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Bachelor's Degree in Architectural Engineering

B.S. in architectural engineering

The architectural engineering curriculum prepares engineers for the building engineering field. Architectural engineers have an understanding of the complexity of building systems, how systems are designed and installed, and how all systems work together in a functional building.

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Hands-on learning is a hallmark of instruction for students in all engineering programs

The K-State difference

Only offered to undergraduates in architectural engineering at K-State, the five-year program in building systems leads to a combined Bachelor/Master of Science degree.

Students are challenged through research experiences, faculty mentoring and advanced coursework. Students may choose an area of emphasis including mechanical systems, electrical power distribution, illumination and building structural design.

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Did you know?

K-State’s architectural engineering student competition teams have combined to win at least one first-place award in national competitions for five consecutive years.

What classes will I take in architectural engineering?

The architectural engineering program covers engineering design theory and how to apply these tools to create completely functional buildings.

Students will complete courses in mathematics and engineering science, as well as take courses in materials, construction drawings, architectural design and all building systems.

Students will graduate with a basic competency in structural, mechanical and electrical design for buildings and may, upon selection of the proper technical electives, strengthen personal and professional knowledge in any of these areas.

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How can I continue my education?

Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Architectural Engineering (B.S./M.S.)
Architectural Engineering (M.S.)
Manufacturing Systems (Minor)

What can I do with a degree in architectural engineering?

Architectural engineering graduates are in high demand for a variety of interesting jobs with high starting salaries, including:

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Undergraduate research

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Whether you are interested in a career in human or animal health, K-State is a great place to start the journey toward becoming a healthcare professional. You will have a dedicated health professions advisor who will help you navigate the professional school application process for your chosen healthcare field.


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Did you know that K-State pre-law students are accepted into law school at a rate substantially exceeding the national average? In preparing for law school, you will work with a dedicated pre-law advisor and select the major of your choice in any department in any college within the university.

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