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

Complete required courses and 1 elective

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

Our architectural engineering curriculum provides an understanding of building design and the construction process through experiences that include a 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 the structural design provides the engineering basis.

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

Required Courses and Electives

NOTE: Requirements differ based on a student's year of matriculation.

Click below to see lists of required courses and electives.

Matriculated Fall 2019 and Later

Complete required courses and one (1) elective:

Required Courses

  • CEE 311: Architectural Engineering I
  • CEE 411: Architectural Engineering II
  • CEE 422L: Concrete and Composite Structures
  • CEE 423L: Metallic Structures
  • ARTHIST 285 or ARTHIST 286

Elective Courses

  • ARTSVIS 515S: Representing Architecture: Means & Methods
  • CEE 421L: Matrix Structural Analysis * see note
  • CEE 491/492: Independent Study (On an approved topic)
  • CEE 511: Construction Management
  • EGR 201L: Mechanics of Solids * see note
  • ENVIRON 590: Sustainable Cities & Urban Design
Note

This course is not permitted for Civil Engineering majors in the Structural Engineering and Mechanics Track (CE-S/M). Selection would result in exceeding the permissible double-counting.

Matriculated Fall 2018 and Earlier

Complete required courses and one (1) elective:

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: Uncertainty 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 Engineering (On a topic in architectural engineering)
  • EGR 120L: Introduction to Structural Engineering
  • EGR 206: Engineering Communication
  • EGR 357: Aesthetics, Design, and Culture

More information

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