Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
Architectural engineers blend the fundamental principles of engineering with knowledge of all building systems. Using new and emerging technologies, graduates will plan and design integrated building systems. The Durham School’s five-year program, one of only a few in the nation, combines a bachelor’s and master’s degree into five years of schooling so our students graduate with an ABET-accredited Master of Architectural Engineering degree. As a Master of Architectural Engineering graduate, you will have an excellent foundation to give you a head-start in the career field. The Nebraska AE program is located on the Scott Campus at the University of Nebraska Omaha; all degrees are conferred from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Architectural Engineering is the implementation of engineering principles in building design. An architect's goal is to design a building, but an architectural engineering focuses on the building's systems.
Architecture is the general design of buildings, keeping in mind the aesthetics and any possible symbolism. Architectural engineering is the design and integration of the engineering building system, including structural, lighting, electrical, heating, cooling, and many other areas.
Architectural Engineering graduates at Nebraska are nearly 100% placed upon graduation. Graduates are often found employed with local firms such as HDR, Alvine Engineering, Kiewit, DLR and Leo A Daly, to name a few. Nationwide job opportunities are also available, with more than 80 employers represented at the 2016 Durham School Career Fair. You can learn more here: http://engineering.unl.edu/durhamschool/durham-career-resources/
There are several lab spaces for AE students. Are there specific classes that use these labs, or are the labs mainly for professors and their research?
The lab spaces are utilized for both courses and faculty/student research. View more information about the facilities here: http://engineering.unl.edu/durhamschool/durham-pki-research-labs/
Students in the Architectural Engineering program can specialize in any of these areas: structural, electrical/lighting or mechanical/acoustics.
What is the difference between a Master of Architectural Engineering (MAE) and a Master of Science in Architectural Engineering (M.S.AE)?
A Master of Architectural Engineering is the ABET-accredited five-year degree program in The Durham School. Students apply for a B.S.AE, maintaining a 3.0 GPA throughout, and in their junior year, apply for the MAE (the fifth and final year of the program). Graduates earn both a B.S.AE and MAE. The M.S. AE degree is for prospective students who did not attend the B.S.AE program from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and are interested in studying for a master's degree in architectural engineering.
Entry-level average annual pay is $60,000.
Transfer students will meet with a member of the advising team to look at course equivalencies and determine the best plan for completing the program.
There are several factors that set Architectural Engineering at Nebraska apart from other programs,including our location, industry involvement, program advisory boards, and professional mentors, to name a few. Due to the close ties the program holds with local and nationwide industry, students have many internship opportunities.