Architectural Engineering: Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing, BEN

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2018-2019. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 157

General Education Requirements
All General Education coursework requirements are satisfied upon completion of this degree plan
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I 13
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 2144Calculus I (A) 14
MATH 2153Calculus II (A)3
Humanities (H)
ARCH 2003Architecture and Society (HI)3
Select 3 Hours3
History and Theory of Baroque Architecture (H)
The Ethics of the Built Environment (H)
Any other ARCH (H)
History of Classical Art (H)
History of Italian Renaissance Art (H)
History of Baroque Art (H)
Any upper-division HIST (H)
Natural Sciences (N)
CHEM 1414General Chemistry for Engineers (LN)4
PHYS 2014University Physics I (LN) 14
Select one of the following4
Introductory Biology (LN)
Chemistry I (LN)
Chemistry II (LN)
Physical Geography (LN)
Geology and Human Affairs (LN)
Physical Geology (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Consult the college & departmental requirements
Any lower division course designated (S)3
Any upper division course designated (S)3
Hours Subtotal43
Diversity (D)
Any course designated (D)
Students are encouraged to meet the requirement in their selection of (H) or (S) course work
International Dimension (I)
ARCH 2003 meets the (I) requirement
Scientific Investigation (L)
Any course designated (L). Normally met by Natural Sciences and/or Basic Science requirements.
College/Departmental Requirements
Engineering Science
ENSC 2113Statics 13
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials 13
ARCH 1112Introduction to Architecture 12
ARCH 1216Architectural Design Studio I 16
ARCH 2116Architectural Design Studio II 16
ARCH 2216Architectural Design Studio III 16
ARCH 2263Building Systems 13
Hours Subtotal29
Major Requirements/Professional School
Admitted to Professional School of Architecture (see requirements for admission to the upper-division)
ARCH 3223Structures: Timbers3
ARCH 3262Computer Applications in Architecture II2
ARCH 3323Structures: Steel I3
ARCH 4093Architectural Project Management3
ARCH 4123Structures: Concrete I3
ARCH 4131Architectural Science Lab1
ARCH 4134Architectural Science I: Thermal Systems and Life Safety for Architectural Engineers4
ARCH 4233Sustainable Design in Architecture3
ARCH 4263Architecture Seminar3
ARCH 4433Architectural Science II: Acoustics and Lighting for Architectural Engineers3
ARCH 5226Architectural Engineering Comprehensive Design Studio6
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
MAE 3223Thermodynamics II3
MAE 3233Heat Transfer3
Fire Protection and Safety Technology
FPST 1373Fire Suppression and Detection Systems3
Industrial Engineering & Management
IEM 3503Engineering Economic Analysis3
Engineering Science, Engineering
ENSC 2123Elementary Dynamics3
ENSC 2213Thermodynamics3
ENSC 2613Introduction to Electrical Science3
ENSC 3233Fluid Mechanics3
ENGR 1412Introductory Engineering Computer Programming 12
MATH 2163Calculus III3
MATH 2233Differential Equations3
STAT 4033Engineering Statistics3
Natural Sciences (N)
PHYS 2114University Physics II (LN)4
Controlled Electives
Select 9 credit hours from:9
ARCH 3100Special Topics in Architecture1-6
ARCH 4100Special Topics in Architecture1-6
FPST 2243Design and Analysis of Sprinkler Systems3
FPST 2483Fluid Mechanics for Fire Protection3
FPST 3143Life Safety Analysis3
FPST 3383Building Electrical Systems3
FPST 4143Industrial Ventilation and Smoke Control3
MAE 3293Fundamentals of Aerodynamics3
MAE 3403Computer Methods in Analysis and Design3
MAE 4263Energy Conversion Systems3
MAE 4273Experimental Fluid Dynamics3
MAE 4703Design of Indoor Environmental Systems3
MAE 4713Thermal Systems Realization3
MAE 4733Mechatronics Design3
3 hours of upper division ARCH, FPST, MAE, or ENGR.3
Hours Subtotal95
Total Hours157

Admission to Professional School (required)

  • Refer to the OSU Catalog corresponding to your matriculation date for detailed admissions requirements.

Graduation Requirements

  1. A final grade of ‘C’ or better in all ARCH prefix courses, substitutions for ARCH prefix courses, and all non-ARCH prefix courses that are a prerequisite to an ARCH prefix course.
  2. The capstone course for Architectural Engineering majors is ARCH 5226 Architectural Engineering Comprehensive Design Studio.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2024.