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Athabasca University

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture
Program Regulations

The Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture will allow students to build on the principles and skills attained in the BSc Arch degree. Accordingly, students will explore advances in environmental design and urban theory, as well as management theory and practice. As this is a graduate program, students are required to complete an independent project and submission of a diploma comprehensive project report.

Note: Syllabus students may only take face to face studios (these have the designation "RAIC"). Depending on the availability of seats in the face to face studios, non-Syllabus students may take either kind of studio.

Total credits in program 27 credits
   
Design Studio Workshop 12 credits
Note: The studios below with the RAIC course codes are offered to Syllabus students through RAIC. The studios and courses below with the "ADST" and "ARCH" course codes are offered through Athabasca University.
ADST 655 Comprehensive Design of Complex Buildings  
  or  
RAIC 655 Comprehensive Design of Complex Buildings 3 credits
ADST 675 Urban and Environmental Design  
  or  
RAIC 675 Urban and Environmental Design 3 credits
ADST 690 Diploma Project  
  or  
RAIC 690 Syllabus Diploma Project 6 credits
     
Technical Courses 9 credits
This suite of courses will examine the physics, chemistry, biology and engineering concepts of design quality. Development of structures that appeal to sensory input is essential for architectural design and building. These courses will explore aspects of how psychology impacts building effective learning spaces.
ARCH 525 Architectural Design: Lighting 3 credits
ARCH 526 Architectural Design: Acoustics 3 credits
ARCH 527 Architectural Design: Building Systems 3 credits
     
Professional Practice Courses 6 credits
ARCH 645 Architectural Practice in Canada 3 credits
ARCH 655 Architectural Practice in Management 3 credits

Note: In order to proceed towards licensure, Syllabus students must complete logged work experience (monitored by Architecture Canada|RAIC).

Program Withdrawal

Students may withdraw from the Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA) by submitting their request in writing to the program director. Students who withdraw may be re-enrolled in the program by following the application procedures. Students requesting re-admission to the program will be competing against all other applicants and will not receive special consideration.

Completion Time Limits

Students must complete the PBDA program within five years.

Information effective September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2018.

Updated June 20 2017 by laurab

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