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Architectural Engineering

Buildings engineering systems are used for climate control, illumination, power distribution, acoustics, and more – these all play an increasingly important role in our lives. The Civil, Environmental & Architectural Engineering (CEAE) Department boasts a vibrant faculty, who are preparing engineers to assume leadership roles in the profession. CEAE instructional and laboratory facilities in areas such as sustainable building practices, HVAC, power, and illumination are world-class.

First year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCE 101Introduction to Architectural Engineering2
ARCH 100Architectural Foundations I4
ENGL 101Composition (KU Core GE 2.1)3
MATH 125HCalculus I (KU Core GE 1.2)4
ElectiveKU Core GE 2.2**H4
 TOTAL HOURS16
First year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCE 217Computer Assisted Building Design3
ARCH 101Architectural Foundations II4
ENGL 102HCritical Reading & Writing (KU Core GE 2.1)3
MATH 126HCalculus II4
PHSX 210HGeneral Physics I for Engineers (KU Core GE 1.1)3
PHSX 216General Physics I Laboratory1
 TOTAL HOURS18
Second year - Fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
CE 260Statics & Dynamics5
CHEM 150HChemistry for Engineers (KU Core GE 3N)5
MATH 127HCalculus III4
PHSX 212HGeneral Physics II3
PHSX 236HGeneral Physics II Laboratory1
 TOTAL HOURS18
Second year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCE 350Building Materials Science3
ME 212Basic Engineering Thermodynamics3
MATH 220HApplied Differential Equations3
CE 310HStrength of Materials4
MATH 290HElementary Linear Algebra2
ElectiveKU Core GE 3S**H3
 TOTAL HOURS18
Third year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCH 626Building Technologies I3
ARCE 660Building Thermal Science3
CE 330H/ME 510Fluid Mechanics3
CE 625Applied Probability & Statistics3
ARCH 540Global Hist of Architecture I3
 TOTAL HOURS15
Third year - Spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCE 650  Illumination Engineering I3
ARCE 661HVAC&R Systems Design3
ARCE 315Electric Circuits & Machines3
ARCH 541Global History of Architecture II3
CE 461Structural Analysis4
 TOTAL HOURS16
Fourth year - fall
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCE 640Power Systems Engineering I3
CE 610Engineering Ethics (KU Core AE 5.1), or
KU Core AE 5.1 elective
3
CE 562Design of Steel Structures (KU Core AE 6.1), or 
CE 563Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures3
ElectiveEngineering Science or Engineering Design3
CMGT 457Construction Project Mgmt3
 TOTAL HOURS15
Fourth year - spring
CourseCourse TitleHours
ARCE 698ARCE Comprehensive Design Project3
CMGT 500Construction Engineering3
CE 562Design of Steel Structures (KU Core AE 6.1), or 
CE 563Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures3
ElectiveKU Core AE 4.1**H3
RequiredFundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam0
 TOTAL HOURS12

Students are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam prior to graduation.

CURRICULUM NOTES
* Refer to the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering elective list.
** Students must ensure the electives they choose fulfill all remaining KU Core requirements. Refer to the lists of acceptable General Education and Advanced Education KU Core courses.
† Students must complete 128 hours to earn the degree.
H Honors equivalent course is available.

CORE DISTRIBUTION

GE 1.1 CRITICAL THINKING: PHSX 210
GE 1.2 QUANTITATIVE LITERACY: MATH 125

GE 2.1 WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: SIX HOURS OF ENGLISH COURSES
GE 2.2 ORAL COMMUNICATION: ELECTIVE

GE 3H ARTS & HUMANITIES: ARCH 540
GE 3N NATURAL SCIENCES: CHEM 150
GE 3S SOCIAL SCIENCES: ELECTIVE

AE 4.1 DIVERSITY IN UNITED STATES: ELECTIVE
AE 4.2 GLOBAL AWARENESS: ARCH 541

AE 5.1 ETHICS & SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY: CE 610

AE 6.1 INTEGRATION & CREATIVITY: CE 562

2021-2022 Curriculum