Bachelor in Architectural Engineering
Architectural Engineering combines architecture and engineering to focus on the links between design and construction. Professionals in this discipline work with both architects and other engineers to ensure the timely, effective design and construction of buildings and other structures and systems. With the enormous amount of construction taking place in Riyadh, it is obvious that Architectural Engineering is potentially a rich field here in the Kingdom. If you are interested in building things, thinking about how things work, drawing, model making, working with your hands, working with others, art and history, Architectural Engineering may be the job for you.
The Architectural Engineering program at Alfaisal University prepares its graduates for a wide range of career paths in the construction industry, including design coordination and management, and project management. Architectural Engineering often encompasses elements of other engineering disciplines as architectural engineers actively work in the design and construction of buildings while managing and constructing mechanical, electrical, fire protection and structural systems for buildings.
There is much more engineering in modern buildings than architecture purists might care to admit! Architectural Engineering can be seen as a way to try to upgrade the traditional and historic role of architects in building design and construction. Prepared to apply the increasingly new and challenging technology of building construction, the new Architectural Engineer fulfills an important role in the field of architectural production and construction. Study of Architectural Engineering at Alfaisal University will prepare you for employment in a number of different engineering and architectural fields. Not only will you learn draftsmanship and the use of Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), but you will also study structural, mechanical and electrical design to gain knowledge of cooling/heating ventilation, air conditioning, plumbing, fire safety systems, elevators and power supply systems. To fulfill the engineering aspects of the course, you should prepare for an intensive study of mathematics, physics and other sciences as well as the standard engineering and architecture courses.
Once you have completed your degree studies, many career opportunities will be open to you in the construction industry, in architectural design firms, in manufacturing, and in project management. Many architectural engineers move rapidly from design positions to administration and management. Who knows, you may find that you are soon starting your own firm with a long list of prestigious clients here in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.