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Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
  •  Undergraduate
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  •  158 Cr.Hrs
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Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING (AE) 


DEPARTMENT

 

 

Program Overview

To obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Engineering, a student must complete a total of 158 credit hours spanning University requirements (UR), College requirements (CR) and Program requirements (PR) as shown below.

 

Bachelor in Architectural Engineering (158 Credits)
 URCRPRTotal
Mandatory Credits1226102140
Elective Credits12-618
Total2426108158


 

I.            University Requirements

Every student is required to take 24 credit hours of general education courses distributed over seven domains. Twelve (12) mandatory credit hours are selected from Domains 1, 2, and 3 and 12 elective credit hours selected from domains 4, 5, 6 and 7 as indicated on the following pages.

 

Domain 1: Islamic Studies, History and Culture (3 Credits)

 

0104100Islamic Culture3

 

Domain 2: Languages (6 Credits)

Arabic Language, Literature and Culture: Take one of the following courses

 

0201102Arabic Language (for Arabic Speakers)3
0201105Arabic Language (for non-Arabic Speakers)3

English Language, Literature and Culture

 

0202112English for Academic Purposes3

 

Domain 3: IT or Mathematics (3 Credits)

 

1440133Calculus I for Engineering3

 

Domain 4: Literature and Humanities (3 Credits)

 

0203100Islamic Civilization3
0602246Human Rights in Islam and International Declarations3
0201140Introduction to Arabic Literature3
0203200History of the Sciences among Muslims3
0203102History of the Arabian Gulf3
0900107History of Medical and Health Sciences3
0710109Arts and Medicine3

 

Domain 5: Applied Sciences, 3 Credits

 

1430101Astronomy and Space Sciences3
0401142Man and the Environment*3
0500210Health Awareness and Nutrition3
* Not open to Students in the Civil Engineering Program

 

Domain 6: Social Sciences and Education (3 Credits)

 

0206102Fundamentals of Islamic Education3
0204102UAE society3
0206103Introduction to Psychology3
0305110Introduction to Economics ( for non B)*3
0302120Introduction to Business3
0800107Media in Modern Societies3
0302327Personal Finance3
0104130Analytical Biography of the Prophet3

* Not open to students in the Industrial Engineering and Engineering

Management Program

 

Domain 7: one 3-credit hour course from Domain 4, 5, or 6


 

I.        College Requirements

 

A.      Remedial programs and Courses

Proficiency in the English Language is a requirement for admission to any program in the College of Engineering. In addition, all incoming engineering students must also pass the placement exams in mathematics and physics prior to taking program level calculus and physics courses. Those who fail a placement exam(s) are required to take the corresponding remedial course(s):

•      1440098 Pre-Calculus

•      1430106 Remedial Physics

These two remedial courses do not count toward fulfilling the degree requirements; i.e., each is assigned zero credits but is equivalent to 3-credits in terms of student load. Description of the remedial courses follows.

 

1440098Pre-Calculus(0-3:0)

Real numbers, equations, inequalities, functions and their graphs, linear and

quadratic functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, and trigonometry

Prerequisite: None.

 

1430106Remedial Physics(0-3:0)

This course is designed for science and engineering students with insufficient background in physics. Through the study of the systems of units, vectors, elements of kinematics (one dimensional motion), dynamics (Newton's laws,

work and energy), thermodynamics and basic electricity.

Prerequisite: None.

 

B.      Mandatory Courses

All College of Engineering students are required to take 26 credit hours of mandatory foundation and skill courses. A list of these courses and their descriptions follow.

 

Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisite
0202110Speech Communication30202112
0202207Technical Writing30202112
1420101General Chemistry I3None
1420102General Chemistry I Lab1Pre/Co: 1420101
1430115Physics I3

Pass placement Test or 1430106 ; Pre/Co:

1440133

1430116Physics I Lab1Pre/Co: 1430115
1430117Physics II31430115, 1430116
1440161Calculus II for Engineers31440133
1440261Differential Equations for Engineers31440161
0401301Engineering Economics33rd Year Standing

 

Descriptions of the required mathematics and science courses are given below.

