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Building Science and Sustainable Design- Building Construction Technology Concentration, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration

About

Students study sustainable approaches to materials, construction, site design, building design, and the generation of energy. In addition, students receive training in building science fundamentals related to the measurement of building performance. Students also learn skills vital to historic preservation and the renovation and re-use of existing buildings. Graduates should be equipped with the knowledge to design and/or construct buildings that make positive contributions to their communities.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    136 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Construction Hand and Power Tools
  • Construction Safety and Equipment
  • Framing Principles
  • Site Preparation and Layout
  • Construction Materials and Application I
  • Information, Technology, and Society
  • College Algebra and Trigonometry I
  • Construction Materials and Applications II
  • Print Reading and Architectural Drafting
  • Weather Resistant Barriers and Finishes
  • Roof Structures
  • Interior Finish
  • English Composition I
  • Fitness and Lifetime Sports Elective
  • Masonry Principles
  • Concrete Construction
  • Introduction to Electrical and Mechanical Systems
  • Technical and Professional Communication
  • Physics Survey
  • Physics with Technological Applications
  • Construction Estimating
  • Residential Construction Planning, Scheduling and Management
  • Trim and Millwork
  • Construction Technology Applications
  • Codes in Construction
  • Humanities Elective


English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    68

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    520

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the appropriate type of Application for Admission.
  • Submit the nonrefundable $50 application fee (for paper applications only).
  • Submit proof of eligibility for admission (official high school transcript, GED transcript of your scores confirming receipt of a Commonwealth diploma, or educational transcript).
  • Submit proof of academic prerequisites if applying for a major with special admission requirements (See Acceptance and Enrollment Restrictions for more information).
  • Upon notification, submit $150 tuition deposit.
  • Take Penn College placement tests on assigned date.
  • Attend Pre-enrollment Advising Session.
  • Pay tuition and fees by deadline indicated on your e-bill.
  • Attend a two-day Connections session.
  • Tuition Fee

    • National

      16350 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 16350 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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    Living costs for Williamsport

    • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
      Living Costs

    The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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