Interdisciplinary Engineering (specialization in Architectural Engineering)

The B.S. in Interdisciplinary Engineering with a specialization in Architectural Engineering prepares graduates for professional engineering practice within the architectural, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Specifically, it prepares graduates to become licensed professional engineers, achieve leadership positions in consulting firms, suppliers, or government agencies, as well as successfully complete graduate studies in engineering or other areas. This specialization offers an interdisciplinary learning environment that combines courses and experiences in civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, as well as courses in architectural and construction science disciplines.

Architectural engineering refers to the application of engineering principles and technologies for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of safe, high-performance and sustainable building systems. Typical building systems include heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC); structural systems; fire and life safety; lighting and electrical power; and communication and controls.

In designing and constructing building systems, architectural engineers make lasting impacts on the built environment and society. They work with architects and within the traditional professions of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering. While an architect’s focus is usually on building aesthetics, layout and function, architectural engineers design one or more of the essential systems that support the building and its operation, and make them work effectively as an interconnected whole. They do so by applying engineering principles and using the latest technologies and computational techniques to design, build, and operate building systems. They are expected to work effectively in teams with other engineers, architects, contractors, construction managers, city officials, and manufacturers.

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Career ideas for Architectural Engineering majors

Architectual Engineer; Building Engineer; Structural Engineer; Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineer; and more

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