Architectural Engineering BEng

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Architectural Engineering BEng

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 24,538 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 57,036

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Architectural Engineers combine detailed engineering expertise with a knowledge of architectural design and studio practice. They study new ways to make buildings more durable, more sustainable and more energy efficient, without compromising the human space they offer to their inhabitants. You could choose a specialty in designing new buildings, retrofitting older structures with the latest advances, or nearly any other aspect of this fascinating and lucrative field. 

    Waterloo University’s BEng in Architectural Engineering is delivered partially in the School of Architecture, a world-renowned facility specialising in the culture and aesthetics of design. You’ll also learn the language and practice of engineering, though, and learn all of the skills you’ll need to rise to a leadership position in the building design or construction industries.  

    You’ll also have access to plenty of paid co-operative study opportunities. This is a chance to graduate with relevant, real world experience under your belt, and should not be missed! 

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Modules are selected from both the Architecture and Civil Engineering curricula. 

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Architectural Graphics Studio
    • Calculus 1 for Engineering
    • Calculus 2 for Engineering
    • Chemistry for Engineers
    • Computational Methods
    • Concepts Studio
    • History of the Built Environment 
    • Linear Algebra
    • Mechanics 1
    • Mechanics 2 
    • Electrical Circuits and Instrumentation
    • Co-op Experience

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Advanced Calculus
    • Differential Equations and Balance Laws
    • Energy and the Environment
    • Environmental Building Studio
    • Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
    • Probability and Statistics
    • Solid Mechanics 1
    • Solid Mechanics 2
    • Structural Design Studio
    • Structure and Properties of Materials

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Architectural Engineering Studio
    • Building Enclosure Systems
    • Building Structural Systems
    • Economics and Life Cycle Analysis
    • Introduction to Structural Design
    • Project 1 Studio
    • Soil Mechanics and Foundations
    • Structural Analysis 1

    Year 4 Modules Include:

    • Building Performance Measurement Lab
    • Building Service Systems
    • Engineering Law and Ethics
    • Project 2 Studio
    • Project 3 Studio

    Learning And Teaching

    The University of Waterloo’s Architectural Engineering program is delivered primarily through lectures, co-operative work experiences and seminars, though you will participate in skills workshops and special events as well. Some modules may be available as distance learning or blended learning programs. 

    All of Waterloo’s degree programs focus in ‘the three Es’, Education, Experience and Employment. They include extensive work based and co-operative education options which yield valuable hand-on experience and improve neatly any CV. 

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you well for a wide range of roles, and so will your co-operative work experience. As many students are offered long-term employment at their co-op host organisation after graduation, you should consider your options carefully. 

    Some students work with several different organisations. Recently, co-ops have been arranged with building owners and operators, regulatory agencies, construction and development companies, building performance consultancies structural design consultancies and architectural design firms.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BEng degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a high school program at a Canadian secondary school, or the international equivalent. Great weight will be given to the GPA earned by your final year.

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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