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Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineers apply scientific and engineering principles to the design and construction of buildings and building systems (e.g. HVAC). Architectural Engineering encompasses topics from various disciplines, including architecture, structural engineering, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.

Through training in and appreciation of architecture, the field seeks integration of building systems within its overall building design. Architectural Engineering includes many design aspects of the building system process. Students are ideally trained in all phases of the life cycle of a building. They learn to appreciate buildings as advanced technological systems requiring close integration of many sub-systems and their individual components.

Career Opportunities

  • Architect
  • Building Contractor
  • Building Inspector
  • City Planner
  • Civil Engineer
  • Construction Manager
  • Construction Inpector
  • Field Engineer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Property Assessment
  • Interior Architect
  • Interior Designer
  • Product Designer
  • Professor
  • Regional Planner
  • Structural Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Technical Writer
  • Town Planner
  • Urban Planner

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Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

Job Listings:

Architect Jobs
National Index of Engineering Jobs and Resources
Engineering Central
Just Engineers
NationJob Network
Biotech Jobs
OK Job Match

Career Planning:

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Organizations and Associations:

American Society of Civil Engineers
American Institute of Architects
Society of Women Engineers
National Society of Black Engineers
Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
American Indian Science & Engineering Society
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers
The Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Structural Engineering Institute

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Society of American Military Engineers


Architecural Engineering at the University of Oklahoma