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Architectural Concentration

  • Available as an accredited bachelor of science in engineering (B.S.E) degree with a concentration in architectural engineering

    Master the art of lending an architectural engineer's perspective to design, plan and construct the buildings of tomorrow.

  • Architectural engineers blend technical knowledge with innovative ideas and a socially aware mindset to help build communities around the globe. They take charge of structural integrity as well as electrical systems for power and lighting; mechanical systems for heating, ventilating, air conditioning, plumbing and fire protection; and construction management. They are energy-conscious and environmentally responsible.

    Olivet is one of only a few universities of its size to offer the architectural engineering concentration. Programs such as AutoCAD® and Revit® enhance your learning experience, and you are connected with real-world opportunities for professional development and training toward career preparation.

    Visit the Olivet campus to hear and see how an Olivet engineering degree will shape your future.

    Consider a career as an architectural engineer if you:

    •        like to deal with concrete concepts over abstract ideas
    •        study beams, lighting and ductwork instead of the décor in restaurants
    •        excel at visualizing 3D spaces and creating computer models
    •        work well on a team of creative people
    •        are detail-oriented 
    •        enjoy seeing an idea become a physical reality

     Careers/career fields: Architecture, building commissioning, construction manager, consulting, drafting, engineering technician, facilities operation, engineered systems (structural, mechanical, electrical), green technology and energy design systems, safety engineer, structural designer, system analyst.