Architectural Engineering Course Program

Architectural engineers design physical facilities, buildings, bridges, roads, tunnels, dams, power plants, and systems for water treatment and waste disposal. Study includes fundamental instruction in math, physics and chemistry as applied to architectural engineering. Other courses include fluid mechanics, hydrology, soils, transportation and computers.

High School Preparation

One-half unit of trigonometry is required; one year each of physics, calculus and chemistry are recommended.

Major Requirements

The architectural engineering major requires math beyond basic calculus and upper-division lab sciences.

Sample Courses

  • advanced math
  • architectural courses
  • circuits
  • construction engineering management
  • dynamics
  • engineering economics
  • engineering science
  • fluids
  • mechanics
  • physics
  • power systems
  • statics
  • structural design and analysis in steel, concrete and building systems
  • structural engineering
  • thermodynamics


UA architectural engineering alumni are qualified to work with engineering, architecture and construction firms and prepared for graduate studies in civil engineering, construction engineering and architecture.


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University of Arizona College of Engineering