Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

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The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering offers accredited programs leading to BS degrees in Architectural Engineering (BSAE). The program provides a strong background in the fundamentals of mathematics, science, engineering, humanities, social sciences and Architectural engineering. Students are exposed to theory and practice, as well as hands-on laboratory work. The Architectural Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,


The mission of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering is to:

  • Provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education in civil, architectural, and environmental engineering that will prepare graduates for professional careers and a lifetime of learning;
  • Conduct high-quality research that will advance the body of knowledge and improve the quality of human life;
  • Serve the engineering profession and society through active involvement in professional organizations and contribution of professional expertise.


The educational objectives of the Architectural Engineering Program are to have graduates who within the first several years following graduation are either

  1. Working as a professional in an area closely related to architectural engineering, or
  2. Pursuing a graduate or professional degree.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Students enrolled in BSAE program are required to complete 127 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year
Fall Credit Hours
CAE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
  Credit Hours 14
CAE 115 Introduction to Engineering II (Surveying) 1
GEG 198 Geographic Information System for Engineers 1
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
ENG 107 English Composition II: Science and Technology 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
  Credit Hours 16
Sophomore Year
CAE 211 Mechanics of Solids II 3
CAE 212 Structural Laboratory 1
ARC 230 Building Technology I: Materials and Methods 3
ARC 267 History of Architecture I: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
IEN 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
  Credit Hours 17
CAE 310 Structural Analysis 1 3
ARC 292 Introduction to Architecture Design I 1 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
  Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
CAE 320 Concrete Structures 1 3
CAE 330 Fluid Mechanics 3
CAE 361 Building Information Modeling I 3
MAE 303 Thermodynamics I 3
ARC 293 Introduction to Architecture Design II 1 3
PS Cognate 2 3
  Credit Hours 18
CAE 321 Steel Structures 1 3
CAE 370 Geotechnical Engineering I 1 3
CAE 371 Geotechnical Laboratory 1 1
CAE 380 Electrical and Illumination Systems for Buildings 1 3
CAE 381 Building Mechanical Systems I: Hvac Fundamentals 1 3
ARC 268 History of Architecture II: Baroque through Contemporary 3
  Credit Hours 16
Senior Year
CAE 403 Senior Design Project I - Engineering Design 1 3
CAE 470 Foundations and Earth Retaining Systems 1 3
CAE 480 Plumbing and Life Safety for Buildings 1 3
CAE 481 Building Mechanical Systems II: HVAC Systems 1 3
PS Cognate 2 3
  Credit Hours 15
CAE 402 Professional Engineering Practice 3
CAE 460 Construction Management 1 3
CAE 404 Senior Design Project II - Construction Documents 1 3
CAE 581 Energy-Efficient Building Design 1 3
PS Cognate 2 3
  Credit Hours 15
  Total Credit Hours 127

Undergraduate Enrollment and Graduation Statistics 

 CAE Curriculum Support Document