 

 

0202110Speech Communication(3-3:0)

This course aims at helping students become effective speakers by focusing on building presentation skills through several individual and team presentation assignments. Emphasis is placed on elements of an effective presentation, style of delivery, and interaction with audience. The course works on confidence building, gap repair, and important speech.

Prerequisite: 0202112

 

0202207Technical Writing(3-3:0)

This ESP (English Specific Purpose) course is task-based and intended for Engineering students to increase their proficiency in managing technical data and workplace writing such as memorandums, letters, reports, applications,

and research projects. Prerequisite: 0202112

 

1420101General Chemistry I(3-0:3)

Topics Covered include: Matter, Atomic structure; stoichemistry of chemical reactions; chemical reactions in solution; energy and thermochemistry; atomic and electronic structure; chemical bonding; periodic correlation; properties of

gases; liquids and Solids; solutions.

 

1420102General Chemistry I Lab(0-3:1)

Experiments on qualitative and quantitative aspects of General Chemistry I.

Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1420101

 

1430115Physics I(3-0:3)

Motion in 1 and 2 dimensions, vectors, particle dynamics and Newton's laws; work and energy, momentum and collision, rotation of rigid body, elasticity, oscillatory motion, fluid mechanics and heat. Prerequisites: Placement Test

or 1430106; Pre/Co: 1440133

 

1430116Physics I Laboratory(0-3:1)

Various experiments covering the topics mentioned in Physics I course.

Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1430115

 

1430117Physics II(3-0:3)

Charge and matter, electric field, Gauss's law, electric potential, capacitors and dielectric, current and resistance, electromotive force and circuits, magnetic field, Ampere's law, Faraday's law of induction, Maxwell's

equations. Prerequisites: 1430115 and 1430116

 

 

 

1440161Calculus II for Engineers(3-0:3)

Inverse functions; transcendental functions; techniques of integration, Improper integrals; graphing in polar coordinates; vectors and analytic geometry in space; Functions of several variables; extreme values and saddle points; double integrals in rectangular and polar coordinates; triple integrals

in rectangular coordinates. Prerequisite: 1440133

 

1440261Differential Equations for Engineers(3-0:3)

First and second order ordinary differential equations; applications; some higher order equation; power series solutions; special functions; Laplace

transform; applications. Prerequisite: 1440161.

 

0401301Engineering Economics(3-0:3)

Fundamental concepts involving the time value of money. Evaluation of loans and bonds; consideration of inflation and handling changing interest rates. Economic measures for determining a projects worth (annual, present, future), rates of return, savings, investment ratio, and payback period. Comparing investment alternatives. Depreciation and benefit cost analysis, cost concepts and an introduction to project cost estimation. Prerequisite:

3rd Year Standing.

 

II.      Program Requirements

A.      Mandatory Courses

The Mandatory program comprises the 108 credit hours listed in the table below.

 

Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
  0404100Introduction to Architectural Engineering1  None
  1440151Analytic Geometry3  None
0404101Architectural Drawing3  0404100 Pre/Co
0404221Basic Design3  0404101
1430118Physics II Laboratory1  1430117 Pre/Co
1411113Programming for Engineers3 
1440281Introduction to Probability and Statistics31440131
0405401Engineering Ethics and Leadership1 
0401201Statics31430115
0401202Mechanics of Materials30401201
0401203Introduction to Thermal Science32nd Year Standing
0401243Dynamics30401201
0401343Fluid Mechanics30401243
0404201Architectural Drawing II20404101
0404204Surveying22nd Year Standing
0404222Architectural Design I30404221
0404231Building Construction I30404101
0404261History of Architecture I3None
0404301Computer Aided Architectural Design33rd Year Standing
0404305Electricity and Power Distribution for Buildings21430117
0404311Fundamentals of Structural Analysis30401202
0404313Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings I30404311
0404321Architectural Design II30404222
0404322Architectural Design III40404321
0404331Building Construction II30404231
0404341Building Illumination and Acoustics31430117
0404361History of Architecture II30404261
0404401Professional Engineering Practice24th Year Standing
0404417Structural Steel Design30404311
0404421Architectural Design IV40404322
0404422Architectural Design V40404421
0404438Project Management20404331
0404441Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning20401203; 0404331
0404451Urban Planning34th Year Standing
0404491Senior Design Project I20404422
0404492Senior Design Project II40404491
0404XXXDepartment Elective I34th Year and depending on topic
0404XXXDepartment Elective II3
0404XXXDepartment Elective III3
0404XXXDepartment Elective IV3

