The architectural engineering program at the University of Arizona launched in fall 2017 with an inaugural cohort of 14 sophomore students.
In this major, students are exposed to principles of architecture such as building design and lighting, and engineering principles such as structures, foundations, construction, mechanical and electrical.
Architectural engineering at UA is designed to be more than just theoretical, giving students a taste of what will be expected of them and how their degree will benefit them in the workplace. Ron Schneider of Schneider and Associates Structural Engineers Inc. was part of that initiative, and brought his wealth of real-world experience to UA and taught ARCE 295: Introduction to Architectural Engineering.
Upon graduation, UA architectural engineering alumni are qualified to work with engineering, architecture and construction firms and prepared for graduate studies in civil engineering, construction engineering and architecture.