Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Urbanism)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The BAS (Urbanism) program explores architecture as a component of the larger built environment. The curriculum is designed to promote stewardship of the built environment by examining the forms it takes and the forces that produce it. Courses examine the implications of urbanization on both the traditional core and the expanding periphery. Students analyze patterns of human settlement over time in relation to culture, climate, technology, political systems and global ecology.
Drawing and computer modeling courses in the lower years prepare students to explore urban design in upper-level design studios. Projects challenge students to consider the designer is role in accommodating diversity, contributing to the quality of life and promoting the health of both society and the natural environment. Support courses cover housing, urban intensification, greenfield development, the impact of transportation and communication technologies, informal suburbanization, urban ecology, and municipal infrastructure. The role of government is examined - from direct building to the impact of policies, incentives, approval processes, zoning and covenants on the shape, density, and overall quality of the built environment.
In addition to discipline-specific courses, the Urbanism stream includes courses common to all BAS programs and key courses from other disciplines (Sociology, Geography, History, Canadian Studies, etc.). The third year of studies includes a Directed Studies Abroad (DSA) option. As with all BAS streams, Urbanism students may opt to participate in the Co-Op program. It is anticipated that students completing this program will pursue graduate studies in Architecture, Planning or Urban Design.


Which department am I in? Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Other English Language Requirements: Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) with a score of 70; Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) with a score of 580; Pearson Test of English (PTE) with a score of 60 (60 in each band); Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) with a score of 85 (min. score of 80 on each section).

Entry Requirement For International Student

High school graduation is the normal requirement for admission to the first year of an undergraduate program at Carleton University. Other language requirements are the minimum score of Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL) is 70, the minimum score of TOEFL paper based test is 580, the minimum score of Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic is 60 and the minimum score of Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) is 85.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Fleming College
Durham College
Georgian College

Full Time (4 years)

CAD$30,717.29 (US$ 24,325) per year

Expected September 2018

Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism 202 Architecture Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive, OTTAWA, Ontario (ON), K1S 5B6, Canada