The Master of Science in Sustainable Building Systems program focuses on the design and operation of buildings to provide a comfortable, healthy, and productive indoor environment with minimal energy and environmental impact.
The Master of Science in Sustainable Building Systems integrates elements of an architectural engineering program with construction management while embracing the concepts of engineering sustainability as related to energy and materials usage and the effect on the environment. The Sustainable Building Systems program focuses on the design and operation of buildings to provide a comfortable, healthy, and productive environment and landscape with minimal energy and environmental impact. Prospective students for the MSSBS program are engineering, architecture, business or science majors, and industry professionals pursuing an industrial or public planning based career, who desire to gain cutting edge knowledge in sustainability practices for building systems development and its infrastructure.
Students develop leadership and decision-making skills to implement sustainable building practices in either the private or public sectors in the global market. The graduates of the Master of Science in Sustainable Building Systems program should display a high level of engineering knowledge in a broad range of architectural engineering, civil engineering, and construction management while embracing the concepts of engineering sustainability as related to energy and materials usage and the effects on the environment. Graduates will have the base training necessary to lead efforts within companies to plan and implement sustainable practices for the design and operation of buildings, realize energy and materials efficiency improvements, and minimize environmental impact. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to take the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Associate examination, providing them with an internationally recognized certificate in this field.
- This program meets F-1 international student status requirements
- Can be combined with a Gordon Engineering Leadership certificate
- Optional participation in Northeastern's Co-op program
- Prepares students to take the LEED Green Associate Exam
- Application form
- Application fee
- Transcripts for all institutions attended
- TOEFL or IELTS exam scores for international students
- Official GRE scores
Applications received after the stated deadline dates will be accepted and processed when complete as quickly as possible; however it may not be possible to have a decision rendered in time for the applicant to begin taking classes for the desired term if admitted.
Applications submitted by the referenced dates will receive full consideration for the referenced term. Applications received after the above referenced dates will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
|Funding/Early Action Deadline for domestic and international applicants:||January 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (outside the U.S.):||May 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (inside the U.S.):||July 1|
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||August 1|
|Deadline for regional campus applicants:||August 15|
|Deadline for international applicants (outside the U.S.):||September 15|
|Deadline for International applicants (inside the U.S.):||November 1|
|Deadline for domestic applicants:||November 15|
|Deadline for regional campus applicants:||December 15|
Students must register for this 0 SH course every semester:
Restricted Elective List
Complete 8 semester hours from the following:
Students can take either of the following courses, but not both:
Other Elective List
Any restricted elective not used to meet the restricted elective requirement can be taken as another elective.
Complete 12 semester hours from the following:
Northeastern combines rigorous academics with experiential learning and research to prepare students for real-world engineering challenges. The cooperative education program, also known as “co-op,” is one of the largest and most innovative in the world, and Northeastern is one of only a few that offers a co-op program for graduate students. Through this program, students gain professional industry experience in their field of interest as part of the academic curriculum while employed from four to eight months in a wide variety of organizations, from large companies to entrepreneurial start-ups.
In 2019, the Graduate School of Engineering placed nearly 1000 students in co-op positions. We have a team that prepares students for the cooperative education experience through resumé building, developing interview skills, and guiding professional development.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 255,000 alumni and 3,300+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional locations further foster that lifelong, global community of learning and mentoring.
Below is a look at where our Engineering alumni work, the positions they hold, and the skills they bring to their organization.
Where They Work
- GE Aviation
- CDM Smith
- Bose Corporation
What They Do
- Business Development
- Program and Project Management
What They're Skilled At
- Project Management
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