Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning

Fanshawe College, Canada

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Next enrollment cycle

September 2022

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Total Course Fee

USD 49,416

Course Accredited By

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  • 120 Weeks
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree

*This course is also offered parttime
Create communities that work in harmony with the environment to create lasting and useful public spaces. If you see a future designing and planning vibrant landscapes that combine form and function, check out Fanshawe’s Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning program.
 

This one-of-a-kind program combines the theory, knowledge and techniques of landscape architecture, urban design and physical planning with training in geographic information systems, computer-aided design, visualization and presentation technologies. You’ll use industry-standard digital technologies and cutting-edge design and communication methods used in the real world of architectural and landscape design.
You'll also work on case studies and community-based projects with sustainability in mind. Through this bachelor of environmental design program, you will participate in three co-operative work placements, putting your skills to the test with real projects. In the final year of the program, you’ll solve a real, site-specific environmental design problem to showcase all of your newly developed skills.

The Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning offers integrated learning based on the theory and practice of landscape architecture, planning and urban design. The use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for contextual analysis and evaluation and computer-aided design for visualization is emphasized and taught. The program has artistic and scientific appeal. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of environmental design and planning complemented by advanced technical design and communication skills. They use those skills and associated knowledge to creatively and effectively explore, analyze, conceptualize and present design and planning problems, opportunities, ideas and solutions. Sustainability is a principle for action - a comprehensive design and planning goal related to ecological, economic, socio-cultural and aesthetic dimensions of a place. It is advocated and upheld through applied project and community-based learning.
Academic projects, four work terms and a compulsory co-op placement give students the chance to apply their integrated learning and gain valuable practical experience. An academic exchange through a university in Curitiba, Brazil is available to senior students. Graduates are ready and able to work professionally in both the private and public sectors on contemporary design and planning projects requiring interdisciplinary solutions. Alternatively, an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning Degree qualifies students for graduate studies in allied fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, planning, geographic information systems/science and geodesign.

Enrollment Cycles

  • September 2022

OSSD with courses from the University (U) or University/College (M) stream WITH:
• Grade 12 English (U)
• Plus five additional Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses
• Final minimum average of 65.0% based on the highest six Grade 12 University (U) or University/College (M) courses

OR

Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above

OR
Post-Secondary Standing* (if applicable)

English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements 
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two year
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70, with test results within the last two years
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years.
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

LEVEL 1
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 1 requirement below
Environmental Design Fundamentals 
Environmental Design & Planning History 
GIS 1 2.5
Design Visualization 1 
Co-Op Educ. Employment Prep 

Group 2
LEVEL 2
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 2 requirement below
Site Design 
Site Planning 
GIS 2 
Design Visualization 2 
Architecture

Group 3

LEVEL 3
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 3 requirement below
Neighbourhood Design 
Neighbourhood & Community Planning 
GIS 3 
Design Visualization 3 

Group 4
LEVEL 4
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 4 requirement below
Urban Design 3.5
Urban Planning 2.5
GIS 4 2.5
Design Visualization 4 

Group 5
LEVEL 5
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 5 requirement below
Rural & Regional Design 
Rural & Environmental Planning 
GIS 5 
Design Visualization 5 

Group 6
LEVEL 6
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 6 requirement below
Environmental Design & Provincial Policy 
Regional & Provincial Planning 
GIS 6 
Design Visualization 6 

Group 7
LEVEL 7
In addition to the following mandatory courses, please refer to the Non-Core Level 7 requirement below
World Environmental Design 
National & International Planning 
GIS 7 
Design Visualization 7 
Business & Professional Practice 3

Group 8
LEVEL 8
Capstone Integrated Project 

Group 9
Co-op Requirement
Co-op Work Term
Co-op Work Term


 

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