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Certificate in
Advanced Architecture

This advanced certificate will be of particular interest to those actively engaged in the architectural or related fields who are seeking the educational requirements for accreditation as an architectural technologist. It will also be of interest to those holding non-Canadian diplomas who are seeking Canadian qualifications in the architectural field.

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Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario

The Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO) recognizes successful completion of the Certificate in Advanced Architecture as fulfilling the academic component of the Probational Technologist membership requirements. Please see AATO under Professional Designations for more details.

Admission Criteria

It is recommended that applicants have the following:

Successful completion of the Certificate in Architecture or equivalent academic qualifications and work experience.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of six courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the advanced certificate. A maximum of three course credits may be granted on the basis of equivalent courses successfully completed at other post-secondary institutions or fully documented work experience.

For further information about the program, please contact Anne-Marie Brinsmead, Program Director, at or at 416.979.5000, ext. 2665, or attend a Program Open House.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate. Certificate requirements must be completed within six years from the time you were first admitted into the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Sample Certificate Completion Models

Certificate-completion models offer combinations of courses that have been developed to assist you in completing your certificate in three or six terms. Planning your studies according to one of these models allow you to complete your certificate a pace suitable to you.

Required Courses

CCMN 432   Communication:  Communication in the Engineering Professions
CKAR 215   Architecture:  Computer-Aided Architectural Drawing
CKAR 500   Architecture:  Sustainable Buildings
CKAR 601   Architectural Preservation and Conservation:  Building Science for Architectural Preservation and Conservation

Electives (select two)

CENT 500   Entrepreneurship:  New Venture Startup
CKAR 203   Architecture:  Specifications and Contractual Documents
CKAR 209   Architecture:  Digital Graphics for Architecture and Design
CKAR 785   Architecture:  Building Info Modelling (REVIT)
CKDA 610   Digital Architecture:  Digital Architectural Modelling
CKDA 611   Digital Architecture:  Digital Architectural Rendering
CKPM 214   Project Management:  Project Development and Control
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management

Note to registered certificate program students
Effective Fall 2017, the Certificate in Advanced Architecture has been revised. Students who formally registered in the certificate prior to July 2, 2017, must complete the program requirements in effect at the time they registered.

Required Courses
CKAR 201 deleted.

CKAR 500 moved to Required Courses.
CTEC 210 added.
CKAR 204, CKAR 210, CKAR 605, CKLA 400, CKLA 410, CKPM 202, and CKPM 213 deleted.

Distance Education

The following courses are available in a distance education format this academic year.

CENT 500   Entrepreneurship:  New Venture Startup
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management