Master of Engineering in Architectural Engineering
These master of engineering programs are course-only, professionally-oriented degree programs that permit a concentration in preparation for engineering practice. Admission requirements to these programs are the same as those for the master of science program. Candidates in these programs must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours, up to four of which may be a special project course—CAE 594, CAE 597, or ENVE 597. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework (except CAE 431 and CAE 432) may be included in the master of engineering program with prior adviser approval. No thesis or comprehensive examination is required for completion of the degree.
The Master of Engineering in Architectural Engineering is a coursework-only graduate degree program oriented toward students who wish to develop more knowledge about the design, construction, and operation of buildings and their systems, including heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, facades and enclosures, and electrical, lighting, fire protection, and plumbing systems. The degree program is intended for preparation for advanced engineering practice rooted in the principles of building science, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability.
Students with a variety of academic backgrounds are eligible to apply for the program, including those with undergraduate degrees in engineering disciplines (e.g., architectural, civil, mechanical, or environmental engineering) and non-engineering disciplines (e.g., architecture, construction management, or environmental design). All admitted students are expected to have passed thermodynamics and fluid mechanics in their undergraduate studies. If students have not passed these courses, they may be required to take proficiency courses in their first year of study or in the summer before their first year of study. Each applicant will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during the application review process to determine any proficiency course requirements.
Students in the program must complete a minimum of 32 credit hours in total. Up to 12 credit hours of 400-level undergraduate coursework may be included in the program with adviser approval. No thesis or comprehensive examination is required for completion of the degree, but students are required to complete at least 2 hours of CAE 597 based on an independent study in architectural engineering conducted under the supervision of a faculty adviser. The main deliverable for the CAE 597 requirement is a final project report.
|Minimum Credits Required||32|
|Maximum 400-Level Credit||12|
|Minimum 500-Level Credit||20|
|Maximum Transfer Credit||9|
|Required Core Courses||(6)|
|CAE 513||Building Science 1||3|
|CAE 526||Energy Conservation Dsgn:Bldgs||3|
|Statistics/Data Analysis Requirement||(3)|
|CAE 523||Statistical Analysis Engg Data||3|
|or MATH 474||Probability and Statistics|
|or MATH 564||Applied Statistics|
|or MMAE 500||Data Driven Modeling|
|or BME 533||Biostatistics|
|Independent Study Requirement||(2)|
|CAE 597||Special Problems 2||2|
|Architectural Engineering Elective Courses||(15)|
|Select a minimum of 15 hours from the following:||15|
|Plumbing/Fire Protection Dsgn||3|
|Lighting Systems Design||3|
|Building Env Rehab Engineering||3|
|BIM Applications for Bldg Perf||3|
|HVAC Systems Design||3|
|Building Enclosure Design||3|
|Control of Building Env. Sys.||3|
|Applied Bldg Energy Modeling||3|
|Measurement & Instrumentation||3|
|Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn I||3|
|Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn II||3|
|Constr Meths Estimating Budget||3|
|Occup Environ Health Safety||3|
|Indoor Air Pollution||3|
|Computational Fluid Dynamics||3|
|General Elective Courses||(6)|
|Select up to six credit hours of general electives 3||6|
|Total Credit Hours||32|
Students who have previously passed an equivalent course in their prior degree programs may substitute another course for CAE 513 with adviser approval.
Students are required to complete at least 2 hours of CAE 597 based on an independent study in architectural engineering conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor. The main deliverable for the CAE 597 requirement is a final project report.
General electives can include courses offered by the Armour College of Engineering, the College of Architecture, or the College of Computing, subject to adviser approval.