Architectural Building Engineering Technology

Architectural Building Engineering

In the Architectural Building Engineering associate degree program, you will learn how to create and construct buildings that answer today’s economic, safety, technical, sustainability, and esthetic requirements. Fundamentals of architectural design, structural engineering, and environmental systems, including green technologies.


Associate in Science Degree

The Associate in Science degree in Architectural Building Engineering Technology is offered through the Department of Design + Architectural Building Technology.

The Architectural Building Engineering Technology Program is based upon the premise that buildings are designed and built using a team concept. As an integral member of that team, the architectural engineer must have the ability to create and construct buildings that will answer the economic, safety, technical, sustainability, and aesthetic requirements of a project. The associate degree program allows the student to develop these necessary abilities by emphasizing the fundamentals of architectural design, structural engineering, environmental systems, sustainability, and construction technology. The program is also designed to instill within the student a sense of professionalism and a desire to serve and contribute to society.

In the associate degree program, students also develop basic skills in drafting, graphic communications, three dimensional theory, computer aided drafting (CAD), construction documents, construction techniques, green technology, and building materials. Upon successful completion of the associate degree program, students can continue into either the NEIT Bachelor of Science in Architectural Building Engineering Technology degree program or the Bachelor of Science in Construction Management degree program.

Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission:

The Architectural Building Engineering Technology (ABT) programs, both associate and bachelor, prepare the student to be proficient in the art, engineering, and technology of designing the built environment relative to the users social, psychological, and aesthetic needs.

Program Goals:

The Program Goals of the ABT programs are:

1 To educate students in the fundamentals of building design and sciences through a seamless and comprehensive study combining the theoretical and practical concepts of design, building systems, components, engineering, and construction.
2 To expand our students’ observational skills and critical thinking abilities.
3 To instill within each student an awareness of and desire to contribute to the profession and society at large through the development of a professional and personal ethic that demands technically, environmentally, and socially responsible decision making.

Program Outcomes:

The ABT graduate will be able to:

1 Function as an integral member of the building team.
2 Act in an ethically and morally responsible way with regard to the profession, public safety, and regulatory authorities.
3 Demonstrate effective oral and written communications.
4 Evaluate and analyze problems relative to the built environment and develop solutions that meet the economic, social, technical, engineering, and aesthetic needs of the client and society.
5 Demonstrate a historical appreciation and professional accountability within the context relative to the building science industry.
6 Present design concepts and solutions through a graphic and verbal presentation
7 Generate construction documents using electronic media.


Courses Offered

Associate in Science Degree

  • ABT 110 Intro. to Architecture and Building Technology
  • ABT 112 Technical Drafting & Graphic Communications
  • ABT 114 Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
  • ABT 115 Introduction to Structures
  • ABT 122 Two and Three Dimensional Design Theory
  • ABT 124 Construction Methods & Materials
  • ABT 125 Building Design & Technology I
  • ABT 127 Introduction to Construction Estimating
  • ABT 135 Building Design & Technology II
  • ABT 137 Introduction to Environmental Systems
  • ABT 138 Surveying & Civil Technology
  • ABT 211 Presentation Techniques
  • ABT 218 Building Information Modeling (BIM 1)
  • ABT 212 Programming
  • HI    235 Architectural History
  • ABT 221 Visualization Studies I
  • MCT 215 Statics
  • ABT 225 Building Design & Technology III
  • ABT 223 Structures I
  • ABT 232 Structures II
  • ABT 235 Building Design & Technology IV
  • ABT 224 Mechanics of Materials
  • PHY 200 Physics I & Lab