 


B.      Elective Courses

Students can register for these courses at the beginning of the fourth year to develop a deeper understanding of a specific area of their choice. The department offers the following set of courses as electives.

 

Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404405Advanced Computer Aided Design30404301
0404406Working Drawings30404331
0404415Indeterminate Structures30404311
0404416Pre-stressed Concrete30404313
0404419Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings II30404313
0404418Modern Structural Systems30404313
0404435Specifications and Quantity Surveying30404331
0404436Construction Contracts30404331
0404437Construction Engineering30404331
0404442Building Environmental Control System Design30404331; 0404441
0404443Building Illumination System Design30404341
0404444Building Electrical System Design30404341
0404445Building HVAC System Design30404441
0404446Mechanical Systems30404331
0404447Environmental and Climatic Design30404331
0404455Landscape Design30404451
0404456Desert Habitation30404451
0404465Contemporary Architecture30404261
0404466Islamic Architecture30404261
0404467Local and Regional Architecture3Depends on topics
0404480Special Topics in Architectural Engineering3Depends on topics
0404481Special Topics in Structural Engineering3Depends on topics
0404482Special Topics in Architectural Design3Depends on topics
0404483Special Topics in Construction3Depends on topics
0404484Special Topics in Environmental Control3Depends on topics


Study Plan

The Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering encompasses 158 credit hours that are spread over 10 semesters plus a summer training period and can normally be completed in five years. The following study plan serves as a roadmap for a smooth progression toward graduation.

 

Year 1, Semester 1 (17 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404100Introduction to Architectural Engineering1 
1440151Analytic Geometry3 
0104100Islamic Culture3 
0202112English for Academic Purposes3 
1440133Calculus I for Eng.3 
1430115Physics I3

Placement Test or

1430106

1430116Physics I Laboratory1Pre/Co: 1430115

 

Year 1, Semester 2 (16 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404101Architectural Drawing I3  Pre/Co: 0404100
1440161Calculus II for Engineers31440133
1430117Physics II31430115
1420101General Chemistry I3 
1420102General Chemistry I Lab1Pre/Co: 1420101
0202110Speech Communication30202112

 

Year 2, Semester 3 (17 Credits)
Course #TileCrHrsPrerequisites
0404221Basic Design20404101; 1440151
0404201Architectural Drawing II20404101
0404261History of Architecture I3 
 1450103Introduction to Ecology31420101
0401201Statics31430115
1411113Programming for Engineers3 

 

Year 2, Semester 4 (16 Credits)

Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404222Architectural Design I30404221
0404301Computer Aided Architectural Design30404101
0404231Building Construction I30404101
0404241Introduction to Thermal Science22nd Year Standing
0401202Mechanics of Materials30401201
0404204Surveying22nd Year Standing
Year 3, Semester 5 (16 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404321Architectural Design II3

0404222

Pre/Co: 0404201 

1430102Introduction to Geology3 
0404331Building Construction II3

0404231

Pre/Co: 0404441 Pre/Co: 0404421

0404441

Heating, Ventilation and Air

Conditioning

2

0404214

Pre/Co: 0404331

0404311Fundamentals of Structural Analysis30401202
0404305

Electricity and Power Distribution for

Buildings

21430117

 

