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  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 1 January 2016

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    The Master of Architecture (MArch) graduate degree program offers an accredited three-year curriculum. This professional course of study is highly demanding with a large proportion of the curriculum being required coursework. Design studios are integrated with courses in architecture history and theory, technical and material systems, and design media and representation. Within this challenging program, opportunities to develop individual identity and special skills are made possible through the selection of special topic design studios, thoughtful engagement with electives, and especially through the execution of the Graduation Project.

    The master's degree is awarded upon the completion of 119 credits, including a major graduating project. While the overall scope of the curriculum remains constant, trajectories through the program can vary depending upon previous academic experiences, their consequence in advanced placement, and individual fine-tuning of content and sequence.

    The program for an incoming student requires 119 credits of study in these areas:

    • Introductory Workshop - 2 credits
    • Design Studios - 45 credits
    • History and Theory - 15 credits
    • Technology and Material Systems - 18 credits
    • Design Media and Representation - 6 credits
    • Professional Practice - 3 credits
    • Graduation Project - 12 credits
    • Unrestricted Electives - 18 credits

    Canada requirements for international students

    Canada is now the most educated country in the world, according to a recent report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development. Most of all, there are a lot of programs for international students. 

    The universities of Canada don't use a centralized system of undergraduate application so the students have to apply separately for each institution they want to attend. However, the most general procedures and requirements to get admission in Canada are: an application form, an official high school transcript or university transcript, CV which present your educational achievements, work or volonteer experience, and a letter of intent (LOI) that demonstrate personal and professional goals of the student and explains the interest of the applicant. 

    IELTS is most widely recognized and accepted English proficiency test in Canada. However, some universities accept TOEFL as an English test requirement. So you'll need to contact the university for the information about the test you have to provide and the score that you must obtain. 


    Program requirements

    Applicants to the Master of Architecture program must hold a degree that is academically equivalent to a four-year Bachelor’s degree. The degree may be in any discipline. To be eligible for admission, the applicant must have a ‘B+’ average in third and fourth year-level coursework. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 TOEFL paper-based test score : 600 TOEFL iBT® test: 100
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    • Tuition Fee:
    • International students: $ 4.37k / 1 year
    • Ranking:
    • 1793 StudyQA
    • Duration:
    • 4 years