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About the Department

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The Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering has established a long tradition of excellence and educational innovation. It is the oldest, continuously accredited architectural engineering program in the United States.

The primary mission of the department is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research.

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Academic Majors

  • Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.)
  • Integrated Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.)/Master of Architectural Engineering (M.A.E.)
  • Integrated Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.)/Master of Science (M.S.) in Architectural Engineering

Minors and Certificates

  • Residential Construction Minor

Graduate Degrees

  • One year, non-thesis M.Eng. in Architectural Engineering
  • M.S. in Architectural Engineering
  • Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering

Student Organizations

  • Architectural Engineering Graduate Student Association
  • Alpha Rho Chi
  • Design-Build Institute of America
  • Earthquake Engineering Research Institute
  • Illuminating Engineering Society
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of America
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Electrical Contracting Association
  • Student Society of Architectural Engineers
  • Structural Engineers Association of Pennsylvania
  • Student Society of the Partnership for Achieving Construction Excellence 
  • Tau Beta Pi
  • United State Green Building Council (USGBC)

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Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394