About this Bachelor's Degree

The Architectural Engineering Technology (ACT) 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 A/E/C industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks at the office and in the field. 

Program Objective

Graduates possess the necessary skills, critical thinking, discipline and work ethics to enter the A/E/C industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks consistent with the expectations of employers.

 

Student Learning Outcomes / Program 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. (ETAC-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. (ETAC-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. (ETAC-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. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'd')
    • ACT students will have an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'e')
    • ACT students will have an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'f')
    • ACT students will have an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature. (ETAC-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. (ETAC-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. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'i')
    • ACT students will have a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'j')
    • ACT students will have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'k')
    • ACT graduates will employ concepts of architectural theory and design in a design environment. (ETAC-ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'a')
    • ACT graduates will utilize instruments, methods, software, and techniques that are appropriate to produce A/E documents and presentations. (ETAC-ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'b')
    • ACT graduates will utilize measuring methods that are appropriate for field, office, or laboratory. (ETAC-ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'c')
    • ACT graduates will apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to architectural engineering. (ETAC-ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'd')
    • ACT graduates will create, utilize, and present design, construction, and operations documents. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'e')
    • ACT graduates will perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of building systems. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'f')
    • ACT graduates will select appropriate materials and practices for building construction. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'g')
    • ACT graduates will apply principles of construction law and ethics in architectural practice. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'h')
    • ACT graduates will perform standard analysis and design in at least one recognized technical specialty within architectural engineering technology that is appropriate to the goals of the program. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'i')
    • The Architectural Engineering Technology program will use the "retention of all students enrolled by academic program" data available on the Institutional Research website to track the percentage of students retained or graduated 1 year later. Retention data will include both "retained in original academic program" and "degree already awarded in original program" data. (SACS Requirement for Student Achievement).