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 .