Architectural Engineering, Structural Concentration BSAE / Civil Engineering, Structural Track MS

Major: Architectural Engineering and Civil Engineering
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BSAE) and Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSAE)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 228.0
Co-op Options: Three Co-op (Five years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 14.0401
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code:

About the Program

The program Architectural Engineering/Civil Engineering BSMS program allows students to develop technical depth and breadth in their professional and related area, which enhances their professional productivity, whether in industry or as they proceed to the PhD. The undergraduate courses provide the necessary technical prerequisite understanding and skills for the graduate studies, a natural progression. Because the technical concepts of engineering are common, the MS in a related discipline is readily achieved. 

Admission Requirements

Students must have a GPA of at least 3.2 and have taken coursework sufficient to demonstrate a readiness to take graduate coursework. 

Degree Requirements

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development *1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
or ENGL 111 English Composition I
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
or ENGL 112 English Composition II
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
or ENGL 113 English Composition III
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
General Education Requirements **12.0
Foundation Requirements
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
ENGR 111Introduction to Engineering Design & Data Analysis3.0
ENGR 113First-Year Engineering Design3.0
ENGR 131Introductory Programming for Engineers3.0
or ENGR 132 Programming for Engineers
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
Major Requirements
AE 220Introduction to HVAC3.5
AE 340Architectural Illumination and Electrical Systems3.0
AE 390Architectural Engineering Design I4.0
AE 391Architectural Engineering Design II4.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
ARCH 191Studio 1-AE3.0
ARCH 192Studio 2-AE3.0
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
CAEE 202Introduction to Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering3.0
CAEE 203System Balances and Design in CAEE 3.0
CAEE 212Geologic Principles for Infrastructure & Environmental Engineering 4.0
CAEE 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
MEM 238Dynamics4.0
Structural Concentration
CIVE 302Structural Analysis I4.0
CIVE 303Structural Design I3.0
CIVE 312Soil Mechanics I4.0
CIVE 315Soil Mechanics II4.0
CIVE 400First Principles of Structural Design3.0
CIVE 401Structural Design II3.0
CIVE 402Structural Design III3.0
AE 544Building Envelope Systems3.0
CIVE 605Advanced Mechanics Of Material3.0
CIVE 615Infrastructure Condition Evaluation3.0
or ENVE 555 Geographic Information Systems
CIVE 701Structural Analysis I3.0
CIVE 702Structural Analysis II3.0
CIVE 703Structural Analysis III3.0
CIVE T880Special Topics in CIVE3.0
ENVE 571Environmental Life Cycle Assessment3.0
ENVE 727Risk Assessment3.0
Graduate Electives18.0
Prestressed Concrete
Advanced Concrete Technology
Infrastructure Condition Evaluation
Behavior and Stability of Structural Members I
Behavior and Stability of Structural Members II
Engineered Masonry I
Behavior of Concrete Structures I
Geographic Information Systems
Risk Assessment
Data-based Engineering Modeling
Numerical Analysis I
Numerical Analysis II
Applied Engr Analy Methods I
Applied Engr Analy Methods II
Theory of Elasticity I
Continuum Mechanics
Introduction to Plasticity
Finite Element Methods I
Finite Element Methods II
Other courses as approved by department
Total Credits228.0

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Program. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term.

