BS in Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering Major

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Students graduate from the architectural engineering major program trained in the principles necessary for professional practice in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. Architectural engineers are experts in the many aspects of sustainability, functionality, economics, and development and building practices that consider the human and applied uses for the structures of the built environment.

Drexel Engineering combines immersive, design-oriented coursework taught by world-recognized faculty experts with co-op, your capstone senior design experience and research opportunities to have you 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: Design systems and equipment that help in the analysis, design, and construction of all types of buildings. Students become adept at the latest technology in Building Information Modeling (BIM) for use in smart systems for building design and management.
  • Mechanical (HVAC): Design and manage the building environment including areas such as sustainable building design, mechanical equipment selection, control system design, building heating and cooling load, energy analysis and systems optimization, operations safety, economy and performance.
  • Structural: Design and monitor building structures including systems design, foundation system design, and building structural load definition.


Many students combine a minor within the College of Engineering. Students can minor in any area, not just engineering. Popular minors include business, construction management, and architecture.

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 crystalizes understanding of your chosen field. You come away knowing more about your options for a career path, your preferred work environment, and your 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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