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Architectural Science (BArchSc)

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Architectural Science

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Is It for You?

Ryerson is the only school in Canada to integrate architecture, building science and project management. This program, when combined with our master’s program, forms a program of study that is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). Study Architectural Science and learn to transform our world into a more functional, beautiful and sustainable place. A paid competitive co-op program, fabrication labs, studio work and immersive projects will ensure you graduate with the perspective and skills needed to collaboratively guide design and construction processes from start to finish.

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What You Need to Know

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Five-Year Co-op

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Architectural Science

 Grade Range
80%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
Non-academic requirements: On-campus evaluation session including portfolio review, writing and sketching exercises (alternate process for applicants more than 150 km away).

 Experiential Learning
Co-op

This program, when combined with our master's program, forms a program of study that is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board.

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2021 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Tuition and Fees 2020/2021

Domestic Fees Range: $10,334 - $11,149
International Fees Range: $30,315 - $38,430

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements. Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Mathematics [one of Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U)]
  • Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 70% range) will be determined subject to competition

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

Non-Academic Requirement

In addition to meeting competitive academic requirements, you are required to submit the following non-academic requirements. 

 Your non-academic requirements are due by February 1, 2021 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

Submit a portfolio of between 10 and 12 examples of your own creative work that highlights and demonstrates the range and variety of your creative interests and abilities through a range of media. Please carefully select and format your work to show it in the best way possible. For three-dimensional work, include several photographs to show the work from different angles. Do not include Revit or AutoCad drawings. For each piece, please include the title if you have one, the medium/media, the date executed, and the size of the original piece.

 The entirety of your portfolio should be submitted as one .pdf file.

Applicants are reminded that non-academic work may be assessed by the Selection Committee prior to Ryerson University receiving your interim or final grades. Regardless of how your non-academic work is evaluated by the Selection Committee, Ryerson’s academic admission standards will be maintained and will ultimately determine your admission into our program. The Selection Committee’s evaluation of non-academic work is final. Due to the volume of applications, re-evaluation/re-assessment of the non-academic work is not possible.

The non-academic requirements assessment fee is $50 CDN and must be paid in order for your submission to be reviewed. 

Payment Options

 Pay using a Canadian bank account - by internet or telephone banking:
  1. Sign up with your bank for online or telephone banking
  2. Add Ryerson as a payee - Ryerson University - Tuition & Res Fees
  3. Your nine-digit Ryerson Student Number is your account number
  4. Follow the prompts to ‘pay bills’ and choose ‘Ryerson University - Tuition & Res Fees’ as the Payee
 Pay using Western Union Business Solutions: 

International students who do not have a Canadian bank account can pay through Western Union Business Solutions GlobalPay for Students, external link. This option allows you to pay the Canadian dollar student fees in the currency of your choice. Visit the International Payments section on our Fees Payment web page for instructions.

Applicants are required to submit all components of their non-academic requirements via the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. Due to the volume of applications received and our system performance, we strongly encourage you to submit your documents well in advance of the noted deadlines.

Here’s how to access your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal account:

  1. Get your Ryerson Student Number in the email acknowledgement of your application
  2. Activate your Ryerson Online Identity. Fill in the Activation Form at www.ryerson.ca/accounts/. When asked for your Student/Applicant ID, enter your nine-digit Ryerson Student Number. Keep a record of your user name and password
  3. 24 hours after activating your Ryerson Online Identity, visit the Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal

Instructions on how to upload documents can be found on our Ready to Submit Your Documents? web page.

If you are applying for readmission or reinstatement, you are not required to submit non-academic requirements.

 You must inform the program department of your intentions by February 1, 2021, or 10 business days from your application submission date (whichever comes later).

After Graduation

Contribute to creating an innovative, sustainable built environment for the future using design, creativity, research, analysis, technical knowledge, management knowledge and practical experience. Contribute to building design, government policy making, real estate development, building assembly analysis or product development, testing and marketing. You may work as a landscape architect, urban planner, restoration architect, research architect or architectural engineering. Or, pursue a master of architecture (MArch) to become a licensed architect, master of building science (MBSc/MASc), or studies in project management, real estate, urban design or planning.

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