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Architectural Engineering Technology
Architectural engineering technologists often work in architectural offices and assist in the building planning, design, construction, and operations or maintenance planning. They will produce and use basic construction documents, analyze the design of systems, specify materials, perform cost estimates and manage technical activities on architectural projects.  Architectural engineering technologists often will convert the draft or preliminary designs of architects and engineers into working drawings and specifications. They may also plan, supervise, or manage cost estimates of construction projects. They commonly work with 2-D and 3-D computer graphic and planning software, and provide their expertise to architectural and engineering firms, construction companies, or suppliers of building materials.

Those interested in a career in architectural engineering technology should consider reviewing engineering technology programs that are accredited by ABET, Inc. However, there are many ET programs not yet accredited by ABET, so check with your local community college or university for more information. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Students take courses such as basic drafting, building design, architectural graphics, statics and strength of materials, and concrete and steel design. 

Professional Organizations

Architectural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers




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