BSc Architectural Engineering


Program Description


Architectural engineers make lasting impacts by designing and constructing buildings and building systems. At M.S.O.E., you’ll learn how to build efficient, sustainable structures safely, quickly and within budget through classroom theory and real-world practice in state-of-the-art labs.

M.S.O.E.’s four-year bachelor of science degree program in architectural engineering prepares you for a career in the design and construction of buildings and building systems. Through a combination of lecture and laboratory courses, you will connect theory and the practical application of design principles, practice, methods, and materials. Graduating from the architectural engineering program provides you with a core of mathematics, science, construction materials and business, plus a design specialty. M.S.O.E. also offers a 5-year program where students can earn both the bachelor’s degree and the master’s degree in Architectural Engineering. There are three design specialties to choose from in the architectural engineering program based on your interests:

  • Building Electrical Systems
  • Emphasis on electrical power, communication, and lighting systems
  • Building Mechanical Systems
  • Emphasis on heating, ventilating, air conditioning, fire protection and plumbing
  • Building Structural Systems
  • Emphasis on concrete, steel, wood, and masonry

In today’s environment, architectural engineers are needed to build efficient, sustainable structures safely, quickly and within budget. You’ll leave M.S.O.E. with a strong core skill set in mathematics, science, construction materials, methods and building information modeling, while the accredited degree enables graduates to seek Professional Engineer (P.E.) licensing.

The results

The placement rate for M.S.O.E. architectural engineering graduates was 100% in 2014-15, and graduates enjoyed an average starting salary of $53,329.

AE graduates started great careers with companies including:

  • Affiliated Engineers
  • JF Ahern
  • Ambrose Engineering
  • J3 Engineering
  • Kiewit
  • Kohler Company
  • Cannon Design
  • Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers
  • Computerized Structural Design
  • Excel Engineering
  • Faith Technologies
  • Exp U.S Services
  • Symbiont
  • The Matrix Group
  • Ring & DuChateau
  • Wallace Engineering
  • Wiss Janney Elstner & Associates
  • And many more!

The field

Architectural engineers are the engineers who make buildings function. Among their duties, they design and create the heating, air conditioning and electrical systems of buildings. Architectural engineering graduates pursue careers in the construction industry or related areas. They may work indoors in offices and outdoors at construction sites to monitor operations or solve problems at the site.

You may want to consider AE if you

  • Prefer activities that require creativity and imagination
  • Are able to plan, direct and control the activities and work of others
  • Are able to do mathematics and detailed work with accuracy
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Are able to visualize drawings or pictures as 3-D objects
  • Get excited about buildings and architecture

Program Educational Objectives

Program objectives are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the academic program is preparing the graduates to achieve. The objectives of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BSAE) program are as follows:

  • Graduates of the BSAE program who choose to pursue registration as a Professional Engineer can, after attaining the required years of work experience stipulated by the Board of Examiners, achieve that distinction.
  • Graduates of the BSAE program who choose to pursue a graduate degree can achieve that distinction.
  • Graduates of the BSAE program will pursue opportunities to advance their professional skills through lifelong learning (e.g. graduate studies, conferences, seminars, short courses and specialty certifications).
  • Graduates of the BSAE program will demonstrate a commitment to their profession by participating in one or more professional societies in their area of technical specialty.
  • Graduates of the BSAE program will demonstrate, in their professional practices, an appreciation for sustainable design.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. Program graduates will:

  • be knowledgeable in the mathematics and sciences areas listed below:
    Mathematics: calculus through differential equations, probability, and statistics
    Pure sciences: calculus-based physics, general chemistry
    Engineering sciences: statistics, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electronic circuits, engineering economics
  • be able to apply knowledge of mathematics, sciences, and engineering principles to:
    design and conduct experiments;
    analyze data; and
    identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  • be knowledgeable in each of the basic architectural engineering curricular areas listed below that will facilitate communication and interaction with other design professionals in the development and execution of building projects.
    Architectural design and architectural history
    Building electrical systems (M.S.O.E. AE design specialty)
    Building mechanical systems (M.S.O.E. AE design specialty)
    Building structural systems (M.S.O.E. AE design specialty)
  • be proficient in:
    systems design in one of the three M.S.O.E. AE design specialties;
    building construction/construction management issues; and
    the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary to enter the architectural engineering profession in a productive manner.
  • be proficient in oral and written communication.
  • be able to work effectively in a team environment.
  • be knowledgeable of the responsibilities, both professional and ethical, that are required of the architectural engineer.
  • be knowledgeable of the need for lifelong learning, and have the motivation to pursue it.
  • be knowledgeable in the humanities and social sciences and of contemporary issues necessary to understand the societal and environmental impact of the architectural engineering profession.

Contact Kayla Maule at or on Whatsapp at +1 414 573 9883 for more information.

Last updated Jan 2019

About the School

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, non-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing and an intensive English for Academic Pur ... Read More

Milwaukee School of Engineering is a private, non-profit university offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business, mathematics and nursing and an intensive English for Academic Purposes program for those looking to improve their English proficiency. At MSOE, you will find a caring community of students and faculty. Together, we are committed to fostering a higher standard of academic programming and research, and personalized service, instruction and guidance. Read less