Certificate in Architectural Engineering

The Certificate in Architectural Engineering is a preparatory coursework-only non-degree program oriented toward students who wish to gain introductory knowledge on the design, construction, and operation of buildings and their systems, including heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems, facades and enclosures, and electrical, lighting, fire protection, and plumbing systems. The degree program is intended for preparation for advanced engineering practice rooted in the principles of building science, indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, and sustainability. The program is designed to be taken standalone for gaining introductory knowledge or in preparation for gaining advanced knowledge in the Master of Engineering in Architectural Engineering program.

Students with a variety of academic backgrounds are eligible to apply for the program, including those with undergraduate degrees in engineering disciplines (e.g., architectural, civil, mechanical, or environmental engineering) and non-engineering disciplines (e.g., architecture, construction management, or environmental design).


Required Coures (3)
CAE 513Building Science3
Elective Courses (6)
Select a minimum of two courses from the following:6
Plumbing and Fire Protection Design3
Building Electrical/Lighting Systems Design3
Lighting Systems Design3
Building Envelope Rehabilitation3
Building Energy Modeling3
HVAC Systems Design3
Structural Forensic Engineering3
Building Enclosure Design3
Energy Conservation in Buildings3
Control of Building Environmental Systems 3
Applied Building Energy Modeling3
Measurement and Instrumentation in Architectural Engineering3
Net Zero Energy Building Design I3
Net Zero Energy Building Design II3
Construction Methods, Cost Estimating, and Project Budgeting3
Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety3
Indoor Air Pollution3
Total Credit Hours9