Program Objectives and Outcomes
Program Educational Objectives
Graduates a few years out of the Architectural Engineering Undergraduate Program should:
- Be global citizens and stewards for the planet with an appreciation for the interrelationships between basic knowledge, technology, and society, while solving the challenges facing architectural engineers in the 21st century.
- Be able to apply the fundamental principles of mathematics, science and engineering as part of interdisciplinary teams to analyze and solve problems and to produce creative, effective and sustainable design solutions.
- Exhibit an aptitude for and have an ability to engage in life-long learning to enhance their technical skills through graduate studies and continuing education, and gain relevant experience in the professional practice of architectural engineering.
- Exhibit leadership in the architectural engineering profession, be engaged in professional societies, demonstrate understanding of ethical responsibility, and have a professional demeanor necessary for a successful architectural engineering career.
Students graduating with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering will attain:
an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
- an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
- an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
- an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
- an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
- an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
- an ability to communicate effectively
- the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
- a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
- a knowledge of contemporary issues
- an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice
- the design level in one of the four architectural engineering areas, the application level in a second area, and the comprehension level in the remaining two areas.