Field of Study: Architectural Engineering
Architectural engineering programs prepare people to plan and design buildings.
Architectural engineering programs include topics such as:
- Building materials
- Construction methods
- Site and building evaluation
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree, students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Several colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in architectural engineering. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four or five years of full-time study.
A few universities offer graduate degrees in architectural engineering. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.