Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering


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Architectural Engineering Curriculum

EAC/ABET-accredited. For Fall 2019 and Later Matriculations

Fall First Year

ARCE 101F

Intro. to Architectural Engineering

2

ARCH 100F

Architectural Foundation

4

ENGL 101H

Composition (Fulfills KU Core: GE21)

3

MATH 125H

Calculus I (GE12)

4

Core ElectiveH

Oral Communications (GE22) 1

3

16

Spring First Year

ARCE 217

Computer Assisted Building Design

3

ARCH 101S

Architectural Foundations II

4

ENGL 102H

Critical Reading & Writing (GE21)

3

MATH 126H

Calculus II

4

PHSX 210H

Gen. Physics I for Engineers (GE11)

3

PHSX 216

General Physics I Laboratory

1

18

Optional Summer Session at KU: Take courses to lighten your second year or to graduate sooner. Otherwise a summer in construction, for gaining field-experience, is recommended

Fall Second Year

CE 260

Statics and Dynamics

5

CHEM 150 

Chemistry for Engineers (GE3N)

5

MATH 127H

Calculus III

4

PHSX 212H

General Physics II

3

PHSX 236

General Physics II Laboratory

1

18

Spring Second Year

ARCE 350S

Building Materials Science

3

CE 310H

Strength of Materials

4

ME 212

Basic Engineering Thermodynamics

3

MATH 220H

Applied Differential Equations

3

MATH 2902

Elementary Linear Algebra

2

Core Elective

Social Science (GE3S)1

3

18

Optional Summer Session at KU: Take courses to lighten your third year to graduate sooner. Otherwise an internship that includes drafting (CADD) or BIM is recommended.

Fall Third Year

ARCH 540F

Global History of Arch. I (GE3H)

3

ARCG 626F

Building Tech. I: Const. Sys. & Assemb.

3

ARCE 660F,H

Building Thermal Science

3

CE 330F

or ME 510 or AE 345SU, Fluid Mechanics  

3

CE 625

Probability and Statistics

3

15

Spring Third Year

ARCH 541S

Global History of Arch. II (AE4)

3

ARCE 315S

Electric Circuits & Machines

3

ARCE 650S

Illumination Engineering I

3

ARCE 661S,H

HVAC&R Systems Design

3

CE 461

Structural Analysis

4

16

Summer Session at KU: A pre-architecture student should take summer courses toward the M.ARCH. Otherwise consider an engineering internship, coursework, or undergraduate research.

Fall Fourth Year

ARCE 640F

Power Systems Engineering I

3

CE 562 

    or

CE 563

Design of Steel Structures (AE61)

 

Design of Concrete Structures

 

 3

 

CMGT 457F

Construction Project Management

3

CE 610

Engineering Ethics (AE51 elective)1

3

Core Elective2

Engineering Science or Design

3

15

Spring Fourth Year

ARCE 698

Comprehensive Design Project

3

CE 562

   or 

CE 563

Design of Steel Structures (AE61)

 

Design of Concrete Structures

 

3

CMGT 500S

Construction Engineering

3

Core ElectiveH

Human Diversity (AE41)1

3

Required3

Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

0

124

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS = 128

1See the lists of acceptable General Education (GE) and Advanced Education (AE) KU Core courses via  KU Core 

2See the BS ARCE’s Electives List, available via ceae.ku.edu/architectural-engineering-1.

3The Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) Exam is required for graduation; “Other Disciplines” version is recommended

4Consider additional coursework toward your MS ARCE, MSCE, MCM, M.ARCH, etc. Dual UG/GR enrollment possible

FCourse offered only in Fall semesters.           

SCourse offered only in Spring semesters.          

SUSummer sessions only.

HHonors version of the course available, with a different course number. See Honors for details

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

Updated September 21, 2020