Architectural Engineering (AE) Defined

As an architectural engineer, you’ll blend the fundamental principles of engineering with knowledge of all building systems, while using new and emerging technologies, to plan and design integrated building systems, such as acoustics, communications and controls, electric power, lighting, mechanical (heating, ventilation and air-conditioning), and structural.

AE students group photoAt The Durham School, we are developing the “architectural engineer of the future”: someone who is technically savvy, innovative, entrepreneurial, globally and socially aware, and a community leader. Our five-year program, one of only a few in the nation, combines a bachelor’s and master’s degree into five years of schooling so our students graduate with an ABET-accredited M.A.E. degree. As an M.A.E. graduate you will have an excellent foundation to give you a headstart in the career field.