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Architectural Engineering


The Architectural Engineering Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. KU's BS ARCE program has been accredited continuously since accreditation of architectural engineering programs began in October 1936 by the ECPD; ECPD renamed itself ABET in 1980.

CEAE Mission

Provide students with an outstanding engineering education and ba a leader in research and service

CEAE Objectives 

  • Prepare Students for Productive Careers
  • Maintain and Grow Strong Research Programs
  • Serve the Profession

BS ARCE Mission Statement

Graduates who pursue a career in Architectural Engineering will be successfully engaged in professional engineering or graduate study in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of building systems. 

Student Outcomes

The program utilizes the standard (a) through (k) outcomes provided by EAC/ABET:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data


Please note that the KU BS ARCE program switched from five years to four years in December 2013, so enrollment and graduation data may reflect two different curricula.



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ABET Accreditation Information

Program specific accreditation information can be found here.

Architectural Engineering Statement and Objective can be found here.

Civil Engineering Statement and Objective can be found here.