What will I learn?

Graduate studies in architectural engineering are offered through the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering. The department offers a PhD degree with study emphases in several major areas:

Building systems engineering

Construction engineering and management

Engineering for developing communities

Course Requirements

For a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) in architectural engineering, students need at least 30 hours of graduate-level course work plus a dissertation.

Courses offered in the architectural engineering graduate program may be separated into four tracks, one specific to the Construction Engineering & Management discipline and three related to the Building Systems Engineering discipline. Students may decide to concentrate in one of these track areas, or they may wish to take a broad selection from the courses; there is no requirement for picking any specific track under the general track option.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering and Applied Science

Study options

Full Time (Within six years)

Tuition fees
US$37,058.00 per year
Start date

24 August 2020


College of Engineering and Applied Science

University of Colorado Boulder,

1111 Engineering Drive, 422 UCB,



80309, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent from an accredited college or university. Other English language Requirements: TOEFL paper based score of 537.

For international students

Applicants must:

Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university, or have done work equivalent to that required for such a degree.

Show promise of ability to pursue advanced study and research, as judged by the student’s scholastic record.

Applicants to programs in the College of Engineering and Applied Science must have a 3.00 (3.00=B) undergraduate grade point average.

All international applicants are required to meet a minimum standard of English proficiency.

Paper-Based TOEFL - 537

Internet Based TOEFL - 75

IELTS - 6.0

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