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Bachelor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism
Bachelor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism

Bachelor of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism

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  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

English Requirements

  • Complete four or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending UBC.

  • Complete four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country other than Canada where English is the principal language. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC.

  • Achieve a final exam grade of 70% or better on the provincial examination portion of Alberta English Language Arts 30-1, BC English 12 (achieved August 2019 or earlier), or equivalents.

  • Achieve a final grade of 4 or better on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition or AP Literature & Composition; or achieve a final grade of 5 or better on International Baccalaureate English A (higher-level or standard-level).

  • Achieve the competence standard indicated by one of the tests of English language proficiency that evaluates skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing.

  • Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. You must submit a transcript showing completion of these courses by February 15. For students at North American post-secondary institutions registered in English courses in the January to April term, we will accept a final transcript showing completion of these courses until May 15, if there are spaces left in your degree.

  • Graduate from a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principal language.

  • Attend four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC. You will need to submit a transcript as soon as possible to UBC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.

  • Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC English Language Institute’s English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

  • CAEL, Canadian Academic English Language assessment, Overall 70

  • Cambridge English Qualifications, B2 First

  • C1 Advanced

  • C2 Proficiency, 180

  • CEL, UBC Certificate in English, 600

  • IELTS, International English Language Testing System (Academic), 6.5, with no part less than 6.0

  • PTE, Pearson Test of English (Academic), Overall: 65

    • Reading: 60

    • Listening: 60

    • Writing: 60

    • Speaking: 60

  • TOEFL, Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (UBC’s institution code is 0965), Overall: 90

    • Reading: 22

    • Listening: 22

    • Writing: 21

    • Speaking: 21

Course Information

Take your passion for design and urban environments to the next level in UBC’s Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism program. Through small studios and intimate seminars, you’ll learn how design impacts society and the environment, and how the shaping of space can effect cultural change.

The Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism program explores the connectedness of design across multiple scales – from the body to the city. The program revolves around a core design studio sequence that begins with foundational skills and culminates in the design of complex spaces. You’ll build a strong foundation in critical thinking and the practical skills necessary to create environments that are socially and ecologically sustainable. Additional courses in history, theory, media, technology, and professional practice contribute to a holistic design curriculum.

Experiential learning and research

Build a deep disciplinary foundation and develop essential skills through hands-on practical experience, collaborative work projects, and interdisciplinary learning opportunities that integrate architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design. You’ll have the opportunity to enrol in a design-build elective where you’ll tackle real-world problems, exploring and testing solutions and then executing them. Students in the environmental design program can participate in a mentorship program, lectures, studio reviews, and an annual exhibition of graduating student work.

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Year 1:

  • DES 110 - Measured Architectural Drawing

  • DES 200 - Design Thinking

  • DES 220 - Architecture in Context: Vancouver and its Region

  • DES 230 - Sustainability by Design

Year 2:

  • DES 201 - Design Studio I - Context and Site

  • DES 202 - Design Studio II - Form

  • DES 211 - Design Media I

  • DES 232 - Material Culture

  • DES 321 - Architectural History I

Year 3:

  • DES 301 - Design Studio III - Building Scale Synthesis

  • DES 302 - Design Studio IV - Vancouver

  • DES 330 - Structural Systems and Supports

  • DES 421 - Design Theory

  • DES 323 - Histories in Landscape Architecture

Year 4:

  • DES 401 - Design Studio V - Urban Systems Scale Synthesis

  • DES 402 - Design Studio VI - Away

  • DES 422 - Urbanism by Design

  • DES 430 - Environment, Urban Form, and Infrastructure

  • DES 445 - Entrepreneurship and Ethics in Design

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The Bachelor of Design program is distinctive in Canada in the way it integrates architecture and landscape architecture, producing graduates with a unique skill set that is broadly applicable to many career choices, including architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, lighting design, and other allied fields of design.

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Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Insurance: 500 CAD per year

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