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O que eu aprenderei?

Program information

Admit term(s)

  • Fall

Delivery mode

  • On-campus (Cambridge campus)

Length of program

The Master of Architecture is a two-year degree program. The program accepts applicants from pre-professional architecture programs, in which students are expected to have completed the majority of the courses required for professional accreditation. Students holding a pre-professional Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) from the University of Waterloo (or an equivalent degree to the BAS from another university) can complete the Master of Architecture degree requirements in a minimum of three terms and up to a maximum of six terms. All other students with a pre-professional Architecture degree admitted into the Master of Architecture, will be required to complete two terms of transitional coursework in preparation for the thesis year and are expected to complete degree requirements in a maximum of six academic terms.

Program type

  • Collaborative

  • Master's
  • Professional

Registration option(s)

  • Full-time

Study option(s)

  • Thesis

Thesis option:

The Master of Architecture curriculum covers six key areas: Design; History; Theory; Building Technology; Media and Methods; Professional Practice.

  • Graduate Academic Integrity Module (Graduate AIM)
  • Courses
    • Students must complete the following courses:
    • Year 1:
      • ARCH 690 Design Studio
      • ARCH 673 The Science of the Building Envelope
      • ARCH 642 Modernism To The 21st Century
      • ARCH 671 Technical Report
      • ARCH 691 Design Studio - Comprehensive Building Design
      • ARCH 662 Steel & Concrete: Design, Structure and Construction
      • ARCH 640 Contemporary Theory, Culture and Criticism
    • Year 2: Fall
      • ARCH 692 Thesis Research and Design Studio I
      • ARCH 610 Architectural Research and Analysis
      • ARCH 6XX Open graduate elective
    • Year 2: Winter
      • ARCH 693 Thesis Research and Design Studio II
      • ARCH 655 Architectural Professional Practice: Ethics, Business, Legal Issues, and Contract Administration
      • ARCH 6XX Open graduate elective
    • Year 2: Spring
      • ARCH 6XX Open graduate elective
    • Students are encouraged to use elective courses to explore areas of specialization in support of their thesis research. 1 half credit (0.50) may be an independent Reading Course. Up to 1 half credit (0.50) elective may be taken in other departments. 1 half WATER credit (0.50) can be counted to fulfill 1 half (0.50) MArch elective requirement.
    • Water core courses:
      • WATER 601 Integrated Water Management
      • WATER 602 Integrated Water Management Project
  • Collaborative Research Seminar I
  • Master’s Thesis in Design

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Engineering

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

Full-time tuition per term: $11,932.00; Full-time incidental fees per term (including HST): $771.10; Graduate co-operative programs: A fee in the amount of $745.00 per four-month work-term will be charged to students using the services of Co-operative Education. The given fees refers to the academic year 2022-2023 and subject to change it for upcoming intakes.
Data de início

To be confirmed


Faculty of Engineering

Engineering 7 (E7), Room: 7302,


Ontario (ON),

N2L 3G1, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Applicants must have a 75% overall standing in the last two years, or equivalent, in a four-year Honours Bachelor's degree or equivalent is the minimum requirement for admission to a Master's program. Other English language requirements: Paper-Based  TOEFL(PBT): 580; MELAB - Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: 85,80 per section For co-op programs: speaking 3; CAEL - Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: 70, 60 per band, Writing 70,Speaking 70; PTE Academic - Pearson Test of English: 63, Writing 65, Speaking 65; EFAS - English for Academic Success: 75% overall in 400 level with 75% in each of academic, oral, and writing.

Para estudantes internacionais

  • A four-year, honours pre-professional undergraduate Architecture degree or professional Bachelor of Architecture degree with a minimum overall average of 75%.
  • Applicants being considered for admission to the Master of Architecture who have not completed three or more years of post-secondary work at a Canadian institution, or at an institution at which English was the language of instruction may be required to verify English Proficiency which may include a written exercise or interview as instructed by the School of Architecture. Details will be communicated when required after initial assessment of applications is complete. This is an additional departmental requirement and not a substitute for the English Language Proficiency Certification.
  • Portfolio of design work
  • Two academic references

English language proficiency

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) - 100; writing 26; speaking 26
  • IELTS (Academic) - 7.5; writing 7.0; speaking 7.0
  • Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced or C2 Proficiency) - 191; minimum 185 in each area
  • CAEL - 70; 60 per band; 70 writing; 70 speaking
  • PTE (Academic) - 68; writing 65; speaking 65
  • EFAS - 80% overall in level 400 with at least 75% in writing, oral and academic skills

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