Dalhousie University

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Environmental Design Studies (BEDS)

Dalhousie University

Faculty:Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Field of Study:Environmental Design/Architecture
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $12,401
International: $31,295

Please consult the following website for additional information on tuition.



We're known nationally and around the world as a school that educates architects with a solid, integrated understanding of design and building: thinking sustainably with their community in mind, using creative and artful designs.
The Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies is a two-year program entered after completing two years of university studies in another subject. You take courses in design, humanities, technology and professional practice.


Test Scores:
  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237]
Application Notes : To view all English Language Proficiency tests, visit: https://www.dal.ca/admissions/international-students/admission-requirements/english-requirements.html
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Portfolio
The Admissions Committee gives priority to applicants with a combination of academic performance and creative ability. Well-rounded personal and academic experience is beneficial, as well as experience in drawing, craft, and computer applications.

The minimum requirements for admission are: a portfolio of design work that demonstrates creativity and/or artistic skill; two years in a university degree program (10 full-year courses, 20 half-year courses, or a combination), with a 2.5 grade point average (B- average), including the following courses: a full year course (or two half year courses), at 1000 level or higher, in a mathematics or science subject: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, mathematics, physics, or statistics; a full-year course (or two half-year courses) in humanities or social sciences: e.g. art history, classics, literature, music, history, philosophy, anthropology, political science, psychology, sociology; and a half-year course that emphasizes written composition (often designated by a university as “writing requirement” or “writing intensive”.)

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 14, 2022