Drexel’s Architectural Engineering undergraduate program prepares its graduates for professional work in the design, construction, and maintenance of commercial, institutional, and industrial building systems. The goal of the program is to develop an engineer who is familiar with all aspects of safe, economic construction and can work effectively with a team of architects, engineers and contractors. Each student studies the principles of structural, mechanical, and electrical design for buildings while developing strength in one particular discipline.
The minor in architectural engineering, designed to broaden the professional capabilities of students, offers the building systems portion of the architectural engineering curriculum with enough attention to structural components for completeness. Pursuing a minor in architectural engineering can be of interest to mechanical engineering students who wish to learn the application of HVAC systems within the building context; to civil engineering students who require knowledge of large-scale infrastructure systems; and to chemical engineering students who wish to understand the energy and distribution aspects of process plant design.