AE Career Opportunities

As a graduate of our AE program you are prepared to enter the workplace with the skills required to design building energy systems, lighting systems, structural systems, electrical systems, and acousitical systems. In addition to possessing these design skills you also have the broad knowledge and understanding required of an engineering consultant.

Here is how our AE specialties give you a career edge.


Structural Design
Structural Design

Every building must be built to withstand the force of gravity, weather, time, even natural disasters. Architectural engineers research, analyze, and design structural systems to ensure our safety and comfort. They determine the materials and techniques needed to creatively transform a big idea into reality. Our program merges innovative coursework with guidance from outstanding structural faculty. Students gain hands-on experience in our Structural Research Laboratory, featuring over 5,000 square feet of floor space to accommodate various testing needs.

Electrical/Lighting Systems
Electrical/Lighting

Buildings need electric power, communications, and light. Architectural engineers plan and design smart buildings that allow us to efficiently use energy and communicate with the world. They develop methods to illuminate a building by balancing considerations of cost, aesthetics and effects on human behavior and productivity. They are concerned with energy efficiency and sustainable design practices. Students gain hands-on experience in our Lighting and Electrical Systems Laboratory, featuring electrical panels and lighting control boards.

Mechanical/Acoustics
Mechanical/Acoustics

Buildings require controlled environments to optimize effficiency and productivity. Architectural engineers plan and design heating, ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, and acoustical systems—all the systems that improve our quality of life. They are concerned with energy efficiency and sustainable design practices. Students gain hands-on experience in our Building Systems Laboratory, featuring customizable settings to affect change and observe outcomes.

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