A six-year dual-degree program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering and a Master of Science in Architecture is available. The program is open to exceptional students who are admitted to the graduate program at the end of their junior year. Upon completion of this program, graduates are eligible for professional registration as both an engineer and an architect.  

Curriculum Requirements

Architecture Courses
ARC 121Architecture and Culture1
ARC 267History of Architecture I: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance3
ARC 268History of Architecture II: Baroque through Contemporary3
ARC 230Building Technology I: Materials and Methods3
ARC 500Architecture Theory3
ARC 501Architecture Design and Theory I6
ARC 502Architecture Design and Theory II6
ARC 503Architectural Design and Theory III6
ARC 504Architecture Design and Theory I6
ARC 511Visual Representation I3
ARC 513Advanced Visual Representation3
ARC 608Integrated Architecture Design Studio6
ARC 609Architecture Design6
ARC 610Architecture Design Degree Project6
ARC 652Management of Professional Practice3
ARC 699Directed Research3
Engineering Courses
CAE 111Introduction to Engineering I3
CAE 115Introduction to Engineering II: Geospatial Data (Surveying and GIS)1
CAE 210Mechanics of Solids I3
CAE 211Mechanics of Solids II3
CAE 212Structural Laboratory1
CAE 310Structural Analysis3
CAE 320Concrete Structures3
CAE 321Steel Structures3
CAE 330Fluid Mechanics3
CAE 370Geotechnical Engineering I3
CAE 371Geotechnical Laboratory1
CAE 380Electrical and Illumination Systems for Buildings3
CAE 381Building Mechanical Systems I: Hvac Fundamentals3
CAE 402Professional Engineering Practice3
CAE 403Senior Design Project I - Engineering Design3
CAE 404Senior Design Project II - Integrated Engineering Documents3
CAE 460Construction Management3
CAE 470Foundations and Earth Retaining Systems3
CAE 480Plumbing and Life Safety for Buildings3
CAE 481Building Mechanical Systems II: HVAC Systems3
CAE 581Energy-Efficient Building Design3
Additional Courses and Electives
CHM 151Chemistry for Engineers3
CHM 153Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers1
GEG 198Geographic Information System for Engineers1
WRS 105First-Year Writing I3
WRS 107First-Year Writing II: STEM3
ISE 311Applied Probability and Statistics3
MAE 303Thermodynamics3
MTH 151Calculus I for Engineers5
MTH 162Calculus II4
MTH 211Calculus III3
MTH 311Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations3
PHY 221University Physics I3
PHY 222University Physics II3
PHY 223University Physics III3
PHY 224University Physics II Lab1
PHY 225University Physics III Lab1
Architecture Elective12
Architecture History Elective3
Technical Elective 23
Cognate Elective 115
Total Credit Hours200

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
First SemesterCredit Hours
CAE 111 Introduction to Engineering I 3
WRS 105 First-Year Writing I 3
MTH 151 Calculus I for Engineers 5
PHY 221 University Physics I 3
ARC 121 Architecture and Culture 1
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CAE 115 Introduction to Engineering II: Geospatial Data (Surveying and GIS) 1
GEG 198 Geographic Information System for Engineers 1
CAE 210 Mechanics of Solids I 3
MTH 162 Calculus II 4
WRS 107 First-Year Writing II: STEM 3
PHY 222 University Physics II 3
PHY 224 University Physics II Lab 1
 Credit Hours16
Year Two
First Semester
CAE 211 Mechanics of Solids II 3
CAE 212 Structural Laboratory 1
ARC 267 History of Architecture I: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance 3
ARC 230 Building Technology I: Materials and Methods 3
PHY 223 University Physics III 3
PHY 225 University Physics III Lab 1
ISE 311 Applied Probability and Statistics 3
 Credit Hours17
Second Semester
CAE 310 Structural Analysis 3
CHM 151 Chemistry for Engineers 3
CHM 153 Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 1
MAE 303 Thermodynamics 3
MTH 211 Calculus III 3
MTH 311 Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations 3
 Credit Hours16
Year Three
First Semester
CAE 320 Concrete Structures 3
CAE 330 Fluid Mechanics 3
ARC 501 Architecture Design and Theory I 6
ARC 511 Visual Representation I 3
Cognate Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
CAE 321 Steel Structures (ARC 532) 3
CAE 380 Electrical and Illumination Systems for Buildings (ARC 563) 3
CAE 381 Building Mechanical Systems I: Hvac Fundamentals (ARC 562) 3
ARC 502 Architecture Design and Theory II 6
ARC 513 Advanced Visual Representation 3
 Credit Hours18
Summer (Required 10-week semester)
ARC 503 Architectural Design and Theory III 6
 Credit Hours6
Year Four
First Semester
CAE 480 Plumbing and Life Safety for Buildings 3
ARC 500 Architecture Theory 3
ARC 504 Architecture Design and Theory I 6
Technical Elective 2 3
Cognate Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours18
Second Semester
CAE 370 Geotechnical Engineering I 3
CAE 371 Geotechnical Laboratory 1
CAE 402 Professional Engineering Practice 3
CAE 460 Construction Management (Arch Elective) 3
Architecture Elective 3
ARC 268 History of Architecture II: Baroque through Contemporary 3
 Credit Hours16
Year Five
First Semester
CAE 403 Senior Design Project I - Engineering Design 3
CAE 470 Foundations and Earth Retaining Systems 3
CAE 481 Building Mechanical Systems II: HVAC Systems 3
ARC 608 Integrated Architecture Design Studio 6
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CAE 404 Senior Design Project II - Integrated Engineering Documents 3
ARC 609 Architecture Design 6
Architecture Elective 3
Cognate Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Six
First Semester
ARC 652 Management of Professional Practice 3
ARC 699 Directed Research 3
Architecture History Elective 3
Architecture Elective 3
Cognate Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
Second Semester
CAE 581 Energy-Efficient Building Design 3
ARC 610 Architecture Design Degree Project 6
Architecture Elective 3
Cognate Elective 1 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours200

To be selected from approved lists of People and Society (PS)/Arts and Humanities (HA). Students take a minimum of 3 courses (9 credit hours) in HA cognate and 3 courses in PS Cognate (9 credit hours). Students are advised to select the HA Cognate that includes the following courses: ARC 230 or ARC 630, ARC 268 or ARC 476 and ARC 594.


 To be selected from approved list of Technical Electives