Bachelor’s in Architectural Engineering Technology – Bluefield State College

The Architectural Engineering Technology (ARET) Program is dedicated to the education of future architectural engineering technologist and construction managers who are intellectually aware and who critically understand social, political and global conditions that have an impact on the profession of architecture and construction management. It is the intent of the Program to graduate future professionals who are committed to excellence in building construction through the incorporation of intellectual, analytical and practical aspects of their profession. Within this context, students and faculty seek to investigate issues within a practical context in order to creatively advance building construction.

Semesters One – Four

The Architectural Engineering Technology program is directly aligned with and utilizes the associate degree curriculum offered in the Civil Engineering Technology program as the first two years of the curriculum. To be eligible for the program, the student must have completed requirements for the A.S. Degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Bluefield State College or in an approved related field from a community or technical college.

Semesters Five – Eight

In order to complete the B.S. requirements students must attain an A.S. degree as the first two years of the ARET program. The degree must be an A.S. degree in a relevant related field containing at least 60 hours and meeting all Bluefield State College general studies requirements for an associate degree. The A.S. degree shall have the approval of the chair of the ARET program and/or the Dean of the School of Engineering Technology and Computer Science.

Graduates will have the ability to produce and utilize basic construction documents and to perform basic analysis and design of system components. Baccalaureate degree graduates are prepared for Architectural Engineering Careers in which they will analyze and design systems, specify project methods and materials, perform cost estimates and analyses, and manage technical activities in support of architectural projects.

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