Certificates

Applications are accepted on ongoing basis. 

Post-Professional Programs

Boost your expertise, build your CV, and optimize your career with our growing selection of programs and courses for practicing architects, planners, and landscape architects. 

The Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate advances professional practice in heritage conservation. It explores links between heritage conservation theory and practice through the lens of research, policy analysis and design intervention at different scales — from a single site to a broad landscape complex.

This certificate is designed for early and mid-career practitioners in architecture, landscape architecture, planning, engineering and related disciplines. Students can continue to work during their certificate studies, while completing three block courses and one self-directed study within one year. 

Industry input provided a clear blueprint for the curriculum, resulting in relevant study for today’s practitioners. Canada’s Historic Places Initiative along with the supporting frameworks provided by international, federal, provincial and municipal agencies also informed development of the curriculum.

To be eligible, you must posses a four-year baccalaureate degree, or equivalent from a recognized institution, and a minimum of 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the last two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units).

  1. Work samples

    One example of previous academic or professional work submitted in digital form (portable document .PDF files), to be submitted with the online application.

  2. Documents

    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of interest (1,000 word maximum) outlining your reasons for pursuing the certificate, and how your educational background and professional experience relates to heritage conservation.
  3. Reference letters

    Three

  4. English language proficiency

    An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

    • TOEFL score of 105 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813.
    • IELTS score of 7.5 (Academic version).
    • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of A,A,A (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency).
    • Graduation from a degree program offered by an accredited university in a country in which the language of instruction is English.

The Designing Smart and Secure Communities certificate program provides professionals with specialized, research-based academic training in community security, including Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) as well as the technological, social and cultural aspects of creating a smart community. In the program, you will learn the principles of smart communities and specific ways to employ technologies to make communities safer and smarter, while respecting privacy. In the final Integrative Project, you wiII conduct a supervised inquiry applying safe and smart community principals to a real-world project. 

  1. Work samples

    One example of previous academic or professional work submitted in digital form (portable document .PDF files), to be submitted with the online application.

  2. Documents

    • Transcripts
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of interest (1,000 word maximum) outlining your reasons for pursuing the certificate, and how your educational background and professional experience relates to the topic.
  3. Reference letters

    Three

  4. English Language Proficiency

    An applicant whose primary language is not English may fulfill the language proficiency requirement in one of the following ways:

    • TOEFL score of 105 (Internet-based). Our institution code is 0813.
    • IELTS score of 7.5 (Academic version).
    • Tier 3 of the International Foundations Program with minimum grades of A,A,A (Writing & Grammar, Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension & Oral Fluency).
    • Graduation from a degree program offered by an accredited university in a country in which the language of instruction is English.

Note: The application process is competitive, and unfortunately not all qualified applicants meeting the requirements may be admitted. Refer to the current University of Calgary Calendar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar for further information on admissions.


Tuition and Fees

Learn about how general, supplementary and tuition fees are calculated.

Scholarships and Awards

To help fund your education, you're automatically considered for entrance scholarships and awards upon application — but there are a few scholarships students need to apply for individually. 

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