Local Academic Programs – BECOR

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The Bachelor Building Science (Honours) at Algonquin College is a four-year degree program that prepares students to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to analyze and problem solve in optimizing the performance of buildings by bridging all facets of building design, construction, human comfort and sustainability.

Opportunities for applied and hands-on experiences with building materials, components and systems are woven throughout the program of study. The program integrates theoretical and applied learning environments to provide opportunities for you to experience current and emerging technologies that support both the construction and operation of buildings.

This program responds to a critical need to prepare professionals with a better understanding of building physics, which is the core of the program. Throughout the program, students develop the scientific mindset required to engage in scientific inquiry, reason in a scientific context and provide evidence- based approaches and solutions. Students also hone the skills and abilities needed to optimize buildings working as a system and address the fact that buildings are becoming increasingly more complex. This is driven by the continuously growing demand for increased energy efficiency, comfort, structural durability and healthy environments.

Students practice abilities to recognize, forecast and document both successful and poor building performance as well as develop analytical skills to evaluate the impact of each component in the system and identify potential problems before they become hazards, or potential opportunities for improved performance.

Given that the complexity of working in a multidisciplinary industry requires group success, students collaboratively conceive, develop and implement solutions as a team using holistic approaches. Students emerge as generalists able to handle these complexities through integrated construction practices. The Algonquin Centre for Construction Excellence at Algonquin College (ACCE) offers access to an integrated learning and applied research environment. ACCE provides an industry hub to train, inspire and collaborate with construction industry partners.

Interactive and dynamic courses, along with co-op work terms, encourage the development of personal and interpersonal skills that position graduates for success in their future employment. This program includes two mandatory cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term(s).

Industry trends and market analyses are indicative of employment opportunities for graduates. With the knowledge learned in this program, graduates may be able to find work as building scientists, architectural or construction project managers, energy consultants or building inspectors. They may also find employment as researchers, junior analysts, entrepreneurs or as technical staff with engineering firms or government agencies.

For more information about the Bachelor of Building Science Program (Honours) at Algonquin College: Click here



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