Provides effective learning experiences through high-quality distance and online teaching, and pursues visionary research and scholarly activities to advance science and science education.

Athabasca University and Architecture Canada | Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) proudly present Canada's first online Architectural programs!

Dedicated to creating online courses that bring relevant and up-to-date computing and information systems education to our students.

Important Information on COVID-19 for FST Learners

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Update for students living in proximity to wildfires.

The Faculty of Science and Technology offers an innovative and accessible spectrum of learning and teaching activities in our undergraduate and graduate programs and courses. Students can experience learning in areas of computing and information systems, architecture and science by taking one or more courses, or following a program of study. The Centre for Science also delivers concentrated on-site laboratory activities at various locations in Alberta, Canada. Our state-of-the-art laboratories at the Athabasca campus provides teaching and research opportunities. Students can also take an online course in safety (see WHMIS course). We also offer home laboratories in some courses, where students can participate in exercises that complement their coursework without having to attend formal campus-based sessions. In partnership with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, the RAIC Centre for Architecture offers Canada’s first online architectural program.The programs offered serve three kinds of students: general interest students, RAIC syllabus students and internationally trained architects. The School of Computing and Information Systems offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the areas of computing and information systems, artificial intelligence and gaming design, to name a few.

Many of our researchers are regarded both nationally and internationally. Explore our research area to learn more about this vital component of the Faculty of Science and Technology. We are active with industry, schools and the community. Our initiatives include promoting science awareness and creating learning opportunities within northern Alberta Aboriginal communities. We take pride in our offerings and calibre of academics and invite you to explore the many learning opportunities available within our Faculty.

Updated August 10 2021 by Student and Academic Services