Building Engineering Technology: Building Systems

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2017
Fredericton September 2017

Program Overview

Building Systems professionals see four walls as the start of endless opportunities. They help design and manage mechanical systems for residential and commercial buildings. You'll learn about electrical systems, plumbing, piping, fire control, thermodynamics, and HVAC systems, as well as how to create structural and industrial designs. Many courses in your first year are common with other technology programs and provide flexibility for credit transfer. From electrical, lighting, heating and air conditioning, to alarms and fire and water protection services, each new building needs a systems expert who imagines the bigger picture from the starting box on a page.


The requirements for this diploma program may be achieved within two years of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

    Profile I

  • High School Diploma or Adult High School Diploma or GED Diploma of High School Equivalency
    • Pre-calculus 110
      Geometry and Applications in Mathematics 112 and Functions and Relations 112
      • Total of two (2) sciences, including at least one (1) from the following:
        • Biology 112 or 122
        • Chemistry 112 or 122
        • Physics 112 or 122 (recommended)

      (NB Francophone High School Math Equivalencies)

      Career Possibilities

      Graduates of this program may work independently or provide technical assistance to professional architects and civil design engineers in fields such as structural engineering, municipal engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental protection.

      NOC Codes

      2231 - Civil engineering technologists and technicians
      2234 - Construction estimators
      2251 - Architectural technologists and technicians

      What you will learn

      • Thermodynamics and HVAC Systems
      • Plumbing, Piping, and Fire Control
      • Building Electrical Systems
      • Materials Science and Technology
      • Structures and Structural Analysis
      • Engineering Science
      • Surveying
      • Computer and Software Applications
      • National Building Codes
      • Contract Law
      • Project Management
      • Health and Safety
      • Mathematics
      • Technical Writing


      Organization: CCTT - Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists
      Accreditation Period: 2013
      Information: The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists accredits this program at the technologist level

      Articulation Agreements

      Institution: Cape Breton University
      Articulation Period: 2009-2014
      Information: Graduates receive two to three years full credit toward a Bachelor of Engineering Technology degree or a Bachelor of Technology degree depending on the engineering diploma they hold from NBCC and the engineering or technology option they wish to pursue at Cape Breton University.

      External Certifications

      Building Engineering Technology: Building Systems graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

      Institution: New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT)
      External Certification: Engineering All - NBSCETT
      Information: Certification by the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists with two years of acceptable work experience.


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