Architectural Engineering and Design Minor

The Minor in Architectural Engineering and Design trains students in the fundamental principles and practice of architectural and engineering design.  Students completing this program will learn architectural conceptualization, programming, and design implementation in conjunction with analysis of the engineering materials and systems used in the construction of buildings and other structures.  A key element of the program is aesthetic skills, which will be honed through the creative iterations of design.  Students completing this program will be uniquely prepared for advanced study in either architecture or engineering, and regardless of their ultimate career track, will be prepared as leaders of the building design profession.

Course Title
Minor Requirements (8 units)
Core courses - 3 required units
Architectural Engineering and Design 1: Fundamentals
Architectural Engineering & Design 2: Intermediate
Architectural Engineering & Design 3: Advanced Studio
History of Design - choose 1 unit
Introduction to the History of Architecture: 1400 to Present
Structural Art
Architectural Seminar - 1 unit
Architectural Engineering & Design Seminar I
Architectural Engineering & Design Seminar II
Architectural Engineering & Design Seminar III
Design and Analysis Techniques - choose 3 units
Structural Steel Design
Reinforced Concrete
Foundation Engineering
Sustainability: The City
High Performance Architectural Design
Design of Sustainable Urban Developments

Additional Conditions for Awarding Minor in AED 

  • Course with grades lower than a "C" or taken P/N will not be acceptable for this minor.
  • For McCormick BS degrees, at least 4 courses used to meet the AED Minor requirements must not be counted towards the 16 units of major program requirements.
  • To declare the AED minor, students should submit the minor declaration form in MAS (McCormick Advising System) by the end of their junior year.