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Architectural Engineering and Design Program at Northwestern University

Architectural Engineering and Design Program at Northwestern University aims to deepen knowledge in civil and environmental engineering.

School: McCormick School of Engineering, Northwestern University
Course: Architectural Engineering and Design Program
Location: Evanston, USA
Course dates: two years
Application deadline: continuous enrolment

The Architectural Engineering and Design (AED) minor at Northwestern University offers an integrated fusion of architecture and engineering, enriching the educational journey of students pursuing degrees in engineering or other disciplines.

The program offers a diverse array of courses including design studio, urban planning, architecture history, building technology and performance, and structure.

The courses are taught by civil and environmental engineering faculty and professionals from renowned architecture and engineering firms, including Booth Hansen, Krueck + Sexton, STL Architects, Thornton Tomasetti, Perkins&Will, SCB and wkarch.

The program prepares students for advanced study in architecture as well as diverse career paths related to the design, construction and management of buildings and other structures.

By emphasizing project-based learning and teaching a design language, the program nurtures students' creative and analytical skills, encouraging exploration across various design scales, from single-family homes to high-rises and urban districts.

Through hands-on projects, students tackle complex design challenges, navigate intricate engineering requirements and gain practical insights into the architectural engineering process.

Admission to the AED minor requires students to be enrolled at Northwestern and to delve into specific courses related to the program, such as design studios, architecture history courses, technical electives and professional development seminars.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

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