BS in Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering Major

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A Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering graduates are ready to perform analysis, design, construction and design of operations of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Architectural engineers incorporate sustainability, functionality, economics and consider the human interactions and applied uses in the design of structures in the built environment.

Drexel Engineering combines immersive coursework taught by world-recognized faculty experts in the field with co-op, the capstone senior design project and research opportunities to have students emerge ready to start a career making an immediate impact.

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Concentrations in Architectural Engineering

Electives allow you to follow your interests by taking three or more classes in your chosen specialization. The concentrations within architectural engineering include:

  • Digital Building: Specialize in the technology used in the analysis, design, and construction of buildings, including those used in the Building Information Modeling (BIM) for use in smart systems for building design and management.
  • Mechanical (HVAC): Design and manage the systems that control the building environment used in sustainable building design, equipment selection and design, control systems, building heating and cooling load, energy analysis and systems optimization, operations safety and performance.
  • Structural: Design and monitor building structures as an expert in systems design, foundation system design and building structural load definition.
Hometown: Levittown, Pennsylvania<br>
Major: Architectural Engineering<br>
Class Year: 2026

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Hometown: Levittown, Pennsylvania
Major: Architectural Engineering
Class Year: 2026

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Drexel Engineering Co-Op

Co-op crystallizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about the options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and become more confident about the focus within your chosen discipline. The context you gain provides you with the ability to start your career ready to make a difference.

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Curriculum and Requirements

Students must complete a total of 12 General Education credits, 65 Foundation Requirement course credits, 71 credits of architectural engineering requirements, and 29 credits in their selected concentration.

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Students can also add a minor in any area at Drexel, including minors within the College of Engineering. Popular choices include business, construction management, civil engineering or architecture.

Career and Job Outlook

Careers as an architectural engineer provides many opportunities, with job titles such as architectural engineer, building engineer, construction estimator, project manager and structural engineer. Professionals in this field earn a median salary is $152,350, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some other outcomes for Drexel graduates include: 

  • 97% of architectural engineering majors employed or in graduate school
  • $68,966 average salary one-year after graduation
  • 43% receive job offers from former co-op employer

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