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. Oct. 3, 2019Waterloo Prof awarded Architecture MasterPrize Product Design Award
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    Elizabeth English, Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Waterloo, has been awarded top prize in the "Sustainable Products" category of the Architecture MasterPrize Product Design Award.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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  1. Nov. 2, 2019Fall Open House 2019

    Join us for Fall Open House and learn what makes Waterloo one of Canada's top universities.

    Learn about your faculty or program, chat with professors and students, and take a campus tour and visit our residences.

    November 2, 2019
    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Drop in for specific sessions or join us for the entire open house.
    View the open house schedule.

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