Architectural Engineering: Structures, BEN

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.00
Total Hours: 140

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 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
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 hours from the following:3
History and Theory of Renaissance and Baroque Architecture (H)
History and Theory of Structures in Architecture (H)
History and Theory of Skyscraper Design (H)
The Ethics of the Built Environment (H)
International Field Study (HI)
Any other ARCH (H)
Any other upper division HIST (H) Any upper ART (H)
Natural Sciences (N)
CHEM 1414General Chemistry for Engineers (LN)4
PHYS 2014University Physics I (LN) 14
PHYS 2114University Physics II (LN)4
3 hours of (N)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Select 3 hours lower division (S)3
Hours Subtotal43
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
Scientific Investigation (L) Any course designated (L). Normally met by Natural Sciences and/or Basic Science requirements.
College/Departmental Requirements
ARCH 1112Introduction to Architecture 12
ARCH 1216Architectural Design Studio I 16
ARCH 2116Architectural Design Studio II6
ARCH 2252Design Communication I: Visual and Graphic Acuity 12
ARCH 2263Building Systems 13
Engineering Science
ENGR 1412Introductory Engineering Computer Programming 12
ENSC 2113Statics 13
ENSC 2143Strength of Materials 13
ENSC 2141Strength of Materials Lab 11
Hours Subtotal28
Major Requirements
ARCH 3043Structural Loadings in Architecture3
ARCH 3143Structures: Analysis I3
ARCH 3262Design Communication II: Advanced Digital Applications2
ARCH 3323Structures: Steel I3
ARCH 3343Structures: Steel II3
ARCH 4093Architectural Project Management3
ARCH 4123Structures: Concrete I3
ARCH 4143Structures: Foundations for Buildings3
ARCH 4163Architectural Science I: Thermal Systems and Life Safety for Architectural Engineers3
ARCH 4263Architecture Seminar3
ARCH 4343Structures: Concrete II3
ARCH 4433Architectural Science II: Acoustics, Lighting, and Service Systems for Architectural Engineers3
ARCH 5023Timber and Masonry Design and Analysis3
ARCH 5226Architectural Engineering Comprehensive Design Studio6
Civil Engineering
CIVE 4711Basic Soils Testing Laboratory1
Industrial Engineering & Management
IEM 3503Engineering Economic Analysis3
Engineering Science, Engineering
ENSC 2123Elementary Dynamics3
ENSC 3313Materials Science3
MATH 2163Calculus III3
MATH 2233Differential Equations3
STAT 4033Engineering Statistics3
Hours Subtotal63
Select 6 credit hours from:6
Honors for Topics in Architecture
Special Topics in Architecture
History and Theory of Structures in Architecture (H)
Special Topics in Architecture
Sustainable Design in Architecture
Structures: Special Loadings
Structures: Analysis III
Structures: Steel III
Structures: Concrete III
Engineering Materials Laboratory
Engineering Surveying
Advanced Strength of Materials
Energy Methods in Applied Mechanics
Prestressed Concrete
Timber Design
Upper division ARCH, FPST, MAE, ENGR, CIVE, CET
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours140

Courses that must be completed prior to admission to professional school with a "C" or better.

Admission to Professional School (required)

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

Graduation Requirements

  1. A minimum GPA of 2.00 Technical GPA. The Technical GPA is calculated from all courses in the curriculum with a prefix belonging to the degree program, or substitutions for these courses.
  2. 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. The final grade of "C" is however not needed in the terminal courses in a series.
  3. 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 2029.