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Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology

Graduates of this bachelor’s program receive broad-based preparation to succeed in numerous challenging twenty-first century career opportunities in the building design and construction industries. Education in this area provides the opportunity to merge “green”, environmentally sustainable, and socially conscious career aspirations with competitive salaries and the satisfaction of seeing creative, energy-efficient designs become reality. Within the scope of the discipline fall such diverse areas as structural engineering; HVAC design; electrical and lighting design; plumbing and fire protection; construction management; and facilities management.

Students may enroll as freshman candidates for the bachelor’s degree or may choose to enroll first as associate degree candidates and defer a decision on bachelor’s candidacy until the second year.  Transfer students from other two- and four-year architecture and engineering programs are encouraged to apply.  

The bachelor’s program builds on the foundation established in the associate program in structures, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and integrated sustainable design. The scope of the curriculum is also extended to include such fields as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electrical circuits, lighting systems, AE management, and advanced math. Advanced computer applications are included. Throughout the curriculum, teamwork, creativity, and “green” solutions to building needs complement rigorous traditional engineering-based instruction.

Graduates are allowed to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in many states and, after meeting state requirements for appropriate work experience, may also be examined for the Professional Engineer designation in many states.

Educational objectives for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology that are demonstrated during their workforce careers (in addition to all of the outcomes included in the associate program) include:
  • Technical design: Graduates are able to design and integrate complex systems into the building form, emphasizing human comfort and resource conservation, incorporating expertise in a single engineering discipline. 
  • Communication skills: Graduates use computer-aided design and drafting to communicate complex building systems and exhibit expanded oral presentation skills to effectively explain technical designs. Graduates have also improved their interpersonal skills for team efforts and for interacting with clients, the public, and others.
  • Structural engineering design: Graduates use principles and procedures to analyze and design structures in steel, concrete, and other materials while addressing sustainability issues.
  • Mechanical engineering design (HVAC and plumbing systems): Graduates use principles and procedures to analyze and design building mechanical systems, including the use of energy conservation and sustainability concepts.
  • Electrical and lighting engineering design: Graduates use principles and procedures to analyze and design energy efficient building electrical and lighting systems.
  • Engineering management: Graduates understand and apply the principles of management for engineering business and project administration.
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

The normal number of credits required for the degree is 131.

First Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ARE 1000  Freshmen Seminar
1
ARE 1210  Construction Materials & Methods
6
ARE 1010  Arch Woodframe Construction
3
ARE 1220  Architectural History
3
ARE 1021  Architectural CAD I
2
MAT 1520  Calculus for Engineering
4
CIS 1050  Introduction to Spreadsheets
1
Select one:

ENG 10XX  English
3
PHY 1041  Physics I
4
MAT 1420  Technical Mathematics
5
PHY 2041  Physics I w/ Calculus
4
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective
3

17

18



Second Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ARE 2031  Environmental Systems I
3
ARE 2032  Environmental Systems II
3
ARE 2040  Construction Practices
3
ARE 2052  Architectural Design II
3
ARE 2051  Architectural Design I
3
ARE 2720  Architecture Seminar
1
CET 2040  Statics & Strength of Materials
4
CET 2120  Structural Design
4
ENG 2080  Technical Communication
3
MAT 2532  Calculus II
4
PHY 1043  Physics II for Architectural
3
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective
3

19

18

Third Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ARE 2022  Architectural CAD I
3
ARE 3010  Design Systems Integration
3
ARE 3020  Structural Analysis
3
ARE 3030  Steel Structures Design
3
ARE 3111  Codes & Loads: Structural
1
ARE 3040  Electrical/Lighting Systems
3
ARE 3112  Codes & Loads: Electromech
1
ARE 3050  Fluids/Thermodynamics4
ELT 3020  Electrical Circuits & Controls
4
CHE 1031  General Chemistry I
4
ENG 1070  Effective Speaking
3


15
17





Fourth Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
ARE 4010  Concrete Structures Design
3
ARE 4040  Plumbing Systems
3
ARE 4020  Architectural Engineering Mgmnt
3
ARE 4050  FE Exam Survey
1
ARE 4030  HVAC Systems
4
ARE 4720  Senior Project
3
ELE 3XXX  AH/SS elective
3
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective3


ELE XXXX  Technical elective
3-4

13
14-15







All Architectural Engineering Technology students may choose electives from various department-approved courses related to math, engineering, science, or business. Elective availability depends on scheduling. 



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