Architectural Engineering, Minor
Architectural engineering is a field of engineering that encompasses elements of civil engineering, mechanical engineering, architecture, and related fields to plan, design, and create buildings within the urban environment. It includes the architectural and structural design, mechanical systems design, computational controls and sensing, and sustainable engineering strategies.
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering recognizes the importance of interdisciplinary work and of exposing students to the great richness in a classroom of diverse students from multiple majors bringing their own perspectives. The prospect of engineering students in architecture classes and vice versa stands to benefit all the students, whether or not they are enrolled in the minor.
The minor in architectural engineering opens opportunities for students across the university who are interested in a unique and multidisciplinary approach to the built environment. For engineering students, this minor offers an opportunity to work in the built environment and to better understand architecture, while for architecture students this is an opportunity to acquire the technical knowledge of a course of study in an engineering minor.
A total of 20 semester hours (SH) are required to complete this minor. Students will be required to complete 8 SH of required courses and 12 SH of approved elective courses from several colleges and departments at the university. Students interested in this minor must contact the civil engineering academic advisor in order to declare the minor.
- Audience: This minor in architectural engineering is designed for any major and is open to any undergraduate student at the university.
Double count no more than two courses with any major or graduate degree requirement, other than general electives.
Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs and recitations courses where specified.
and CIVE 2222
|Statics and Strength of Materials|
and Recitation for CIVE 2221
and ARCH 5211
and Recitation for ARCH 5210
|Complete one of the following:||4|
|Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1800 to 1910|
and Recitation for ARCH 2330
|Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1910 to 1980|
and Recitation for ARCH 2340
|Integrated Building Systems|
|Sustainable Urban Site Design|
|Designed Urban Ecologies|
|Sustainable Site Construction and Detailing|
|Complete one or two of the following:||8|
|Structural Analysis 1|
and Recitation for CIVE 2320
|Reinforced Concrete Design|
|Structural Analysis 2|
|Special Topics in Civil Engineering|
|Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction|
|Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings|
|Information Systems for Integrated Project Delivery|
|If only one course was taken above, complete one course from the following:|
|Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability|
and Lab for CIVE 2340
|Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure|
2.000 GPA required in the minor