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Architectural Science (BArchSc)

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Frank Bowen
Senior Engineering Technician
Architectural Science

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Is It for You?

This program, when combined with our master’s program, forms a program of study that is accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. Ryerson is the only school in Canada to integrate architecture, building science and project management. 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.

 Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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 2019/2020

Domestic Fees Range: $10,153 - $11,163
International Fees Range: $28,882 - $36,610

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 pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Physics (SPH4U)
  • Mathematics [one of: Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Advanced Functions (MHF4U)]
  • 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

Do not submit non-academic material until after you have submitted your application for admission and accessed your Choose>Ryerson Applicant Portal. You will receive an Acknowledgement email that will include your Ryerson Student Number. Your Ryerson Student Number must be clearly printed on all non-academic materials you submit.

Your non-academic requirements, listed below, are due by the date specified in your Non-Academic Requirements Reminder posted in your Choose>Ryerson portal.

Please review instructions for How to Complete Fillable PDF Forms.

Note: On-campus evaluation session including portfolio review, writing and sketching exercises (alternate process for applicants more than 150 km away).

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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