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Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences

Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences

Program Code:MBT
Campus:Newnham
Duration:6 Semesters (3 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Co-op

Program Description

As a student in this program, 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.

Receive Designation as a Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator

In addition to your diploma, upon successful completion the following will earn you a Seneca Certificate with the designation of Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator Class II:

  • Building Systems: Practical Overview
  • Heating
  • Air Conditioning
  • Air Handling
  • Electrical
  • Controls
  • Water Treatment.

Successful completion of the above, as well as the following, earns a Seneca Certificate with the designation of Building Environmental Systems – BES™ Operator Class I:

  • Energy Efficiency in Large Buildings

and ONE of the following

  • Pipe Systems Design
  • Air Systems Design
  • Hospital Building Systems.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

  • Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals certificate program.

Fees

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Your Career

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.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters. In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant term.

Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview
BGD117 CAD Fundamentals
BGS161 Building a Sustainable Future
EAC150 College English
EBE161 Introduction to Engineering and the Built Environment
MTH117 or
MTH147
Mathematics I or
Mathematics with Foundations
 
Semester 2
BES701 Heating
BES702 Air Conditioning
BGA261 Heating Practices
BGB261 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices
BGL261 Electricity Fundamentals
IPS255 Interpersonal Skills
MTH217 Mathematics
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
MBT331 Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
BES703 Air Handling
BES704 Electrical
BES706 Water Treatment
BGD361 Building Systems CAD
BGM361 Codes and Regulations
BGP361 Plumbing and Pipe Systems
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BES705 Controls
BES709 Hospital Building Systems
BES710 Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings
BGN461 Energy Technologies
MTH356 Mathematics - Introductory Calculus and Statistics
TEC400 Technical Communications
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
MBT332 Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5
BES910 Energy Auditing - Large Buildings
BGB561 Fire Protection Systems and Procedures
BGI561 Intelligent and Integrated Buildings
BGN561 Renewable Energy Technologies
BGQ561 Energy Efficiency Design
BGT561 Thermodynamics
PMA561 Project Management
 
Semester 6
BES803 Strategic Financial Planning - Facilities
BGC662 Energy Accounting
BGE661 Environmental Management Systems Standards
BGI661 Intelligent Building Systems
EMG617 Energy Modeling Project
FPL661 Field Placement

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview
BGS161 Building a Sustainable Future
EAC150 College English
EBE161 Introduction to Engineering and the Built Environment
MTA100 or
MTA111
Mathematics 100 or
Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
BES701 Heating
BES702 Air Conditioning
BGA261 Heating Practices
BGB261 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices
BGL261 Electricity Fundamentals
MTH217 Mathematics
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
MBT331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
BES703 Air Handling
BES704 Electrical
BES706 Water Treatment
BGD361 Building Systems CAD
BGM361 Codes and Regulations
BGP361 Plumbing and Pipe Systems
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BES705 Controls
BES709 Hospital Building Systems
BES710 Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings
BGN461 Energy Technologies
MTH356 Mathematics - Introductory Calculus and Statistics
TEC400 Technical Communications
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
MBT332
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5
BES910 Energy Auditing - Large Buildings
BGB561 Fire Protection Systems and Procedures
BGI561 Intelligent and Integrated Buildings
BGN561 Renewable Energy Technologies
BGQ561 Energy Efficiency Design
BGT561 Thermodynamics
PMA561 Project Management
 
Semester 6
BES803 Strategic Financial Planning - Facilities
BGC662 Energy Accounting
BGE661 Environmental Management Systems Standards
BGI661 Intelligent Building Systems
EMG617 Energy Modeling Project
FPL661 Field Placement

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview
BGS161 Building a Sustainable Future
EAC150 College English
EBE161 Introduction to Engineering and the Built Environment
MTA100 or
MTA111
Mathematics 100 or
Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
BES701 Heating
BES702 Air Conditioning
BGA261 Heating Practices
BGB261 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices
BGL261 Electricity Fundamentals
MTA002 Mathematics II
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
MBT331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
BES703 Air Handling
BES704 Electrical
BES706 Water Treatment
BGD361 Building Systems CAD
BGM361 Codes and Regulations
BGP361 Plumbing and Pipe Systems
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BES705 Controls
BES709 Hospital Building Systems
BES710 Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings
BGN461 Energy Technologies
MTA003 Mathematics III
TEC400 Technical Communications
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
MBT332
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5
BES910 Energy Auditing - Large Buildings
BGB561 Fire Protection Systems and Procedures
BGI561 Intelligent and Integrated Buildings
BGN561 Renewable Energy Technologies
BGQ561 Energy Efficiency Design
BGT561 Thermodynamics
PMA561 Project Management
 
Semester 6
BES803 Strategic Financial Planning - Facilities
BGC662 Energy Accounting
BGE661 Environmental Management Systems Standards
BGI661 Intelligent Building Systems
EMG617 Energy Modeling Project
FPL661 Field Placement

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BEA001 CAD Fundamentals 4
BES700 Building Systems: Practical Overview 3
BGS161 Building a Sustainable Future 3
EAC150 College English 3
EBE161 Introduction to Engineering and the Built Environment 4
HSP161 Health and Safety Practices 1
MTA001* Mathematics I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES701 Heating 3
BES702 Air Conditioning 3
BGA261 Heating Practices 2
BGB261 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Practices 2
BGL261 Electricity Fundamentals 3
MTA002 Mathematics II 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
1
1
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 1
CWT100 or
MBT331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES703 Air Handling 3
BES704 Electrical 3
BES706 Water Treatment 3
BGD361 Building Systems CAD 4
BGM361 Codes and Regulations 3
BGP361 Plumbing and Pipe Systems 2
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
1
1
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES705 Controls 3
BES709 Hospital Building Systems 3
BES710 Energy Efficiency - Large Buildings 3
BGN461 Energy Technologies 3
MTA003 Mathematics III 3
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term 2
CWT200 or
MBT332
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Mechanical Engineering Technology - Building Sciences, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 5 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BES803 Strategic Financial Planning - Facilities 3
BES910 Energy Auditing - Large Buildings 3
BGB561 Fire Protection Systems and Procedures 3
BGE661 Environmental Management Systems Standards 3
BGI561 Intelligent and Integrated Buildings 3
BGN561 Renewable Energy Technologies 3
BGT561 Thermodynamics 3
 
Semester 6 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BGQ561 Energy Efficiency Design 3
BGC662 Energy Accounting 3
PMA561 Project Management 3
BGI661 Intelligent Building Systems 3
EMG002 Energy Modeling Project 5
FPL661 Field Placement
 

* Based on the outcome of the Skills Assessment Test, students may be placed in a different mathematics course.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Margita Petersons
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22802
Margita.Petersons@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration Advisor:
  Stephanie Clarke
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Stephanie.Clarke1@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: Tara Lilley
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22834
Tara.Lilley@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Filimon Tsionas
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22113
Filimon.Tsionas@senecacollege.ca
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Sheila Bruce
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26833
Sheila.Bruce@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Romel Cipriani
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22446
Romel.Cipriani@senecacollege.ca
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