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Athabasca University

Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA)

The graduate-level Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA) explores advances in sustainable environmental design and urban theory as well as management theory and practice. This program is primarily intended as preparation for entry to the profession of architecture but is also beneficial for other careers in the field; public and private careers in urban and construction planning, management, sustainability, and design; and studies in the built environment. Graduates will be able to continue their studies through graduate programs in Management, Arts, Planning, Design, Resource Management, Landscape Design, and Architecture.

The PBDA can be pursued as a standalone credential or as part of the Syllabus program operated by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). The Syllabus is a work experience-based program that provides an alternative pathway to licensing as an architect. Students in the Syllabus program can also be awarded the PBDA if they so choose. These activities are part of the partnership formed between Athabaca University and RAIC in order to deliver high quality online architectural education.


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

Updated June 12 2018 by laurab

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