Department of

Architectural Engineering


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Founded in 1910, the Architectural Engineering Department at Penn State University has established a long tradition of excellence and educational innovation. It is the oldest, continuously accredited architectural engineering program in the United States. It was first accredited in 1936 by the newly formed Engineers’ Council for Professional Development (forerunner to ABET). The Bachelor of Architectural Engineering (B.A.E.) degree is now accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

Widely acknowledged as one of the top Architectural Engineering programs in the world, the Penn State AE Department is dedicated to providing outstanding academic excellence to all of our students. The AE program is focused on preparing students and conducting research in the design, engineering, and construction of building projects.

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Department News

IN MEMORIAM - Dr. Michael J. Horman

Penn State AE leads Research Consortium that has been awarded more than $129 million for DOE Energy Innovation Hub Read more>>

AEC 2010 - 6th International Conference on Innovation in Architecture, Engineering and Construction Read more>>

AE Centennial All Year Class Reunion July 2-4, 2010 Read more>>

Interdisciplinary BIM Effort Receives AIA's Highest Honor Read more>>

NAHB News Read more>>

SSAE Mentor Program Read more>>

Penn State AE awarded $5 million for Smart Grid Workforce Development Read more>>

Penn State AE Featured in Engineering News Record (ENR) Read more>>

Penn State AE awarded $5.5 million in U.S. Department of Energy grants Read more>>

Spring Newsletter 2010 Read more>>

Penn State Alumni Society of Architectural Engineers (ASAE) Read more>>

PI Program Read more>>


Upcoming Events

AE Career Fair, Oct. 19, 2010 Read more>>

AE Research Seminar Series Read more>>

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