Greener, more sustainable communities. Communities that work in harmony with the environment to create lasting and useful public spaces. If you see a future designing and planning enduring, vibrant landscapes that combine form and function, check out Fanshawe’s Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning program.
Bachelors 2017 in London Canada. Greener, more sustainable communities. Communities that work in harmony with the environment to create lasting and useful public spaces. If you see a future designing and planning enduring, vibrant landscapes that combine form and function, check out Fanshawe’s Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning program.
Modern spaces need to be designed by skilled and modern thinkers. 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. As well, you’ll 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.
Once graduated, you’ll be able to enter the private sector with planning and GIS consultants, landscape architects and developers, or in the public sector with municipalities, conservation authorities and provincial ministries. The degree also prepares you for continued study at the graduate level.
Whatever your decision, you’ll be trained to leave an enduring mark on the world around you.
The 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. BEDP 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, a 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.
This is a four-year Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning Degree that has four co-op work term opportunities with one being mandatory. More information about co-operatove education can be found at www.fanshawec.ca/co-op.
Fanshawe College has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree program for a five-year term starting September 2015. The College shall ensure that all students admitted to the Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.
Admission Requirements - 2016/2017
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 from all six grade 12 University U) or University/College (M) courses
Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses stated above
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 560 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 84 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 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
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
Recommended Academic Preparation
Grade 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (C) or (U)
Grade 11 or Grade 12 Visual Arts (M)
Grade 11 Introduction to Computer Science (U)
Grade 12 Computer Science (U)
Grade 11 Media Arts (M) or (O)
Grade 11 Presentation and Speaking Skills (O)
Grade 12 Media Arts (M)
Any Grade 12 Geography (U) or (M)
Any Grade 12 Mathematics (U) or (M)
Any Grade 12 Science (U) or (M)
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Achievement in Post-Secondary Studies* (if applicable)
*Applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university or other post-secondary institutions and are applying to transfer into the Bachelor of Environmental Design and Planning program are considered on the basis of their post-secondary standing. Specifically, applicants currently enrolled in a university or who have previously attended university must maintain a minimum average of 65.0% in the last ten full credit or full credit equivalent courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants with less than ten full credit courses must maintain a minimum average of 65.0% in all courses in order to be considered for admission. Applicants applying from a community college must have successfully completed a diploma program with an overall GPA of 2.5 in the completed program. In addition, all students applying from university or college must have completed the pre-requisite courses in English as stated in the Admission Requirements.