Architectural Engineering

Objective

With more than 7 billion people on the planet, our population is growing fast. We all need buildings to shop, work, learn, live, shelter and heal in. Architectural engineering students at the University of Miami learn to engineer sustainable, healthy, and structurally resilient buildings of the future.

The Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering offers an accredited program leading to a BS degree in Architectural Engineering (BSAE). The program provides a strong background in the fundamentals of mathematics, science, engineering, humanities, social sciences and architectural engineering design. Students are exposed to theory and practice, as well as hands-on laboratory work. The BSAE program is accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The objectives of the BSAE program is to prepare graduates who, within the first four to six years after graduation are, either:

  • Working as a professional or as an entrepreneur in an area closely related to architectural engineering, or
  • Exhibit lifelong learning by pursuing or having completed a graduate or professional degree and/or demonstrated professional development

Curriculum

Students enrolled in BSAE program are required to complete 127 course credits.

Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours

CAE 111

Introduction to Engineering I

3

ENG 105

English Composition I

3

MTH 151

Calculus I for Engineers

5

PHY 205

University Physics I

3

 

Credit Hours

14

Spring

CAE 115

Introduction to Engineering II (Surveying)

1

GEG 198

Geographic Information System for Engineers

1

CAE 210

Mechanics of Solids I

3

ENG 107

English Composition II: Science and Technology

3

MTH 162

Calculus II

4

PHY 206

University Physics II

3

PHY 208

University Physics II Lab

1

 

Credit Hours

16

Sophomore Year

Fall

CAE 211

Mechanics of Solids II

3

CAE 212

Structural Laboratory

1

ARC 230

Building Technology I: Materials & Methods.

3

ARC 267

History of Architecture I: Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance

3

PHY 207

University Physics III

3

PHY 209

University Physics III Lab

1

IEN 311

Applied Probability And Statistics

3

 

Credit Hours

17

Spring

CAE 310

Structural Analysis 1

3

ARC 292

Introduction to Architecture Design I 1

3

CHM 151

Chemistry for Engineers

3

CHM 153

Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers

1

MTH 211

Calculus III

3

MTH 311

Introduction to Ordinary Differential Equations

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Junior Year

Fall

CAE 320

Concrete Structures 1

3

CAE 330

Fluid Mechanics

3

MAE 303

Thermodynamics I

3

ARC 293

Introduction to Architecture Design II 1

3

PS Cognate* 2

3

PS Cognate*

3

 

Credit Hours

18

Spring

CAE 321

Steel Structures 1

3

CAE 370

Geotechnical Engineering I 1

3

CAE 371

Geotechnical Laboratory 1

1

CAE 380

Electrical and Illumination Systems for Buildings 1

3

CAE 381

Building Mechanical Systems I: Hvac Fundamentals 1

3

ARC 268

History of Architecture II: Baroque through Contemporary

3

 

Credit Hours

16

Senior Year

Fall

CAE 403

Senior Design Project I - Engineering Design 1

3

CAE 470

Foundations and Earth Retaining Systems 1

3

CAE 480

Plumbing and Life Safety For Buildings 1

3

CAE 481

Building Mechanical Systems II: HVAC Systems 1

3

PS Cognate 2

3

 

Credit Hours

15

Spring

CAE 402

Professional Engineering Practice

3

CAE 460

Construction Management 1

3

CAE 404

Senior Design Project II - Construction Documents 1

3

CAE 581

Energy-Efficient Building Design 1

3

Tech Elective3

3

 

Credit Hours

15

 

Total Credit Hours

127

Plan of Study Grid

1Only offered once a year

2PS/HA Cognate: Students must select from the list of available cognates. Each cognate should be a minimum of three courses (9 credit hours).

3Technical Electives are advanced courses in mathematics, science or engineering, approved by the Faculty Advisor, as appropriate for individual objectives.

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