Building Science

Receive a Comprehensive & Diverse Educational Experience in Building Science

Prepare for a variety of careers within the residential, commercial, industrial, performance, and design fields of the building industry. Coursework emphasizes energy efficiency, sustainable design, construction processes and innovative materials using applied learning techniques and the most current computer software, such as Building Information Modeling (BIM), which is applied to building design, estimating, engineering and scheduling.

The diverse faculty includes registered professionals, such as engineers, architects, and general contractors with many years of design and construction experience, as well as researchers in materials science and building performance.

Building Science Program News

CareerFest Fall 2017

CareerFest Provides Overwhelming Opportunities for Students

Of the 130 employers filling Holmes Convocation Center for CareerFest on September 26, more than 40 offered positions in support of Department of Sust...

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Sustainable Energy Speaker Series

The Department of Sustainable Technology & the Built Environment is once again partnering with the Appalachian Energy Center to host the Sust...

MobiLab at the North Carolina Small Wind Application Center at Beech Mountain

The MOBILab goes mobile!

This February, the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment sent the MOBILab - an energy self-sufficient mobile classroom and re...

Computer Requirements

laptopAll programs in the Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment are computer intensive. Currently, students are requested to have a laptop computer for each of the programs and some programs require the laptop. Learn more