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2023-2024 Undergraduate Academic Catalog-June Update [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Engineering, B.S.


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Program Director

Jayme Radomski, P.E.
Office: CC-27G
Phone: (414) 277-2751
Email: radomski@msoe.edu

Overview

Architectural engineers are responsible for the planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of buildings and similar structures.  This four-year bachelor of science degree program prepares students for careers in the engineering and design of buildings and building systems. Lecture and laboratory courses integrate theory and the practical application of design principles, practices, methods, and materials.

MSOE students specialize in one of the following three architectural engineering areas: Building Electrical and Power Systems (BEPS), Building Mechanical Systems (BMS) or Building Structural Systems (BSS).  Students also take course work in construction and construction management.  Students may choose technical electives from other specialty areas, or they may choose to pursue a minor in a related discipline such as business, mathematics, chemistry or physics.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are “broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation and are based on the needs of the program’s constituencies.” The program objectives of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.ARE) program are as follows:

  • Graduates of the B.S. ARE program are expected to pursue and achieve registration as a professional engineer after attaining the required years of work experience stipulated by the relevant licensing board
  • Graduates of the B.S. ARE program are expected to have advanced their technical and professional skills through lifelong learning (e.g., graduated with an advanced degree, regular attendance at conferences and seminars, achieved specialty certifications)
  • Graduates of the B.S. ARE program are expected to have demonstrated a commitment to their profession and to their community by having served in a leadership role in one or more professional and/or public service organizations relevant to their area of expertise
  • Graduates of the B.S. ARE program are expected to have demonstrated an appreciation for sustainable design by having included aspects of sustainability in their completed projects
  • Graduates of the B.S. ARE program are expected to have demonstrated appropriate courses of action in situations involving conflicting professional and ethical interests

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do at the time of graduation. These student outcomes relate to the skills, knowledge, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program.  The student outcomes of the Bachelor of Science (B.S.ARE) program are as follows:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org, under the General Criteria and the Architectural and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria.  

View Annual Student Enrollment and Graduation Data

Architectural Engineering, B.S. Version S1


Year One


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring


Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Two


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 16 credits

Spring


Total: 12 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 15 credits

Year Three


Spring


Total: 16 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 17 credits

Architectural Engineering Specialty Courses (see note 2)


Building Electrical and Power Systems (BEPS) Specialty


Year Four


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 16 credits

  • 4 credits 4 * Raider Core ♦ Integrate Learning
  • Elective (Economics) 3 credits7
  • Elective (Specialty) 3 credits*5,9
  • Elective (Technical) 3 credits*6,9
  • Raider Core Elective Choice of CLO 3 credits10

Available specialty electives - BEPS:


  • ARE 5161 - Design of Power Systems II 3 credits
  • ARE 5162 - Power Quality 3 credits
  • ARE 5421 - Design of Building Controls Systems 3 credits

Available specialty electives - BMS:


  • ARE 5421 - Design of Building Controls Systems 3 credits
  • ARE 5451 - Design of Mechanical Systems II 3 credits

Available specialty electives - BSS:


These courses must include the word “Design” in the title.

  • CAE 5521 - Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures II 3 credits
  • CAE 5522 - Design of Precast Concrete Structures 3 credits
  • CAE 5551 - Design of Masonry Structures 3 credits
  • CAE 5561 - Design of Steel Structures II 3 credits
  • CAE 5571 - Design of Wood and Timber Structures 3 credits

Spring


Total: 14 lecture hours - 2 lab hours - 16 credits

Program total: 110 lecture hours - 36 lab hours - 128 credits


Notes:


* Courses with asterisks are used to calculate major GPA.

1Three Raider Core courses are required. These courses must be selected to complete the Common Learning Outcomes Embrace Diversity, Demonstrate Ethical Understanding, and Exhibit Curiosity. See The Raider Core  page for details on the general education program and Common Learning Outcomes (CLOs). See the full list of courses covering CLOs  for the Architectural Engineering program.

2Students must choose from one of the three ARE specialties (BSS, BMS or BEPS) and shall take three required specialty courses in spring semester of year three.

3Two credits of advanced graphics are required. Acceptable options include ARE 2851 , ARE 2852 , CVE 2851 , CVE 2852 , and TCM 2060 . Other courses may apply with approval of the Program Director or Chair.

4Consult the course descriptions for a detailed list of requirements for entrance to the undergraduate capstone sequence.

5Three specialty elective credits are required. Available specialty electives are listed, and other courses may apply with approval of the Program Director or Chair.

6A minimum of eight technical elective credits are required. A “technical elective” is a course that meets the following requirements: 

  1. Must be selected from the following departments and shall contain one of the course prefixes listed: Mathematics (MTH), Business (BUS), CAECM (ARE, CAE, CVE, CON), Science (BIO, CHM, PHY, SCI), HSC (TCM or UXD), EECS (CSE, CPE, CSC, ELE, BME, SWE), ME (IND or MEC), General Engineering (EGR), Undergraduate Research (UGR) 
  2. Must be 2000 level or higher
  3. Must not be of a lower level than a course required in the curriculum or previously taken for credit 
  4. Must not be a course substantially equivalent to one already taken for credit 
  5. Prerequisites and corequisites as listed in the academic catalog must be met 
  6. Only technical electives carrying the ARE, CAE, CVE, or CON prefixes will be calculated in the student’s major GPA
  7. Any other limitations and/or stipulations as listed in the academic catalog must be met 
  8. Exceptions: CSC 1310  and MEC 1910  are allowable technical electives

7Three credits are to be taken in an economics area. Acceptable courses include CAE 4811 , IND 2700 , and BUS 3200 . Other courses may apply with approval of the Program Director or Chair.

8Any three-credit course, 2000 level or higher, may be taken to satisfy the free elective subject to limitations from the CAECM Department.

9Students accepted in the early entry pathway to the M.S. Architectural Engineering program have specific requirements for the specialty and technical electives. Consult the CAECM Graduate Academic Catalog for details.

10 This course can cover any of the following CLOs: Collaborate Successfully, Think Critically, Demonstrate Ethical Understanding, Exhibit Curiosity, or Embrace Diversity. With some exceptions, eligible courses must be taught out of the Humanities, Social Science, and Communication, Mathematics, or Physics and Chemistry Departments.

Students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination as a condition of graduation. See CAECM Policy 4.2.100 for full details.

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