Dalhousie University

Community Design (BCD)

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University
Faculty:Faculty of Architecture and Planning
Field of Study:City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Description:Community Design is for students who care about the character and future of our communities. You'll learn to design better living environments and give communities the tools to make their own choices through real-life and hands-on experiences. You'll do all of this while keeping sustainability and the environment in mind.
Our courses examine ways that people can work towards creating and maintaining healthy and sustainable communities. We place an emphasis on design as a method of learning, analyzing, and addressing problems. We also focus on reasoned, creative, and practical outcomes. Our classes develop the knowledge and skills that allow you to analyze and create solutions for community issues.

URL:Community Design (BCD) at Dalhousie University
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,933

Please consult the following website for additional information on tuition.


Careers:Urban and Land Use Planners

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Science 
Applicants are required to have: English 12, Academic Math 12, one academic Science 12 subject, and two additional academic subjects.
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

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 12, 2022