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Top Schools for Architectural Engineering Technology

Learn about programs in architectural engineering technology, which provide training in building analysis, design testing and computer graphics. Read about the degree options at four top-notch schools, and find other colleges and universities that offer architectural engineering technology programs.

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Architectural engineering technology may be offered as either a bachelor's or an associate degree. Qualified graduates will leave with the skills they need to work under architects and engineers and assist in the design and creation of buildings and highway systems.

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Top schools with programs in architectural engineering technology include the University of Cincinnati, University of Hartford, Bluefield State College and SUNY College of Technology -- Alfred. Each of these schools was nationally or regionally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2017.

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Top U.S. Schools with Architectural Engineering Technology Programs

University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH

School Highlight: The school is home to several engineering and construction professional organizations.

The University of Cincinnati ranked 135th among national universities in 2017, according to U.S. News & World Report. The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology through its School of Advanced Structures.

Once enrolled, aspiring professionals study the philosophies behind architecture and engineering, including their aesthetic and technical elements. They also receive training in computer-aided drafting and technical drawing, which involves the planning and management of construction illustrations and specifications. This degree program has been approved by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology).

University of Hartford in Hartford, CT

School Highlight: The school has a College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture.

The University of Hartford is a private institution that ranked 188th among national universities in 2017, as well as 69th for its undergraduate engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report. The university offers a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology through the College of Engineering, Technology and Architecture; students can also pursue a minor in the same field of study. In addition to courses in structural design, construction and testing, students participate in labs and studio experiences. Graduates will be prepared to assist engineers in all areas of construction, including design, application, testing, inspection and estimation.

Bluefield State College in Bluefield, WV

School Highlight: The school offers both associate's and bachelor's degrees in architectural engineering technology.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Bluefield State College #52 among the best regional colleges in the South for 2017. The university includes the School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science, where undergraduates can earn an associate or a bachelor's degree in architectural engineering technology. Course topics cover the computer applications used in drafting, as well as the proper procedures for testing materials. Both undergraduate programs provide the basic instruction and practical training needed to find work with architectural, construction and mechanical firms.

SUNY College of Technology - Alfred in Alfred, NY

School Highlight: The school offers studio placement at the State University of New York in Buffalo for architectural engineering technology students.

For 2017, SUNY College of Technology in Alfred was ranked #12 among regional colleges in the North by U.S. News & World Report. The school offers an Associate of Science (AAS) and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Architectural Technology. Graduates of the AAS program take general education and career-specific courses; they are prepared to enter directly into the workforce, enroll in the BS program or enroll in the school's Bachelor of Architecture (BArch program). In the BS program, students take on more advanced coursework, and they have the option of spending a semester at the Sorrento Lingue International Language Institute in Italy. Graduates can find employment in the field or advance to higher-level programs.

Schools with Good Architectural Engineering Technology Programs

  • Greenville Technical College in Greenville, SC, offers an associate degree program in architectural engineering technology.
  • At Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis, a 2-year degree available through the Department of Design and Communication Technology.
  • Pennsylvania State University - Fayette in Uniontown, PA, is a leader in engineering technology education.
  • Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton in Dunmore, PA, offers a degree program in building engineering technology.
  • The University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, MS, is internationally recognized for its polymer science and engineering research.
  • Vermont Tech in Randolph Center, VT, offers associate's and bachelor's degree programs in architectural engineering technology.

Undergraduate architectural engineering technology programs are available at state universities and technical colleges around the country. They prepare students for entry-level jobs or more advanced education in the field.

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