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The Architectural Design undergraduate major seeks to integrate engineering and architecture in ways that blend innovative architectural design with cutting-edge engineering technologies by focusing on energy conservation, sustainability, building systems and structures, as well as design foundation and fine arts courses.

Atmosphere/Energy encompasses two broad themes: understanding energy effects on air pollution, climate and weather, and mitigating such problems through the development, implementation and analysis of renewable and efficient technologies and renewable energy resources.

The Environmental Engineering program has a dual mission: to develop state-of-the-art knowledge, models, and processes that form the core of environmental engineering practice, and to train and educate current and future academic and professional environmental leaders.

The Structural Engineering and Geomechanics Program and the affiliated Design Construction Integration Program offer research opportunities and courses in a broad range of areas related to structural analysis and design, geomechanics, risk management and construction of civil engineering facilities.

The Sustainable Design and Construction program prepares students for careers in the built environment: designing, building, and managing sustainable buildings and infrastructure to maximize their lifecycle economic value as well as their net contribution to environmental and social functions and services.