Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences
|Duration:||6 Semesters (3 Years)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Advanced Diploma|
As a student in MBT, you’ll benefit from:
- Advanced studies in theory and practice of heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, air handling, electricity and control systems.
- Advanced studies in emerging renewable energy technologies.
- Advanced studies in energy efficiency principles.
- Training in building systems software training.
- Practical hands–on experiences throughout the program.
- Ontario Secondary School Diploma with a majority of senior credits at the College Preparation (C), University Preparation (U) or University/College Preparation (M) level or Mature Student Status (age 19 or older)
- Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
- Grade 12 Mathematics*: MCT4(C) Mathematics for College Technology (recommended grade 60% or over) or Grade 12 (U) Mathematics, MHF4(U) (Advanced Functions) or MCV4(U) (Calculus and Vectors)
* Seneca may also consider applicants with good grades in MAP4(C) (80% or over recommended) or MCR3(U) (70% or over). Students with grades lower than these recommended benchmarks and who test below the appropriate level in the skills assessment can expect to be placed into a preparatory mathematics course or will be counselled to enroll in the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.
Note: All applicants who are offered admission to programs in the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering Technology will have an English and Mathematics skills assessment. The assessments are used for academic placement in English and Mathematics courses that are appropriate to the student’s skill level. In the event a preparatory course is required before enrolling in the standard first semester English or Mathematics, students will automatically be timetabled into the appropriate preparatory course.
- Applicant grades in pre–requisite subjects (or their equivalents) may be used as a basis for the selection of candidates.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
Be an expert in managing sophisticated and environmentally sustainable building systems. As a graduate of the Mechanical Engineering Technology – Building Sciences program, you’ll examine, implement and manage the integration of a building's business goals with strategies for its energy systems, both traditional and renewable. You could find dynamic career opportunities with building owners, energy engineers, property management companies, new service deliverers, and both the public and private sectors.
- Building environmental systems
- Air conditioning, refrigeration, heating, electricity, air handling, water treatment, systems controls
- Renewable energy
- Energy efficiency
- Computer assisted drafting and design
- Environmental management system standards
- Intelligent and automated building operations
Receive Designation as a Building Environmental Systems Operator Upon successful completion of BES700 through BES706, you will earn a Seneca Certificate with the designation of Building Environmental Systems Operator Class II. Successful completion of the above, as well as BES710 and one of BES 707, 708, or 709, earns a Seneca Certificate with the designation of Building Environmental Systems Operator Class I.
Workplace and Co-op Learning
You’ll benefit from opportunities for co–op placement and involvement with employers throughout the entire building industry while studying in MBT.
Once you’ve completed semester one with passing grades in all subjects, and meet the appropriate G.P.A. requirements, you’ll be eligible to apply.
There are valuable services to facilitate placement opportunities available for students enrolling in the program in semester two. You'll gain access to them through the CPP100 subject and co–op facilities. The co–op program consists of one work–term from MAY – AUGUST, that provides a wealth of valuable course– related experience, employer contacts and greater opportunities for permanent placement after graduation.
FAST TRACK into Semester Three
Use your existing post-secondary education in Mechanical Engineering or a directly related Technology discipline to apply for the FAST TRACK assessment of your credentials. Qualify and you may gain direct entry into the second year of this program. The granting of credits beyond semester two is possible in exceptional cases. FAST TRACK entry may, at the discretion of the department, be offered to partially qualified candidates, in conjunction with requirements to complete additional subjects from semesters one or two.
FAST TRACK into Semester 3
Use your existing post–secondary education in Mechanical Engineering or a directly related Technology discipline to apply for the FAST TRACK assessment of your credentials. Qualify and you may gain direct entry into the second year of this program. The granting of credits beyond semester two is possible in exceptional cases. FAST TRACK entry may, at the discretion of the department, be offered to partially qualified candidates, in conjunction with requirements to complete additional subjects from semesters one or two.
|Semester 1||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BES700||Building Systems: Practical Overview||3|
|BGS161||Building a Sustainable Future||3|
|EBE161||Introduction to Engineering and the Built Environment||4|
|HSP161||Health and Safety Practices||1|
|ICA002||Introduction to Computers and Applications||2|
|Semester 2||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BGB261||Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices||2|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|CPP100||Co-op Professional Theory||2|
|CWT261||Co-op Work Term|
|Semester 3||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BGD361||Building Systems CAD||4|
|BGM361||Codes and Regulations||3|
|BGP361||Plumbing and Pipe Systems||2|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|CPP200||Co-op Professional Practice||2|
|Semester 4||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BES709||Hospital Building Systems||3|
|BES710||Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings||3|
|SES394||Effective Technical Writing||3|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|Semester 5||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BES910||Energy Auditing - Large Buildings||3|
|BGB561||Fire Protection Systems and Procedures||3|
|BGI561||Intelligent and Integrated Buildings||3|
|BGN561||Renewable Energy Technologies||3|
|BGQ561||Energy Efficiency Design||3|
|Semester 6||Subject Name||Hrs/Wk|
|BES803||Strategic Financial Planning - Facilities||1|
|BGE661||Environmental Management Systems Standards||3|
|BGI661||Intelligent Building Systems||3|
|BSD661||Sustainable Buildings Design Project||5|
|Student Advisor:||June Lewis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
|Program Coordinator:||Filimon Tsionas
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22113
|Program Chair:||Nahgeib Miller
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26040
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Ursula Carey
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22804
|International Admissions Advisor:||Erica Yudelman
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
|Registration & Records Advisor:||Yuliya Krasko
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22469