Architectural Engineering Technology (BS)

Design and build the world around you. Make your mark on history by seeing your ideas take shape as infrastructure, buildings, and building systems. Vermont Tech offers exciting and challenging classes on how to plan, shape, and maintain the structures in the world around us. The bachelor’s program builds on the foundation established in the associate program in structural engineering, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and integrated sustainable design. Hands-on learning is offered in the lab and the field. Students test systems, observe construction projects and evaluate infrastructure design. 

Graduates of this program are prepared for a wide range of careers working with architects and engineers, including contractors, project managers, or junior engineers.

Graduates are allowed to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering exam in many states and, after meeting state requirements for appropriate work experience, may also take the Professional Engineer licensing exam.

The ABET-ETAC program educational objectives and student outcomes are listed on the Curriculum page.

In addition to the student outcomes included in the architectural or civil engineering associate programs, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined engineering technology activities
  2. Select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies
  3. Conduct standard tests and measurements; conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and apply experimental results to improve processes
  4. Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives
  5. Function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team
  6. Identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined engineering technology problems
  7. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  8. Demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
  10. Create, utilize, and present design, construction, and operations documents
  11. Perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of building systems
  12. Select appropriate materials and practices for building construction

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Technical design skills: design and integrate complex systems into the building form; emphasize human comfort and resource conservation; incorporate expertise in a single engineering discipline
  • Communication skills: use computer-aided design and drafting to communicate complex building systems; exhibit expanded oral presentation skills to effectively explain technical designs; demonstrate improved interpersonal skills for team efforts and for interacting with clients, the public, and others
  • Structural engineering design skills: use principles and procedures to analyze and design structures in wood, steel, concrete, and other materials while addressing sustainability issues
  • Mechanical engineering design skills (HVAC and plumbing systems): 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 skills: use principles and procedures to analyze and design energy-efficient building electrical and lighting systems
  • Engineering management skills: understand and apply the principles of management for engineering business and project administration

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program enrollment and graduation count.



Placement Rate
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Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2019. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2018 (December 2018)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Architecture & Engineering occupations
Job projections




Projected Employment Growth Architecture & Engineering Occupations, 2018-2028 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Median Pay
All Occupations

2018 Median Pay (Architecture & Engineering Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2017), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'18
  • Aldridge and Elliot Belmains
  • Blodgett Supply Co. Chris Karvelas Construction
  • CSA Pro Services Dartmouth Medical Center
  • DEC Enterprises, LLC G4 Design Studios
  • Harris Rebar Highwood Homes LLC
  • Keurig Green Mountain MRH Engineering P.C.
  • New England Air Systems NH Dept. of Transportation
  • Norian./Siani Engineering North Woods Engineering
  • Penney Consulting Services Salem Engineering
  • Snyder Homes State of Vermont
  • SW Cole The University of Vermont
  • VELCO Vermont Mechanical
  • Vertek VPIRG
  • Whiting-Turner Contracting Co. WV Engineering Associates
  • Draftsperson Dept. Head
  • HVAC/R Sales Engineer Architectural Designer
  • Owner/Self Employed CAD Drafter
  • Designer Product Support Technician
  • Practicing Engineer Civil Engineer 1
  • Engineering Technician Architectural Estimator
  • CADD Technician Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Designer Supervisor Assistant
  • Field Engineer Field Manager
  • Project Engineer Electrical Design Engineer
  • Junior Engineer

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