Design Option

The MS Design Option provides the opportunity for you to complete as master’s degree in architectural engineering, with a design emphasis, in one academic year. The degree requires 30 credit-hours of graduate work, and the overall requirements are identical to those offered under the MS Option B. The Design Option requires 27 credit-hours of graduate coursework, a three credit-hour design project resulting in a written report, and a final presentation.

Students in the MS Design Option can take five courses in their first (fall or spring) semester, and four more courses plus ARCE 895 – Master’s Project for three credit-hours in their second semester. If desired, students may take one of the courses and/or the ARCE 895– Master’s Project in the summer.

Students in the MS ARCE Design Option are advised by a professor in an area of mutual technical interest. The topic of the design project in ARCE 895 is agreed upon by the student and the academic advisor. The final presentation is made to the student’s committee, composed of the advisor and two other faculty members


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