Architectural Engineering

Bachelor of Science

Architectural engineers plan, design and supervise construction of many essential facilities and structures for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional buildings. These building systems include electrical, communications and control, lighting, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, fire protection, plumbing and structural systems.

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Emphasis Areas

  • Construction Engineering
  • Construction Materials
  • Environmental Systems
  • Project Management
  • Structural Engineering



You can browse courses by downloading the S&T Undergraduate Catalog located on the Registrar's website.



You may download the flowchart below to assist in advising and course selection.‌

ArchE Flowchart Spring 2018.pdf

ArchE/CE Dual Flowchart Spring 2018.pdf

CArE Experiential Learning Form.pdf


Architectural engineers take courses in structural, electrical, mechanical and lighting design that are directed toward providing reliable and economical structures such as stadiums, retail complexes, office buildings and airports. Courses in construction engineering include studies in construction techniques, cost estimating, quality control/quality assurance and contract administration.

Architectural engineering is a broad field. Although you may specialize within a given area, you will be interacting with specialists such as architects and engineers in other disciplines in the planning, design and construction of complex facilities.

Architectural engineers also must be effective public communicators. You may be expected to work with property owners, concerned citizens, city officials, attorneys and even doctors for concerns related to public health measures.

Architectural engineers are hired by:

  •     private construction companies
  •     consulting firms
  •     government agencies (building inspectors)
  •     colleges and universities
  •     Engineers Without Borders
  •     Peace Corps
  •     professional associations

Architectural Engineering Admission Criteria

Effective Fall 2013

The following guidelines are used to evaluate applications for first-time admission to the architectural engineering degree program:

  1. Not currently on probation or deficiency status.
  2. Completed all required courses in the common Freshman Engineering Program, and, specifically, with a grade of C or better in each of Math 1214, Math 1215, Phys 1135 and Chem 1310.
  3. A cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5. The cumulative GPA includes both S&T and transfer courses. It includes any GPA adjustment from the grade replacement policy. The student must complete any and all paperwork to effect all desired grade replacements prior to applying for admission to the architectural engineering program.
  4. UM cumulative GPA ≥ 2.5. The UM cumulative GPA includes courses taken at any of the University of Missouri campuses. It includes all grades for any repeated courses, with no GPA adjustment from the grade replacement policy.

Students are allowed to continue taking sophomore level architectural engineering courses in order to satisfy the admission requirements and re-apply for admission if necessary. However, for a student to graduate from the architectural engineering program, official admission to the program must occur before the student begins to enroll in courses identified as junior year courses in the undergraduate catalog.