Architectural Engineering (MAE)


Architectural Engineering, MAE

On Campus 36 cr

The Master of Architectural Engineering (M.A.E.) offered through the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is based in Omaha, Nebraska, 50 miles northeast of Lincoln, at the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI).


The Master of Architectural Engineering (M.A.E.) is intended primarily for students who have graduated with a Bachelor of Science in architectural engineering from the University of Nebraska. The degree is a professional degree based on course work and design work with a graduate project. The program includes three areas: (1) lighting and electrical systems, (2) building energy systems and acoustics, and (3) structure.

There are several professional societies and student groups on campus, including:

  • Acoustical Society of America, University of Nebraska Student Branch
  • Architectural Engineering Institute, University of Nebraska Student Branch
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Student Chapter
  • UNL Architectural Engineering Construction Student Outreach Program (AECSOP)
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America

Applying for Admission

Standard requirements for all graduate programs

  • Application for Admission with $50 non-refundable application fee.
  • Transcripts (unofficial): Uploaded as part of application form.

    If International: Uploads must include all college- or university-level transcripts or mark sheets (records of courses and marks earned), with certificates, diplomas, and degrees plus certified English translations.

    After admission: Official documents are required from all students who are admitted and enroll. Photocopies of certified records are not acceptable. International students enrolled in other U.S. institutions may have certified copies of all foreign records sent directly to the Office of Graduate Studies by their current school’s registrar office.

  • If applicant’s native language is not English, verification of English proficiency is required.

    When sending TOEFL scores, our institution code is 6877 and a department code is not needed.

  • If applicant is not a US citizen and expects an F or J visa: financial information.
  • Applicants must also fulfill any additional requirements the department specifies at the time of application.

Additional requirements specific to this program

  • Minimum English proficiency: Internet TOEFL 80, IELTS 6.5
  • Academics: B.S. Architectural Engineering from University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Other Upload: Proof of taking Fundamentals of Engineering exam

Admission Application Deadlines

For full financial consideration, students must apply by January 15 for Summer or Fall admission, or by September 15 for Spring admission.

Most applicants should select Summer admission. Application deadline is March 15 for domestic students and February 28 for international students. For Spring admission, the deadline is September 15 for all applicants. Contact department directly for more information.

Graduate Chair

Josephine Lau

Support Staff

Ranelle Korth

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