Architecture is a fascinating career because it primarily brings together art and science to create spaces that could directly impact people in their faith, values, mood, comfort and emotions. Moreover, Architects have the ability to impact how people interact with one another, by using a multidisciplinary approach with art, science, history, psychology and now technology.
Canada is recognized among prime destinations to pursue education in architecture. To become a professional architect, students need to complete two major parts of their studies. The first part is a Bachelor’s degree in a design-based program or Architectural Studies. This provides the foundation of skills, knowledge and practical experience that will allow students to pursue the professional program. The Bachelor’s program is considered pre-professional and imparts the culture of design to students.
The second part is the Master of Architecture, which in most cases is a two-year degree professional program. Some universities offer combined programs; however, this is very school specific and the programs tend to be competitive to get admission into.
If architecture is your calling and you would like to pursue it, then look no further. The team at AHEC has worked hard to put together a list comprising of the top undergraduate engineering programs in Canada (so you don’t have to).
We used two highly recognized and well respected resources to compile this information. While we know that rankings don’t always indicate success, we understand that students like to use them as a resource. As you will notice organizations will rank and identify universities differently from one another. What you have to determine is if that university is the right fit for you! As you start your university search, our team of education consultants can guide you through the process, so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Architecture Programs in Canada
|Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) |
(Not ranked only recognized)
|Rank||Times Higher Education Ranking|
|University of Toronto||1||University of Toronto|
|University of Waterloo (AHEC Partner)||2||University of British Columbia|
|McGill University||3||McGill University|
|Université de Montréal||4||Université de Montréal|
|University of Calgary||5||University of Waterloo (AHEC Partner)|
|Carleton University||6||University of Calgary|
|University of Manitoba (AHEC Partner)||7||Dalhousie University|
|Université Laval||8||Université Laval|
|University of British Columbia||9||University of Manitoba (AHEC Partner)|
|Dalhousie University||10||Carleton University|
|Laurentian University (AHEC Partner)||11||University of Guelph (AHEC Partner)|
|12||Université du Québec|
|14||University of Windsor (AHEC Partner)|