Architectural & Facilities Engineering Opportunities

At Clarkson, we like to get hands on. So, in addition to curricular opportunities, students in the Architectural & Facilities Engineering minor are able to take part in a range of co-curricular and extra-curricular activities that round out the total experience, including: 

  • Meet the Pro
  • Local Field Trips
  • MEGA Project Field Trips
  • Greenbuild Scholarships
  • C3G Projects
  • Blueprint Bootcamp
  • AutoCAD Seminar
  • Construction Engineering Management SPEED Team
  • Internships & Co-Ops
  • OSHA 10-hour Certification
  • Clarkson Construction Club/AGC Student Chapter
  • Kiewit Women in Construction
Undergraduate students in Clarkson's Construction Engineering Management program pose during a field trip to the Javits Center.

In 2020, students in the Construction Engineering Management program went on a site visit to the Javits Center in New York City. 

The Clarkson CEM Consulting Group (C3G) – Real Projects for Serious Students

Started in 2015, the this group gives students hands on experiences through its own in-house construction/facilities-consulting firm. C3G provides pre-professional consulting in planning, facilities, engineering, and construction areas. Projects span a wide range of efforts focused on the execution of engineering and architectural design projects. Students do the actual work to deliver pre-professional products to municipal, non-profit, and other clients across New York State. Participants have landed prime opportunities and have even started their own businesses.

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Architectural & Facilities Engineering Curriculum & Core Requirements

The minor in architectural and facilities engineering is a total of 27 credit hours, plus students must have an architectural and facilities engineering focus for their capstone experience in their major (CE490/491, ME446, EE412, EM456, or equivalent). 

The curriculum has been designed to give students a well-rounded understanding of architectural and facilities engineering. 

All courses are 3 credits unless noted.

Students must complete the following courses:

Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • CE305 Construction Planning and Management
  • CE408 Building Information Modeling/Integrated Project Delivery
  • CE409 Fundamentals of Building Systems
  • CE448 Introduction to Architectural Engineering

Data Science/Mathematics

  • DS241 Intro to Data Science
  • or MA330 Advanced Engineering Math
  • or STAT383 Probability and Statistics
  • or STAT389 Probability and Statistics with Multivariate Analysis

Architectural & Facilities Engineering Core Electives

Students must complete two of the following courses:

  • CE407 Intro to Scheduling and Estimating
  • CE410/510 Sustainable Infrastructure and Building
  • CE411 Construction Materials Engineering
  • CE415/515 Foundations and Retaining Structures
  • CE441 Reinforced Concrete Design OR CE442 Steel Design
  • ME310 Thermodynamic systems Engineering
  • ME411 Intro to Heat Transfer
  • ME444 Computer Aided Engineering
  • EE221 Linear Circuits
  • EE331 Energy Conversion
  • EE333 Power System Engineering
  • EE/ME450 Control Systems
  • EHS330 Safety Analysis
  • ES238 Intro to Energy Systems
  • EV305 Sustainability and the Environment

Architectural & Facilities Engineering Electives

Management/Law Elective

Students must complete one of the following courses:

  • EM/OM380 Project Management
  • FN361 Financial Management
  • OS286 Organizational Behavior I
  • LW270 Law and Society I

Art Elective

Students must complete one course in art history, architectural history, art appreciation, applied art, or related study (3 credits).