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Architectural Engineering Technology (ArET)
The University offers a bachelor of science (B.S.) in architectural engineering technology that prepares students with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter careers in the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance aspects of the built environment.
- The Architectural Engineering Technology Program provides an architectural engineering technology education that combines an understanding of the philosophy of building design with an applied technical knowledge of construction systems and materials acquired in a technical-oriented studio structure.
- Course content includes technical requirements, management electives, mathematics, and science. In addition, students complete the University's Foundational Studies Program, which provides critical thinking, leadership, and interpersonal and communication skills needed for professional management-level positions.
- Students explore a variety of graphic tools and techniques including freehand drawing, computer-aided drafting, physical models, virtual computer models, Build Information Modeling (BIM), and computer imaging. Students are exposed to a wide range of software programs, graphic communication techniques, and problem-solving skills.
- Students gain real-world experience through participation in internships, cooperative practice programs, and other community and industry engagements.
- Courses in the major are taught by full-time professors who have actual work experience in the field. The department offers small class sizes, which allow for individual attention. Program facilities include studios equipped with individual computer work stations outfitted with leading industry software.
Advance future design professionals to become proficient in their careers
Graduates are qualified for professional positions in the architectural profession working as technologists and managers for architects, engineers, city planners, interior designers, construction managers, and facilities managers. They are prepared to analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of architectural projects.
The need for architectural engineering technologist is increasing as the need for sustainable construction increases.
The Architectural Engineering Technology undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
Below are the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years of graduation:
- PEO 1 Been employed in architectural engineering technology related fields
- PEO 2 Communicate well, think creatively, and work effectively independently and/or in teams
- PEO 3 Continue education and professional development
- PEO 4 Demonstrate ethical, social, and professional responsibility
Student Outcomes (SOs)
Below are the Student Outcomes (SOs) that describe what graduates are expected to attain by the time of graduation:
(1) an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
(2) an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
(3) an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
(4) an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
(5) an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Students have many sources of financial support for their studies, including financial aid, work-study programs, veterans' benefits, and special scholarships for entering freshmen and transfer students.