PhD-BPD Graduation Requirements-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

PhD in Building Performance & Diagnostics (BPD)

Program Description & Curriculum

The Doctor of Philosophy in Building Performance and Diagnostics (PhD-BPD) merges fundamental knowledge in building science and environmental physics (energy conservation, lighting, acoustics, indoor air quality) with advance building systems integration and innovative design processes. Pursuing parallel goals of human ecology, environmental sustainability, and advanced building design and construction, the faculty of the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) possess an interdisciplinary and complementary range of expertise, from professional practice to fundamental and applied research.

The School of Architecture has a worldwide reputation for its leadership in fundamental research and innovative applications of design, computing and building technology, and is a pioneer in building performance and diagnostics. We uphold a long established commitment to architectural research, viewing it as an integral component of the international scientific community. We strive to maintain the highest standards of research among institutions of higher education and of practice in the field of architectural design.

We are seeking a well-prepared and qualified student body capable of undertaking this rigorous and multifaceted program. Graduates from the PhD-BPD program have gone on to successful careers in academia, national research agencies and industry consulting.