Architectural & Facilities Engineering is the detailed study of how to make, revamp, and operate buildings. Facilities engineering, is similar and has the same four basic curriculum areas, but focuses on making existing buildings better. If you are interested in designing and constructing new or revamped buildings, this is the minor for you.
The Architectural & Facilities Engineering (AFE) minor at Clarkson University is housed within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), but is open to all majors. Majors in Civil, Mechanical, Environmental, and Electrical Engineering, and Engineering & Management will pair best with the AFE minor.
The AFE minor builds on the success of the Clarkson Construction Engineering Management program (CEM) and its numerous impressive and national award-winning accomplishments. Industry leading firms are looking to find their top talent at Clarkson, including those with a minor in Architectural & Facilities Engineering.
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
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
- 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
Students must complete one of the following courses:
- EM/OM380 Project Management
- FN361 Financial Management
- OS286 Organizational Behavior I
- LW270 Law and Society I
Students must complete one course in art history, architectural history, art appreciation, applied art, or related study (3 credits).