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Prospective Graduate Students

Graduate programs in architectural engineering involve in-depth studies in the design, analysis, construction, and operation of buildings and building systems. The impact of the ever-changing social, economic, political, energy, regulatory, and technical boundary conditions creates significant opportunities for architectural engineering research. Research and professional activities conducted by our faculty and students continue to advance the building industry, one of the leading industries in the United States.

Our world-class graduate degree programs include:

The following areas of specialization are available for study at the graduate level:

“The atmosphere that exists between students, and between students and professors, is like no other program I’ve been in. The coursework is holistic and broadened my view of structural engineering. Being a part of this program was really the best decision I ever made.”
-Michael Narcis, M.Eng. AE 2021

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Globally recognized as a leading architectural engineering department, the mission of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to advance the built environment through the development of world-class architectural engineers and research. The vision of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Penn State is to lead the world in innovative education and research to achieve high-performing built environments. Our program emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, designing, and constructing buildings, providing our architectural engineering graduates with outstanding education and research opportunities. 

Department of Architectural Engineering

104 Engineering Unit A

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-6394