Architectural Engineering


Why study Architectural Engineering?

As a student in the Architectural Engineering B.S. program at the University of Cincinnati, you’ll have the unique opportunity to split your curriculum between the engineering and architecture programs in two different colleges, applying engineering principles to the design, planning, and building of modern and sustainable societies.

Architectural engineers pay close attention to the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and renovation of buildings, impact on the surrounding environment, and ensure that systems fit into its overall architectural design

At UC College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS), it’s all about you – we strive to help develop you into the person employers want to hire. Throughout your time with us, you will:

  • Take courses that cover the theory, design, and technical aspects of critical busing designs, such as structural system, the heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as well as electrical, lighting, plumbing, and fire protection systems through studio and lab experiences
  • Customize your experience with more than 600 organizations, including Architectural Engineering Institute, the American Institute of Architects, American Concrete Institute and the Construction Competition Club
  • Build an impressive resume and professional network through our nationally-recognized co-op program at companies such as GBBN Architects, BHDP Architecture, Al Neyer Inc., Messer Construction, Helix Electric, and DWG, Inc. Consulting Engineers

Admission Requirements

Admission criteria for this program vary based on a comprehensive review of the relative strength of courses, academic performance, co-curricular activities, and supplemental information provided through the application.
First-year students applying to this program should also have completed the following college preparatory subjects:

  • English (4 units)
  • Mathematics, including algebra, geometry and either pre-calculus or calculus (4 units)
  • Science, including Chemistry and Physics (3 units)
  • Social sciences (3 units)
  • Electives (5 units)

Architectural Engineers work in fast-growing fields having to do with construction, design and planning. Possible career paths include:

  • Technical architect
  • HVAC systems specialist
  • Plant or facilities engineer
  • Electrical systems engineer
  • Construction estimator
  • Construction project manager
  • Fire protection engineer
  • Building inspector

At the University of Cincinnati, we believe that learning is doing and doing is learning. That’s why we invented the first ever Cooperative Education (Co-op) program in 1906. Today, it’s the largest of its kind in the United States. The Co-op model—which places students in full-time employment in their field—supplements the classroom curriculum to make for an educational experience like no other.

Transfer students in good standing from accredited colleges and universities will be considered for admission to the college at the first, second and third-year levels. The degree requirement of professional practice experience normally precludes acceptance beyond the third-year level. For further detailed information such as required grade point average, please refer to the Transfer Students page.

Students changing majors from outside programs or colleges within UC, please visit the Transition Students page.

For additional information on international requirements, visit the UC International Admissions page.

Application Deadlines

First-year students must begin the program during fall semester. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. High school students who wish to be considered for scholarships must apply by December 1 of their senior year in high school.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,, under the General Criteria and the Architectural and Similarly Named Engineering Programs Program Criteria. 

Contact Information

Office of Undergraduate Student Enrollment
College of Engineering and Applied Science
653 Baldwin Hall
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0018
(513) 556-5417

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