Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering


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Graduates of three-year diploma programs in architectural, mechanical, or electrical engineering, or students from other degree programs, may apply to transfer credits.

Students in this program are required to bring mobile devices that meet minimum specified requirements.

Program description - August 2021

The Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering (BSE) program is one of the newest engineering degrees offered in the School of Engineering delivered at the honours level. Unique in Canada, this paid co-op program explores the present and future of modern buildings and their increasingly complex operational systems. The BSE program targets motivated individuals looking for challenging careers in design and integration of building systems, energy andutilities management, building operations and facilities management. Delivered using a project-based learning environment, the BSE program allows students to solve real- world problems by integratingmechanical, electrical and control engineering knowledge with environmental, business, project management concepts and team dynamics skills. The twelve months of paid co-op opportunities, strategically integrated with academic semesters, enhance students’ skills and job readiness. Graduates will be able to pursue a professional engineering career through licensing with Professional Engineers Ontario.

Program details

Code: 1425C
Delivery: Full-time
Length: 4 years
Start: August 2021
Campus: Cambridge – Fountain Street
Credential: Bachelor of Engineering

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Engineering & Technology

JANUARY 9, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
MARCH 13, 2021 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Tuition & fees

​Tuition and fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below.  Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Tuition and fees are currently unavailable; please check back at a later time. For terms starting after May 2021, details will not be available until spring 2021.

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Financial assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website. For more information, please visit OSAP & aid.

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Co-op information

  • Co-op programs add value to your education. Earn money while you apply what you've learned in a real workplace environment. Visit Co-operative education for more information.
  • The College cannot guarantee co-op employment. All co-op students are required to conduct an independent co-op job search in addition to the supports and services provided by the Department of Co-op Education.
  • Students are responsible for their own transportation and associated costs in order to complete work term requirements. Work locations may not always be readily accessible by public transportation.
  • Students who do not secure the first work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enrol in the 14 credit Career Management in Canada GCM70000 co-op alternative. This co-op alternative involves one 3 hour on campus session per week and 12 hours per week of online and out-of-class activity.
  • If GCM70000 is selected, the student must attend sessions from the first session of the term and cannot complete a co-op term for their first work term.
  • GCM70000 may be delivered at the Doon, Waterloo, or Cambridge campus.
  • GCM70000 is only an alternative for the first co-op work term of the program, students will still complete at least one mandatory co-op work term if they choose GCM70000.

Delivery sequence - August 2021 - Cambridge – Fountain Street

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