Welcome to Architectural Engineering

This brand new program is part of Canada's largest engineering school, and was developed conjointly through the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering alongside the School of Architecture.

This program was designed to produce engineers technically skilled in the whole scope of building design, construction, assessment, repair and refurbishment with an emphasis on communication, collaboration and design. This studio-based program will provide students with both the technical knowledge, as well as the design skills necessary to become industry leaders. 

This design-driven, co-op program is one-of-a-kind in North America. Through the program's studio focus, and exposure to open-ended design problems, students engage in hands-on experience, coupled with peer learning. During their third year, Architectural Engineering students will directly collaborate with Architecture students and spend two academic terms at the School of Architecture in Cambridge.

Graduates of the Architectural Engineering program will be uniquely skilled engineers with the breadth of knowledge required to facilitate communication between the various professions involved in building projects. Architectural Engineering will also be a CEAB accredited program giving students the opportunity to apply for their Professional Engineering License (P.Eng.).

  1. Nov. 30, 2020UW Architectural Engineering students create new playground
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    The playground at Elizabeth Ziegler Elementary School has a popular new addition thanks in part to a group of four UW Architectural Engineering students from the class of 2023. Recently a new play structure was installed in the schoolyard based on the custom design created by UW students Jocelyn Cao, Rayen Feng, Jake Gu and Michael Hioe. The design was completed as part of their AE 125 Structural Design Studio course held during Spring term 2019.

  2. May 28, 2020AE Studio Project 2020 - Winners Feature
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    A few weeks ago, Architectural Engineer's studio project winners for Winter 2020 were announced. Stefan Rankovic and Nico Gomes "blew away" (their words) the panel of industry and faculty judges with their meticulously planned, and sustainable, facade project: MOD 5. Congratulations! We hope that Stefan and Nico's successes will inspire their fellow cohorts for future project competitions and make 2021's even more exciting! 

  3. Dec. 2, 2019Bridging the gap between elementary school and university

    Waterloo University students headed into public elementary classrooms last week to teach young students science and engage in hands-on learning. But the discussions also focused on what students hoped to do once they left school.

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