Undergraduate Study / Architectural Engineering & Design Certificate Curriculum & Requirements
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- Required Courses
- Civil Engineering Majors
- Non-Civil Engineering Majors
- Recommended Technical or Unrestricted Electives for Certificate Program
- Recommended Unrestricted Electives for Certificate Program
- Recommended Internships for Certificate Program
- Additional Conditions for Earning Certificate
The following eight courses are required for all students who wish to earn the architectural engineering and design certificate:
- CIV_ENV 385-1 – Design Studio I
- CIV_ENV 385-2 – Design Studio II
- CIV_ENV 385-3 – Design Studio III
- CIV_ENV 221 – Theory of Structures I
- CIV_ENV 325 – Reinforced Concrete Design
- CIV_ENV 323 – Structural Steel Design; or CIV_ENV 352 – Foundation Engineering
- GEN_ENG 220 – Analytic and Computer Graphics
- ART_HIST 232 – History of Architecture and Design; or ART_HIST 378 – Architecture and Urbanism of the World City in the 20th Century
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).
The following four courses will typically be counted for both the architectural engineering and design certificate and for the 16-unit civil engineering major:
- CIV_ENV 221 (required for civil engineering majors)
- CIV_ENV 325 (required for civil engineering majors)
- CIV_ENV 385-1 (technical elective for civil engineering majors)
- CIV_ENV 385-2 (technical elective for civil engineering majors)
The other courses may serve as non-major degree requirements (such as unrestricted electives).
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.
- CIV_ENV 302: Engineering Law
- CIV_ENV 304: Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems Analysis
- CIV_ENV 336: Project Scheduling
- DSGN 370: Engineering Portfolio
- PROJ_MGT 441: Sustainability in Construction (1/2 course)
- PROJ_MGT 455: Computer-Integrated Project Delivery (1/2 course)
- DSGN courses
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
- Summer experiences related to architecture and/or building design or construction, or
- Participation in co-operative engineering program
- Summer international workshop as available
- 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.