Below you will find descriptions for courses offered in this field of study. You will find a general overview of the topics covered and any prerequisite course or grade requirements, credit value and exclusions.

The first digit of the course indicates the general level. Those in the 1000 series are introductory degree level. Courses at the 2000, 3000, 4000 series are typically available to students in the second, third, and fourth year. Courses numbered at the 5000 level or above are graduate level. Courses listed at the 0100 or 0200 series are technology level courses. Courses below the 0100 level are generally non credit courses.

Some courses are listed as exclusionary to one another. This means that students may not obtain credit for both courses as designated. 

Not all courses are offered each year. Please consult the current timetable for this year’s offering. For further information please contact the department, or visit the department's website.

Course Descriptions

School of Architecture Courses

The first digit of an ARCH course number indicates its level: introductory courses open to all university students (1 and 2); Year 3 - BEDS (3); Year 4 - BEDS (4); or Undergraduate Co-op Work Term (8). The second digit indicates the area of study: Design (0), Humanities (1), Technology (2), Professional Practice (3), or Representation (5). Courses in the BEDS program have various credit-hour extensions (01-06) that indicate the approximate course hours each week and the appropriate balance of subjects for professional accreditation. Courses may be interchanged between academic terms, depending on the availability of instructors.

Professional Degree Program

The following chart illustrates the distribution of terms throughout the four years of the professional degree program in the School of Architecture. Following the two-year general studies prerequisite, the next two years are Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and the final two years are Master of Architecture.

Fall Winter


Year 3 - BEDS
B1 (academic term)

B2 (academic term)

Year 4 - BEDS
B3 (academic term)

B4 (work term)

B5 (academic term)

Year 5 - MArch
M1 (academic term)

M2 (academic term)

M3 (work term) M4 (work term)

Year 6 - MArch
M5 (academic term)

M6 (academic term)

Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies

Year 3 - Term B1 (Fall)

Year 3 - Term B2 (Winter)

  • ARCH 3002.06: Design
  • ARCH 3107.03: Modern Settlements, Buildings, and Landscapes
  • ARCH 3208.03: Building Technology
  • ARCH 3302.01: Professional Practice                                             
  • ARCH 3502.03: Representation

Year 4 - Term B3 (Summer)

Year 4 - Term B4 (Fall)

  • ARCH 8892.03: Professional Practice (Co-op Work Term)

Year 4 - Term B5 (Winter)