Architectural Engineering

Architectural engineering focuses on the design and construction of safe and sustainable buildings. They are creative problem solvers meeting the challenges of energy needs, building systems and community planning. While architectural engineers work with architects, they are engineers – not architects.

What makes CU Boulder architectural engineering unique?

  • One of only 19 accredited programs in the U.S.
  • A Lighting Program with a 40-year history
  • Hands-on design & undergraduate research opportunities

Our architectural engineering students take foundation courses in all four specialties before choosing one area of specialization with more in-depth courses: