The minor in Architectural Engineering opens opportunities for students across the University who are interested in a unique and multi-disciplinary approach to the built environment. For engineering students, this minor offers an opportunity to work in the built environment and to better understand architecture, while for architecture students this is an opportunity to acquire the technical knowledge of a course of study in an engineering minor.

A total of 20 semester hours (SH) are required to complete this minor. Students will be required to complete 8 SH of required courses and 12 SH of approved electives courses from several colleges and departments at the university. Students interested in this minor must contact the civil engineering academic advisor in order to declare the minor.

  • Audience: This minor in Architectural Engineering is designed for any major and is open to any undergraduate student at the university.
  • Double count no more than 2 courses with any major or graduate degree requirement, other than general electives.

Minor Degree Requirements

Complete all courses listed below unless otherwise indicated. Also complete any corequisite labs and recitations courses where specified.

Required Courses

CIVE 2221
and CIVE 2222
Statics and Strength of Materials
and Recitation for CIVE 2221
4 SH
ARCH 5210
and ARCH 5211
Environmental Systems
and Recitation for ARCH 5210
4 SH


Architecture Electives

Complete one of the following:4 SH
ARCH 2330
and ARCH 2331
Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1800 to 1910
and Recitation for ARCH 2330
ARCH 2340
and ARCH 2341
Architecture, Modernity, and the City, 1910 to 1980
and Recitation for ARCH 2340
ARCH 2550Real Estate Development and Design 
LARC 2130Sustainable Urban Site Design 
LARC 2140Designed Urban Ecologies 

Engineering Electives

Complete one or two of the following:8 SH
CIVE 2320
and CIVE 2321
Structural Analysis 1
and Recitation for CIVE 2320
CIVE 2324Reinforced Concrete Design 
CIVE 3425Steel Design 
CIVE 5522Structural Analysis 2 
CIVE 5699Special Topics in Civil Engineering 
SBSY 5100Sustainable Design and Technologies in Construction 
SBSY 5200Sustainable Engineering Systems for Buildings 
SBSY 5300Information Systems for Integrated Project Delivery 
If only one course was taken above, complete one course from the following: 
GE 3300Energy Systems: Science, Technology, and Sustainability 
CIVE 2340
and CIVE 2341
Soil Mechanics
and Lab for CIVE 2340
CIVE 4542Foundation Engineering 
CIVE 5275Life Cycle Assessment of Materials, Products, and Infrastructure 

GPA Requirement

2.000 GPA required in the minor

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