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Engineering – The Built Environment, Bachelor of NEW

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Program Code: BE411 Credential: Honours Degree Program Length: 8 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Bachelor of Engineering program begins with a common platform of first year courses which provide foundational engineering knowledge and skills. Following the first year, the curriculum branches into three different discipline areas: Information Systems Engineering, Mechatronics, and The Built Environment.  

The Bachelor of Engineering – The Built Environment discipline gives you hands-on experience with industry-standard advanced technology. In upper years, students choose from focused study in either sustainable building or built environment information systems. They solve real industry and community problems and gain knowledge and skills in civil, architectural, structural and environmental engineering. These abilities are in high demand as industry explores the use of innovative and resilient technologies and processes to make the construction of buildings and communities safer, more efficient and sustainable.     

Students use digital design applications and data capture technologies such as 3D scanning and mapping to integrate new and sustainable elements of the built environment into existing buildings, communities and cities. Virtual and augmented reality complement a design thinking approach to solving real world problems.

Courses Learning Outcomes Program Map

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  1. Create sustainable engineering solutions for the built environment through applications of mathematical, scientific and fundamental engineering concepts, methods and techniques.

  2. Apply appropriate knowledge and skills to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems for the built environment.

  3. Validate conclusions through investigations of complex engineering problems that include relevant experimentation, data collection, analysis, interpretation and synthesis.

  4. Design sustainable building or infrastructures that meet regulatory and industry standards and considers, health and safety risks, economic, environmental, cultural and social impacts

  5. Apply appropriate engineering techniques and tools to identify, formulate, analyze, and solve complex engineering problems in the built environment.

  6. Perform as an effective member and leader on a team in multidisciplinary settings, displaying responsibility, critical thinking, integrity, and cultural and social sensitivity.

  7. Communicate complex engineering concepts and solutions accurately and effectively using digital tools, written technical documents and oral presentations to a wide audience

  8. Explain the role and responsibilities of the professional engineer in society, particularly the role of protection of the public and public interest.

  9. Analyze the impact of the engineering activities in legal, economic, social, health, safety, and cultural contexts, with the concepts of sustainable design and environmental stewardship.

  10. Demonstrate ethical conduct, accountability and equity, consistent with the requirement of the engineering profession.

  11. Incorporate economics, business practices, entrepreneurship and project management into the practice of engineering given their limitations.

  12. Develop self-leadership strategies to enhance personal competence and professional effectiveness in response to a rapidly changing world.


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Bachelor of Engineering – The Built Environment
Semester 1 Calculus 1
Linear Algebra
Physics 1
Introduction to Engineering
Engineering in Society
Technical Communication and Critical Thinking for Engineers
Semester 2 Calculus 2
Engineering Design
Physics 2
Engineering Materials
Introduction to Programming
Teamwork and Leadership for Engineers
BREAK
Semester 3 Infrastructure & Building Science
Statics
Environmental Chemistry
Differential Equations and Numerical Methods
Sustainable Building Design Principles
Engaging with Diverse Communities
Semester 4 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
Digital Design 1
Data Management
Building Structures
Fluid Mechanics
Degree Breadth
BREAK or Optional Work Integrated Learning *
Semester 5 Building Mechanical and Electrical Systems
Digital Design 2
Building Energy Loads
Co-op and Career Preparation
Transportation TECHNICAL OPTION STREAM:
The Built Environment
Information Systems
Introduction to Land Surveying
Energy Systems TECHNICAL OPTION STREAM:
Sustainable Building
Energy Modelling
Engineering Economics and Entrepreneurship
Semester 6 Sustainable Communities Design
Digital Design 3
Codes and Standards
Land Surveying Measurements TECHNICAL OPTION STREAM:
The Built Environment
Information Systems
Geographic Information Systems
HVAC System Design TECHNICAL OPTION STREAM:
Sustainable Building
Energy Auditing
Law, Ethics and Professional Practice
Mandatory Co-op Work Term 1
Mandatory Co-op Work Term 2
Mandatory Co-op Work Term 3
BREAK
Semester 7 Capstone Project 1
Project Management
Principles of Construction Estimation & Documentation
Remote Sensing & Image Analysis TECHNICAL OPTION STREAM:
The Built Environment
Information Systems
Advanced Geomatics Techniques
Data Visualization TECHNICAL OPTION STREAM:
Sustainable Building
Building Automation Systems & Optimization 1
Degree Breadth
Semester 8 Capstone Project 2
Construction Management
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems TECHNICAL OPTION STREAM:
The Built Environment
Information Systems
Urban Design with Geomatics
Resilience and Environmental Assessment TECHNICAL OPTION STREAM:
Sustainable Building
Building Automation Systems & Optimization 2
Degree Breadth

NOTE: the courses listed above are subject to change

* students interested in work-integrated learning opportunities can choose to participate in an experience such as a virtual innovation challenge, Summer Engineering boot camp, STEM-related outreach activities, industry mentorship, international exchange, service learning, applied research or work in industry.


