Program Information

School: Conestoga College
Faculty: Cambridge Campus
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Systems Engineering
Description: The Bachelor of Engineering – Building Systems Engineering (BSE) program is the newest engineering degree offering in the School of Engineering and is delivered at the honours level. This degree program is unique in Canada as it relates to the complex and ever-changing world of buildings and will allow you to start down the path to pursuing a professional engineering career through licensing with Professional Engineers Ontario. It is geared to motivated individuals looking for challenging careers in building systems, energy and utilities management, building operations and facility management.

The program is delivered using a project-based learning environment, where students will find solutions to real-world problems developing the ability to see the big picture and concurrently trade-off engineering, environment, business, societal, and other requirements to optimize and tailor the project solution to the design requirements. Students will study topics such as: lighting, heating, energy, water management, law and building codes. They will design building systems for new smart buildings, but also study retrofitting and applying new technologies to older buildings.

URL: Building Systems Engineering at Conestoga College
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $16,304

Cost per year is for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Enrolment #: 108

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 65

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions  or  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management 

Applicants must have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older, and 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), and one (1) Grade 12 Mathematics course from the following: Advanced Functions (MHF4U) OR Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U), and one (1) other Grade 12 U or M course.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

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; or 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.