Year 3, Semester 6 (16 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404322Architectural Design III40404321
1440281Introduction to Probability and Statistics31440133
0404361History of Architecture II30404261
0401243Dynamics30401201
0404313Reinforced Concrete Design I30404311

 

Year 4, Semester 7 (16 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404421Architectural Design IV4

0404322

Pre/Co: 0404331

 0202207Technical Writing3 
04044XXDepartment Elective 13 
0404341Building Illumination & Acoustics3 0404305
0404417Structural Steel Design30404311

 

Year 4, Semester 8 (16 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404422Architectural Design V40404421
0404451Urban Planning34th Year Standing
1440261Differential Equations for Engineers31440161
04044XXDepartment Elective 23 
 University Elective 13 

 

Year 4, Summer Training (0 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404490Practical Training (240 hours)04th Year Standing

 

 

Year 5, Semester 9 (16 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404491Senior Design Project I20404422; 0202207
0404401Professional Engineering Practice24th Year Standing
0401343Fluid Mechanics30401243
0401301Engineering Economics33rd Year Standing
0201102Arabic Language3 
 University Elective 23 

 

Year 5, Semester 10 (12 Credits)
Course #TitleCrHrsPre/Co-requisites
0404492Senior Design Project II40404491
0404438Project Management20404331
 University Elective 33 
 University Elective 43 

 

 

 

Course Coding

The courses offered in the Architectural Engineering are designated code numbers in the form of (0404XYZ) where:

 

XYear (level) 
Y

Areas (as follows) 0: General

1: Structures

2: Architectural Design

3: Construction

4: Environmental Control

Systems

 

5: Planning and Urban Design 6: History of Architecture

8: Special Topics

9: Projects and Seminars

ZCourse sequence in area 

 


 

Course Description

Mandatory Courses

Descriptions of the Mandatory courses are given below.

 

0404100Introduction to Architectural Engineering1-0:1

The course explains architectural engineering as a profession and its position in the building industry. It introduces building forms, functions, and materials, as well as construction methods and architectural styles. It emphasizes the connection between architectural engineering and its socioeconomic and cultural contexts, and stresses the significance of ethics. The course involves lectures and small group projects with an emphasis on teamwork.

Prerequisite: None

 

0404101Architectural Drawing I2-3:3

The course is designed to enable students to understand, read and draw architectural drawings and acquire the basic skills of drawing techniques. The first part of the course introduces the 2 dimensional drawings in terms of plans sections and elevations in multiple storey, it includes rendering techniques as textures and tonal values. The second part is an introduction to three dimensional drawings including isometric drawing only as a basic transformation from 2D to 3D; it includes shadow projections in both 2D and 3D drawings. Basic layout of drawings is introduced as well as emphasis on

freehand sketching for 2D and 3D drawings.

Prerequisite: Pre/Co: 0404100 Introduction to Architectural Engineering

 

0404221Basic Design2-3:3

This course is a basic introduction to design principles, spatial organizations and compositions. Emphasis on space typologies to create abstract forms through the introduction of elements such as masses, planes, frames and linear elements. Solid and void relationships are introduced through volumetric addition and subtraction techniques. Basic introduction of form

and function relationships are included in this course.

Prerequisites: 0404101 Architectural Drawing I; 1440151 Analytic Geometry

 

1411113Programming for Engineers3-0:3

This course introduces basic programming techniques to non-major students. Subjects include: computer science fields, general introduction on computers and numbering systems, software development process, programming languages, selection structures, repetition structures, functions and procedures, structured and user-defined data types, text files,

arrays, and dynamic memory allocation.


 

1440281Introduction to Probability and Statistics3-0:3

Descriptive statistics; Axiomatic probability; Random variables and their moments; Special discrete and continuous distributions; Sampling

distributions; Estimation; Hypothesis testing; Linear regression; Analysis of variance; Analysis of categorical data.