Sample Plan of Study

First Year
CHEM 1013.5CHEM 1024.5COOP 101 or CIVC 101*1.0VACATION
ENGL 101 or 1113.0CIVC 101 or COOP 101*1.0ENGL 103 or 1133.0 
ENGR 1113.0ENGL 102 or 1123.0ENGR 1133.0 
MATH 1214.0ENGR 131 or 1323.0MATH 2004.0 
UNIV 1011.0MATH 1224.0PHYS 1024.0 
 PHYS 1014.0  
 14.5 19.5 15 0
Second Year
CAEE 2023.0CAEE 2033.0ENVE 5713.0 
ENGR 2204.0CIVE 2403.0  
ENGR 2313.0ENGR 2103.0  
MEM 2023.0ENGR 2323.0  
PHYS 2014.0MEM 2384.0  
 20 19 3 0
Third Year
ARCH 1923.0CIVE 2504.0(GR) Graduate Elective3.0 
CAEE 2124.0CIVE 3304.0  
CAEE 3613.0(UG) General Education Requirement**1.0  
CIVE 3203.0ENVE 7273.0  
MEM 2304.0(GR) Graduate Elective3.0  
 20 18.5 3 0
Fourth Year
CIVE 3024.0ARCH 1423.0(GR) Graduate Elective3.0 
CIVE 3124.0CIVE 3033.0  
CIVE 6053.0CIVE 3154.0  
CIVE 615 or ENVE 5553.0(GR) Graduate Electives6.0  
 18 20 3 0
Fifth Year
ARCH 1433.0CAE 4923.0BIO 1414.5 
CAE 4913.0CIVE 4013.0CAE 4933.0 
CIVE 4003.0(UG) General Education Requirements6.0CIVE 4023.0 
(UG) General Education Requirement3.0CIVE 7023.0(UG) General Education Requirement2.0 
AE 5443.0CIVE T8803.0CIVE 7033.0 
CIVE 7013.0 (GR) Graduate Elective3.0 
 18 18 18.5 
Total Credits 228

