Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation at Carleton University

The Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation course at Carleton University equips students with the architectural conservation skills to assess heritage sites.


School: Carleton University
Course: Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Course dates: September 2023 to April 2024
Application deadline: 1 February 2023

The Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation (GDAC) provides graduates with knowledge and skills to assess and document heritage sites, as well as make decisions regarding architectural conservation.

Students will become well-versed in the global discourse on heritage conservation.

Multidisciplinary experts deliver the courses, covering topics such as theory and practice of architectural conservation, adaptive reuse challenges, advanced digital technology, condition assessment, evaluation of heritage properties, urban studies and repairing historical structures.

The program is suited to people with backgrounds in architecture, planning, urban studies, history, landscape and trades.

This includes professionals wanting specialised training or to change careers, master's students seeking to focus on architectural conservation and students pursuing a first job or applying for graduate studies.

Building on Carleton's international reputation in the heritage field, the GDAC offers opportunities for scholarly exchange and access to valuable resources through partnerships with government agencies and research partners.

The diploma helps graduates establish a career in the field of architectural conservation in the private, public, and non-profit sectors.

The four-credit diploma runs from September 2023 to April 2024 at Carleton University. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until 1 February 2023. We welcome international students.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

Top image: students of the Graduate Diploma in Architectural Conservation course on a study field trip.

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