Missouri University of Science and Technology
Architectural engineers study new materials, construction techniques, project management and business management. History and design coursework give students a historical perspective on what works (and what doesn't...).
What is the difference between "architecture" and "architectural engineering?"
Typically, architects are responsible for designing the aesthetics of a building, and for making sure that the overall objectives of the client relating to the end use of the building are met. Architectural engineers are responsible for designing the details of the building systems – structural, HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and electrical – using the principles of engineering science, mathematics and physics.
Where do architectural engineers work?
Architectural engineers have many career possibilities, from working with private construction and consulting companies, to a career in government or civil service as a building inspector, project manager or construction specialist.
Missouri S&T's Architectural Engineering program has been ABET accredited since 2004.
ArchE's are creative – you'll have an opportunity every day to design new things and solve problems.
Communication skills are key. You'll work with and communicate with other engineers, suppliers and customers.
You'll have to manage $$$ and people. You'll work on projects with huge budgets and many people.
ArchE's are interdisciplinary specialists. They study electrical systems, HVAC components, structures, soils and more.
Average starting salary for S&T ArchE grads: $55,461.