Architectural Engineering (M.S.)

Illinois Tech’s Master of Science in Architectural Engineering is a research and thesis-based degree program oriented toward students who wish to develop more knowledge about the design, construction, and operation of buildings and their systems. Students are required to specialize in one field of concentration:  building systems, construction management, or structures.

Students conduct research at a rigorous level above and beyond the coursework-only professional master’s program. This program also serves as a foundation for research for students who intend to pursue a doctoral degree.

Architectural engineering faculty and students make significant contributions to the profession, working in areas of high-impact innovation including the built environment, airflow and thermal modeling, indoor air quality, energy and sustainability, and thermal comfort.

Program Overview

Students conduct research at a rigorous level beyond the coursework-only professional master’s program. This research and thesis-based program also serves as a foundation for research if you intend to pursue a doctoral degree.

Career Opportunities

Our Master of Science in Architectural Engineering degree program will prepare you for such careers as:

  • Electrical system design engineer
  • Structural design consultant
  • Construction project manager
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The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering curriculum provides students with a research and thesis-based degree program oriented toward students who wish to develop more knowledge about the design, construction, and operation of buildings and their systems.

Students are required to specialize in one field of concentration: building systems, construction management, or structures.

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Students with a variety of academic backgrounds are eligible to apply for the program, including those with undergraduate degrees in non-engineering disciplines.

Each applicant will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis during the application review process to determine any deficiency course requirements.

Program Specializations