Building Systems Engineering Technology

CampusStart DateTuition/Fees
Fredericton September 2024 (Blended Delivery) Domestic | International

Program Overview

The Building Systems Engineering Technology Graduate Certificate program is a one-year program that prepares students with knowledge and skills required to work in the building systems industry. This program trains students to work in the field of design, development, testing, report preparation, production, and operation of mechanical, electrical and control systems for commercial buildings. Mechanical systems involve thermal, air conditioning, water services, and fire protection. Electrical systems involve power, lighting, communications, controls, heating, fire protection, life safety and alarms. Control systems involve hardware and software components, sensors, and actuators. ​Students also produce professional quality drawings primarily in the building mechanical, electrical and control systems engineering design fields.
This program provides opportunities for students to learn and use modern equipment, software and technology. Through classroom theory and hands-on activities, students learn to apply appropriate industry codes, standards and specifications to different design and development phases of a variety of projects involving electrical, mechanical and control systems for commercial buildings. Graduates of this program will be well prepared for a variety of career paths in the building systems industry.


The requirements for this graduate certificate may be achieved within one year of full-time study.

Admission Requirements

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  • Diploma in Engineering Technology (any discipline), Degree in Engineering (any discipline), or an equivalent combination of education and work experience in engineering disciplines such as civil, electrical, mechanical, and building industries.

    Career Possibilities

    Graduates successfully completing the Building Systems Engineering Technology Graduate Certificate program may find employment in engineering consulting firms, construction companies, electrical utilities, communications companies, manufacturers of electrical and electronic equipment, manufacturing and processing and transportation companies, and municipal, provincial and federal government departments and agencies.

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    Specific Considerations

    Technology Requirements
    NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.

    Areas of Study

    • Building Codes, Standards, and Specifications
    • Building Engineering Calculations and Data Analysis
    • Building Systems e.g., Mechanical, Electrical & Control Systems
    • CAD and BIM Software
    • Building Drawings & Models
    • Technical Reporting
    • Virtual & Augmented Reality Software
    • Health and Safety

    Program Courses

    Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.

    NOC Codes

    22212 - Drafting technologists and technicians
    22301 - Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians
    22310 - Electrical and electronics engineering technologists and technicians

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