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Curriculum Information Guide

Architectural Engineering Technology

Prof. Orla Smyth LoPiccolo, Chair
Architecture & Construction Management Department

School of Engineering Technology


Bachelor of Science Degree

The Architectural Engineering Technology (ARC) program synthesizes the aesthetic, technical and functional elements of building design and construction. The academic thrust of the program is applied technology. The students in this program will be educated in the process of building design from concept to completion.

The purpose of the Architectural Engineering Technology program is to prepare students for careers in architectural, structural, and mechanical aspects of the design and construction of buildings. The students will be educated in the process of carrying design projects from schematics through construction. In addition to preparing students for meaningful and rewarding careers at the Bachelor’s level, the program will also prepare students for successful entry in the professional and non-professional graduate programs in architecture and other areas.

Architectural Engineering Technology (BS) Program Outcomes:

  • Graduates will have broad background in one or more areas of design: architectural, construction, site and structural in addition to history, theory and technology. Graduates will assume professional positions in architectural and building construction industry.
  • Graduates will be creative problem solvers in industry.
  • Graduates will be effective communicators in professional setting.
  • Graduates will adapt state of the art technologies and processes in industry.
  • Graduates will pursue continuing education and professional development opportunities.

This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org

Potential Employment/Employment Demand

Employment in the architectural field is strongly tied to the level of local construction, particularly new residential structure such as office buildings, shopping centers, schools and health care facilities. The boom in new construction in the region is expected to continue for a considerable time in the future. As the stock of buildings age, demand for remodeling and repair work should also grow. The needed renovations and rehabilitation of old buildings is expected to provide many job opportunities according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook. Also according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, employment in this field will grow as fast as the average for all occupations during this period.

Student club - Architecture and Construction Technology (ACT) Club

Student Learning Outcomes: Architectural Engineering Technology

A. An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;

B. An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;

C. An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;

D. An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;

E. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;

F. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;

G. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

H. An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;

I. An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;

J. A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a social and global context; and

K. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.


Fall 2018- Subject to Revision
Liberal Arts and Sciences (61 credits)
EGL 101 Composition I: College Writing (GE) 3
EGL 102 Composition II: Writing About Literature 3
EGL 310 Technical Writing (GE) 3
MTH 129 Pre-Calculus with Applications (GE) 4
MTH 130 Calculus with Applications (GE) 4
MTH 236 Calculus II with Applications 3
MTH Electives (above MTH 236) 6
PHY 135 College Physics I (GE) 4
PHY 136 College Physics II 4
Science/MTH Technical Elective (upper level*) 3
ECO 321 Engineering Economics 3
The Arts (GE) 3
Social & Behavioral Science (GE) 3
Humanities (GE) 3
American/Other World/Western Civilization History (GE) 3
Foreign Language (GE) 3
Liberal Arts & Sciences electives (3 credits at 300 level or above) 6

Please refer to the General Education and Writing Intensive requirement sections of the College Catalog and consult with your academic advisor to ensure that graduation requirements are satisfied.

*in consultation with department advisor.

Required: Architectural Engineering Technology (64 credits)
CON 106 Statics 3
ARC 131 Introduction to Graphics 4
CON 161 Materials & Methods of Construction I 3
CON 162 Materials & Methods of Construction II 3
CON 207 Elements of Strength of Materials 3
ARC 255 Architectural Design I 4
ARC 257 Architectural Design II 4
ARC 263 Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing & Energy Systems in Buildings 3
CON 302 Soils, Foundations & Earth Structures 3
ARC 310 Construction Design 4
CON 357 Quantity Surveying and Costing 3
ARC 350W Architectural Theory & Design Factors 3
CON 361 Governmental Building & Environ Codes & Regulations 3
ARC 362 History of Western Architecture 3
ARC 364 Site Design and Construction 3
ARC 376 Architectural Design III 4
CON 409 Structural Design 3
ARC 476 Architectural Design IV 4
ARC 486 Architectural Design V 4

Total Credits:


Curriculum Summary

Degree Type: BS
Total Required Credits: 125

Admission to Farmingdale State College - State University of New York is based on the qualifications of the applicant without regard to age, sex, marital or military status, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability or sexual orientation.