce the impact of buildings and structures on the natural world. Sustainable building practices that are based on strong building science principles are becoming essential in contemporary building design. New and existing buildings must improve energy efficiency, reduce resource consumption and waste generation, improve indoor environmental quality, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and conserve heritage. We need to embrace principles that will lead to living and regenerative buildings.
The Master of Building Science program at Ryerson University is an interdisciplinary graduate program unique in Canada. It offers graduates of building-related programs an opportunity to explore the building science principles necessary to deliver sustainable buildings. The program provides high quality, professionally relevant, graduate education for students considering careers in the architecture, engineering and construction industry.
This program offers students the opportunity to develop sound knowledge in areas such as detail design, building performance, human interaction, life cycle analysis, performance assessment, construction processes and forensic investigation of problems. It seeks to apply fundamental science principles to the components of a building, its users and the environment. The diversity of student backgrounds encourages an interdisciplinary approach and offers graduates from various building-industry related programs an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in the field of building science and sustainability.
The program offers a Masters of Applied Science degree (two years and more research intensive) or a Masters of Building Science degree (one year and more course based).
Building science is a growing area of expertise that bridges the gaps between architecture, engineering, testing and building research. This discipline is recognised as crucial to the success of minimising the impact of the built environment on the natural world in all phases of the building's lifecycle, including design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance, and demolition.
The program is based in the Department of Architectural Science but benefits from the expertise of faculty in other departments in the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Science and aims to attract students from a variety of backgrounds.
Since its inception more than 50 years ago, the Department of Architectural Science has taken a holistic approach to architectural education. The department integrates building science and project management expertise with an understanding of architectural design issues and encourages students to apply theory to practice. A particular strength of the department is the way in which it balances design, technical and management expertise and places graduates in key positions in industry.