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B.S. Architectural Engineering

Bachelor of Science Degree

AE Students - MOD Chiller Plant

The architectural engineering (AE) major prepares graduates for professional work in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings.

Curriculum

Degree Requirements

Advising

Students are assigned an Undergraduate Advising Center advisor prior to the freshmen year. This advisor works with the student from the freshman through pre-junior years. The Undergraduate Advising Center website lists the undergraduate advising staff.

If you are a junior or senior, inquiries can be directed to Professor Michael Waring, the Program Director of the Architectural Engineering program: msw59@drexel.edu.

Concentrations

During the junior year, AE students choose between three concentrations - Mechanical (HVAC), Structural, or Digital Building

Mechanical Concentration (HVAC)
Students who choose the mechanical concentration (HVAC) prepare for careers dealing with the building environment. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in the many design aspects of building environmental control, including:

  • Building Load Definitions

  • Equipment Selection and Design

  • Distribution System Design

  • Control Systems Design

  • Energy Analysis and System Optimization

  • Building Operation for Safety, Economy and Maximum Performance

Structural Concentration  
Students who choose the structural concentration prepare for careers dealing with the building structure. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in the design of the many aspects of building structure including:

  • Building Load Definitions

  • Structural System Design

  • Foundation System Design

Digital Building
Students will choose the digital building concentration to prepare for careers in the analysis, design, construction and operation of all types of buildings, residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial.  This concentration is for students who wish to focus on digital modeling tools as they pertain to applications throughout a building’s life cycle.  The use of digital modeling tools has increased dramatically in recent years and the addition of this new concentration will provide students with comprehensive instruction on how to successfully use Building Information Modeling (BIM) programs.

Minors

The requirements for a minor are set by the department offering it. To determine the most current information you need to consult that department.

The most common minors for AE's are:

There is also an option for students in other programs to minor in Architectural Engineering

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