Architectural Engineering (B.Sc.)

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering has as its mission to train engineers capable of analyzing, designing, developing, and maintaining all the engineering systems related to architectural buildings, such as structural, electrical, and mechanical systems. It provides to students the knowledge and tools necessary to develop and manage construction work following the laws that regulate the construction, especially in Puerto Rico and the United States. The program incorporates a multidisciplinary approach by integrating the engineering systems in the design of buildings, recognizing and appreciating the architectural design requirements.

Admission requirements

  • High school general point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher
  • Academic index of 980 or more

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING


General Education Requirements 27 credits
Core Requirements 38 credits
Related Requirements 38 credits
Major Requirements 45 credits
Prescribed Distributive Requirements 3 to 9 credits
Elective Courses 3 credits
Total 154 to 160 credits

General Education Requirements – 27 credits

Twenty-seven (27) credits are required as explained in the Engineering Program. Students are exempt from taking GEMA 1200 in the Mathematics category and will take only the course GEPE 4040 in the philosophic and Esthetic Thought category. In the Historic and Social Context category, they will take one course.

Core Requirements – 38 credits

ENGR 1200 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering 3
ENGR 2130 Introduction to Engineering Computing 3
ENGR 3200 Probability and Statistics 3
CHEM 2115 General Chemistry for Engineers 4
MATH 1500 Precalculus 5
MATH 2251 Calculus I 5
MATH 2252 Calculus II 4
MATH 3350 Linear Algebra 3
PHYS 3311 Physics for Engineers I 4
PHYS 3312 Physics for Engineers II 4

Related Requirements – 38 credits

ELEN 4110 Power System Analysis 3
ELEN 4120 Electrical Engineering Laboratory 1
ELEN 4375 Electrical Systems Design for Buildings 3
ENGR 3365 Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering 3
MATH 3250 Calculus III 3
MATH 3400 Differential Equations 3
MECN 3005 Vectorial Mechanics for Engineers: Statics 3
MECN 3010 Vectorial Mechanics for Engineers: Dynamics 3
MECN 3115 Fluid Mechanics and Applications 3
MECN 3165 Solid Mechanics 3
MECN 4201 Thermodynamic I 3
MECN 4230 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 3
MECN 4235 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Systems Design 3
MECN 4710Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Science Laboratory 1

Major Requirements – 45 credits

AREN 1100 Architecture and Building Technology 3
AREN 2220 Architectural Engineering Graphics 3
AREN 3020 Architectural Engineering Materials 3
AREN 3025 Architectural Engineering Materials Laboratory 1
AREN 3110 Structural Analysis 3
AREN 4021 Construction Engineering I 3
AREN 4022 Construction Engineering II 3
AREN 4110 Computational Structural Analysis 4
AREN 4120 Structural Dynamics 3
AREN 4200 Design of Concrete Structures 3
AREN 4210 Design of Steel Structures 3
AREN 4220 Soil Mechanics and Foundations 3
AREN 4230 Fire Protection Systems 3
AREN 4250 Illumination Systems 3
AREN 4810 Design Project in Architectural Engineering 4

Prescribed Distributive Requirements – 3 to 9 credits

A minimum of three (3) credits are required from the following courses:
MECN 4220 Thermal Systems Design 3
MECN 4240 Solar Energy Applications 3
AREN 4240 Elevators and Escalators 3
AREN497_ Special Topics 3

Optional Prescribed Distributive Electives – Up to 6 credits

AREN 4910 Practice in Architectural Engineering 3
AREN 4921 Undergraduate Research in Architectural Engineering I 3
AREN 4922 Undergraduate Research in Architectural Engineering II 3
AREN 4930 EIT Exam Seminar 2
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Minor Programs

Students may choose to declare at least one minor or a maximum of two, in an area of their interest. These minors will require the approval of the Academic Advisor and the director of the Mechanical Engineering Program. The minor requirements must be finished before or at the same time as completing the requirements of the degree. The declaration of a minor must be made prior to the graduation request.

Minor in Architectural Engineering (526M)

Requirements – 18 credits The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers an optional minor concentration in architectural engineering. Students must pursue the 3 core courses and must choose 3 courses from the elective courses:

Core Courses

AREN 1100 Architecture and Building Technology 3
AREN 4021 Construction Engineering I 3
AREN 4022 Construction Engineering II 3

Elective Courses

AREN 2220 Architectural Engineering Graphics 3
AREN 4230 Fire Protection Systems 3
AREN 4240 Elevators and Electrical Escalators 3
AREN 4250 Illumination Systems 3
ELEN 4110 Power System Analysis 3
ELEN 4375 Electrical System Design for Buildings 3
MECN 3115 Fluid Mechanics and Applications 3
MECN 4201 Thermodynamics I 3
MECN 4230 Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 3
MECN 4235 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning System Design 3
MECN 4240 Solar Energy Applications 3
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