Bachelor of Architectural Engineering
American University Of The Middle East : AUM
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Architectural Engineering is the study of the architectural field through engineering. Often referred to as building or structural engineering, it is an approach to architecture that places front and center the construction, building systems, performance and specifications of a building. Architectural design is covered in an architectural engineering degree yet the design studios will always revolve around the building systems and engineering specifications of a building first and address architecture through elements of engineering.
The degree is built around educating the student to specify all building systems adequately and then integrating all specified systems as a whole. HVAC, electrical, plumbing, fire safety, lighting, acoustics and all mechanical systems such as elevators and escalators are covered in distinct courses. The studio courses are where students are expected to bring all these systems together in well-formed projects. Practicing as an engineer with this degree is possible in both private and public sectors. It also allows for the formation of or participation in architectural businesses and projects.