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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Residential Construction Minor

University Park, College of Engineering (RCNEN)

The objective of the Residential Construction Minor is to provide an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the residential building construction topics and issues with emphasis on sustainable land development, design and construction of residential buildings, as well as construction management of residential projects. Residential building construction is a unique interdisciplinary field that draws upon civil and architectural engineering, architecture, real estate, management, finance, and marketing disciplines, and design principles including economical, safe, and serviceable structural design, green building systems design, sustainable land development, and construction management. This minor is expected to be primarily of interest to student from Civil and Environmental Engineering, Architectural Engineering, and Architecture majors, but students from other majors can also enroll in this minor. This minor will help students to increase their competitiveness for employment in residential market and construction industry.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


AE 470(3), AE 471(3), ARCH 412(3), CE 411(1) (Sem: 5-8)


  • Architecture Track - Take 12 credits form the following: AE 211(3), AE 421 (3), AE 422(3), FIN 100(3), or RM 303(3) (Sem: 3-8)
  • Architectural Engineering Track - Take 12 credits from the following: AE 202(3), AE 372(3), AE 402(3), AE 404(3), AE 454(3), AE 456(3), AE 542(3) or BE 462(3) (Sem: 3-8)
  • Civil Engineering Track - Take 12 credits from the following: AE 432(3), AE 542(3), BE 462(3), CE 332(3), CE 341(3), or CE 410(3) (Sem: 5-8)

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 2014

Blue Sheet Item #: 43-05-036

Review Date: 02/24/2015


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