Architectural Engineering

Building schematic

We all need buildings where we can work, learn, live, shelter and heal. Architectural engineers at UT Austin learn to design sustainable, healthy, and structurally resilient buildings of the future.

What are architectural engineers?

The building industry is made up of several professional groups: developers, architects, engineers and construction teams. Architectural engineers specialize in the technical aspects of architecture, including the structural integrity and resilience of buildings, and the comfort and health of those who occupy buildings.

What is Architectural Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin?

We are part of the Cockrell School of Engineering and an important program within the Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CAEE). Our faculty and research facilities are among the best in the world. Learn More

A 4-year degree in Architectural Engineering at UT Austin includes the study of:

  • Engineering science.
  • Structural design.

  • Building energy use and conservation.
  • Indoor air quality and health.
  • Sustainable building systems.
  • Building material strengths and properties.

  • Construction methods.

  • Heating and cooling systems in buildings.

  • Integration of design and engineering.

Students who graduate with a 4-year degree from the Architectural Engineering program at UT Austin can:

  • Work in many different types of private and public engineering offices.
  • Work in a construction firm at a management level.
  • Continue on to more advanced university study (M.S. or Ph.D. program).
  • Become a licensed professional engineer.


AE Firms + Profiles

Summaries of Professional Firms in the building industry. Architectural Engineers are qualified to work in engineering firms, architecture firms and construction firms.


AE World Map

26 November 2020

A research project from the Architectural Engineering program at The University of Texas at Austin - featuring contemporary architecture, engineering and construction around the world.