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An example of architechture engineering in the real world.

What is architectural engineering?

Architectural engineering is a profession that combines the art and science of design in the creation of buildings.  A detailed understanding of fundamental and applied engineering principles supports the work of the architectural engineer.  Architectural engineering differs from architecture primarily in its focus upon the design of the structural elements, systems and procedures for buildings, rather than the overall design.  

Why architectural engineering at OSU?

Dedicated faculty, state-of-the-art facilities, and a community of like-minded students create a learning environment that is unmatched.  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 programs.  Architecture engineering students graduate with an understanding of the numerous factors that have an effect on the creation of architecture in contemporary society, and thus gain a deep appreciation of the cooperative nature of the professional practice of architecture.  

Career paths

There are many paths an architectural engineering major can take. Potential jobs include:

 

5year

ABET accredited Bachelor of Architectural Engineering degree.

Highlights

  • The ABET accredited curriculum offers students a studio based education where they can explore their creativity as well as further their abilities in math and science.
  • Two options are available within the major of architectural engineering:  structural design and construction project management.  Both options are concerned with the technical nature of bringing a building to fruition.  
  • Graduates with a degree in architectural engineering must pass the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam, and the Professional Engineering (PE) and/or Structural Engineering (SE) exams to become a licensed professional.
  • A twelve credit hour Graduate Certificate is available, focused upon the Integrative Design of the Building Envelope, which concerns a specific technical aspect of building design of interest to the student.
  • Architecture engineering students graduate with an understanding of the numerous factors that have an effect on the creation of architecture in contemporary society, and thus gain a deep appreciation of the cooperative nature of the professional practice of architecture. 

Results of a OSU Architecture engineering student

Scholarship Opportunities

The College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology offers a variety of competitive scholarships. To learn more, view all CEAT scholarship opportunities.

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