Graduate Degree Program Summary

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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
Areas of Study
  • Acoustics
  • Building Electrical Systems
  • Building Mechanical Systems
  • Engineering: Lighting
  • Structures

Architectural Engineering

  • On the Web
    Department Website
  • Graduate Chair
    Dr. Dale Tiller
  • Program Admission Coordinator
  • Department Address
    101A Peter Kiewit Institute
    Omaha NE 68182-0816

Application Checklist and Deadlines

Required by the Office of Graduate Studies

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:

Application Deadline

   Fall and Summer: February 15   Spring: September 15

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Four 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 More

Students in Architectural Engineering are most likely to take courses in: See also: 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

Environmentally Sustainable Design and Construction; Construction Simulation; Data Sensing and Analysis
Electrical System Analysis, Design, Distribution, and Protection; Power Management System Design and Implementation; Renewable Energy Alternatives
Preservation; Historic Masonry Construction
Indoor Air Quality; Air Flow Modeling and Measurement; Energy Simulation of HVAC Systems; Air Cleaning and Filtration Technologies
Automated Fault Detection; Diagnostics for HVAC and R Systems
Project Management Issues
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Psychological Aspects of Lighting; Energy Conservation
Noise Control; Room Acoustics
Lighting and Power Distribution Systems for Buildings
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Omaha Faculty

Automated continuous commissioning and fault detection of HVAC&R; Integration and advanced control of building energy systems; Modeling and simulation of building systems

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