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Architectural Engineering program receives accreditation

August 27, 2015

The Architectural Engineering (AE) program receives accreditation from the Engineering Accreditation commission of (ABET).

Students work on real-world projects beginning in their freshmen year.  In introduction classes, students assist Detroit non-profit organizations by providing needed engineering assistance.  In upper class classes, students design energy efficient buildings that are healthy places to live and work.  Architectural Engineering is a vital field to create sustainable buildings.

The AE program is unique since students are required to complete one year of paid co-operative education job placement before graduation.  “Students earn money and experience while working for engineering companies,” says Dr. Alan Hoback, chair of the AE program.  “That experience gives them the edge when looking for employment after graduation.

All of our engineering programs require job placements in industry.  We are one of the first universities in the country to have a co-op curriculum,” says Dr. Gary Kuleck, Dean of Engineering & Science. 

The University of Detroit Mercy prides itself with small class sizes and a low student-to-faculty ratio.  This learning environment produces better graduates who are prepared to pursue their careers or graduate degrees.

The program prepared me as an engineer to enter in the professional world,” says Renee Zaccagni, one of the first graduates of the program.

The University of Detroit Mercy exists to provide excellent student-centered undergraduate and graduate education in an urban context. A UDM education seeks to integrate the intellectual, spiritual, ethical and social development of our students.

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