The Building Engineering master’s program is an opportunity for students specializing in building performance, heritage conservation and fire safety engineering to enhance their knowledge of building engineering and specialize their skills and knowledge to supply the high demand in the private and public sectors.

Career Opportunities

Carleton graduates in building engineering-related areas have obtained prestigious positions in major engineering companies as building scientists, energy modellers, sustainability consultants, restoration and retrofit experts for heritage buildings, digital and advanced computational modelling specialists, and fire safety engineers. In addition, many of our graduates are employed in the public sector including but not limited to the federal government departments such as the National Research Council, Natural Resources Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, municipalities (e.g., City of Ottawa), and utilities (e.g., Hydro Ottawa).

Ottawa Advantage

Our location in Ottawa gives students access to several industry and world-class government research and developmental laboratories such as the National Research Council. Your proximity to these facilities ensures that your potential career is just around the corner.

Degrees Offered

  • MEng in Building Engineering (coursework or project pathways)
  • MASc in Building Engineering

Program Information

Degrees:  MEng and MASc

Length: 2 years

Entry Terms: FallSummerWinter
No summer term for the MEng

Fall Application Deadline: March 1

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Pathway Options: Coursework, Research Project, Thesis
(depending on degree)


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