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Architectural Building Engineering Technology Bachelor's Degree Program

Program Overview

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.

Career Possibilities

  • Drafter/Designer
  • Project Manager/Engineer
  • CAD Engineer
  • Structural Designer

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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 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 continues to build upon the premise that buildings are designed and built using a team concept. The bachelor program allows students to build upon the fundamentals learned in the associate degree program and expand their knowledge base of architectural design, engineering, and building science.

In the bachelor program, students also 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. Upon completion of this program, students may also choose to continue into the NEIT Master of Science in Construction Management degree program.

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Bachelor of Science Degree

Program Mission, Goals and Outcomes

Program Mission:

The Architectural Building Engineering Technology 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 Bachelor Degree 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 design team.
  2. 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.
  3. Evaluate and analyze complex engineering problems relative to building design and develop appropriate solutions.
  4. Present design concepts and solutions using advanced communication skills.
  5. Integrate building materials and systems relative to design solutions.
  6. Recognize the need for life-long learning.
  7. Demonstrate an ability to design buildings that are sustainable and environmentally responsible.
  8. Explain the relationship between the legal, contractual, and ethical aspects of the construction industry.

Bachelor of Science Degree

  • 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 331 Advanced Environmental Systems
  • ABT 334 Site Engineering & Planning
  • ABT 337 Building Information Modeling II (BIM II)
  • ABT 338 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • ABT 339 Visualization Studies II
  • 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 427 Senior Thesis Proposal & Research
  • ABT 430 Senior Thesis
  • ABT 433 Construction Law
  • MGM 340 Engineering Finance
  • EN 331 Research Writing in the Social Sciences
  • EN 421 Technical Communications
  • MA 310 Calculus I
  • PHY 300 Physics II & Lab

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