Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering - Digital Building Concentration Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering - Digital Building Concentration

Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering - Digital Building Concentration

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The architectural engineering major prepares graduates for professional work in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. The program develops engineers familiar with all aspects of safe and economical construction. Students study the principles of structural support and external cladding, building environmental systems, and project management and develop depth in at least one area. The program integrates building disciplines, including coordination with architects, construction managers, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, and others. Students use computer-aided design tools to understand system interactions, perform analysis, design, scheduling, and cost analysis, and present their work. The first two years of the curriculum cover fundamentals necessary for all engineers. The pre-junior and junior years emphasize building systems and the principles governing their performance. In addition to the core engineering and science, students learn architectural approaches through studio design. Seniors focus on either structural or building environmental systems design, as well as a full-year realistic design project. The academic program is complemented by exposure to professional practice in the co-op experience. A special feature of the major is senior design. A group of students works with a faculty advisor to develop a significant design project selected by the group. All architectural engineering students participate in a design project. Mission Statement The civil and architectural engineering faculty are responsible for delivering an outstanding curriculum that equips our graduates with the broad technical knowledge, design proficiency, professionalism, and communications skills required for them to make substantial contributions to society and to enjoy rewarding careers. Program Educational Objectives Architectural engineering graduates will become professionals who analyze, design, construct, manage, or operate residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings and systems, or advance knowledge of the field. Student Outcomes The department’s student outcomes reflect the skills and abilities that the curriculum is designed to provide to students by the time they graduate. These are: a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability; d) an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams; e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems; f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility; g) an ability to communicate effectively; h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context; i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning; Digital Building Concentration Students who choose the digital building concentration prepare for careers dealing with the role of computer technology in building design, construction and operation. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in: Development and use of Building Information Models (BIM) and databases Configuration and operation of building sensor and actuator networks and monitoring systems Developing and maintaining construction schedules, databases and monitoring systems