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An architectural engineer applies the skills of many engineering disciplines to the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and renovation of buildings while paying attention to their impacts on the surrounding environment. In countries such as Canada, the UK and Australia, architectural engineering is more commonly known as Building engineering, building systems engineering, or building services engineering. In some languages, such as Korean, "architect" is literally translated as "architectural engineer".

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Curricula vary considerably between universities, but the following are often present in ABET-accredited four- or five-year B.S. in architectural engineering degree programs in the U.S.:

  • An introduction to architectural engineering
  • Two courses in English
  • Five courses in mathematics (calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, probability)
  • Two courses in physics
  • One course in chemistry
  • One course in science (e.g., geology, environment, biology)
  • Several courses in humanities/social sciences (e.g., architectural history, sociology)
  • Two courses in architectural design
  • Two courses in building materials and construction
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