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Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
College
College of Engineering
Department
Architectural Engineering
Tracks
Commenced Year
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Level
Undergraduate
Study System
Total Credit Hours
158 Cr.Hrs
Fees
Duration
4
Language
Intake
Study Mode
Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering


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 of Science in Architectural Engineering (158 Credits) ​ ​ ​ ​
 URCRPRTotal
Mandatory Credits15
26102143
Elective Credits9
-615
Total24
26108158


 

I. University Requirements

The list of the University required courses and their descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Engineering Catalog. Click here

 

II. College Requirements

The list of the College required courses and their descriptions are presented in the introductory pages of the College of Engineering Catalog. Click here


III. Program Requirements

A. Mandatory Courses

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


Course #TitleCrHrsPrerequisites
0404100Introduction to Architectural Engineering1None
1440151Analytic Geometry3None
0404101Architectural Drawing30404100 Pre/Co
0404221Basic Design30404101, 1440151
1411113Programming for Engineers3None
1440281
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
3
1440133
0401201
Statics
31430115
​1450103
​Introduction to Ecology
​3
1420101​
0401202Mechanics of Materials30401201
0404241
Thermal Sciences
2
2nd Year Standing
0401243Dynamics30401201
0401343Fluid Mechanics30401243
0404201Architectural Drawing II20404101
0404204Surveying22nd Year Standing
0404222Architectural Design I30404221
0404231Building Construction I30404101
0404261History of Architecture I3None
0404301Computer-Aided Architectural Design3
0404101
0404305Electricity and Power Distribution for Buildings
21430117
​1430102
​Introduction to General Geology
​3
None​
0404311Fundamentals of Structural Analysis30401202
0404313Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings I30404311
0404321Architectural Design II30404222
0404322Architectural Design III40404321
0404331Building Construction II
3
0404231; 0404441 Pre/Co, 0404421 Pre/Co
0404341
Building Illumination and Acoustics30404305
0404361History of Architecture II30404261
0404401Professional Engineering Practice & Ethics
24th Year Standing
0404417Structural Steel Design30404311
0404421Architectural Design IV40404322
0404422
Architectural Design V40404421
0404438Project Management20404331
0404441Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning20401203; 0404331 Pre/Co
0404451Urban Planning34th Year Standing
0404491Senior Design Project I20404422
0404492Senior Design Project II40404491
0404XXXDepartment Elective I34th Year and depending on topic
0404XXX
Department Elective II3​4th Year and depending on topic

 


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
0404406
Working Drawings30404331
0404418
Modern Structural Systems30404313
0404435
Specifications and Quantity Surveying
30404331
0404436Construction Contracts30404331
0404437
Construction Engineering
30404331
0404442
Building Environmental Control System Design30404331; 0404441
0404443Building Illumination System Design30404341
0404444Building Electrical System Design30404341
0404445Building HVAC System Design30404441
0404446Mechanical Systems3
0404331
0404447Environmental and Climatic Design30404331
0404455Landscape Design30404451
0404456
Desert Habitation30404451
0404465
Contemporary Architecture30404261
0404466
Islamic Architecture30404261
0404467
Local and Regional Architecture
30404361
​0404303
​Building Information Modeling "BIM"
​3
​0404301
​0404487
​Solar Energy in Buildings
​3
​4th Year Standing
0404480
Special Topics in Architectural Engineering3Depends on topics
0404481
Special Topics in Structural Engineering3Depends on topics
0404482
Special Topics in Architectural Design3Depends on topics
0404483
Special Topics in Construction3Depends on topics
0404484
Special 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#
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
​0404100
​Introduction to Architectural Engineering
​1

​1440151
​Analytic Geometry
​3
​Placement Test or 1440098
​0104100
​Islamic Culture
​3
​0202112
​English for Academic Purposes
​3

​1440133
​Calculus I for Eng.
​3
​Placement Test or 1440098
​1430115
​Physics I
​3
​Placement Test or 1430106
​1430116
​Physics I Laboratory
​1
​Pre/Co: 1430115


