Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering

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Admissions - August 2023

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older
  • A minimum of six (6) Grade 12 courses with a minimum cumulative average of 65%, including five (5) required U level courses and one additional U or M level course (Higher averages are often required for admission due to competition for available spaces in the program.)
  • The following Grade 12 U courses, or equivalent, are required:
    • English (ENG4U)
    • Chemistry (SCH4U)
    • Physics (SPH4U)
    • Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U)
    • One (1) Grade 12 Mathematics course from the following: Advanced Functions (MHF4U) OR Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
    • One (1) other Grade 12 U or M course

Note re: admission requirements

  • Applicants with transcripts from institutions where the language of instruction is not English must demonstrate English language proficiency with a minimum test score on one of the following language proficiency tests or equivalent scores from another internationally recognized English language test:
    • IELTS overall band of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
    • TOEFL iBT 88
    • CAEL 70, no sub-test band score less than 60
    • PTE Academic 58
    • Conestoga English Language Test (CELT) Band 6
  • We offer a language program for students whose English language skills are below the standard required for admission but all other admission criteria have been met. An applicant will be eligible for admission to the degree program after completion of level 4 of the General Arts and Science - English Language Studies (ELS) program with an overall grade average of 80% and no grade less than 75%. Placement in the ELS program is determined by scores on an in-house English language test or TOEFL or IELTS.

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Admission procedures

  • Academic strength is calculated by averaging all submitted Grade 12 marks (or equivalent) of the required subjects and one additional U or M course. If more than one additional course is submitted, the course with the highest marks will be used.

Program requirements

  • The academic requirements to be eligible for a co-op work term in a degree program are as follows:
    • Minimum 65% session weighted average in the eligibility term two academic semesters prior to any co-op work term
    • Maximum two failures or withdrawals during the academic semester that occurs in the eligibility term two academic semesters prior to any co-op work term
    • Must have successfully completed all but two core courses, according to the program design, by the eligibility term prior to any given work term (regardless of the level the student was placed in advanced standing)
    • Students (even those on special timetables) will not be permitted to complete a co-op work term until conditions above are met and all but two core course deficiencies, according to the program design, are cleared
    • Co-op work terms may need to be re-sequenced to allow academic deficiencies to be cleared or in the event a student changes cohorts (i.e. graduation is delayed by one year or more). Students may not repeat a passed work term
    • Should a student’s academic performance decline considerably during the term just prior to any work term, the college reserves the right to withdraw the student from the upcoming work term
    • In the case of back to back work terms eligibility to participate in consecutive work terms will be granted upon approval to participate in the initial work term
    • Where two or more work terms occur back to back, should a student fail to achieve academic eligibility for the first work term, their eligibility for the second work term will be based on the term that occurs two terms prior to the second work term
    • Students in degree programs may only fail/defer each work term in their program design once

Credit transfer

You might be eligible to enter a program at an advanced level, or be exempt from a course, if you have formal post-secondary education. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities.

Pathways

Some Conestoga programs have pathways for current students, including certificate-to-diploma, diploma-to-diploma and diploma-to-degree opportunities. Learn more about pathways at Conestoga.

Articulation agreements

Conestoga partners with other post-secondary institutions, allowing students the opportunity to study elsewhere, usually in pursuit or an academic credential. Learn more about articulation agreements.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Through PLAR, Conestoga may credit prior learning or skills acquired through employment, formal and informal education, or life experiences. Learn more about PLAR at Conestoga.

Bridging opportunity

Conestoga College offers the ability for a degree completion in the Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering program.


Credit Transfer/Degree Completion Opportunity: Bachelor of Engineering – Building Systems Engineering

Who can apply?

Graduates from three-year engineering technology programs (e.g. construction engineering, architectural and building technology or mechanical engineering technology – building science) or transfer students from other degree programs with a B (70 per cent) average are eligible to apply. Bridging applicants must contact the program area to determine eligibility and entrance options, as all applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis.

How to apply

Applications are made through ontariocolleges.ca to Level 3 of the program. Applicants are required to submit transcripts from their diploma program, even if it is yet to be completed.

For more information, please contact:

bse@conestogac.on.ca.

Jennifer Larsen Program Assistant, School of Engineering & Technology
jlarsen@conestogac.on.ca
A2205, Cambridge campus
519-748-5220, ext. 4606


Ministry consent

Conestoga College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term commencing January 16, 2017. Conestoga shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame. Application to the Ministry for renewal of the consent to deliver is a prescribed and cyclical requirement for all degree programs at all Ontario colleges.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College. Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.