Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism

Subject to Ministry of Advanced Education approval, we will accept applications to the direct-entry Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism program for the 2018 winter session (September 2018).

Applications for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urbanism program must be submitted by January 15. Admissions decisions are sent out in mid to late March. 

The School takes into consideration the breadth of each application including the applicant’s academic achievement and intellectual readiness and evidence of creativity and design aptitude to select the most competitive students for the Bachelor of Design in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism.

Admission is competitive. Applicants who meet the minimum criteria are not guaranteed admission.

Admission requirements

Admission from secondary school

In addition to satisfying general university admission requirements (as appropriate to the secondary school curriculum being presented), applicants must have completed either History or Geography at the BC Grade 12-level or the equivalent. Applicants are directed to UBC’s policies on admission from secondary school for detailed information.

Admission and transfer from post-secondary study

Applicants seeking admission from post-secondary study require an overall average of 65% or better calculated on the most recent transferable credits with a minimum of 24 and a maximum of 30 transferable post-secondary credits used in the calculation, including any failed courses. The overall average is calculated in accordance with the general admission requirements for applicants from a college or university.

In addition, applicants require a minimum core design average of 65% on all attempts of DES 110, 200, 220, 230, VISA 180 or their equivalent.

Applicants are directed to UBC’s policies on admission from post-secondary study for detailed information.

To be eligible for consideration for admission to second year standing in the Bachelor of Design program, applicants must have completed the following UBC requirements or their equivalent:

  • Reading (3 credits) from one of ARTH 101, 102, ENGL 110, 111, 120, or the equivalent
  • Writing (3 credits) from one of ENGL 100, ENGL 112, WRDS 150, ASTU 100, or the equivalent
  • Geography (3 credits) from one of GEOB 102, 103, GEOG 121, 122, or the equivalent. GEOB 102, 103 or Physical Geography equivalent highly recommended
  • 6-12 credits of electives
  • 6 credits of DES 200, 220, 230 and 3 credits of DES 110 or VISA 180, or the equivalent

Students with 24 or more transferable credits who are deficient in one of the above requirements are eligible to be considered for second year standing. Students with 24 or more transferable credits who are deficient in more than one of the above requirements will be considered for first year only.

Applicants from a post-secondary institution other than UBC are invited to consult the BC transfer guide for course equivalencies. Alternatively, applicants may contact the Bachelor of Design program office for a review of course equivalency.

Applicants who have greater than 6 but fewer than 24 transferable credits may be eligible for first year entry and are required to meet the requirements for both Post-Secondary Study and Secondary School as noted above. Further information is available at applicants from a college or university.

 

Application materials

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all supporting documents, including official transcripts, are submitted by the application deadline.

Online application form

Applications must be received by the application deadline of January 15.

New UBC students must submit an online application and pay a non-refundable application fee. You will receive an email confirming your submission with additional details regarding your UBC student number, list of required documents, and accessing the Student Service Centre.

If you are from another UBC degree program or campus you must complete the Change of degree program/campus form on the Student Service Centre (under Registration) and pay a non-refundable application fee. Please see change of degree program and/or change of campus for further information.

If you are a former UBC student you must apply for readmission online at the Student Service Centre (under Admissions) and pay a non-refundable application fee. Please see readmission for further information.

All applicants are directed to the undergraduate admission procedures for detailed information on UBC undergraduate admission requirements.

Video interview

Participation in a video interview as a component of the personal profile. (further details to be announced)

Creative test

Completion of a creative test. (further details to be announced)

Resume

A 1 or 2-page summary of your experiences in education, work, travel, volunteering, and other relevant areas.

Application fee

While completing the online application, you will be required to pay a non-refundable application fee.