Generally, architectural engineers are creative problem solvers who meet the challenges of energy needs, building systems, urban development and community planning. They often design structural, mechanical, lighting and electrical systems of buildings. Depending on a student's chosen concentration, an Architectural Emphasis could lead to additional careers in contruction or project management, architectural design or as a technician. 

Engineering Plus; Architectural Emphasis + (chosen) Concentration requires completion of 128 semester hours of required and elective courses with a cumulative minimum grade point average of 2.25. Beginning with the incoming class of Fall 2016, all courses in the Architectural Emphasis require a minimum grade of C in each course.

The Architectural Emphasis Checklist, below the sidebar, outlines the specific courses required for the Architectural Emphasis along with the correlating e+ Engineering Core. The e+ Architectural Emphasis consists of 52 engineering credit hours, including a capstone design experience. Below are the total credit hours required for a degree in Engineering Plus; Architectural Emphasis + (chosen) Concentration:

  • e+ Architectural Emphasis 28 credits
  • Engineering Core 28 credits
  • e+ Concentration ~12 credits
  • Foundational Coursework 46-48 credits (credit breakdown below)
    • Applied Mathematics courses 16 credits
    • Science courses 12-14 credits
    • Writing courses 3 credits
    • Humanities & Social Sciences courses 15 credits
    • Free Electives up to 14 credits

​Total Credits:

  • ~128 credits