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Graduate Diploma in Architecture

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  • Credential: Graduate Diploma
  • Credits: 27
  • Next Start: Monthly

Explore advances in sustainable environmental design and urban theory, as well as management theory and practice, with Athabasca University’s online Graduate Diploma in Architecture (GDA).

Q: Why take the Graduate Diploma in Architecture?

A:

The GDA will benefit both future architects and those pursuing related careers, including urban and construction planning, management, sustainability, design, and studies of the built environment.

Q: How long will it take to complete?

A:

Finish this program in as little as 2 years of full-time study. Completion times may differ in the RAIC Syllabus route.

Program Overview

Explore advances in sustainable environmental design and urban theory, as well as management theory and practice, with Athabasca University’s online Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (GDA).

The GDA forms part of the academic training for the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) Syllabus program and builds on the principles and skills attained in the Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree. The GDA can also be taken as a stand-alone credential.

Courses in the GDA are organized into 3 areas of study:

  • technical
  • professional practice
  • design studios

The diploma culminates in a final research or design studio project.

Why take the Graduate Diploma in Architecture?

The GDA will benefit both future architects and those pursuing related careers, including:

  • urban and construction planning
  • management
  • sustainability
  • design
  • studies of the built environment

Program details

The Graduate Diploma in Architecture is a 27-credit online graduate program. You must complete at least 21 credits through Athabasca University.

The GDA program has continuous admission – you can apply at any time. Most GDA courses are individualized study and begin on the first day of every month, year-round. Virtual design studios are online group study courses with defined start and end dates.

Note: If you are an RAIC Syllabus student, you must take face-to-face design studios. Students should also note that the GDA is not part of the pathway to becoming a licensed architect in Canada.

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