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Bachelor of Science Architecture
Athabasca University and Architecture Canada, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), have formed a partnership dedicated to offering a high quality online architecture program. This is Canada's first online architecture program and it is a component of the renewal of the RAIC Syllabus which constitutes an alternative path to professional licensure as an architect in Canada. The RAIC Syllabus consists of studio, work experience and academic components taken while working under the supervision of a licensed Canadian Architect. The academic components of the Syllabus program are shared between first, a Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSc. Arch) and second, a Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA). Together, the studio and work experience (offered by RAIC) and the academic components (offered by Athabasca University) fulfill the requirements of the RAIC Syllabus Professional Diploma in Architecture. The BSc. Arch program, which has a strong focus on environmental and community sustainability, will also be beneficial for public and private careers in urban and construction planning and design, as well as studies of the built environment. Students are strongly encouraged to register in ENGL 255 early in their program. Students who have an approved diploma or credentials in architecture may apply for the Post Diploma route and will be awarded 30 credits towards the BSc Architecture (PD). Students may receive additional credits pending review of course content completed throughout the diploma program. In keeping with Athabasca University policy, the BSc Architecture is an Open Admission program (see section 1.2). Students with a Recognized Degree Students who hold a recognized first degree, outside of the field of Architecture, and who are interested in the Bachelor of Science Architecture program and/or courses have two options: 1) Apply to enter a second undergraduate degree. The second degree must include 60 credits that were not part of the first degree, at least 30 of which must be completed at Athabasca. Preparatory (100) level courses cannot be used to fulfill the requirement of a second undergraduate degree. 2) Register as a non-program student and take courses of interest to them;
Program Type Bachelors
Credential Type Degree
Length 4 Years
- Part Time Only
- Cooperative Education
- Continuing Education
- Distance Learning Only
As an open university, Athabasca University will accept application to become a student from any individual who is 16 years of age or older regardless of previous academic experience.
A post-diploma admission route is also available to students who have completed an approved diploma.
Courses are designed for self-study at home, in the workplace or wherever a student chooses to work. Course materials and resources are provided online or in print form. Students interact with their professors, tutors, classmates (in grouped study courses) and student services providers through computer-mediated communication or by telephone.
There are no application deadlines. Applications are accepted year round.
This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.
Tuition $6,670.00 Year One
Mandatory Fees N/A Year One
Books/Supplies/Instruments N/A Year One
* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.
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Updated May 10, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.
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