Prerequisite: 1440133 Calculus I for Eng.

 

0401201Statics3-0:3

Knowledge and understanding of vector resultant of forces in two and three dimensions; type of structural supports; equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies; analysis of internal forces in beams and trusses; static and kinetic friction; centroids of lines, areas and volumes; moments of inertia.

Prerequisite: 1430115 Physics I

 

0401202Mechanics of Materials3-0:3

Simple states of stress and strain; Hook's law; torsional stresses; axial deformation; internal forces in beams; bending and shearing diagrams and stresses; beam design; stress transformation; thin-walled pressure vessels;

beam deflection, lab session and experiments.

Prerequisite: 0401201 Statics

 

0401203Introduction to Thermal Science2-0:2

Thermodynamics properties, first and second law of thermodynamics, enthalpy, entropy, steam power plant, refrigeration plant, thermodynamics property of moist air, thermal conductivity, heat transfer and radiation, heat transfer in building.

Prerequisite: 2nd Year Standing

 

0401243Dynamics3-0:3

Introduction and Fundamental Principles, Kinematics of a particle: Rectilinear

and curvilinear motion of a particle with normal and tangential components, force and acceleration, Work and energy, Impulse and momentum.

Prerequisite: 0401201 Statics

 

0401343Fluid Mechanics3-0:3

Properties of fluids; Fluid statics; Translation and rotation of fluid masses; Dimensional analysis and similitude; Fundamentals of fluid flow; Fluid resistance; Compressible flow; Ideal fluid flow; Fluid measurements.

Prerequisite: 0401243 Dynamics

 

0404201Architectural Drawing II1–3:2

The course focuses on 3 dimensional drawings of perspectives (1 point and 2 points). Shadow projection and surface treatment in terms of textures and rendering are introduced. Different presentation techniques and coloring as well as different means of presentation are included.

Prerequisite: 0404201 Architectural Drawing I

0404204Surveying1-3:2

Surveying methods, instruments and computations related to field problems; construction applications in surveying, leveling, linear measurement; applications of GPS in land surveying; GIS applications and importance in urban planning. (Laboratory sessions are included to cover above topics)

Prerequisite: 2nd Year Standing.

 

0404222Architectural Design I1-6:3

Introducing buildings as an environmental and cultural product having spatial and functional relationships. Students are taught how to analyze and solve these relationships in an integrated manner.

Prerequisite: 0404221 Basic Design

 

0404231Building Construction I2-3:3

Principles of building materials cover structural, thermal and aesthetic properties of materials; Introduction of specific materials like lime, cement, fine and coarse aggregates, concrete, bricks and blocks. Elements and types of superstructure, substructure and foundations cover international and  local building construction methods; concrete constructions: formwork, reinforcement, slabs, site cast and precast framing systems; soils; shallow and deep foundations; masonry wall construction; insulation materials and applications; exterior wall cladding systems. (Laboratory sessions are included to basic tests on materials).

Prerequisite: 0404101 Architectural Drawing I

   
0404261History of Architecture I3-0:3

Exploration of architectural history from Prehistory until the 18th century in

different regions around  the  world,  in  chronological  format. Study of the links between social and historical context and cultural production. Focus on cities and building analysis and architectural design strategies.

Prerequisite: None

 

0404301Computer Aided Architectural Design2-3:3

Application of computer-Aided Design to architecture, planning, building construction and project management: line, surface, and solid modeling; perspective and other relevant projections; data gathering techniques; analysis of both design and execution phases; building model and design ideas.

Prerequisite: 0404101 Architecture Drawing I

 

0404305Electricity and Power Distribution for Buildings2-0:2

Codes and standards of electrical power system for buildings; system components such as conductors, fuses, circuit breakers, motors, generators and transformers; power management, distribution, power quality and safety; electric wiring and metering, emergency and standby power systems

and protective devices.

