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.

Program description - August 2025

Modern buildings are becoming more resource efficient, automated, environmentally and socially conscious, and sustainable through the integration of control-based and computerized building engineering systems. Are you interested in learning how to design, build, and automate these complex buildings and steer future innovations in building construction and management? This program might be right for you!

The Bachelor of Engineering - Building Systems Engineering (BSE) co-op degree program explores the present and future of modern buildings and their evolving operational systems. You will learn about specialized building automation, controls, thermodynamics, fluid and heat transfer, and design building mechanical, electrical and control systems to optimize energy performance. As a BSE student, you will extensively utilize digital design and building information modelling (BIM) software and virtual tools to integrate sustainable elements, controls automation, and systems into new and existing buildings, communities and cities.

Using a project-based approach, you will learn to solve real-world engineering problems and develop skills in project management, teamwork, and environmental protection. As you work on increasingly complex projects involving residential, commercial, and industrial building design, you will advance your practical technical skills by applying advanced technologies and your acquired theoretical knowledge.

The BSE program strategically integrates twelve months of paid co-op opportunities with your academic semesters. This industry experience, complemented by the eight projects courses, will prepare you for challenging careers related to the mechanical and electrical design of building systems, product development, building automation controls, renewable energy analysis, utility management, building operations and management.

Accredited by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), the BSE program provides you with the opportunity to apply for a Professional Engineering Licence (P.Eng.) upon graduation.

Program details

Code: 1425C
Start: August 2025
Campus: Cambridge – Fountain Street
Delivery: Hybrid
Length: 4 years
Credential: Bachelor of Engineering

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Tuition & fees

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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.
  • In order for a student to participate in a WIL experience/Co-op work term, students must be legally eligible to work in Canada.
  • Students who are not eligible for co-op or do not secure the first work term by the start of the work term semester will be offered the option to enrol in the 15 credit Career Management in Canada GCM70000 co-op alternative. This co-op alternative involves guided activities involving approximately 2 hours of coaching and advising time per week and additional project work.
  • If GCM70000 is selected, students cannot transfer back into the co-op stream and cannot complete a co-op term for their first work term.
  • GCM70000 is delivered online with virtual group coaching/advising session of 2 hours per week.
  • 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 2025 - Cambridge – Fountain Street

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