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD (University of Alberta). Professor. Structural design - concrete, steel and wood; structural failure analysis; retrofitting of existing structures; new structural systems and materials; engineering education.
Ivan Bartoli, PhD (University of California, San Diego). Associate Professor. Non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring; dynamic identification, stress wave propagation modeling.
Robert Brehm, PhD (Drexel University). Teaching Professor. International infrastructure delivery; response to natural catastrophes; risk assessment and mitigation strategies; project management techniques.
Shannon Capps, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Atmospheric chemistry; data assimilation; advanced sensitivity analysis; inverse modeling.
S.C. Jonathan Cheng, PhD (West Virginia University). Associate Professor. Soil mechanics; geosynthetics; geotechnical engineering; probabilistic design; landfill containments; engineering education.
Eugenia Ellis, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). Associate Professor. Natural and electric light sources and effects on biological rhythms and health outcomes; ecological strategies for smart, sustainable buildings of the nexus of health, energy and technology.
Yaghoob (Amir) Farnam, PhD (Purdue University). Assistant Professor. Advanced and sustainable infrastructure materials; multifunctional, self-responsive and bioinspired construction materials; advanced multiscale manufacturing; characterization, and evaluation of construction materials; durability of cement-based materials.
Patricia Gallagher, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). Professor. Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; soil improvement; recycled materials in geotechnics.
Patrick Gurian, PhD (Carnegie-Mellon University). Professor. Risk analysis of environmental and infrastructure systems; novel adsorbent materials; environmental standard setting; Bayesian statistical modeling; community outreach and environmental health.
Charles N. Haas, PhD (University of Illinois-Urbana) L. D. Betz Chair Professor of Environmental Engineering and Department Head, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Professor. Water treatment; risk assessment; bioterrorism; environmental modeling and statistics; microbiology; environmental health.
Ahmad Hamid, PhD (McMaster University). Professor. Engineered masonry; seismic behavior, design and retrofit of masonry structures; development of new materials and building systems.
Simi Hoque, PhD (University of California - Berkeley). Associate Professor. Computational methods to reduce building energy and environmental impacts, urban metabolism, thermal comfort, climate resilience.
Y. Grace Hsuan, PhD (Imperial College). Professor. Durability of polymeric construction materials; advanced construction materials; and performance of geosynthetics.
Joseph B. Hughes, PhD (University of Iowa) Distinguished University Professor. Biological processes and applications of nanotechnology in environmental systems.
L. James Lo, PhD (University of Texas at Austin). Assistant Professor. Architectural fluid mechanics; building automation and autonomy; implementation of natural and hybrid ventilation in buildings; airflow distribution in buildings; large-scale air movement in an urban built environment; building and urban informatics; data-enhanced sensing and control for optimal building operation and management; novel data gathering methods for building/urban problem solving; interdisciplinary research on occupant behaviors in the built environment.
Roger Marino, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Engineering education; land development; product Development
Joseph P. Martin, PhD (Colorado State University). Professor. Geotechnical and geoenvironmental engineering; hydrology; transportation; waste management.
James E. Mitchell, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Professor. Architectural engineering design; building systems; engineering education.
Franco Montalto, PhD (Cornell University). Professor. Effects of built infrastructure on societal water needs, ecohydrologic patterns and processes, ecological restoration, green design, and water interventions.
Nariman Mostafavi, PhD (University of Massachusetts - Amherst). Assistant Teaching Professor. Simulation tools for analyzing urban metabolism; environmentally responsive design; urban resilience; engineering economics; industrial ecology.
Joseph V. Mullin, PhD (Pennsylvania State University) Associate Department Head. Teaching Professor. Structural engineering; failure analysis; experimental stress analysis; construction materials; marine structures.
Mira S. Olson, PhD (University of Virginia). Associate Professor. Peace engineering; source water quality protection and management; contaminant and bacterial fate and transport; community engagement.
Miguel A. Pando, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University). Assistant Professor. Laboratory testing of geomaterials; geotechnical aspects of natural hazards; soil-structure-interaction; geotechnical engineering.
Michael Ryan, PhD (Drexel University) Associate Department Head of Graduate Studies. Assistant Teaching Professor. Microbial Source Tracking (MST); Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment (QMRA); dynamic engineering systems modeling; molecular microbial biology; phylogenetics; metagenomics; bioinformatics; environmental statistics; engineering economics; microbiology; potable and waste water quality; environmental management systems.
Christopher Sales, PhD (University of California, Berkeley). Associate Professor. Environmental microbiology and biotechnology; biodegradation of environmental contaminants; microbial processes for energy and resource recovery from waste; application of molecular biology, analytical chemistry and bioinformatic techniques to study environmental biological systems.
Yared Shifferaw, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Computational and experimental mechanics; structural stability; optimization; health monitoring and hazard mitigation; sustainable structures; emerging materials; thin-walled structures and metallic structures.
Kurt Sjoblom, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Laboratory testing of geomaterials, geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering.
Sabrina Spatari, PhD (University of Toronto). Associate Professor. Industrial ecology; development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) methods for guiding engineering and policy decisions; specific interest in biomass and bioenergy, biofuels, and urban infrastructure.
Robert Swan Associate Teaching Professor. Geotechnical and Geosynthetic Engineering; soil/geosynthetic interaction and performance; laboratory and field geotechnical/geosynthetic testing.
Michael Waring, PhD (University of Texas-Austin) Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Programs; Director of Architectural Engineering Program. Associate Professor. Indoor air quality and building sustainability; indoor particulate matter fate and transport; indoor chemistry and particle formation; secondary impacts of control technologies and strategies.
Jin Wen, PhD (University of Iowa). Associate Professor. Architectural engineering; Building Energy Efficiency; Intelligent Building; Net-zero Building; and Indoor Air Quality.
Aspasia Zerva, PhD (University of Illinois). Professor. Earthquake engineering; mechanics; seismology; structural reliability; system identification; advanced computational computational methods in structural analysis.

Emeritus Faculty

Harry G. Harris, PhD (Cornell University). Professor Emeritus. Structural models; dynamics of structures, plates and shells; industrialized building construction.
Richard Weggel, PhD (University of Illinois) Samuel S. Baxter Professor Emeritus; Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Emeritus. Coastal engineering; hydraulics engineering; hydrology.
Richard Woodring, PhD (University of Illinois) Dean of Engineering Emeritus. Professor Emeritus. Structural engineering, reinforced concrete.
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