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Master of Architecture / Engineering (M.Arch./M.Eng.)

As an interdisciplinary school, Taubman College encourages students to explore interests outside of architecture and urban and regional planning, the college offers students opportunities to pursue combined degrees.

Program Overview

The M.Arch./ M.Eng. dual degree is a formally structured dual degree combining architecture and construction engineering and management. The program combines the two-year/60 credit hour or three-year/105 credit hour M.Arch. degree with the one-year/26 credit hour M.Eng. degree, resulting in a two and one half year/73 credit hour program or four-year/118 credit hour program (up to 13 credits may be double counted).

Degree Requirements

The dual M. Arch/M.Eng degree requires the completion of a minimum of 73 credit hours. Specifically, a student must complete:

  1. Four courses (24 credit hours) of architectural design (Arch 552, Arch 562, Arch 662, Arch 672); 
  2. Seven courses (21 credit hours) of specific required architecture courses (Arch 515 – Sustainable Systems, Arch 516—Architectural Representation, Arch 527 – Integrative Systems, Arch 537 – Fabrication, Arch 572—Architectural Theory and Criticism,  Arch 583—Professional Practice,   and Arch 660—Thesis Development Seminar)
  3. Three courses (9 credit hours) selection from 500/600 level Architecture Courses
  4. 12 credit hours of Construction Engineering “core” courses (CEE 431, CEE 532, and CEE 536)
  5. 3 credit hours of graduate-level Construction Professional courses
  6. 3 credit hours of a Construction Practice seminar (CEE 530)
  7. 1 credit hour of a CEM seminar and 1 credit hour of CEE seminar or a technical or management area outside the CEE Department
  8. Any additional cognate/elective courses needed to fulfill the 73 credit hours and general requirements of each degree

In addition to the requirements outlined above, students admitted to the M.Eng. program may also be asked to complete one or more of the following civil engineering background courses or their approved equivalents without graduate credit by the end of their first year of study: CEE 312  Structural Engineering; CEE 351  Civil Engineering Materials; CEE 345  Geotechnical Engineering; CEE 431  Construction Contracting. Most students who have an undergraduate degree in Architecture will have taken the equivalent of CEE 312 and CEE 351. In order to minimize scheduling problems, students are strongly encouraged to complete these courses prior to entering the dual degree. Please note that any required pre-requisite courses, as well as other 300 level courses, will not be recognized for graduate credit within the 26 credit hours required for the M.Eng. degree.

A cumulative GPA of “B” must be earned in each unit and no more than 13 credit hours may be double-counted toward the two degrees. Each unit maintains a separate transcript and either degree may be awarded independently, provided the requirements for the single degree have been met. 

Admissions Requirements

To be eligible for the dual 2-year M.Arch./M.Eng. dual degree, a student must hold a B.S. degree from Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning or an equivalent degree earned at another institution. Graduate students enrolled in the 3-year option must complete all required 300 and 400 level course work before applying to the dual M.Arch./M.Eng. program. Two complete and separate applications are necessary, one to Taubman College for the Master of Architecture and one to the College of Engineering. An application fee is required for both programs. Each program will make an admission decision independently of the other. Only if both programs approve admission is the applicant considered a dual degree student.

Contact Information

Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Graduate M.Arch Admissions
2000 Bonisteel Blvd. Room 2150 
Phone: (734) 764-1300
Email: TaubmanCollegeAdmissions@umich.edu
Website: taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecture

Civil and Environmental Engineering
Anne Speigle
GG Brown 2166
Phone: (734) 647-2703
Email: cee-grad-desk@umich.edu
Website: https://tcmp.engin.umich.edu/programs-m-eng-cem/

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