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Architectural Engineering


KU's Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BS ARCE) degree program, established in 1912, is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET). Information about ABET's accreditation policies and processes can be found via 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.

Program Objective

The objective of KU's BS ARCE program is to prepare students for professional engineering practice 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

The KU School of Engineering gathers and posts this data for all its undergraduate degree programs:


Please note that the KU BS ARCE program switched from five years, 165 credit-hours, to four years, 128 credit-hours in December 2013, so enrollment and graduation data may reflect two different curricula.



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ABET Accreditation Information
Architectural Engineering Statement and Objective can be found here.
Civil Engineering Statement and Objective can be found here.