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    The mission of the undergraduate program in Architectural Design is to develop students' ability to integrate engineering and architecture in ways that blend innovative architectural design with cutting-edge engineering technologies. Courses in the program combine hands-on architectural design studios with a wide variety of other courses. Students can choose from a broad mix of elective courses concerning energy conservation, sustainability, building systems, and structures, as well as design foundation and fine arts courses. In addition to preparing students for advanced studies in architecture and construction management, the program's math and science requirements prepare students well for graduate work in other fields such as civil and environmental engineering, law, and business.

    The mission of the undergraduate program in Architectural Design is to develop students' ability to integrate engineering and architecture in ways that blend innovative architectural design with cutting-edge engineering technologies. Courses in the program combine hands-on architectural design studios with a wide variety of other courses. Students can choose from a broad mix of elective courses concerning energy conservation, sustainability, building systems, and structures, as well as design foundation and fine arts courses. In addition to preparing students for advanced studies in architecture and construction management, the program's math and science requirements prepare students well for graduate work in other fields such as civil and environmental engineering, law, and business.

    Requirements

    Course List
      Units
    Mathematics and Science (36 units minimum) 1  
    Mathematics  
    MATH 19 Calculus 3
    MATH 20 Calculus 3
    MATH 21 Calculus 4

    Or 10 units AP Calculus or MATH 41 & MATH 42

     
    CME 100 Vector Calculus for Engineers (Recommended) 5
    One course in Statistics (required) 3-5
    Science  
    PHYSICS 41 Mechanics 4
    Recommended:  

    EARTHSYS 101

    Energy and the Environment  

    EARTHSYS 102

    Fundamentals of Renewable Power  

    CEE 64

    Air Pollution and Global Warming: History, Science, and Solutions  

    CEE 70

    Environmental Science and Technology  

    PHYSICS 23

    Electricity, Magnetism, and Optics  

    or PHYSICS 43

    Electricity and Magnetism
    Or from School of Engineering approved list  
    Technology in Society  
    One course required; course chosen must be on the SoE Approved Courses list at <ughb.stanford.edu> the year taken. 3-5
    Engineering Fundamentals  
    Three courses minimum, see Basic Requirement 3 9-15
    ENGR 14 Intro to Solid Mechanics 4
    CEE 146A Engineering Economy 2 3
    AD Depth Core 3  
       
    CEE 31 Accessing Architecture Through Drawing 5
    or CEE 31Q Accessing Architecture Through Drawing
    CEE 100 Managing Sustainable Building Projects (or CEE 32D or CEE 32G) 4
    CEE 120A Building Information Modeling Workshop 2-4
    CEE 130 Architectural Design: 3-D Modeling, Methodology, and Process 5
    CEE 137B Advanced Architecture Studio 6
    ARTHIST 3 Introduction to World Architecture 5
    Depth Options 12
    See Note 3 for course options  
    Depth Electives  
    Elective units must be such that courses in ENGR Fundamentals, Core, Depth Options, and Depth Electives total at least 63 units. One of the following must be taken:  
    CEE 131C How Buildings are Made -- Materiality and Construction Methods 4
    CEE 131D Urban Design Studio 5

    CEE 32D

    Construction: The Writing of Architecture  

    CEE 32G

    Architecture Since 1900  

    CEE 32H

    Responsive Structures  

    CEE 32V

    Architectural Design Lecture Series Course  

    CEE 32T

    Making and Remaking the Architect: Edward Durell Stone and Stanford  

    CEE 32U

    California Modernism: The Web of Apprenticeship  

    CEE 32W

    Making Meaning: A Purposeful Life in Design  

    CEE 133F

    Principles of Freehand Drawing  

    CEE 139

    Design Portfolio Methods  
    Total Units 89-101

    For additional information and sample programs see the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs.

    1

     School of Engineering approved list of math and science courses available in the Handbook for Undergraduate Engineering Programs at http://ughb.stanford.edu.

    2

    ENGR 60 is no longer offered but, if taken in the past, may be used to fulfill this ENGR Fundamental requirement.

    3

    Engineering depth options: Choose at least 12 units from the following courses: CEE 101A, CEE 101B, CEE 101C, CEE 156, CEE 172, CEE 172A, CEE 176A, CEE 180, CEE 181, CEE 182, CEE 183, CEE 226, CEE 241, OR CEE 242. Students should investigate any prerequisites for the listed courses and carefully plan course sequences with the AD director.

    Electives:

    • CEE 32A, CEE 32B, CEE 32D, CEE 32F, CEE 32G, CEE 32Q,  CEE 32R, CEE 32S, CEE 32T, CEE 32U, CEE 101B, CEE 101C,  CEE 120A, CEE 120B,  CEE 120C, CEE 122A, CEE 122B, CEE 124, CEE 131A, CEE 131B, CEE 131C, CEE 131E, CEE 131F, CEE 132, CEE 134B, CEE 135A, CEE 139,  CEE 172A, CEE 176A, CEE 180, CEE 181, CEE 182, CEE 183
    • ENGR 50, ENGR 103, ENGR 131
    • ME 10AX, ME 101, ME 110, ME 115A/B/C, ME 120, ME 203
    • ARTSTUDI 13BX, ARTSTUDI 140, ARTSTUDI 145, ARTSTUDI 151, ARTSTUDI 160, ARTSTUDI 162, ARTSTUDI 163, ARTSTUDI 164, ARTSTUDI 168, ARTSTUDI 170, ARTSTUDI 171, ARTSTUDI 181
    • ARTHIST 107A, ARTHIST 142, ARTHIST 143A, ARTHIST 188A
    • FILMPROD 114
    • TAPS 137
    • SINY 122; URBANST 110, URBANST 113, URBANST 163, URBANST 171

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    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

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    • Coalition Application or Common Application
    • $90 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request 
    • (counselor verification required)
    • Official testing (SAT with Essay or ACT with Writing) sent from the College Board or ACT
    • School report including counselor letter of recommendation
    • Official transcript(s)
    • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
    • Midyear transcript
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), although not required, is strongly recommended for non-native speakers of English.
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