Graduate Degree Program Summary
Graduate Degrees Offered
- M.A.E. in Architectural Engineering
- M.Eng. in Engineering with a concentration in Architectural Engineering
- M.S. in Architectural Engineering
- Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering
- Building Electrical Systems
- Building Mechanical Systems
- Engineering: Lighting
Application Checklist and Deadlines
Required by the Office of Graduate Studies
- Application for Graduate Admission
- $50 non-refundable application processing fee
- One set of transcripts, uploaded to MyRED (see upload requirements)
- If your native language is not English: verification of English proficiency
- If you are not a US citizen and you expect to hold an F or J visa: financial resource information
See also: steps to admission.
Required by Architectural Engineering in GAMES
After you apply, allow one business day for us to establish your access to GAMES, where you'll complete these departmental requirements:
- Entrance exam(s):
- M.A.E. Applicants: None
- Otherwise: GRE
- Minimum English proficiency: Paper TOEFL 550, Internet TOEFL 79
- Three letters of recommendation (M.S. and Ph.D. only)
- Statement of goals and objects (M.S. and Ph.D. only)
Application DeadlineFall and Summer: February 15 Spring: September 15
DescriptionFour graduate programs are offered in architectural engineering through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This University of Nebraska-Lincoln program is offered in Omaha, Nebraska at the Peter Kiewit Institute of Information Science, Technology, and Engineering (PKI). Omaha is located 50 miles northeast of Lincoln.
The Master of Architectural Engineering (M.A.E.) is intended primarily for students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from the University of Nebraska. The degree is a professional degree based on course work and design work with a graduate project. The program includes three option areas: (1) lighting and electrical systems, (2) building energy systems and acoustics, and (3) structure.
The second graduate program is an area of study within the College of Engineering's Master of Engineering (M.Eng.) program. This program is intended primarily for graduates of engineering programs in fields other than architectural engineering who are now working in architectural engineering related positions.
The third graduate program is the Master of Science (M.S.) which is a research-based thesis degree.
The fourth is the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Within the architectural engineering field, Ph.D. students can concentrate on building energy, lighting, electrical, acoustics, and structures.
There are several professional societies and student groups on campus including:
- Acoustical Society of America, University of Nebraska Student Branch
- Architectural Engineering Institute, University of Nebraska Student Branch
- UNL Architectural Engineering Construction Student Outreach Program (AECSOP)
- Illuminating Engineering Society of North America
Courses and MoreStudents in Architectural Engineering are most likely to take courses in:Course Catalog in the Graduate Bulletin.
Students will work with an advisor to create a Program of Studies or Memorandum of Courses during the first half of their coursework.
Faculty and Research
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