Architectural Engineering - Internship Option
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Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering - Internship Option


As the name implies, Architectural Engineering is related to both architecture as well as engineering. However, Architectural Engineering as a discipline is distinguished from Architecture by its emphasis on the technology and engineering aspects related to Building Design, Construction and Operation. Since its establishment, the Department has successfully supplied both government and private sectors with many high-quality Architectural Engineers.

The curriculum places strong emphasis on studies related to each of the building technology and engineering areas such as: Building Structural and Environmental Control Systems. The curriculum also requires courses in building materials, construction systems and architectural design, construction management, building economics and computer applications in building design. Within the above general framework, the student can orient his study in the senior year to concentrate on one of the following specific areas:

Building Structural Systems

  1. Building Structural Systems
  2. Building Environmental Control Systems

(i.e. Building Mechanical Systems, Electrical and Lighting Systems)

  1. Construction and Maintenance Management (i.e. Construction/Const Mgmt)

The emphasis is selected by the student and is made at the beginning of the senior year by which time he would have completed most of the fundamental courses in all the above areas.

The plan of study in Architectural Engineering consists of 128 credit hours of course work, which include essentially the same basic requirements as other engineering programs in the areas of physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering science and social science and humanities. The student is offered two opportunities to gain practical experience during his study. He can spend 8 weeks during summer or he may choose to spend 15 weeks in a more intensive Internship program in the building industry. The student is expected to finish the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in 4 years in addition to one year spent in the Orientation Program.

  • Program Accreditation

The undergraduate program Bachelor of Science (BS) in “Architectural Engineering” is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (

Program Educational Objectives

The undergraduate program of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Architectural Engineering is designed to graduate students who are expected to attain (within a few years) of graduation the following PEOs:

  1. Capable of developing and implementing creative and sustainable building design, construction and management solutions based on sound engineering principles and ethics as demanded by the work and the profession.
  2. Qualified to meet the challenges of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and assuming leadership responsibilities in diverse areas of the field of architectural engineering.
  3. Engage in lifelong learning to meet evolving engineering challenges and pursue opportunities in local and global contexts to better serve society.
Student Outcomes

The Architectural Engineering (BS) students by the time of graduation will have the ability to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. 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. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. 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. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.