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Architectural Engineering, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #421 (QS) Chicago, IL, United States
Architectural Engineering program at Illinois Institute of Technology is a building-oriented discipline, which offers students an opportunity to obtain an engineering education specializing in building architecture, building-system integration, and structural and computer-aided design.
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Overview

Professional architectural engineers are concerned with the structural integrity of buildings; the design and analysis of HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning), plumbing, fire protection and electrical systems; acoustic; lighting; energy conservation; building science and the study of building performance; and the management of construction resources and schedules. 

Architectural engineering shares much in common with civil and mechanical engineering but is distinct in its exclusive concentration on building projects. Architectural engineering students should have an aptitude in and an appreciation of the following areas of knowledge: basic principles of mathematics; physics and chemistry; manual and computer-aided drafting and design; surveying; construction materials; engineering mechanics; structural analysis and design; building-system integration; and professional practice and ethics.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the Architectural Engineering program at Illinois Institute of Technology will be well prepared for careers as consulting engineers, building contractors, construction managers, structural engineers and knowledgeable specialists in related areas of building design and analysis.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Engineering Drawing and Design
  • Introduction to AutoCAD Drawing and Design
  • Geodetic Science
  • Professional Practice
  • Thermal-Fluids Engineering
  • Structural Design
  • Structural Analysis
  • Materials of Construction
  • Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering
  • Building Science
  • Electrical and Electronic Circuits
  • Plumbing and Fire Protection Design

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Academic requirements: Academic requirements: average GPA of a 3.0 (on a 4.0 U.S. scale)

  • SAT requirement: Varies depending on department, minimum 1100 with good scores in maths.
  • Letter of Recommendation is required
  • ACT Composite: 24+ (Must have 23+ in Math)
  • SAT Composite: 1140+ (Must have 560+ in Math)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    47480 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47480 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Chicago

  • 1297 - 2500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

  • When choosing a college, it’s important to consider not just the cost of the education, but also its long-term value. Attending IIT is an enriching experience that creates opportunities for your future, whether in undergraduate/graduate study, the workplace, or daily life. As well there are opportunities to receive
  • At IIT, more than 97 percent of students receive some type of financial aid, whether it be need-based, merit-based, or both. There are also scholarship opportunities that can cover most of your college expenses.

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