Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering is a programme that gives students both engineering expertise and an understanding of the architectural whole of which their project forms part. It saves time and money, as well as being better for the environment, if key players such as engineers and architects understand each other.

Creative platform
In the course of the programme students will learn how to design technical solutions when it comes to planning buildings and towns. If the architectural engineer and the architect are to speak the same language, it is vital that a specialist engineering knowledge is combined with creative method and good communication skills.

From day one students will therefore learn how to develop ideas and communicate graphically using 3D models. Students do not just need just maths and physics in order to be able to utilize their technical and scientific knowledge in architectural projects—they also need good skills in building engineering and disciplines like design engineering, materials science, designing indoor climate, technical building services and energy, and urban design and planning.

Ample head room
Light and space are needed if creative thoughts are to take flight. Students are therefore taught by architects and engineers in high-ceilinged studios, where they do everything from solving mathematical problems to designing bridges, calculating light incidence and building architectural models.

Internship and specialization
In the fifth semester students do an internship—typically with a firm of engineering consultants, architects or contractors—where they gain insight into the interaction between theory and practice that is such an essential part of architectural engineering.

Students do their electives, project assignment and final project in their final year. This is when they specialize in an area that interests them and target their academic profile so that it ties in with the job they would like to do.

The future
Graduates with a BEng in Architectural Engineering typically join firms of engineering consultants, architects and contractors or go into client consultancy, where their sound technical knowledge, ability to see the big picture and understanding of design are very much in demand.

Head of Studies
Lotte Bjerregaard Jensen

Danish students

Please go to the Danish website to learn more about the BEng programmes at DTU.

Twin campuses

Photo: Mikal Schlosser
BEng students at DTU have courses on our twin campuses:
• DTU Lyngby Campus
• DTU Ballerup Campus