Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog 
2023-2024 University of Wyoming Catalog

Architectural Engineering, B.S.

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Architectural Engineers create structural and mechanical-electrical-plumbing systems for buildings. The B.S. in Architectural Engineering is accredited by ABET and provides a path to P.E. licensure. Note: This is not an Architecture degree.

University Studies Program

This degree requires that The University Studies Program 2015  requirements are met before graduation. Some of the courses required for this major fulfill USP requirements, but not all. Students should check their degree evaluations and consult with their assigned academic advisor to discuss their specific course plan.

USP Elective: 3 Credit Hours

Must Take one additional USP course, advisor approved.

Physics Course: 4 Credit Hours

Must take one of the following courses:

ARE Capstone: 3 Credit Hours

Must take 1 of the following courses

ARE Math/Sci/Tech/Prof Courses: 3 credit hours

Must take 3 additional credit hours in Math/Science/Technical/Professional courses.

Total Required Credit Hours: 120 Hours (Minimum)

A Minimum of 42 Credit Hours Must Be Upper Division (3000+) Level.

  • Advanced Standing/Gateway: Prior to enrolling in upper division ARE/CE courses, students must earn 57 quality points in the following courses: CHEM 1020, PHYS 1210 or PHYS 1220, MATH 2200, MATH 2205, ES 2110, ES 2120, and ES 2410.
  • Degree candidates must meet the academic requirements of the university, and must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all engineering courses, and all courses required for the major.  *Grades of C or better are required for all prerequisite courses.
  • Students choose an area of emphasis in either structural or mechanical systems, and select Optional Electives and the Capstone Design for their emphasis area.  Care should be taken to ensure prerequisites are completed.
  • Students may have a maximum of 6 credits in courses with a grade of D in upper division ARE courses that apply towards their degree.
  • Students may not take a course for S/U credit to satisfy any requirement, unless the course is offered for S/U credit only.
  • No more than two upper division courses may be transferred and applied to the ARE degree.  ARE 4720 and ARE 4740 cannot be transferred to UW.

ARE Outcomes

The Architectural Engineering department regularly evaluates the following student skills. Specifically, every University of Wyoming Architectural Engineering graduate shall have:

1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

 5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

 6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

 7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

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