Architectural Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

Program objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the academic program is preparing the graduates to achieve. The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BSAE) program are as follows:

  • Graduates of the BSAE program who choose to pursue registration as a Professional Engineer can, after attaining the required years of work experience stipulated by the Board of Examiners, achieve that distinction.
  • Graduates of the BSAE program who choose to pursue a graduate degree can achieve that distinction.
  • Graduates of the BSAE program will pursue opportunities to advance their professional skills through lifelong learning (e.g. graduate studies, conferences, seminars, short courses and specialty certifications).
  • Graduates of the BSAE program will demonstrate a commitment to their profession by participating in one or more professional societies in their area of technical specialty.
  • Graduates of the BSAE program will demonstrate, in their professional practices, an appreciation for sustainable design.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Program graduates will:

  • be knowledgeable in the mathematics and sciences areas listed below:
    Mathematics: calculus through differential equations, probability and statistics
    Pure sciences: calculus-based physics, general chemistry
    Engineering sciences: statistics, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electronic circuits, engineering economics
  • be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences, and engineering principles to:
    design and conduct experiments;
    analyze data; and
    identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • be knowledgeable in each of the basic architectural engineering curricular areas listed below that will facilitate communication and interaction with other design professionals in the development and execution of building projects.
    Architectural design and architectural history
    Building electrical systems (MSOE AE design specialty)
    Building mechanical systems (MSOE AE design specialty)
    Building structural systems (MSOE AE design specialty)
  • be proficient in:
    systems design in one of the three MSOE AE design specialties;
    building construction/construction management issues; and
    the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary to enter the architectural engineering profession in a productive manner.
  • be proficient in oral and written communication.
  • be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • be knowledgeable of the responsibilities, both professional and ethical, that are required of the architectural engineer.
  • be knowledgeable of the need for lifelong learning, and have the motivation to pursue it.
  • be knowledgeable in the humanities and social sciences and of contemporary issues necessary to understand the societal and environmental impact of the architectural engineering profession.
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