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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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:
Effective Fall 2013
The following guidelines are used to evaluate applications for first-time admission to the architectural engineering degree program:
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.