Architecture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
  • English (schedule IELTS)
    Language
Online
Take part in Canada’s first online architecture program. Athabasca University and Architecture Canada, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have formed a partnership to offer the program, which provides 2 routes to your education in architecture.

About

Take part in Canada’s first online architecture program. Athabasca University and Architecture Canada, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) have formed a partnership to offer the program, which provides 2 routes to your education in architecture.

  • The traditional route of completing pre-professional training (the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSc Arch)), followed by a Masters of Architecture (from another university), and internship.
  • The RAIC Syllabus program, which is a work/study program that ensures you qualify for certification of your education upon completion.

AU’s BSc Arch has a strong focus on environmental and community sustainability. The program includes 6 areas of study:

  • technical
  • history
  • theory
  • communications
  • professional practice
  • design studios

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date
    • You can apply to AU anytime without a deadline. 
    • Courses start : Monthly, on the 1st of each month
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Design
  • Foundations of Architectural Design: Elements
  • Foundations of Architectural Design: Simple Habitat

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    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.

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Academic Requirements

General interest route:

There are no formal admission requirements to take this program for general interest. All you need is to be 16 or older. You can enrol anytime and start right away, regardless of your previous education.

RAIC Syllabus route:

If you choose to pursue the RAIC Syllabus Diploma, there are minimum entry requirements that must be met.

          Getting a Student Visa

          This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

          Tuition Fee

          • International Applies to you

            16240 CAD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 64960 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
          • National Applies to you

            8200 CAD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 32800 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
          • In-State Applies to you

            6670 CAD/year
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 26680 CAD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
          We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
          • Please note: These costs are estimated. AU can and may increase tuition fees annually. 

          Funding

          Loans:

          Students with disabilities may access traditional sources for student funding such as Student Loan and Bursary Programs.

          Awards for Undergraduate, Graduate or Doctoral Programs:

          These are monetary awards, usually based on academic excellence coupled with other criteria including, but not limited to, career pursuits, volunteer activity, and active community participation. Some awards also take financial need into account. For information regarding the available sums of money, please visit the website.

          StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

          The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

          Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.