Architecture, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
  • English (book IELTS)
Athabasca University and Architecture Canada, Royal Architecture Institute of Canada (RAIC), have formed a partnership dedicated to offering a high quality online architecture program. The Architecture program is offered by the Athabasca University.


The Architecture program is offered by the Athabasca University. This is Canada’s first online Architecture program from Athabasca University 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.

The BSc Arch program, has open admission, however 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 through the diploma program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundations of Design
  • Foundations of Architectural Design: Elements
  • Foundations of Architectural Design: Simple Habitat
  • Foundations of Architectural Design – Simple Habitat
  • Foundations of Architectural Design – Collective Habitat
  • Architectural Design: Cultural, Recreational and Institutional
  • Architectural Design, Workplace
For more information please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Becoming an Athabasca University student is easy – our open admission policy means if you’re 16 or older, you will be accepted as a student. Paying a one-time application fee lets you register for more than 750 courses, as long as you meet the prerequisites.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

  • Completion of high school in an English-speaking country.
  • Completion of 15 university credits from a recognized English-speaking university, or 1 year at a non-university post-secondary institution with an overall average of 75% (GPA of 3.0).
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment - score 60%.
  • Michigan English Language Battery test - score 80
  • Pearson Test of English - score 59

          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! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

          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. 



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