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Architectural Science (BArchSc)

"The lab in the Architecture [building] services all of our undergrad and masters students. Most of our equipment is free to use whenever you are ready to use it."

Frank Bowen
Senior Engineering Technician
Architectural Science

Is It for You?

This program is the only undergraduate program in Canada to integrate architecture, building science, and project management. When combined with our master's program, it forms a program of study that is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB). You’ll access well-equipped fabrication facilities with skilled technicians, an advanced computer modeling and simulation lab and individual studio workstations, and top students can apply for a paid competitive co-op program after successfully completing third year. The design studios and immersive, hands-on projects ensure you’ll graduate with the perspective and skills needed to collaboratively guide design and construction projects from start to finish. Study Architectural Science and learn to transform our world into a more functional, beautiful, and sustainable place.

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

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Architectural Science

 Grade Range
80%+*

 Non-Academic Requirements
Portfolio

 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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What You Need to Know

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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 2021/2022

Domestic Fees Range: $10,326 - $11,140
International Fees Range: $31,772 - $38,457

For detailed fees information visit Tuition and 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, 2022 or 10 business days from your application submission date, whichever comes later.

Submit a portfolio of between 12 and 14 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. Please ensure you upload your portfolio contents correctly and completely, as multiple submissions will not be considered.

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. Here’s how to pay:

  1. Access your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal account (instructions to access the portal can be found below under Submission Instructions).

  2. Click on the button to link to the eForms Centre.

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  3. Next, click on the eForms Centre tile.

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  4. Then click on the Non-Academic Fee Form link.

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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, 2022, or 10 business days from your application submission date (whichever comes later).

After Graduation

You’ll be prepared to contribute to creating an innovative, sustainable built environment using design, creativity, research, analysis, technical knowledge, management knowledge and practical experience. Options for your future include building design, government policy-making, real estate development, building assembly analysis or product development, building testing or marketing. You may work as a restoration architect, research architect or in the field of architectural engineering. You could pursue a master of architecture (MArch) to become a licensed architect, a master of building science (MBSc/MASc), or a degree in project management, real estate development, urban design or urban planning.

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