About this Bachelor's Degree

The architectural engineering technology (ACT) bachelor of science degree program provides students with a broad-based education with an emphasis on critical thinking, technical problem-solving ability and computer applications, in addition to a background in architectural design.

The ACT program is committed to producing graduates who possess the necessary skills, critical thinking, discipline and work ethics to enter the architecture/engineering/construction industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks at the office and in the field. 

Learning Outcomes/Objectives

  • ACT students will have an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines to broadly-defined engineering technology activities. (ABET General Criteria 'a')
  • ACT students will have 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. (ABET General Criteria 'b')
  • ACT students will have an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes. (ABET General Criteria 'c')
  • ACT students will have an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives. (ABET General Criteria 'd')
  • ACT students will have an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team. (ABET General Criteria 'e')
  • ACT students will have an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems. (ABET General Criteria 'f')
  • ACT students will have an ability to communicate effectively regarding broadly-defined engineering technology activities. (ABET General Criteria 'g')
  • ACT students will have an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development. (ABET General Criteria 'h')
  • ACT students will have an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity. (ABET General Criteria 'i')
  • ACT students will have a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context. (ABET General Criteria 'j')
  • ACT students will have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. (ABET General Criteria 'k')
  • ACT graduates are capable of employing concepts of architectural theory and design in a design environment. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'a')
  • ACT graduates are capable of utilizing modern instruments, methods and techniques to produce A/E documents and presentations. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'b')
  • ACT graduates are capable of conducting standardized field and laboratory testing on construction materials. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'c')
  • ACT graduates are capable of utilizing modern instruments and research techniques for site development and building layout. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'd')
  • ACT graduates are capable of determining forces and stresses in elementary structural systems. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'e')
  • ACT graduates are capable of estimating material quantities for technical projects. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'f')
  • ACT graduates are capable of calculating basic loads and demands in mechanical and electrical systems. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'g')
  • ACT graduates are capable of utilizing codes, contracts and specifications in design, construction and inspection activities. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'h')
  • ACT graduates are capable of employing productivity software to solve technical problems. (ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'i')
  • ACT graduates are capable of creating, utilizing and presenting design, construction, and operations documents. (ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'a')
  • ACT graduates are capable of performing economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of building systems in the architectural engineering technical specialties. (ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'b')
  • ACT graduates are capable of selecting appropriate materials and practices for building construction. (ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'c')
  • ACT graduates are capable of applying principles of construction law and ethics in architectural practice. (ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'd')
  • ACT graduates are capable of applying basic technical design concepts to the solution of architectural problems involving architectural history, theory and design; codes, contracts and specifications; electrical and mechanical systems, environmental control systems, plumbing and fire protection; site development; structures, material behavior, foundations; construction administration, planning and scheduling. (ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'e')
  • ACT graduates are capable of performing standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within architectural engineering technology that is appropriate to the goals of the program. (ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'f')