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Architectural Engineering - Master of Science (MS)

There are no soaring works of architecture without architectural engineers. As the partner discipline to architecture, architectural engineering informs great design by helping to create buildings that not only enhance our lives esthetically but also through comfort, sustainability, material use and sound construction.

The University of Wyoming master’s in architectural engineering is a research-based program that will prepare you for advanced practice in this compelling field as well as further graduate study.

About Architectural Engineering at UW

UW’s M.S. in architectural engineering is an individualized program that allows you to choose from two concentrations — structural or mechanical engineering — as well as four areas of focus. They are:

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) with an emphasis in smart buildings
  • Building energy simulation
  • Construction management
  • Structural engineering and materials testing

You can further customize your degree by choosing the option to complete a research-driven thesis or additional coursework.

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Masters of Science (M.S.)


  • Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Resident Tuition: $311/credit hour

Non-resident Tuition: $930/credit hour

Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department

Graduate Programs | Civil and Architectural Engineering

Liping Wang, an assistant professor in UW’s Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management, received a prestigious $500,000 Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award from the National Science Foundation to study the effects of indoor greenery on building energy use and occupants’ comfort.

Architectural Engineering Master’s Degree Program Highlights

UW offers one of only about two dozen architectural engineering programs in the country, and we do so in a collegial environment that gives you ample access to world-class faculty. Consider these program highlights:

Cutting-edge research. Work with faculty scholar-teachers who are working in research areas such as building-energy modeling, smart buildings, zero energy homes, green building design, indoor air quality and earthquake design, among many others.

Graduate assistantships. Explore funded research assistantships with faculty working on grants and teaching assistantships.

Thesis or non-thesis options. Tailor your degree by choosing to complete a research-driven thesis or extra coursework.

Travel funding support. Develop your network and professional acumen at professional meetings and conferences. UW regularly provides funding for graduate architectural engineering students to attend meetings for American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), NASCC: The Steel Conference and others.

Facilities. Take advantage of UW’s technology and equipment in labs and facilities such as the HVAC lab with advanced instrumentation and controls systems and our Structural Testing Lab.

What Can You Do With an Architectural Engineering Master’s Degree?

The UW M.S. in Architectural Engineering prepares you for further academic study and engineering careers where your understanding of the built environment and building systems will help you create next-generation structures.

Graduates from our program go on to careers as structural and mechanical systems engineers and enjoy a nearly 100% job placement rate.

Architectural Engineering Careers

UW architectural engineering graduates have gone to work at the following companies and organizations:

  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
  • Plenty, Inc. (vertical indoor farming)
  • Architect of the U.S. Capitol
  • Passive Logic
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Martin/Martin Wyoming

Amazing Stories From Architectural Engineering Graduate Students

Martin/Martin Wyoming has provided the structural design for more than 20 major UW projects including UW’s new Engineering Education and Research Building (EERB). Thirteen of the company’s 16 employees are graduates of the Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management including the principal. Eight UW alumni contributed to the structural design of the state-of-the-art EERB.

Examples of Architectural Engineering Master’s Degree Program Courses

These are just some of the classes you might take as an architectural engineering M.S. student at the University of Wyoming:

  • Modern Engineering Practice
  • Structural Steel Design
  • HVAC Systems Analysis and Design
  • Modeling and Organization of Energy Systems
  • Collaborative BIM Design

View the full Master of Science in Architectural Engineering degree program curriculum.

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