Architectural engineering is a profession that combines the art and science known
as architecture with a detailed background in fundamental and applied engineering
Why architectural engineering at OSU?
The mission of the School of Architecture is to prepare future architectural engineers
to make vital contributions to humanity through the creation of architecture. In its
broadest sense, it involves the creative application of science and technology to
the design of structures meant for human occupancy.
There are many paths an architectural engineering major can take. Potential jobs include:
Structural engineering intern
ABET accredited Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree.
Founded in 1909.
Architectural Engineering is a profession that combines the art and science of architecture
with a concentration in the application of engineering principles to the creation
of structures for human occupancy. Architectural Engineering, therefore, differs from
architecture primarily in its focus upon the design of the structural elements, systems
and procedures for buildings, rather than the overall design.
Architectural engineers practice in a wide variety of professional engineering settings.
Engineering consulting firms, architectural firms, industrial and commercial organizations
as well as government agencies are all employers of architectural engineers.
Architectural Engineering and Architecture students at OSU share much of the same
coursework. The Architecture Engineering Program, situated within the School of Architecture,
provides OSU architectural engineering graduates with a highly desirable understanding
of the overall production of architecture rarely found in other program
Architecture Engineering students graduate with an understanding of the myriad of
issues that come to bear on the creation of architecture in contemporary society,
and thus gain a deep appreciation of the cooperative nature of the professional practice