Duke’s Certificate Program in Architectural Engineering provides students with an understanding of building design and the construction process through experiences that include close-up examination of current construction projects and hands-on projects that simulate work as a member of a professional design team.

Architectural Engineering Certificate

Enhance your degree with design skills taught by a practicing architect

Duke Engineering's Certificate Program in Architectural Engineering provides undergraduate students with classroom instruction from a practicing architect and hands-on design experience.

Our architectural engineering curriculum provides an understanding of building design and the construction process through experiences that include close-up examination of current construction projects and hands-on projects that simulate work as a member of a professional design team.

In this course of study, a background in aesthetic design, architectural history, building materials and construction forms the architectural core, while a suitable list of engineering courses in such topics as structural design provides the engineering basis.

Our students learn from a practicing architect. Chris Braiser, a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, serves as director of the certificate program and teaches the CEE 311 and 411 architectural engineering courses.

Certificate Requirements

Successful completion of six (6) required and two (2) elective courses will lead to a certificate in Architectural Engineering.

Required Courses

  • CEE 311: Architectural Engineering I
  • CEE 411: Architectural Engineering II
  • CEE 422L: Concrete and Composite Structures
  • CEE 423L: Metallic Structures
  • ARTHIST 285, 285D, or 286D: Modern/Postmodern Architecture
  • EGR 201L: Mechanics of Solids

Elective Courses

  • ARTSVIS 101: Introduction to Visual Practice  
  • CEE 201L: Uncertainity Design and Optimization
  • CEE 421L: Matrix Structural Analysis 
  • CEE 190/390: Special Topics in Civil Engineering
  • CEE 429: Integrated Structural Design
  • CEE 491/492: Projects in Civil Engineering1
  • EGR 120L: Introduction to Structural Engineering
  • EGR 206: Engineering Communication
  • EGR 357: Aesthetics, Design, and Culture

1CEE 491/492 must involve topics in architectural engineering, for one course credit work.

Contact for More information

Chris Brasier, FAIA, LEED AP, MBA
Lecturer, Architect
(919) 660-5174
[e-mail address]