Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree

Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering

Vision Statement

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tennessee State University will be regionally known as a prominent academic leader in educating a diverse student population to become designers, researchers, managers and leaders for a sustainable world. The department will be a pioneer in innovation and an effective driving force for economic development through quality education and applied research coupled with service and professional partnerships within the community, the region and beyond.

Mission Statement

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at Tennessee State University thrives to provide students with a supportive learning environment, hands-on experiential opportunities, and a culture of scholarship and research. The department enables students to develop careers to become successful technical and design managers and leaders. The department also prepares the students to become life-long learners, skillful communicators, and effective practitioners, and leaders in a global community.

The programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering degree are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Educational Objectives

Architectural Engineering (BS-AE):  
Architectural engineers plan, design, construct, and maintain buildings. They design and construct the structural systems, the heating and air conditioning systems, the lighting and electrical systems, and the plumbing and fire protection systems for buildings, along with construction management. Architectural engineers engage in building and community sustainability practices. They facilitate maintenance and renovations of existing buildings. Four specializations in the Architectural Engineering program are Structures, Mechanical (HVAC)/Electrical/Lighting, Construction and Facilities Management. 

The PEO’s represent the expectations of our graduates some 4-6 years after graduation.

  1. Will perform with capabilities to function successfully as a proprietor professional or in interdisciplinary teams by utilizing acquired and learned problem-solving and communication skills.
  2. Will continue to advance their knowledge through attainment of licensure, pursuit of graduate studies, and professional development activities.
  3. Will execute ethics principled professional leadership within their workplace, including engineering societies and civic organizations while performing responsibilities of increasing professional and societal complexity.

Program Outcomes for the Program

The outcomes of the programs require that the student upon graduation demonstrate the following:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments as well as to analyze and interpret data

  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

  4. an ability to function on  multidisciplinary teams

  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and sol ve engineering problems

  6. an understanding of professional and  ethical responsibility

  7. an ability  to communicate effectively

  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a glob al and societal context

  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engag e in, lifelong learning

  10. a knowl edge of contemporary issues

  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary f or engineering practice

  12. an ability to apply Knowledge of codes and standards


The Civil Engineering Program includes the planning, designing, construction, and maintenance of structures and altering geography to suit human needs. Some of the numerous subdivisions are transportation (eg, railroad facilities and highways); hydraulics (eg, river control, irrigation, swamp draining, water supply, and sewage disposal); and structures (eg, buildings, bridges, and tunnels). Details

The Civil Engineering Program offers:

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (B.S.)

Undergraduate Curriculum

Graduation Requirements

Advisement and Transfer

Tennessee Community Colleges


Architectural Engineering deals with all engineering aspects of building performance, integrated with the building's architectural requirements. Architectural engineering students study all engineering aspects of building performance systems including structural systems design, heating ventilation and air conditioning design, electrical and power design, and construction and project management. Details

The Architectural Engineering Program offers:

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (B.S.)

Undergraduate Curriculum

Graduation Requirements




Master of Engineering (M.E.)
Concentration in Civil Engineering
Areas of Specialization:

  • Transportation Engineering
  • Structural Engineering

Graduate Curriculum


Master of Engineering (M.E.)
Concentration in Environmental Engineering

Graduate Curriculum



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