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.
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Master of Science in Sustainable Building Systems General Requirements
ARCH 5210 - Environmental Systems
ARCH 5211 - Recitation for ARCH 5210
SBSY 5100 - Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction
SBSY 5200 - Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings
Restricted Elective List
Complete 8 semester hours from the following:
ARCH 5220 - Integrated Building Systems
CIVE 5221 - Construction Project Control and Organization
CIVE 5231 - Alternative Project Delivery Systems in Construction
CIVE 5275 - Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
CIVE 7220 - Construction Management
EMGT 5220 - Engineering Project Management
CIVE 7230 - Legal Aspects of Civil Engineering
EMGT 6305 - Financial Management for Engineers
SBSY 5300 - Information Systems for Integrated Project Delivery
Other Elective List
Any restricted elective not used to meet the restricted elective requirement can be taken as another elective.
ACCT 6200 - Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 1
ACCT 6201 - Financial Reporting and Managerial Decision Making 2
CIVE 5270 - Environmental Protection and Management
CIVE 7350 - Behavior of Concrete Structures
CIVE 7351 - Behavior of Steel Structures
FINA 6200 - Value Creation through Financial Decision Making
FINA 6216 - Valuation and Value Creation
FINA 6217 - Real Estate Finance and Investment
LPSC 7312 - Cities, Sustainability, and Climate Change
ME 5645 - Environmental Issues in Manufacturing and Product Use
The College of Engineering Graduate Cooperative Education Program (co-op) is one option for experiential learning and is available on a competitive basis to selected students. Cooperative Education at the graduate level is not just a way for students to gain real world experience, but is a way to challenge, network, expand and fine-tune their knowledge within their respective industry. The goals of cooperative education are to:
Apply knowledge and skills in new, authentic contexts.
Develop new knowledge and skills.
Integrate and use the deepened knowledge and skills in your academic programs.
Reflect on and articulate how you used your knowledge and skills, how you gained new knowledge and skills, and how “theory and practice” work together.
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