Graduate Program

Link to Graduate School

Head

Raphael A. Yunk, P.E., LEED A.P.

Director of graduate studies

Kimberly Kramer, P.E., S.E.

Graduate Faculty

  • Charles L. Burton, P.E., M.S., University of Kansas.
  • David R. Fritchen, M.S., University of Washington.
  • James F. Goddard, M.S., University of Florida.
  • Fred Hasler, P.E., M.S., Kansas State University.
  • Julia Keen, P.E., H.B.D.P., Ph.D., Kansas State University.
  • Kimberly W. Kramer, P.E., S.E., M.S., University of Texas at Arlington.
  • Thomas D. Logan, M. Construction Management, University of Kansas.
  • Russell Murdock, P.E., M.S., Kansas State University
  • Donald James Phillippi, S.E., R.A., Ph.D., University of California, San Diego.
  • Thomas Roberts, P.E., M.S., Kansas State University.
  • Raphael A. Yunk, P.E., LEED A.P., M.S., Kansas State University.
  • Bill Zhang, P.E., S.E., LEED A.P., Ph.D., Lehigh University
The Department

The Department of Architectural Engineering and Construction Science offers courses of study leading to the master of science degree. The undergraduate program in Architectural Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.).

The department consists of 17 full-time faculty members, of which 13 are graduate faculty members. The research interests of the staff cover major areas of modern building systems design: lighting/electrical, heating and air conditioning, plumbing, structural analysis, cold-formed steel design, energy analysis, energy auditing, acceptance testing, and indoor air quality, structural building systems - timbers, masonry, steel, reinforced concrete, and seismic design. Several faculty members direct research and utilize this research in the enhancement of both graduate and undergraduate teaching. The objective of the program is to provide advanced studies in engineering, analysis and design of building systems. The department has excellent facilities, which include design drafting rooms, classrooms, faculty offices, an outstanding electrical and lighting laboratory for research and teaching, and access to the most recent computer technology.

The Master of Science Degree

Master of Science

The minimum requirement for course work is 30 semester hours of graduate credit with options as specified in this catalog and required undergraduate work in an engineering program accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and subject to the approval of the department. Depending on the selected degree options a student has a significant range of elective courses from which to choose with the approval of the student's graduate committee. The program is structured to permit the student, by diligent work, to complete the M.S. requirement in one calendar year. Substitution for one or more of the specified courses may be made if the department judges that equivalent study has been successfully completed.

Approved Courses28 hours     Approved Courses24 hours
Master's Report2 hours  Master's Thesis6 hours

TOTAL

30 hours
  
TOTAL

30 hours

The following requirements must be met by students seeking to be admitted to the graduate school into the M.S. degree program:

  • Completed a B.S. degree from an ABET accredited Engineering program with a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher.
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Submit a Statement of Objectives/Letter of Intent.
  • Complete the GRE test.
  • Met all entrance requirements of the graduate school (1.B. of the graduate handbook).
  • Accepted by the Department of Architectural Engineering Graduate Faculty.

Bachelor of Science / Master of Science

A combination B.S. and M.S. degree program is offered to undergraduates in Architectural Engineering (ARE) at Kansas State University. This professional M.S. degree challenges top students in Architectural Engineering with research experiences, faculty mentoring and advanced coursework. The program allows the student an opportunity to specialize in an emphasis area of systems engineering applied to building design and analysis.

The combined B.S./M.S. program builds on the broad-base, generalist emphasis of the 5-year B.S. ARE program and allows top students to specialize with additional research experiences, faculty mentoring and advanced course work. Students and faculty are matched by interest and capability to determine an emphasis area, program of study, and graduate committee. Current emphasis areas include: mechanical systems, electrical power distribution, illumination and building structural design.

   

   

   

      

Approved Courses28 hours    Approved Courses24 hours
Master's Report2 hours Master's Thesis6 hours

TOTAL

30 hours
 
TOTAL

30 hours   

This program allows Architectural Engineering students meeting the following requirements to be admitted to the graduate school into the combined B.S./M.S. degree program:

  • Completed 120 or more credit hours of the 5-year Architectural Engineering Curriculum.
  • Obtained a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or higher in the Architectural Engineering Curriculum in the combined MS/BS program.
  • Submit three (3) letters of recommendation.
  • Submit a Statement of Objectives/Letter of Intent.
  • Accepted by the Department of Architectural Engineering Graduate Faculty.
  • Met all entrance requirements of the graduate school with the exception of completing a B.S. degree (1.B. of the graduate handbook).

This program allows accepted students to reduce their 5-year undergraduate program by 11 credit hours and replace these hours with 11 credits towards the requirements of the M.S. degree. All of the requirements of the graduate school will be met or exceeded. The undergraduate program will be reduced by 11 credits of complementary electives.