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.
This minor in architectural engineering is designed for any major and is open to any undergraduate student at the university.
Students may 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 Solid Mechanics
and Recitation for CIVE 2221
and ARCH 3211
and Recitation for ARCH 3210
|Complete one of the following:
|Architecture and the City in the Nineteenth Century
and Recitation for ARCH 2330
and Recitation for ARCH 2340
|Integrated Building Systems
|Introduction to Sustainable Site Planning and Design
|Sustainable Site Construction and Detailing
|Complete one or two of the following:
and Recitation for CIVE 2320
|Concrete Structure Design
|Steel Structure Design
|Coastal Dynamics and Design
|Climate Science, Engineering Adaptation, and Policy
|Structural Systems Modeling
|Special Topics in Civil Engineering (Vibration-based Structural Health Monitoring)
|Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction
|Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings
|Building Performance Simulation
|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
|Foundation Engineering and Design
|Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure
2.000 GPA required in the minor