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Architectural Science, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Burnaby, Canada
This Architectural Science program offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology will broaden the knowledge and skills of the architectural technologist in areas of current interest to the building community, increase opportunities for job placement within the industry, and improve graduates' opportunities for career advancement.
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The Bachelor in Architectural Science is a full-time, four-year program offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology that delivers a broadly based, technically current curriculum on the theoretical and applied aspects of architectural science.

The degree will enable students to:

  • Develop the technical, artistic, and managerial literacies necessary for advanced placement as architectural technologists.
  • Apply emerging technological theory and practices within the process of planning and design to solve complex problems in the workplace.
  • Apply problem-solving methodologies to construction technology, design, and management issues with respect to the building industry.
  • Incorporate environmental issues associated with building and urbanization.
  • Strengthen knowledge in the analysis and synthesis of construction projects.
  • Pursue further educational opportunities toward professional designation.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural Foundation Studio
  • History of Materials and Building Systems
  • Tectonics Architecture and Design/Build
  • Building Envelope LaSystems 
  • Integration Studiob

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Requirements completed within the last five years
  • A BCIT Diploma in Architectural and Building Technology with a minimum 70% course average in one of the following elective streams: Architectural or, Building Science
  • Applicants currently in the final term of the diploma program must be on track to graduate prior to the start of the intake and may be conditionally accepted based on successful completion of their diploma
  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (67%) or, 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution
  • Portfolio submission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19196 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9598 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5836 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2918 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/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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