Sustainable Building Systems
The Sustainable Building Systems program focuses on the design and operation of buildings to provide a comfortable, healthy, and productive indoor environment with minimal energy and environmental impact. Students develop leadership and decision making skills to implement sustainable building practices in either the private or public sectors in the global market.
The graduates of the Master of Science in Sustainable Building Systems program will display a high level of engineering knowledge in a broad range of Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering and Construction Management while embracing the concepts of engineering sustainability as related to energy and materials usage and the effects on the environment. Graduates will have the base training necessary to lead efforts within companies to plan and implement sustainable practices for the design and operation of buildings, realize energy and materials efficiency improvements and minimize environmental impact. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to take the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate examination, providing them with an internationally recognized certificate in this field.
The program is flexible to accommodate full-time students who wish to proceed over a period of three to four semesters, and part-time students who can complete the program requirements by taking one to two courses per semester, finishing the program in approximately four years.
The M.S. programs' student learning outcome is
- A graduate-level understanding of basic disciplinary concepts.