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Mission Statement

The mission of the architectural engineering program at Cal Poly is to educate students to enter and be successful in the practice of structural engineering. The program focuses primarily on the California practice of structural engineering, that emphasizes seismic design. As an architectural engineering program the curriculum goes beyond traditional structures program to give students an understanding of architecture and construction management as it relates a total project design.


"ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited engineering program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession. An accredited computer science program must meet the quality standards set by the computing profession.

ABET accredits postsecondary degree-granting programs housed within regionally accredited institutions.  ABET accredits programs only, not degrees, departments, colleges, or institutions."

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