Prerequisite: 1430117 Physics II

0404311Fundamentals of Structural Analysis3-0:3

Classification of structures; loads; truss analysis, internal loadings in structures, shear and moment diagrams for beams and frames; influence lines for determinate structures; deflections; introduction to methods of analysis of statically indeterminate structures.

Prerequisite: 0401202 Mechanics of Materials

 

0404313Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings I3-0:3

Materials and mechanical properties of concrete; the code and specifications. Behavior of compression and tension members; analysis and design of various shaped-sections for flexure by the ultimate strength method; shear and diagonal tension; bond and anchorage of reinforcement; edge-supported slabs, short columns, continuous beams, detailing of reinforced concrete structures, design sessions (computer applications).

Prerequisite: 0404311 Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

 

0404321Architectural Design II1-6:3

Introduces additional and more complex functions that need to be solved in an integrated manner. Structural grids and vertical/traffic circulation are introduced in, for example, a small commercial or educational building. A creative solution is expected.

Prerequisites: 0404222 Architectural Design I; Pre/Co: 0404201 Architectural Drawing II

 

0404322Architectural Design III2-6:4

The emphasis is on response to the urban and environmental contexts. Social

factors, market factors and various spatial typologies are introduced in, for example, a high-density residential complex.

Prerequisite: 0404321 Architectural Design II

 

0404331Building Construction II2-3:3

Skeleton structures; overview of international and local building construction methods for specific materials: wood and manufactured wood; heavy timber and wood light frame constructions; steel - Structural Steel and Light Gauge Steel Constructions. Introduction to international and local building construction methods for major and minor building components: low-slope and steep roofs; staircases and elevators; windows and doors – specific material glass; interior walls and partitions – specific material gypsum; floor

coverings and ceilings.

Prerequisites: 0404231 Building Construction I; Pre/Co: 0404441 Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; Pre/Co: 0404421 Architectural Design IV


 

0404341Building Illumination and Acoustics3-0:3

The course introduces the fundamental principles, systems, and planning concepts for electrical and illumination systems in modern buildings. It also introduces the acoustical design for noise control and good hearing conditions, construction and materials details, acoustical properties of room shapes, and sound transmission and absorption.

Prerequisite: 0404305 Electricity & Power Distribution for Buildings

 

0404361History of Architecture II3-0:3

Overview of the history of architecture in the Islamic world. Analysis of the main features of Islamic architecture and cities, with an emphasis on architecture in the UAE, heritage conservation strategies and contemporary

developments.

Prerequisite: 0404261 History of Architecture I

 

0404401Professional Engineering Practice2-0:2

Factors that affect the practice of architectural engineering, in particular codes, ethics, legal and business considerations, and contracts.

Prerequisite: 4th Year Standing

 

0404417Structural Steel Design3-0:3

Design of steel tension members, beams, columns, beam-column connections; elastic and plastic methods; design applications; structural steel

building systems.

Prerequisite: 0404311 Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

 

0404421Architectural Design IV2-6:4

Advanced design of buildings with problems of complex structures, requirements, and functions in addition to acoustics, heating and ventilation. Students are expected to apply knowledge acquired in related subjects (building construction and environmental physics) to the design process. At least one major project with a specific and complex problem.

Prerequisite: 0404322 Architectural Design III; Pre/Co: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404422Architectural Design V2-6:4

Design of building complex within the context of a related urban fabric where urban design analysis is required prior to building design that involves complex functions as well as acoustic, heating and ventilation requirements.

Prerequisite: 0404421 Architectural Design IV

 

 

0404438Project Management2-0:2

The processes of Project Management such as initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet specific success criteria. Includes Integration, Scope, Human Resources, Communication, Risk and Procurement Management methods as well as methods of managing and estimating of cost and time and control of quality focusing on Construction Projects. Includes an introduction to critical path

analysis.

