Welcome to Architectural Engineering

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering (CEE) in collaboration with the School of Architecture established the undergraduate Architectural Engineering (AE) program in 2018.

The AE program is designed to meet the demand for graduates with enhanced design, collaboration, and communication skills alongside the strong analytical skills and technical applications required for the design and operation of buildings. 

As an engineering program with courses needed for accreditation by the Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board (CEAB), the analytical and scientific depth of AE students is the same as other engineering programs - specifically, Civil Engineering.

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This February, the second year Architectural Engineering students designed, constructed, and tested miniature façades with the aim to reduce electricity consumption due to heating but also avoid overheating due to excessive solar gains through windows.
Students were assigned a window-to-wall ratio and challenged to consider the effects of both heat loss and solar heat gains on indoor occupant comfort. This resulted in some interesting façade material choices and some innovative shading device designs.

On February 4th, the first Architectural Engineering graduating class participated in the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer (Iron Ring Ceremony) where they received their Iron Rings.
This event marks another milestone achieved by the AE class of 2023. Congratulations!