Building Engineering at Carleton offers advanced interdisciplinary training on building systems and concepts including mechanical and electrical systems, fire safety, energy and comfort performance, envelopes, controls and operations, structures, and heritage and existing building retrofit and rehabilitation.
Graduate degree programs leading to M.Eng. (coursework with a project option), M.A.Sc. (thesis-based), and Ph.D. in Building Engineering are offered in three different concentration areas:
The requirements for admission for the MEng and MASc programs will be to hold an undergraduate degree from an engineering or related program (deemed acceptable by the Director and supervisor(s)) with at least a B+ average. The requirements for admission for the PhD program will be to hold a master’s degree from an engineering program with at least an A- average.
In the event that the Director deems applicants’ educational background inadequate, students may be admitted on the condition that they take one or more courses to complete their Building Engineering degree program. The following courses (or equivalents, as evaluated by the Director) are required for admission into any of the programs (example Carleton course codes provided):
An exception to the general admission procedure for the PhD program will be the fast-tracking from MASc to PhD. Students enrolled in the MASc in Building Engineering program at Carleton University may be permitted to transfer into the PhD program without completing the master’s program provided they meet the following conditions:
The online application for Building Engineering can be found here.
Applicants for Master’s of Applied Science (M.A.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Building Engineering must have a thesis supervisor. Depending on concentration area and ongoing research projects, each professor may have different standards for admission. M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. applicants are recommended contacting professors that are most suitable to their research experience and interests before submitting a formal application.
Required Courses [1 credit]
Building Engineering Courses [2 credits]
Electives [2 credits]
Project [1 credit]
Electives [1 credits]
M.A.Sc. Thesis [2.5 credit]
Required Courses [0.5 credit]
Building Engineering courses [1.5 credits]
Electives [0.5 credits]
Ph.D. Thesis [8 credit]
Ph.D. Thesis Proposal [0.5 credit]
Building Engineering courses [1 credit]
1 All students must take BLDG 5101: Introduction to Building Engineering; M.Eng. students must also take BLDG 5102: Introduction to Research Methods
2 If a student has already taken the offered courses, they will be permitted to take relevant courses with the thesis supervisor’s recommendation and the program Director’s permission.
3 The Building Engineering courses for their respective concentrations are listed in the Course Offerings table. Students with no concentration must take at least 50% of courses requirements as those listed among the concentrations in the Course Offerings table.
4 M.Eng. coursework students must take at least one course in each of the three concentrations
M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. students are offered a competitive funding package upon admission. These funds are comprised of scholarships, teaching assistantships and research assistantships.
The minimum funding for domestic Ph.D. students is $35,000/year. Domestic M.A.Sc. applicants with a CGPA greater than B+ will receive a minimum funding $19,500/year. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the exact level and the details of their funding package with potential supervisors as early as possible during the application process. Note that the actual funding level can be higher than the above-mentioned the minimum amount if the student receives external awards or higher Research Assistantship.
International Ph.D. students also receive International Doctoral Tuition Support, reducing their tuition to the amount paid by domestic Ph.D. students in the same program.
The main graduate scholarships are:
Applications for all these must be submitted in late September, and the scholarships are awarded late March.
The funding offer of the fast-tracking MASc students shall be re-evaluated and considered to the same level of departmental financial support that normal PhD applicants will be eligible for. An undergraduate and/or graduate degree in engineering will ensure a solid foundation to meet discipline specific & knowledge-based learning outcomes (LOs 1 to 5). University level requirements for language requirements for international students and research proposal statement will ensure the applicants meet LO 6 (Synthesize and effectively communicate the state-of-the-art to peer researchers and/or stakeholders). Applicants who do not meet the normal requirements for admission will be required to complete additional courses, extra to the normal program requirements. These courses will be recommended by the Director in consultation with the core faculty.
Building Performance Research Centre (BPRC)
Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS)
NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering
Course descriptions are available at Carleton University Graduate Calendar
Building Engineering Programs receive a large number of applications each year from well-qualified visa students for a limited number of positions. Only students with background from a relevant engineering degree with high honours in their country (alternatively defined as 80% or above from universities with a percentage system, 3.0 on a 4 GPA system, 15 out of 20 on the 20 point system) and a high ranking in their graduating class should consider applying. In view of the limited financial resources available at the Institute, preference will be given to applicants who have obtained a scholarship external to Carleton University, which would support their proposed degree program.
The academic year starts in September and students generally first register in the Fall semester. For registration in September, in most cases the student’s file should be complete by March 1st. Other applicants will be processed but will have little prospect of receiving financial support. The universities and the individual professors generally make their decisions concerning financial support/aid by April 15th.
International students studying in Ontario need to cover the combined cost of tuition fees and living expenses. While the cost of living varies from one person to another, our best estimate living expenses (excluding tuition fees) is CAD$20,000/year. For more information about costs and fees, please visit: Carleton. International students admitted to the M.A.Sc. or Ph.D. program in Building Engineering may work as teaching and research assistants in addition to receiving additional scholarships. Your eligibility for teaching and research assistantships, and internally administered scholarships will be automatically assessed with application. International Ph.D. students also receive an International Doctoral Tuition Support, reducing their tuition to the amount paid by domestic Ph.D. students in the same program.
If you have further international admissions inquiries, please contact us at CEEGradInfo@cunet.carleton.ca
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