Prerequisite: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404441Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning2-0:2
This course introduces the fundamental principles and engineering procedures for the design of HVAC systems (heating and cooling), thermal comfort, ventilation mechanisms and concepts, air conditioning systems and types, air diffusion design and layout techniques, duct design and distribution, architectural and constructional space requirements for HVAC systems. The course also introduces the energy utilization techniques and conservation constraints, mixed mode system and other sustainable alternatives. Prerequisite: 0401203 Intro. to Thermal Science; Pre/Co: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404451Urban Planning2-3:3

Evolution and history of city development. Basic theories, principles and skills involved in planning the physical environment. Land use planning. Comprehensive urban development process. Environmental planning. Historic preservation. Application of theoretical concepts on city design and problems; emphasis on the historical aspects specific to the region.

Prerequisite: 4th Year Standing

 

0404491Senior Design Project I2-0:2

An interdisciplinary team-work design experience that includes preparation of project plan, data collection and analysis, building selection, preliminary investigation of building systems and evaluation of possible architectural solutions. Teams are required to submit and present technical progress

reports.

Prerequisite: 0404422 Architectural Design V; 0202207 Technical Writing

 

0404492Senior Design Project II1-9:4

Continuation of 0404491. Emphasis on engineering analysis and design of building systems. Individual students in a team are expected to handle a specific task of the project and coordinate with the rest of the group. The team is required to submit preliminary and final technical reports supplemented with all necessary documents and drawings. A presentation of the project results will be part of the evaluation.

Prerequisite: 0404491 Senior Design Project I


 

0404490Practical Training0-0:0

At least eight weeks of field practical training. The purpose is to introduce students to local and regional practices in the area of their specialization. In addition, it exposes students to possible career opportunities. Upon completion, students are required to submit a technical report to practical training supervisor, and to the Department Chair.

Prerequisite: 4th year standing

 

 

Elective Courses

Descriptions of the elective courses available to Architectural Engineering students follow.

 

0404405Advanced Computer Aided Design1-4:3

Advanced applications of Computer-Aided Design to architecture, planning, building construction and project management including: experimentation of

3D drawings; stimulation and animations as basic devices in design developments.

Prerequisite: 0404301 Computer Aided Design

 

0404406Working Drawings2-3:3

This course includes a production of complete set of working drawings in order to expose students to actual and practical projects, and to bridge the gap between design and construction stage.

Prerequisite: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404415Indeterminate Structures3-0:3

Slope-deflection equations; method of consistent deformation; the moment equation; influence lines for indeterminate structures; moment distribution method; stiffness method for trusses, beams, and frames; introduction to finite element method; analysis of structures using computer programs.

Prerequisite: 0404311 Computer Aided Architectural Design

 

0404416Pre-stressed Concrete Design3-0:3

Principles and methods of pre-stressing as applied to buildings; structural design philosophy; Flexure: working stress and ultimate strength analysis and design, design for shear and torsion; deflection computation and control; analysis and design of composite beams and continuous beams.

Prerequisite: 0404313 Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings

 

0404417Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings II3-0:3

Crack and deflection control provisions; continuous concrete structures; deflection estimates in reinforced concrete systems, design of one-way and two-way slab systems, and design of short and long columns.

Prerequisite: 0404313 Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings

 

0404418Modern Structural Systems3-0:3

Analysis and design of building structures of unusual types. The course also addresses the dynamics logic of building technology and structural systems, and their effect on architectural space and language. Review of pre-industrial structural systems and post-industrial structural systems.

Prerequisite: 0404313 Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings

 

0404435Specifications and Quantity Surveying3-0:3

Introduction; types and documents of tenders; types of construction contracts; bonds and insurance requirements; International general conditions and obligations of construction contracts; preparation of specifications; regulations pertinent to buildings, construction works and building materials; quantity surveying and bill of quantities; rights and obligations of engineering consulting offices.

