Academic Program

Founded in 1910, the Architectural Engineering Department at Penn State University has established a long tradition of excellence and educational innovation. It is the oldest, continuously accredited architectural engineering program in the United States. It was first accredited in 1936 by the newly formed Engineers’ Council for Professional Development – the forerunner to Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The architectural engineering program is designed to produce graduates who will be:

  • Engaged in a professional career in the building industry
  • Qualified and competent to sit for the professional engineering exam
  • Capable of meeting the challenges of the engineering work environment and assuming leadership responsibilities
  • Capable of solving design and project related problems based on sound engineering principles as demanded by their work
  • Successful in conducting multi-disciplinary/inter-disciplinary interactions as required by their work
  • Engaged in service activities in the public and professional realms

Four options are available for architectural engineering students to specialize in during the last two years of their five-year undergraduate degree program”

  1. Construction Option
  2. Lighting/Electrical Option
  3. Mechanical Option
  4. Structural Option

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