MS in Architectural Engineering

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The MS in Architectural Engineering provides a foundation for those who want to focus on the building industry with an appreciation of integrated architectural requirements. The MS in Architectural Engineering program provides students with the best foundation for launching or accelerating a career in architectural engineering. Participants build the skills required to cope with the challenges presented in the field.

The specialty areas of study in architectural engineering include:

  • Integrated Building Systems
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Systems
  • Structural Engineering and Structural Materials

Industry Advisory Board

The MS program is informed by an industry advisory board with significant experience in architecture, business, construction and government in collaboration with global industry leaders. To view the MS in Architectural Engineering Program advisory board, please click here.


Students enrolled in MS in Architectural Engineering are required to complete 30 course credits.


Participants are required to take at least two Civil, Architectural and Environmental (CAE) core courses (six credits) from the following list:

Course # Title Credits
CAE 711 Theory of Elasticity 3
CAE 712 Structural Reliability 3
CAE 714 Structural Dynamics 3
CAE 716 Fracture Mechanics 3
CAE 730 Environmental Hydrology 3
CAE 731 Wastewater Treatment and System Design 3
CAE 732 Water Treatment and System Design 3
CAE 735 Water and Wastewater Engineering: Treatment and Reuse 3
CAE 743 Risk Analysis 3
CAE 780 Indoor Environmental Modeling 3
CAE 781 Advanced Building Energy Modeling and Simulation 3
CAE 790 Advanced Topics 3


In general, participants should complete at least three CAE elective courses (nine credits) from the following list:

Course # Title Credits
CAE 610 Structural Mechanics 3
CAE 611 Advanced Structural Analysis 3
CAE 620 Advanced Design of Concrete Structures 3
CAE 621 Advanced Design of Steel Structures 3
CAE 622 Design of Pre-stressed Concrete Structures 3
CAE 623 Design of Masonry Structures 3
CAE 625 Timber Structural Systems 3
CAE 630 Water Resources Engineering II 3
CAE 631 Surface-Water Hydrology 3
CAE 632 Ground-Water Hydrology 3
CAE 633 Water-Quality Control in Natural Systems 3
CAE 640 Environmental Chemistry 3
CAE 641 Engineering Systems for Disease Control And Bioremediation 3
CAE 642 Solid and Hazardous Waste Engineering 3
CAE 660 Sustainable Construction 3
CAE 661 Computer-Aided Architectural Engineering Design 3
CAE 670 Advanced Foundation Engineering 3
CAE 681 Energy-Efficient Building Design 3
CAE 682 Building Energy Modeling and Simulation 3
CAE 690 Special Topics 3
CAE 695 Special Problems 3
CAE 795 Special Problems 3

Additional Elective Course Areas

At least 15 credits of additional graduate coursework must be taken in elective courses that are relevant to the specialty area of the MS degree program.