M.Sc. On Campus

Architectural Engineering

Pennsylvania State University

12 months
40812 USD/year
24586 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Science (M.S.) in Architectural Engineering at Pennsylvania State University prepares students for advanced building system design, construction, operation, and analysis.


Students of the Architectural Engineering program offered at Pennsylvania State University may specialize in building construction, building illumination systems, building mechanical and energy systems, or building structural systems.

What you will learn

Graduate course offerings in a wide variety of building industry topics provide students with the flexibility to customize their own program of study. Course topics range from virtual reality design, energy efficiency, building and structural resiliency, daylighting, and sustainability. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architectural Illumination Systems and Design
  • Advanced Building Electrical System Design 
  • Building Construction Engineering
  • Computer Modeling of Building Structures
  • Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction
  • Analysis and Design of Steel Connections
  • Historical Structural Design Methods
  • Building Performance Failures and Forensic Techniques
  • Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings
  • Research Methods in Architectural Engineering
  • Building Energy Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A grade point average of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Students must submit scores from the Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • All international applicants must take and submit scores for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or the IELTS 
  • All degree candidates are required to provide a letter of intent outlining the student's intended area of study as well as three letters of recommendation. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40812 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40812 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    24586 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24586 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for University Park

1000 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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