Nov 13, 2018  
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Architectural Engineering Technology, B.S.


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Program Information


Department Chair and UG Program Director: Fuller

The pre-professional Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering Technology is a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a variety of professional careers in architecture and the construction industry. The focus of the program is the design studio in which the technical, structural and liberal arts courses are integrated through the creative process in the design of progressively more complex architectural projects.  A strong component of general education, with particular emphasis on communication skills, as well as multiple electives in the later years, ensures that students who pursue this program of study will have a challenging architectural education and a broad understanding of the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue advanced degrees in architecture and related disciplines or entry into architecture or the building industries.  While the career objectives of graduates vary greatly depending on their concentration of electives, all involve interaction with other professions in design and construction.

The Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET) 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410.347.7700. The Master of Architecture program is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), 1735 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20006; www.naab.org.

Some students may have career goals that focus on construction. For this reason, the Architecture department offers both a standard program with a design focus and an area of concentration in construction management.

Concentration in Construction Management

The degree requirements of this concentration is the AET curriculum with specific required courses in management and construction techniques which will supply a graduating student with the ability to enter the management field with a strong architectural design and structures background.

The AET degree requires students to complete 8 credits of technical specialties and 6 credits of professional electives for a total of 14 credits.

Required technical specialties are AET 353  and two other upper-level courses in the major.4

Required professional electives are AET 250 , AET 340 , and one of the following: AET 300 , AET 442 , and MGT 310 .

Educational Objectives


The Program Educational Objectives for the undergraduate architectural engineering technology B.S. degree are that, within a few years of graduation, students will be expected to:

  • Attain a position of responsibility and integral participation with an architecture or engineering firm, construction management, construction company, facilities management, or development company.
  • Be actively earning internship qualifications to meet the IDP requirements for taking the Architectural Registration Exam or other professional licensing/registration.
  • Have an active role in professional organizations at the local, state, or national level and active service in the broader community.
  • Be prepared to enter professional degree programs in architecture and other disciplines.

Requirements for Bachelor of Science


133 credits 1
Credits in the major: 80 2

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Second Semester (17 credits)


  • AET 371 - Architectural Design V 4 credit(s)
  • Humanities/social sciences elective 3 credit(s) 9
  • Professional elective 3 credit(s) 7
  • Technical specialty 4 credit(s) 4
  • All-University Curriculum 3 credit(s) 5

Senior Year


First Semester (17 credits)


Second Semester (17 credits)


Note(s):


See Program Requirement Notes-CETA  for superscripts above.

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