Prerequisite: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404436Construction Contracts3-0:3

Contracts law and application to engineering services agreements and construction contracts; specifications agency, torts, professional liability and

alternate dispute resolution.

Prerequisite: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404437Construction Engineering3-0:3

Construction methods, equipment, and cost estimating of the earthmoving,

rock excavation, and concrete production phases of civil engineering construction projects.

Prerequisite: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404442Building Environmental Control System Design3-0:3

Global and local climate factors, indoor environment and human comfort, heat stress and thermal balance of buildings, condensation, heat and moisture transfer in building fabrics, shading device designs, thermal control in buildings, ventilation and air movement requirements and patterns, natural cooling techniques in buildings, mechanical solutions through air conditioning systems design.

Prerequisites: 0404331 Building Construction II; 0404441 Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

 

0404443Building Illumination System Design3-0:3

Work in daylighting, light distribution, interflections, vision and color; electric light,     related     equipment     circuitry;    illumination     design     procedures.

Prerequisite: 0404341 Building Illumination and Acoustics

 

0404444Building Electrical System Design3-0:3

Design of electrical systems for commercial and industrial facilities emphasizing design practice and integration with codes and standards.

Prerequisite: 0404341 Building Illumination and Acoustics

 

0404445Building HVAC System Design3-0:3

Design of several different systems for a course project building; control strategy; economic comparison using lifecycle cost techniques.

Prerequisite: 0404441 Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning

0404446Mechanical Systems3-0:3

Design detail, and evaluation of cold and hot water supply systems within buildings and neighborhoods, cold and hot water cisterns, sanitary systems: drainage above and below ground, sewage disposal, storm water systems. HVAC systems: boiler and firing equipment, hot water heating systems components and piping, air distribution systems and components, vertical circulation systems, firefighting systems, landscape mechanical systems: fountain designs and irrigation systems.

Prerequisite: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404447Environmental and Climatic Design3-0:3

The sun, the earth, and time and their effect on architecture. Sun Angles and ray projection, and building orientation in different climatic conditions. Solar energy and examples on solar architecture.

Prerequisite: 0404331 Building Construction II

 

0404455Landscape Design2-3:3

Factors influencing site development and site analysis; site planning with in- depth analysis leading to site development as an integral part of the Landscape Design process. Designing of outdoor spaces in conjunction with built or open spaces and the planning, design, and management of land.

Prerequisite: 0404451 Urban Planning

 

0404465Contemporary Architecture3-0:3

This course investigates the evolution of architecture since the industrial revolution. It covers architectural movements and schools, as well as pioneering architects and their influences on architecture. The course addresses political, socio-economic, cultural, and technological transformations that affected architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries, and also touches upon architectural transformations as they relate to global

influences in the early 21st century.

Prerequisite: 0404261 History of Architecture I

0404467Local and Regional Architecture3-0:3

Study of formative influences, climate, sociology, economics, technology and materials and how people of the region use them to create new solutions in various contexts: identification of local and regional characteristics and change to recognize common factors and variables in the development of architectural language. Special focus on the contemporary contributions with their influence on current theories towards creating local and regional

architectural theories.

Prerequisite: 0404261 History of Architecture I

 

0404480Special Topics in Architectural Engineering3-0:3

The course covers a special topic in architectural engineering. Content varies

according to topic.

Prerequisite: 4th year standing

 

0404437Construction Engineering3-0:3

This course covers a special topic in the field of construction engineering.

Content varies according to topic.

Prerequisite: 4th year standing

 

0404482Special Topics in Architectural Design3-0:3

This course covers a special topic in the field of architectural design. Content

varies according to topic.

Prerequisite: 4th year standing

 

0404483Special Topics in Construction3-0:3

This course covers a special topic in the field of construction. Content varies

according to topic.

Prerequisite: 4th year standing

 

0404484Special Topics in Environmental Control3-0:3

This course covers a special topic in the field of environmental control.

Content varies according to topic.

Prerequisite: 4th year standing