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 will be one-of-a-kind in North America. Through the program's studio focus, and exposure to open-ended design problems, students will 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. Dec. 7, 2018Grand Opening of Studio One
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    Studio One showcases student exhibition

    On November 30, 2018, the first Architectural Engineering Studio One was officially opened and guests were invited to view the state-of-the-art classroom, studio and makers space. First-year AE students were also invited to showcase their final projects as part of a student exhibition at the opening.

  2. Oct. 22, 2018Architectural Engineering Design Days

    “Design Days” is a unique two-day event held during Orientation Week, for new Architectural Engineering students. Students are given the opportunity to solve a challenging, open-ended problem by brainstorming, designing and constructing a solution in collaboration with their new classmates.  The aim of the event is to engage students in “design from Day 1”, and create an experiential learning environment where students are given the freedom to explore creative ideas whilst also drawing on the resources of experienced faculty, staff, technicians and upper-year students, for guidance.

  3. Apr. 24, 2018Warrior Home battles it out for first place
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    Warrior Home has successfully placed first in the 2018 U.S. Department of Energy Race to Zero Attached Housing Competition. This is the first time the University of Waterloo has entered the competition which makes their achievement all the more remarkable.

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