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Concentration in Architectural Engineering

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A professional concentration in Architectural Engineering is available to students who are planning a career in building design, including architectural, structural, construction, foundation, and environmental aspects.  The professional concentration allows students to satisfy the accreditation requirements in civil engineering while pursuing a concentration in architectural engineering.

Courses required for a concentration in architectural engineering are listed below. The total number of credits required for the concentration is 24, of which 18 credits have to be selected as professional electives.


  • CE 448 Introduction to Architectural Engineering
  • CE 447 Reinforced Masonry and Timber Design
  • CE 415/515 Foundations Design
  • CE 441 Concrete Design
  • CE442 Steel Design
  • CE492 Senior Design (Building, Architectural)

Two of the following

  • CE 405 Construction Planning and Management
  • CE 411 Construction Materials
  • CE420/520 Advanced Structural Analysis
  • CE421/521 Composite Mechanics and Design
  • CE542 Advanced Steel Design
  • CE544 Advanced Concrete Design
  • CE453/553 Properties and Performance of Concrete Mat'ls
  • CE455/555 Structural Damage, Rehabililtation, and Repair
  • CE457/557 Environmental Degradation of Concrete Structures
  • ME310 Thermodynamic System Engineering
  • ME411 Introduction to Heat Transfer
  • ME444 Computer Aided Engineering
  • CE438 or CE 538 Finite Element Methods
  • CE401/501 Fracture Mech. of Concrete Structures
  • CE486/586 Intro to Industrial Ecology
  • IH406 Industrial Hygiene Control Methods

Or other course as designated by CEE Department Chair

Total Credits for concentration: 24

In addition to the required number of credits, it is recommended that students in the architectural engineering concentration take relevant liberal arts courses such as LF 205 Painting and Drawing, as well as writing intensive communication (COMM) courses. Architecture related liberal arts courses such as History of World Architecture, Architecture and Culture, Idea and Image, Greek Art and Architecture, Roman Art and Architecture may also be taken by cross-registration at an Associated College. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required in the courses taken for this professional concentration. At least nine of the credit hours required in the concentration must be completed at Clarkson University unless the Dean of the Coulter School of Engineering approves and exception.