BCT at Mount Ida Campus

Study with Building and Construction Technology (BCT), a leading education and research program in sustainable construction, building science, and technology.

Established as a center for student-focused experiential learning and a hub of research-industry collaboration, UMass’ Mount Ida Campus offers a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education students as they engage in their academic pursuits and prepare for meaningful and rewarding careers.

Located in Newton, adjacent to the Newton-Needham Innovation District, and the tech-focused Route 128 corridor, the campus is growing its career development programs with expanding access to internships and co-ops in the thriving Greater Boston area.

Academic Programs and Courses

BCT is in the early stages of offering courses and academic programs on the Mount Ida campus. At this point, we provide individual, for-credit, continuing education (CPE) courses in an in-person or blended format. Those can be taken as standalone courses or as (e.g. part-time) work towards an undergraduate or graduate degree (e.g. our MS in Sustainable Building Systems) or a five-course certificate (coming soon).

Courses Offered

The following continuing education (CPE) courses are offered at the Mount Ida campus, either fully in-person or as a hybrid course (in-person / online). We are always adding courses. Check this page regularly for updates.

Fall Term:

  • Introduction to Building Energy Modeling
    Mount Ida Campus | BCT 597BE
    Instructor: Peter Levy | 3 credits | In-Person | Course details | Register
  • Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering, and the Construction Process
    Mount Ida Campus | BCT 597N
    Instructor: Steve O’Neill | 3 credits | Hybrid (In-Person + Online) | Course details | Register

Spring Term:

  • High Performance Building: Issues and Perspectives
    Mount Ida Campus | BCT 597Q
    Instructor: Peter Yost | 3 credits | Hybrid | Course details | Register
  • Legal Aspects of Architecture, Engineering, and the Construction Process
    Mount Ida Campus | BCT 597N
    Instructor: Steve O’Neill | 3 credits | Hybrid | Course details | Register

Other (Online/Amherst) CPE courses:

Events and Workshops

The following events on the Mount Ida campus are affiliated with our program or organized by BCT:

March 28, 2019, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Nailed-it! Introducing the Design Guide for Nail-Laminated Timber
Organizer: WoodWorks

June 6-7, 2019
SketchUp Bootcamp Roadshow
Organizer: SketchUp/Trimble

Internships and Co-Ops

For Employers:

Many of our students pursue internships (and co-ops) in the Boston area. If you are seeking interns, post your ad on the BCT Job Board (to reach BCT students directly) and Handshake (to reach other UMass students) or attend our career fairs. The Mount Ida campus can then provide housing, food, and other amenities (including academic programs) for the time of the internship.

For Students:

Keep an eye on your UMass email for internship announcements that come either directly or via the BCT Job Board. Also, sign up at Handshake and fill out your profile (especially the skills section). You can then search for internships or have companies contact you. If your internship is in the Boston area, then our Mount Ida campus can provide housing, food, and other amenities (including academic programs) for the time of the internship.

Where is the Mount Ida Campus?

This full-service campus is located in Newton, MA and is easily reachable by car (ample parking provided) and public transit (via shuttle from nearby T-stops).

Mount Ida Campus on Google Maps | Mount Ida Campus Website

Questions?

Reach out to us anytime via our Contact Form.