I have this idea of creating my own curriculum for studying Architectural Engineering. I aim at talking with actual architectural engineers in my surroundings and ask them for advice on the topics I should study and help me with advancing.
By looking at the programs that universities offer all over the world I got a good idea of the topics to be covered, but since I'm in charge, I would like to personalize my own program. I'd like to cover both the engineering and design part.
If you're an architectural engineer, what topic would you suggest me to start with? What are the topics that you find especially useful and important in your career as an architect/engineer? What would you advise universities to change in their curriculum?
Some context: I'm especially interested in building and repair of houses, combining more classical designs with modern technologies.
Update: I am aware that by studying by myself I won't obtain the necessary license to perform as an engineer.