Architecture Concentration, Engineering Technology, BS

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In Short

The Architecture Concentration is based on a strong core engineering technology and how this knowledge base applies to successful building and architectural design.

Program Overview

The Architecture Concentration provides a foundation of architectural and engineering technology undergraduate studies. It is based on its strong core in engineering technology and how this important knowledge base applies to successful building and architectural design.

Using graphic and design communication tools such as drawing, computer aided drafting (CAD), 3-D building information modeling (BIM), and virtual reality (VR), the concentration applies engineering technology principles of construction, materials, structural, mechanical, electrical systems, energy management, and principles of sustainability to building and architectural design.

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Objectives

Our mission is to develop individuals who are innovative in problem solving, understand the inherent value of design, have high ethical standards, are skilled in communication, are cognizant of their responsibility for a sustainable future, and are responsive to change.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the program will have the following: 

  • an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  • an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  • an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  • an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams

Experiential Opportunities

Internships

Internships are a great opportunity to get valuable, real-world experiences before entering a competitive job market.
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Study Abroad

Faculty-led study abroad course opportunities increase student life-transforming experiences, as do student/faculty cooperative research projects.
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Curriculum and Other Information

You will be prepared to enter the design/building industry or proceed to graduate programs in architecture or other related design and construction programs. Job opportunities include working in architectural offices, and many engineering design and building industry related positions.

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