Students learn skills in structural analysis, architectural design, sustainable systems engineering, and information technology.Students learn skills in structural analysis, architectural design, sustainable systems engineering, and information technology.

Undergraduate Study
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Architectural Engineering & Design Certificate
Curriculum & Requirements

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Required courses

The following eight courses are required for all students who wish to earn the architectural engineering and design certificate:

Note: A maximum of four of these courses may “double count” as part of the certificate and as part of a student’s major. Because of this requirement, students need to be aware of the language below (based on one’s major).

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Civil engineering majors

The following four courses will typically be counted for both the architectural engineering and design certificate and for the 16-unit civil engineering major:

The other courses may serve as non-major degree requirements (such as unrestricted electives).

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Non-civil engineering majors

Up to four of the eight architectural engineering and design courses may also be part of the major, if the requirements of the major allow it. The remaining courses may serve as non-major degree requirements (such as unrestricted electives).

Students are encouraged to speak with their adviser to ensure that degree requirements will be met while pursuing the architectural engineering and design certificate.

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Recommended technical or unrestricted electives for certificate program

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Recommended unrestricted electives for certificate program

The following could be used as components of theme requirements:

  • ART HIST 370 1, 2 Modern Architecture and Design
  • Art Theory and Practice (select one course):
    • ART 120 Basic Painting or
    • ART 125 Basic Drawing or
    • ART 140 Basic Sculpture
    • Advanced courses in Art Theory and Practice
    • History and/or Sociology
    • HISTORY 322-1, 2 Development of the Modern American City
    • SOCIOL 207 Problems of Cities
    • SOCIOL 301 The City: Urbanization and Urbanism

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Recommended internships for certificate program

  • Summer experiences related to architecture and/or building design or construction, or
  • Participation in co-operative engineering program
  • Summer international workshop as available

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Additional conditions for earning certificate

  • Completion of all requirements for McCormick BS degree.
  • Maintenance of GPA of 2.0 or above in courses required for this certificate.
  • Courses with grades lower than a “C” will not be accepted.
  • Complete the Declaration of Petition to Receive the Certificate in Architectural Engineering and Design form.
  • The declaration form must be completed two weeks before the beginning of the final undergraduate quarter.