The bachelor's degree program in Architectural Building Engineering Technology combines the art of designing buildings in the context of their fundamental systems with the engineering and technical concepts of construction. Study structural design, advanced environmental and mechanical systems, civil engineering, and building design. The course culminates with your senior thesis.
Bachelor of Science Degree
The Bachelor of 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.
Early in the program, students develop the necessary skills and abilities by emphasizing the fundamentals of architectural design, structural engineering, environmental systems, sustainability, and construction technology. Students also begin by developing basic skills in drafting, graphic communications, three dimensional theory, computer-aided drafting (CAD), construction documents, construction techniques, green technology, and building materials.
In more advanced courses, students build upon the fundamentals and expand their knowledge base of architectural design, engineering, and building science.
In the this program, students study advanced topics in structural engineering using wood, steel, masonry, and concrete, advanced environmental and mechanical systems, sustainability, LEED certification of buildings, site planning, contracts and specifications, and construction law. The program culminates with a Senior Thesis course. In this final term, students must demonstrate their understanding of and ability to utilize and synthesize the technical and engineering concepts they developed throughout their New England Tech experience.
Students who wish to pursue professional registration must pursue graduate studies at other institutions in the United States. Other students may pursue careers in associated fields within the design and building industry.
Bachelor of Science Degree
Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes
The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Building Engineering Technology prepares students to be proficient in the art, engineering, and technology of designing the built environment relative to the users’ social, psychological, and aesthetic needs.
The program goals of the ABT Bachelor Degree are:
- 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.
- To expand our students’ observational skills and critical thinking abilities.
- 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.
The ABT graduate will be able to:
- Function as an integral member of the building design team.
- Evaluate and analyze complex problems relative to the built environment and develop solutions that meet the social, technical, engineering, and aesthetic needs of the client and society.
- Evaluate and analyze complex engineering problems relative to building design and develop appropriate solutions.
- Demonstrate a historical appreciation relative to the building industry.
- Present design concepts and solutions using advanced communication skills.
- Integrate building materials and systems relative to design solutions.
- Generate construction documents using both electronic and non-electronic media.
- Demonstrate a commitment to produce accurate and quality work.
- Recognize the need for life-long learning.
- Demonstrate an ability to design buildings that are sustainable and environmentally responsible.
- Explain the relationship between the legal, contractual, and ethical aspects of the construction industry.
Bachelor of Science Degree
- ABT 111 Introduction to Building Science
- ABT 112 Technical Drafting and 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 126 Presentation Techniques
- ABT 127 Introduction to Construction Estimating
- ABT 135 Building Design & Technology II
- ABT 137 Introduction to Environmental Systems
- ABT 138 Surveying & Civil Technology
- ABT 218 Building Information Modeling I (BIM I)
- ABT 221 Visualization Studies I
- ABT 225 Building Design & Technology III
- ABT 235 Building Design & Technology IV
- ABT 236 Building Codes
- ABT 314 Construction Contracts & Specifications
- ABT 315 Structural Wood Design
- ABT 324 Masonry Construction & Detailing
- ABT 325 Soil Mechanics & Foundation Design
- ABT 328 Structural Steel Design
- ABT 330 Visualization Studies II
- ABT 331 Advanced Environmental Systems
- ABT 334 Site Engineering & Planning
- ABT 337 Building Information Modeling II (BIM II)
- ABT 338 Reinforced Concrete Design
- ABT 410 Building Design & Technology V (Low Rise)
- ABT 412 Sustainability In Construction
- ABT 416 Portfolio Development
- ABT 420 Building Design & Technology VI (High Rise)
- ABT 421 Acoustics & Lighting
- ABT 426 Senior Thesis Proposal & Research
- ABT 430 Senior Thesis
- ABT 433 Construction Law
- HI 235 Architectural History (SS Core)
- ID 212 Programming
- MCT 215 Statics
- MCT 224 Mechanics of Materials
- MGM 340 Engineering Finance