Architectural Engineering focuses on the design and operation of buildings to provide a comfortable, healthy and productive indoor environment with minimal energy and environmental impact. The program is open to students in all engineering disciplines, as well as exceptional students in architecture, science and mathematics.

Several courses in various disciplines of Architectural Engineering are offered, including design of sustainable building envelope, lighting, electrical and mechanical systems. In addition to the two core courses (AREN 5001 and AREN 5002), students can select a wide range of elective courses in various focus areas, including building energy engineering, lighting and electrical, construction and management engineering, as well as materials and resources. In addition, students can take courses from other departments depending on their academic advisor approval.  Students should refer to the advising guide that is updated before each academic year to plan their AREN graduate studies.   

Support for qualified graduate students is available in the form of university fellowships, departmental teaching assistantships and research assistantships. Awardees may be exempt from paying tuition. In addition to university support, cooperative employment during the academic year and the summer is also possible through local employers, including the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, several major mechanical, electrical, and design-build engineering firms, and many small local companies specializing in energy analysis.

Current Graduate Program Guide
Architectural Engineering Graduate Guide 2022-2023

Past Graduate Program Guides
Architectural Engineering Graduate Guide 2021-2022