Architectural Engineering Major - Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)

Study the Architectural Engineering major in the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degree and develop the skills to engineer for high-quality buildings.

Businesses, tenants and homeowners expect more from the buildings they work and live in. They want buildings that are energy efficient and more sustainable, comfortable to live and work in, offer more services and are fit for purpose, now and in the future. Architectural engineers help make this happen.

The Architectural Engineering major covers the skills you need to develop complex designs that can meet all those needs, from the foundations to the services.

This is part of the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours).

Most papers last one semester and are worth 15 points. If you're a full-time student, you normally complete 120 points each year (480 points for the entire degree).

In addition to successfully completing all papers, you also need to complete a minimum of 800 hours of planned supervised work placement before graduation. The aim of the work experience is to expose you to engineering practices and management systems in the work environment.

Year 1

Students in all majors do the same papers in the first year. These papers cover mathematics and computational techniques, as well as the communication and teamwork skills that are essential for the team environment engineers work in.

Complete the following papers

Year 2

Complete the following papers

Year 3

Complete the following papers

Year 4

Complete the following papers

Choose one of the following

Workplace experience

Your individual industry project in Year 4 is your opportunity to gain real-life industrial experience in an architectural engineering environment, under the guidance of an experienced supervisor. You apply your knowledge of architectural and construction processes, architectural management techniques, building research applications and design on a project.

Organisations you could work with include:

  • Fletcher Building
  • Hawkins
  • Naylor Love Ltd
  • Auckland Council
  • Beca
  • Jasmax

More details about papers in this programme

Detailed programme structure and paper outlines (Blackboard)

Search for a paper (Arion)

Enrolment in papers is subject to meeting all requirements and availability of papers.

  • Architectural design engineer
  • Building services engineering
  • Project management
  • Building Information Management (BIM) specialist

This is an engineering qualification. Graduates will not be architects or qualified to register as architects.


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The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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