Certificate in Architectural Engineering

The Certificate in Architectural Engineering is a preparatory coursework-only non-degree program oriented toward students who wish to gain introductory knowledge on 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. The program is designed to be taken standalone for gaining introductory knowledge or in preparation for gaining advanced knowledge in the Master of Engineering in Architectural Engineering program.

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).


Required Coures (3)
CAE 513Building Science3
Elective Courses (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Plumbing/Fire Protection Dsgn3
Building Electrical/Lighting3
Lighting Systems Design3
Building Env Rehab Engineering3
BIM Applications for Bldg Perf3
HVAC Systems Design3
Structural Forensics3
Building Enclosure Design3
Energy Conservation Dsgn:Bldgs3
Control of Building Env. Sys.3
Applied Bldg Energy Modeling3
Measurement & Instrumentation3
Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn I3
Net Zero Energy Home Dsgn II3
Constr Meths Estimating Budget3
Occup Environ Health Safety3
Indoor Air Pollution3
Total Credit Hours9

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