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Architectural Engineering

BS in Architectural Engineering

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Architectural engineers design physical facilities, buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, dams, power plants, and systems for water treatment and waste disposal. Study includes fundamental instruction in math, physics and chemistry as applied to architectural engineering. Other courses include fluid mechanics, hydrology, soils, transportation and computers.  Multidisciplinary courses draw from civil, electrical and mechanical engineering principles to convey the knowledge needed to plan, design and manage construction of buildings: from structural integrity to efficient heating and cooling.

Major Details

College: College of Engineering
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the College of Engineering website for more information.

Math Required:


    This strand involves skill and facility with calculus. The S-strand begins at one of two calculus options - MATH 124 (Calculus I with Applications) or MATH 125 (Calculus I). Students who successfully complete the S-strand may continue on to MATH 129 (Calculus II), MATH 223 (Vector Calculus), or beyond. Those who choose but are not ready to begin the S-strand will be required to take preparatory work.
Second Language Required:


  • This major doesn't have Language Requirements.
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 1st Year Comp 3
MATH 122A/B or 124 or 125 Calculus I 3
CHEM 151 Chemistry I with lab 4
ENGR 102A/B Introduction to Engineering 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 1St Year Comp 2 3
MATH 129 Calculus II 3
PHYS 141 Introductory Mechanics 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MATH 223 Vector Calculus 4
PHYS 241 Introductory Electricity and Magnetism 4
CE 214 Statics 3
ARC 220 History of Applied Building Technology 3
ARCE 295 Introduction of Architectureal Engineering 1
4th Semester
MATH 254 Differential Equations 3
AME 230 HVAC Systems Design 3
CE 215 Mechanics of Materials 3
ARCE 210 Building Information Modeling 3
ARCE 223 Environmental Adaptive Systems 3
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
ENGR 211M Circuits 1
CE 218 Mechanics of Fluids 3
CE 301 Engineering Communications 3
CE 310 Probability & Statistics in CE 3
CE 333 Elementary Structural Anaylsis 3
CE 381 Consttruction Engineering Management 3
6th Semester
CE 335 Structural Design in Concrete 3
CE 389 Materials lab 1
ARCE 320 Power Sustem Engineering 3
ARCE 330 Architectural Lighting 3
ARCE 340 Intro Mech Syst Build Design 3
Tier II General Education 3
7th Semester
ARC 400A Capstone Design Studio 6
ARCE 408A Issues in Professional Practice 1
CE 334 Structural Design in Steel 3
ENGR 211P Engineering Science - Engr Economics 1
ENGR 211I Engineering Science - Dynamics 1
Math/Science Elective 3
8th Semester
ARCE 400B Senior Capstone Design 3
ARCE 408B 1
CE 438 Behavior and Design of Structural Systems 3
ARCE Technical Elective 3
ARCE Technical Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

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  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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