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Work Placement

A co-op work program (three consecutive work terms, 420 hour each) ensures that work-integrated learning experiences are woven into the curriculum. This provides students with a contextual understanding of the industry and specific sectors they are training for, as well as recognition of the importance of hands-on experience. 

The Humber Advantage

Our engineering degree programs blend classroom theory with project-based learning, set in Humber’s state-of-the-art facilities.

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation is a 93,000 sq. ft. facility, home to the latest in areas such as automation, robotics, systems integration, user experience testing, applied research and work-integrated learning with equipment that is unique to North America.

Key features include interactive technology zones, digital media studios, cutting-edge prototyping and makerspaces, open concept gathering spaces and demonstration areas for new products and technologies.

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation is home to Humber’s Advanced Manufacturing Skills Consortium, a group of eight leading industry partners who are working with the college to train students and employees of Canadian companies. Consortium members include Javelin Technologies Inc., Cisco Systems Canada Co., DMG MORI Canada Inc., Festo Didactic Inc., KUKA Robotics Canada Inc., Rockwell Automation Inc., SEW-EURODRIVE Company of Canada Ltd., and SICK Sensor Intelligence.

Students will have interdisciplinary exposure and learn how various fields connect modelling the real world. Experience is gained through work-integrated learning and capstone projects.

Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation

The Barrett Centre for Technology Innovation brings students, faculty, industry and the community together to solve real world problems collaboratively. This 93,000 square foot facility provides an opportunity for students to collaborate across multiple disciplines and obtain hands-on experience using cutting edge equipment and facilities, preparing them for the jobs of the future.

Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See the following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9%  $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a two or three-year diploma from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80% or better will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level. Diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required. View Terms & Conditions of Degree Scholarships.

To view other Scholarship opportunities, view the Scholarships page >

Your Career

Graduates of this engineering discipline will find careers in construction, architecture and urban design as project managers, consultants, estimators, BIM designers and co-ordinators, and geomatics and infrastructure specialists, as well as in other emerging areas related to the industry. 

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB)

The Bachelor of Engineering – The Built Environment is designed to meet the accreditation requirements of the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB). Humber will be eligible to apply for CEAB accreditation upon the graduation of the first cohort of students.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

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Ministry Consent

Humber College has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting September 3, 2020. Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to this above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following: 

     Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 

    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 12 Physics (SPH4U) 
    • Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) 
    • Grade 12 Mathematics course from one of the following: Advanced Functions (MHF4U) OR Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U)
    • Two Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above 
    •  A final grade of not less than 65 per cent in each of the listed course requirements   
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent 

     or 

    or 

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Equipment & Device Requirements

All Semesters

Details and Specifications Minimum Specs Recommended Specs
Processor Intel i7 or AMD 64-bit processor, 2.4GHz or faster Intel i7 or Xeon E3, 3.2GHz or faster
OS Windows 7 or 8/8.1 -64 bit professional Windows 7, 8.x or 10 - 64-bit professional
Memory 8 GB 32 GB
Video OpenGL 3.2 support w 1GB memory. No onboard graphics NVIDIA Quadro or AMD FirePro/Radeon Pro Card w/ 4 GB dedicated memory
Monitor 1920*1080 resolution 1920*1080 resolution (or higher) resolution, dual monitors
Storage Hard drive w/ 20GB free USB and/or DVD drive Solid State Drive (SSD) w/20GB free

Contact Information

Martine Spinks, associate dean
416.675.6622 ext. 4662
martine.spinks@humber.ca

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,555.50
  • international: $19,615.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Scholarships

Humber Degree Scholarships

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to graduating high school students based on academic achievement. See this following chart for details. Some of the scholarships are renewable each year if you maintain an average of 80 per cent or more.

95%+ $4,000 renewable
90 - 94.9% $3,500 renewable
85 - 89.9% $3,000 renewable
80 - 84.9% $2,000 renewable
75 - 79.9% $1,500 one time

Diploma to Degree Transfer Student Scholarship

Humber awards degree scholarships automatically to students entering any Humber degree program who have completed a two or three-year diploma from a publicly-funded college. Students who have achieved a program GPA of 80% or better will be awarded a one-time scholarship of $2,500 in recognition of their academic achievement at the diploma level. Diplomas do not have to be related to the degree program of choice and are not tied to the eligibility for advanced standing or transfer credit. No application is required. View Terms & Conditions of Degree Scholarships.

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.

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Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

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Contact Information

Martine Spinks, associate dean
416.675.6622 ext. 4662
martine.spinks@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

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