Graduate Program in Building Science
Deepen your knowledge of innovative building performance, retrofits, field measurement, forensic investigation, testing/modelling, construction processes and more.
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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
The PhD is best suited for students who want an advance degree in building science, continue research at a higher level than an Masters degree and/or are pursuing a career in academia or industrial research. PhD students take four courses (one core and three electives) and, complete an experiential learning activity (choosing one of three), then focus on research working closely with a faculty supervisor to complete their dissertation. It is a three year, full time program.
Master of Applied Science (MASc)
The MASc is best for students who want to focus on an in-depth study of a particular aspect of building science, which culminates in a traditional masters-level research thesis. MASc students do five courses in their first year and then focus on research, working closely with a faculty supervisor to complete their thesis. It is a two-year, full-time program.
Master of Building Science (MBSc)
The MBSc is best for students who prefer coursework over research. MBSc students take eight courses and do a Major Research Project. It is possible for full-time students to complete the MBSc program in one full calendar year, although many students take longer. Also, MBSc students can take the program part time over a period of two to five years.