Majors, Minors, and Certificates

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.)

The B.A.E degree is a five-year program that includes a senior thesis project done throughout the fifth year. Learn more »

Integrated Bachelor and Master of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E./M.A.E.)

Select students will be able to participate in a combined B.A.E./M.A.E. program. Successful completion of twelve additional credits will allow students to graduate with these two degrees. Eighteen of the total credits must be at the graduate level. Learn more »

Integrated Bachelor and Master of Science (B.A.E./M.S.)

Select students may elect to perform an integrated B.A.E./M.S. program. Learn more »

Undergraduate option areas:

  • Construction focuses on the planning, management, design, and construction phases of building projects.
  • Lighting/Electrical includes the skills and knowledge necessary to create high-quality lighting systems and safe and effective electrical distribution systems.
  • Mechanical combines a strong background in buildings systems with mechanical engineering fundamentals to design systems that provide quality environments for people.
  • Structural learns the skills to design structures that successfully integrate structure, environmental systems, and architecture.


Residential Construction Minor

The objective of the Residential Construction Minor is to provide an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the residential building construction topics and issues with an emphasis on sustainable land development, design and construction of residential buildings, as well as construction management of residential projects. Learn more »

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We accept transfer students!

  • Contact Moses Ling, undergraduate programs officer, at if you are interested in transferring to Penn State AE to finish your degree.



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