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Architecture Concentration


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.

In this Program

You will:

  • Use graphic and design communication tools such as drawing, computer aided drafting (CAD), 3-D building information modeling (BIM)
  • Use virtual reality (VR) and other tools to apply engineering technology principles to construction, materials, structural, mechanical, electrical systems, energy management
  • Learn a combination of both linear and creative thinking skills

Student Testimonial

“Because of what I found here at Fitchburg, it gave me purpose, it gave me foundations, it gave me a work ethic.” Brigadier General Fred Henry (’83) US Army (Ret)

Career Opportunities

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.

Experiential Opportunities

Architecture majors can study abroad: short-term faculty-led programs, exchange/direct enroll programs, and outside provider-led programs.

Student Groups

AGC Students Chapter
NAHB students Chapter

Requirements and Curriculum

Additional Architecture Concentration Courses

  • ENGT 2025 Building Construction Systems 4 cr.
  • ENGT 3045 Analysis & Design of Structural Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3010 Building Design I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3020 Building Design II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4020 Architectural Design 4 cr.
  • ENGT 4035 Site Planning & Land Development 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4150 Seminar in Architecture 3 cr.

Concentration Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses

  • ART 3300 History of Architecture 3 cr.
  • ART 3500 History of Modern Architecture 3 cr.

Program Core Courses

  • ENGT 1000 Electrical Systems and Circuits 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1020 Engineering Graphics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1050 Technical Analysis 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1040 Software Applications in Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2000 Fluid Mechanics & Thermodynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2020 Statics and Dynamics 3 cr.
  • ENGT 2030 Material Testing & Quality Control 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3000 Energy & Sustainable Practices 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3025 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. I 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3026 Engineering Design: Fabrication Sys. II 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3030 MEP & HVAC Systems 3 cr.
  • ENGT 3035 OSHA: Safety & Risk Management 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4700 Engineering Project Management 3 cr.
  • ENGT 4093 Engineering Technology Capstone 3 cr.

Program Designated Liberal Arts and Science Courses

  • MATH 1300 Precalculus 4 cr.
  • CHEM 1300 General Chemistry I 4 cr.
  • MATH 2100 Technical Calculus 3 cr.
  • ENGT 1700 Evolution of Engineering Technology 3 cr.
  • PHYS 2300 General Physics I 4 cr.
  • PHYS 2400 General Physics II 4 cr.
  • ECON 1100 Principles of Economics-Macro 3 cr.

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