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Make your mark on history by seeing your ideas take shape in tangible objects. Vermont Tech offers exciting and challenging instruction in how to plan, shape, and maintain the structures in the world around us, including homes, large commercial buildings, and bridges. All students gain extensive exposure to architectural design, history, construction materials and methods, structural engineering, surveying, estimating, heating, ventilating, plumbing, and energy-conscious design. You'll be introduced to the fundamental skills of architectural and engineering drafting, including instruction in CAD systems, along with an academic foundation in science, mathematics, and technical writing. Practical projects involve laboratory testing and field observation of construction.
Graduates of this bachelor’s program receive broad-based preparation to succeed in numerous challenging twenty-first century career opportunities in the building design and construction industries. Education in this area provides the opportunity to merge “green”, environmentally sustainable, and socially conscious career aspirations with competitive salaries and the satisfaction of seeing creative, energy-efficient designs become reality. Within the scope of the discipline fall such diverse areas as structural engineering; HVAC design; electrical and lighting design; plumbing and fire protection; construction management; and facilities management. Students graduating with a bachelor's degree are well-prepared to serve in project management or junior engineer positions.
Students may enroll as freshman candidates for the bachelor’s degree or may choose to enroll first as associate degree candidates and defer a decision on bachelor’s candidacy until the second year. Transfer students from other two- and four-year architecture and engineering programs are encouraged to apply.
The bachelor’s program builds on the foundation established in the associate program in structures, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, and integrated sustainable design. The scope of the curriculum is also extended to include such fields as thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electrical circuits, lighting systems, AE management, and advanced math. Advanced computer applications are included. Throughout the curriculum, teamwork, creativity, and “green” solutions to building needs complement rigorous traditional engineering-based instruction.
Graduates are allowed to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering examination in many states and, after meeting state requirements for appropriate work experience, may also be examined for the Professional Engineer designation.
In addition to all of the objectives included in the associate program, educational objectives for graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:
In addition to the student outcomes included in the associate program, a student with a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Technology will be able to:
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017 National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)
2016 Median Pay (Architecture & Engineering Occupations) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS
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