Courses for your Architecture degree

First-year courses and beyond

September to December

  • ARCH 192 - Design Studio
  • ARCH 110 – Visual and Digital Media 1
  • ARCH 120 - An Introduction to Architectural Ideas and Communications
  • ARCH 142 – Introduction to Cultural History
  • ARCH 172 - Building Construction 1

January to April


After first year

See the range of all Architecture courses at Waterloo or view the courses required to earn your degree.

Sample upper-year courses

ARCH 246 – Pre-Renaissance to Reformation
ARCH 327 – Architecture of the Urban Environment
ARCH 212 – Digital Fabrication
ARCH 442 – Contemporary Architectural Theory


Advisors are here to help

You might have a lot of questions. We're here to help! If you're applying for admission, please email the School of Architecture.

Once you're a Waterloo student, you'll have access to academic advisors who can help you

  • choose your courses,
  • select specializations,
  • ensure that you're meeting the requirements for your degree, and more.

Next steps