Master of Architectural Engineering (MAE)
Students who complete the Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering may continue with a one-year Master of Architectural Engineering (MAE) degree. During this fifth year, students continue to develop depth in their selected option area ((1) building structural systems, (2) building mechanical and acoustical systems, or (3) building lighting and electrical systems) and are also introduced to professional practice.
Students demonstrate mastery of a technical topic through a two-semester Graduate Project course sequence (AE 8010 and 8020) that culminates in a written MAE report. They also take AE 8090 “AE Interdisciplinary Team Design Project” in which they are assigned to be a member of an interdisciplinary team where they develop and design the structural, mechanical/acoustical, or lighting/electrical systems for an actual building, from programming through construction documents. All student teams are mentored by a team of industry design professionals.
The five-year Architectural Engineering (AE) program encompassing the Bachelor of Science degree followed by the Master of Architectural Engineering degree is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology), http://www.abet.org.
For those transitioning or already enrolled in the MAE program:
- MAE Procedures
- MAE Application – Project Proposal Guidelines
- MAE Curriculum
- Memorandum of Coursework (PDF form - for MAE Lighting/Electrical Option)
- Memorandum of Coursework (PDF form - for MAE Mechanical/Acoustics Option)
- Memorandum of Coursework (PDF form - for MAE Structural Option)
- UNL Application for Degree (PDF form for MAE students)
- Final Exam Report Form (PDF form for MAE students)