Architectural Engineering Academic Plan

1st Year - 1st Semester
AREN 1010 Introduction to Architectural Engineering 1 cr
CMST 1110 Public Speaking Fundamentals 3 cr
MATH 1950 Calculus I 5 cr
CHEM 1180 General Chemistry 3 cr
CHEM 1184 General Chemistry Lab 1 cr
ACE ELECTIVE (SLO 9) 3 cr
AREN 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar 0 cr
  TOTAL CREDITS 16
1st Year - 2nd Semester
MATH 1960 Calculus II 5 cr
PHYS 2110 General Physics I - Calculus Level 4 cr
PHYS 1154 General Physics Lab I 1 cr
AREN 1030 AE Design & Simulation Studio I 3 cr
CIST 1400 Introduction to Computer Science I 3 cr
AREN 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar 0 cr
  TOTAL CREDITS 16
2nd Year - 1st Semester
ECEN 2110 Elements of Electrical Engineering 3 cr
MATH 1970 Calculus III 4 cr
PHYS 2120 General Physics II - Calculus Level 4 cr
PHYS 1164 General Physics Lab II 1 cr
MECH 2230 Engineering Statics 3 cr
AREN 2030 AE Design & Simulation Studio II 3 cr
AREN 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar 0 cr
  TOTAL CREDITS 18
2nd Year - 2nd Semester
MECH 2000 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 cr
MATH 2350 Differential Equations 3 cr
MECH 3250 Mechanics of Elastic Bodies 3 cr
MECH 3730 Engineering Dynamics 3 cr
AREN 3070 Mechanics of Materials Lab 1 cr
CONE 2110 Construction Business Methods 3 cr
AREN 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar 0 cr
  TOTAL CREDITS 16
3rd Year - 1st Semester
AREN 3200 Lighting I: Fundamentals for Design 3 cr
AREN 3300 Building Acoustics Fundamentals 3 cr
ACE ELECTIVE  (SLO 5 or 7) but must include AREN 3770 (ACE 5) or ART 3780 (ACE 7) 3 cr
CIVE 310/MECH 3100 Fluid Mechanics 3 cr
CIVE 319 Hydraulics Lab 1 cr
CIVE 341 Introduction to Structural Engineering 4 cr
AREN 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar 0 cr
  TOTAL CREDITS 17
3rd Year - 2nd Semester
AREN 3220 Electrical Systems for Buildings I 3 cr
AREN 3100 HVAC Fundamentals 3 cr
CIVE 441 Steel Design I 3 cr
AREN 4040 Building Envelopes 3 cr
STAT 3800 Applied Engineering Probability and Statistics 3 cr
AREN 3030 AE Design & Simulation Studio III (NOTE: Listed as AREN 4940 for registration) 3 cr
AREN 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar 0 cr
  TOTAL CREDITS 18
4th Year - 1st Semester
  All Options  [9 cr]
AREN 4030 AE Design & Simulation Studio IV (NOTE: Listed as AREN 4940 for registration) 3 cr
CONE 2060 Engineering Economics 3 cr
ENGL 3980 Technical Writing across the Disciplines 3 cr
AREN 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar 0 cr
  Lighting and Electrical Option [9 cr] 
AREN 4200 Lighting II: Theory, Design & Application 3 cr
AREN 4120 Building Energy II: Primary & Secondary Systems 3 cr
PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology 3 cr
  Mechanical and Acoustics Option  [9 cr] 
AREN 4120 Building Energy II: Primary and Secondary Systems 3 cr
ACE ELECTIVE (SLO 6) 3 cr
GENERAL ELECTIVE Approved by Advisor 3 cr
  Structural Option  [9 cr] 
CIVE 443 Advanced Structural Analysis 3 cr
CIVE 440 Reinforced Concrete Design I 3 cr
ACE ELECTIVE (SLO 6) 3 cr
  TOTAL CREDITS 18
4th Year - 2nd Semester
  All Options  [3 cr]
ACE ELECTIVE  (SLO 5 or 7) but must include AREN 3770 (ACE 5) or ART 3780 (ACE 7) 3 cr
AREN 1000 Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar 0 cr
  Lighting and Electrical Options [7 cr] 
AREN 4250 Lighting Design 4 cr
PSYC 4210 Sensation and Perception 3 cr
  Mechanical and Acoustics Options  [7 cr] 
AREN 4150 HVAC Design 4 cr
AREN 4300 Advanced Noise Control 3 cr
  Structural Options  [7 cr] 
CIVE 334 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 4 cr
CIVE 444 Structural Design and Planning 3 cr
  TOTAL CREDITS 10
5th Year
  Architectural Engineering offers a fifth-year ABET-accredited Master of Architectural Engineering (MAE). To examine the MAE curriculum, click here.