Durham - Master of Architectural Engineering

  • Masters of Architectural Engineering

Master of Architectural Engineering

It is highly recommended for students who complete the Bachelor of Science degree in architectural engineering, 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.

The MAE curriculum is designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of a technical topic through a two-semester Graduate Project course sequence (AE 8010 and 8020) that culminates in a written MAE report. Students will 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 School’s 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.