Create the blueprints for a great career

Students in the Architecture program at the University of Waterloo.

In one of North America’s top schools of architecture, you’ll get a broad education that covers everything from building materials and construction techniques to cultural history, social context, green architecture, and more. Not to mention you can combine it all with co-op.

However, the core of pre-professional program is design courses, starting right in year one. You’ll get your own dedicated space in our studio where you’ll develop your ideas and skills through a series of hands-on projects.

Learn about society and culture, the principles of physics, materials and techniques of construction, human interaction with the natural and built environment, critical thought, and the diverse forms of creative expression.

It all happens in a beautiful historic building in the city of Cambridge, about 30 kilometres south of the main Waterloo campus, complete with labs, exhibition galleries, and a world-class design library.


"2nd" icon in purplein Canada for engineering (US News & World Report 2020)

briefcaseGain two years of experience in the co-op program

98%Co-op employment rate

 

Architecture degree admission requirements

Ontario students: six Grade 12 U and/or M courses including

  • English (ENG4U) (A minimum final grade of 75% is required)
  • Advanced Functions (A minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Calculus and Vectors (A minimum final grade of 70% is required)
  • Physics (A minimum final grade of 70% is required)

Recommended courses: Grade 11 or 12 M Art courses, independent art studies, creative and cultural studies such as visual arts and history

Admission average: Individual selection from the mid-80s

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Build your Architecture degree at Waterloo

The School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo is a leader in design education and research. All students gain valuable paid co-op work experience and the program has been rated the greenest architecture curriculum in Canada.


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Study in Rome

The Coliseum is calling! You’ll spend the fall of your fourth year at our studio in Rome, one of the world's great cities for culture and architecture.

Kick start your career as an architect

This is the only school of architecture in the world where you’ll get two years of paid co-op work experience in Canada and abroad.