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Athabasca University

Graduate Diploma in Architecture

The graduate level  Graduate Diploma in Architecture (GDA) 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 of 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 program consists of 27 credits but is designed to provide flexibility in delivery and duration.

Courses in the GDA have been organized into 3 streams or areas of study. These are:

  1. Technical (9 credits)
  2. Professional Practice (6 credits)
  3. Design Studios (12 credits)

Like the Bachelor of Science in Architecture (BSc Arch), the focus of this credential is environmental sustainability.

**Please note CACB referral students may register for courses within the GDA program as a “Non-program/Unclassified” student. The Non-program application and registration procedures can be accessed at the following link to Centre for Architecture website.

Updated June 19 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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