Nov 17, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Engineering (ARE) (B.S.)

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The architectural engineering program is planned for students who are particularly interested in the engineering aspects of building design. The educational objective of the five-year architectural engineering program is to prepare the student with fundamental engineering competence in the analysis and design of building and their systems.  Specifically, the student must be able to understand and apply engineering fundamentals and design principles for engineering the infrastructure of architecture–that infrastructure being structural, mechanical, and electrical building systems and all the subdisciplines related to these primary designations.

As important members of building design teams, they must be able to create designs that will fulfill the economic, safety, and aesthetic requirements of a project.

Included in the academic program are exercises in many of the courses beginning in the freshman year and continuing through the fifth year to develop skills in the engineering design process.  The last course in this sequence is Senior Project, a culmination of all the previous design experiences from the first four and one-half years of the curriculum.  Architectural engineers must have a working ability with total building and system design concepts.

Bachelor’s degree requirements

Pre-professional program (PARE)

Freshman year

Sophomore year

Professional Program

Junior year

Fifth semester (15 credit hours)

Sixth semester (17 credit hours)

Senior year

Seventh semester (15 credit hours)

Eighth semester (16 credit hours)

  • ARE 020 - Architectural Engineering Seminar Credits: 0
  • ARE 671 - ARE Capstone Credits: 4
  • ****Engineering Elective Credits: 3
  • **Complementary Elective Credits: 3
  • ****Engineering Elective Credits: 3
  • *Humanities or Social Science Elective Credits: 3


For additional information about the General Education program, check the requirements specified by the College of Engineering.

*Humanities and Social Science Electives are to be selected from the official College of Engineering Humanities and Social Science Elective Course List.

**Complementary Electives are to be selected from the approved department list.

***Science Electives are to be selected from the current approved department list.

****Engineering Electives are to be selectived from the current approved department list.

Total credit hours required for graduation (128)