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PlusOne with MS in Sustainable Building Systems

PlusOne with MS in Sustainable Building Systems


Accelerated Master’s degrees allow students to accelerate the attainment of the master’s degree by applying graduate credits taken as an undergraduate toward both the undergraduate and graduate degrees. Current students apply to enroll in the Accelerated Master’s Program.

With the PlusOne program, students attain their bachelor’s degree followed by a PlusOne year to complete the master’s degree.

Below are the eligible undergraduate majors available to pursue a PlusOne pathway with a master’s degree in Sustainable Building Systems. Also, review the Curriculum Guides and the Accelerated Master’s links for further details, including program policies and procedures, as well as how to Apply.

Acceptable Undergraduate Pathways

Eligible Undergrad Majors Additional Prerequisites
BS in Bioengineering (and all combined majors)
BS in Chemical Engineering (and all combined majors)
BS in Civil Engineering (and all combined majors)
BS in Computer Engineering (and all combined majors)
BS in Electrical Engineering (and all combined majors)
BS in Environmental Engineering (and all combined majors)
BS in Industrial Engineering
BS in Mechanical Engineering (and all combined majors)
BS in Architecture (CAMD)
BS in Environmental Science (COS)
BS in Physics (COS)

Graduate Course Sharing

Students currently pursuing their Bachelor’s degree should refer to their undergraduate program’s guidelines on how the graduate courses can be shared with their undergraduate degree. College of Engineering undergraduate students should refer to their Plan of Study page.

For other questions on graduate course sharing, please contact Graduate School of Engineering Advising.

Select up to 16 SH of the following:

ARCH 5210 and
ARCH 5211
Environmental Systems and Recitation 4 SH
ARCH 5220 Integrated Building Systems 4 SH
CIVE 5221 Construction Project Control and Organization 2 SH
CIVE 5231 Alternative Project Delivery Systems in Construction 2 SH
CIVE 5275 Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure 4 SH
EMGT 5220 Engineering Project Management 4 SH
SBSY 5100 Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction 4 SH
SBSY 5200 Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings 4 SH
SBSY 5250 Building Performance Simulation 4 SH
SBSY 5300 Information Systems for Integrated Project Delivery 4 SH


Program Contacts

David Fannon
Associate Professor,  School of Architecture & Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Professor,  Civil and Environmental Engineering

Sustainable and high performance building design; persistent architecture and resilience; human health, safety, and comfort in the built environment.

Academic Advising

For support with academic questions, students should reach out to their undergraduate academic advisor in their home college as well as the Graduate School of Engineering.