* This program was previously called Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA).
The Graduate Diploma in Architecture (GDA) 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"). Non-Syllabus students take virtual studios (these have the designation ADST).
|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|
|RAIC 655||Comprehensive Design of Complex Buildings||3 credits|
|ADST 675||Urban and Environmental Design|
|RAIC 675||Urban and Environmental Design||3 credits|
|ADST 690||Diploma Project|
|RAIC 690||Syllabus Diploma Project||6 credits|
|Technical Courses||9 credits|
|This suite of courses will examine the advanced technical aspects of architectural design.|
|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|
Students may withdraw from the Graduate Diploma in Architecture (GDA) program 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.
Students must complete the GDA program within five years.
Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.
Updated June 30 2020 by laurab