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Architectural and Engineering Technology Diploma

Thompson Rivers University, Canada


Next enrollment cycle

September 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 14,457

Course Accredited By


  • 3 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Diploma
Gain the skills to produce drawings and documents essential to building construction as well as a strong background in construction management in the nationally accredited ARET program. With the diploma and two years of work experience, you can become certified as an applied science technologist
  • Courses cover architectural design, statics and strength of materials, structural analysis, fluid mechanics, mechanical design, electrical design, steel design, wood design and reinforced concrete design. Students also learn about construction management, construction contracts, specifications, estimating, building regulations, technical writing and construction surveying.
  • Fees based on (15 credits/5 courses) 

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2023

Limited admission

  • Grade 12 (or equivalent) or mature student status
  • Foundations of Math 12 or Pre-calculus 11 with a minimum C (or equivalent)
  • Physics 11 or Physics 0500 (or equivalent)
  • English Studies 12/English First Peoples 12 with a minimum of 73% (or equivalent)

Note: Students need a strong background in physics and math. Applicants whose math and physics prerequisites are more than five years old or applicants whose math and physics skills are weak should consider 'refresher' courses in these subjects prior to applying for the ARET program.

If you don’t meet the requirements

  • You can take upgrading courses at TRU to help you meet the requirements of this program.
  • Graphical Communication
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting 1
  • Introduction to Architectural Representation
  • Materials and Applications 1
  • Building Electrical Design
  • Building Technology 1
  • Civil Technology 1
  • Building Lighting Design
  • Construction Surveying
  • Computer Aided Design and Drafting 2
  • Materials and Applications 2 – Estimating
  • Construction Management
  • Building Plumbing Design
  • Building Information Technology
  • Applied Research Project Planning
  • Building Regulations
  • Site Planning and Development
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Building Design
  • Fluid Mechanics
  • Building Services Theory
  • Structural Analysis
  • Wood Design
  • Building Technology 2
  • Building HVAC Design
  • Steel Design
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Tuition $419.82 
  • Fees $191.91 
  • Books and supplies 
  • Typically about $150 per course $150.00 
  • Total (CDN) $761.73

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