Architecture, as a profession, is both rewarding and demanding. In order to take the building of space and form beyond utilitarian construction into the realm of artistic, social and environmental consciousness, comprehensive knowledge and skills are required in such areas as humanities, technology, design and management.... >>
The RAIC offers an accessible alternative through a direct, self-paced program of academic studies, design studios, and practical experience leading to the RAIC Diploma in Architecture - accepted in Canada as equivalent to a Professional University Degree in Architecture. Graduates from the Syllabus are entitled to use the... >>
RAIC Centre for Architecture
Athabasca University and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) proudly present Canada's first online Architectural programs! To this end, these two organizations have formed the RAIC Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University, which provides a new way to study architecture.
The centre serves three kinds of students: general interest students, RAIC syllabus students and internationally trained architects.
The strength of this program is that it serves the adult learner who wishes to earn a quality university education regardless of age, gender, culture, ability or disability, geographic location, career and family commitments.
All three groups of students can work towards a several credentials: Bachelor of Science in Architecture, (BSc Arch) and Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in Architecture (PBDA).
For more detail about the on the Syllabus Program and Athabasca University's programs, refer to the RAIC Syllabus Frequently Asked Quesitons page.
Note to those referred to the RAIC Syllabus Program by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB): If you have been referred to the RAIC Syllabus Program to complete courses focused on professional practice in Canada, you are required to register with the Syllabus Program prior to enrolling in courses with Athabasca University.