Future undergraduate students

The Honours Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) degree program in Architectural Engineering combines architectural design with building engineering, to produce an engineer with the ability to picture the whole scope of building design, construction, assessment and refurbishment.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) in collaboration with the School of Architecture, established the Architectural Engineering (AE) undergraduate program to meet the demand for graduates with enhanced design, collaboration, and communication skills needed for leadership in the building industry.

In the AE program, students problem solve to address society's most pressing issues. With buildings accounting for 40% of our country's energy consumption, the urbanized world faces a demand for engineers technically skilled in the whole scope of a building's life cycle. 

The unique backbone of the Architectural Engineering degree is the Design Studio course which runs each term throughout the degree. Most studio projects are group-based. The group work will allow for more significant projects, provide experience with collaboration, and render project supervision and review manageable for class size. At least one significant project deliverable will be performed individually.

Like all Waterloo Engineering undergraduate programs, AE is a direct-entry program offering specialized curriculum from day one. This program has a compulsory co-op component, with 100% of students starting co-op in first year. Students will have a unique co-op schedule, allowing them to start their hands-on learning in January of their first year, alternating between co-op work and study terms throughout the duration of their studies.

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