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Architectural Engineering Technology (BS)

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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.

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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.

US DOE Zero Energy Design DesignationOur Architectural Engineering Technology program has received the US Department of Energy Zero Energy Design Designation.

A student with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  2. Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
  3. Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  4. Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret results to improve processes
  5. Function effectively as a member and a leader on technical teams

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Engineering skills: analyze, design, and implement building-related systems and products
  • Engineering management skills: handle administrative, personnel, and technical project issues through appropriate communication and management techniques
  • Design skills: demonstrate competence and creativity in the design of systems, components, or processes by researching and developing appropriate solutions to problems and using a variety of tools and techniques in their work
  • Innovation skills: engage in post-degree learning and adapt to new and changing technologies

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

The student, in consultation with their advisor, may develop a sequence of courses that best meets their pace, experience, and needs while still satisfying all degree requirements, including minimum required credits and required program courses. A typical curriculum is shown here.

Curriculum Details


Job Projections

Architectural & Engineering Occupations
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Projected Employment Growth Architecture & Engineering Occupations, 2019-2029 (source: BLS).

National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)

Placement Rate






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)


  • 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
  • Vermont Mechanical
  • Vertek
  • Whiting-Turner Contracting Co.
  • WV Engineering Associates

Job Titles

  • Structural Engineer
  • Structural Designer
  • HVAC Engineer
  • HVAC Designer
  • Construction Manager
  • Architect
  • Firm Partner
  • HVAC/R Sales Engineer
  • Architectural Designer
  • Practicing Engineer
  • Civil Engineer 1
  • Engineering Technician
  • Architectural Estimator
  • Civil Engineer
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Supervisor Assistant
  • Field Engineer
  • Field Manager
  • Project Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Junior Engineer
  • Department Head
  • Designer
  • Product Support Technician

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