Year 1, Semester 2 (16 Credits)​
Course#
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
​0404101
Architectural Drawing I​3​
Pre/Co: 0404100​
​1440161
Calculus II for Engineers​3​1440133​
​1430117
Physics II​3​1430115​
​1420101
General Chemistry I​3​
​1420102
General Chemistry I Lab​1​Pre/Co: 1420101​
​0202110
​Speech Communication
3​0202112​


Year 2, Semester 3 (17 Credits)​
Course#
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
​0404221
Basic Design​
3​0404101, 1440151​
​0404201
Architectural Drawing II​2​0404101​
​0404261
History of Architecture I​3​
​1450103
Introduction to Ecology​3​1420101​
​0401201
Statics​3​1430115​
​1411113
Programming for Engineers​3​


Year 2, Semester 4 (16 Credits)​
Course#
Title
CrHrs
​Prerequisites
​0404222
Architectural Design I​3​0404221​
​0404301
​Computer-Aided Architectural Design
3​0404101​
​0404231
Building Construction I​3​0404101​
​0404241
​Thermal Sciences
2​2nd Year Standing​
​0401202
​Mechanics of Materials
3​0401202​
​0404204
Surveying​2​2nd Year Standing​


Year 3, Semester 5 (16 Credits)​
Course#
Title
​CrHrs
​Prerequisites
​0404321
Architectural Design II​​3
​0404222, Pre/Co: 0404201
​1430102
Introduction to General Geology​
3​
​0404331
Building Construction II ​​3
0404231​
​0404441
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning​2​0404241​, Pre/Co: 0404331
​0404311
Fundamentals of Structural Analysis​​3
​0401202
​0404305
Electricity and Power Distribution for Buildings​​2
​1430117


Year 3, Semester 6 (16 Credits)​
Course#
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
​0404322
Architectural Design III​​4
​0404321
​1440281
​Introduction to Probability and Statistics
​3
​1440133
​0404361
​History of Architecture II
​3
​0404261
​0401243
​Dynamics
​3
​0401201
​0404313
​Reinforced Concrete Design of Buildings I 
​3
​0404311


Year 4, Semester 7 (16 Credits)​
Course#
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
​0404421
Architectural Design IV​4​0404322, Pre/Co: 0404331​
​0202207
Technical Writing​
3​
​0404341
Building Illumination & Acoustics​3​0404305​
​0404417
Structural Steel Design​3​0404311​
​04044XX
Department Elective 1​3​Depends on the Elective​


Year 4, Semester 8 (16 Credits)
Course#
Title
​CrHrs
Prerequisites
​0404422
Architectural Design V​3
0404421​
​0404451
Urban Planning​​3
4th Year Standing
​1440261
Differential Equations for Engineers​3​1440161​
​04044XX
Department Elective 2​3​Depends on the Elective​
​0302200
​Fundamentals of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
​3


Year 4, Summer Training (0 Credits)​
Course#
Title
​CrHrs
​Prerequisites
​0404490
​Practical Training (240 hours)
​0
​4th Year Standing


Year 5, Semester 9 (16 Credits)
Course#
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
​0404491
​Senior Design Project I
​2
​0404422, 0202207
​0404401
​Professional Practice & Ethics
​2
​4th Year Standing
​0401343
​Fluid Mechanics
​3
​0401243
​0401301
​Engineering Economics
​3
​3rd Year Standing
​0201102
​Arabic Language
​3


​University Elective 1
​3


Year 5, Semester 10 (12 Credits)​
Course#
Title
CrHrs
Prerequisites
​0404492
​Senior Design Project II
​4
​0404491
​0404438
​Project Management
​2
​0404331

​University Elective 2
​3


​University Elective 3
​3


Course Coding

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

X
Year (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.


0404100 Introduction to Architectural Engineering1-0:1

The course explains architectural engineering as a profession and its position in the building industry. It introduces 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


1440151 Analytic Geometry3-0:3

Cartesian and parametric equations of curves (including lines) in plane and in space; and surfaces (including planes) in space. Conic sections and hyperbolic functions (Cartesian and Parametric Forms). Quadric surfaces (Cartesian and Parametric Forms). Cylindrical and Spherical coordinates Systems. Level curves of scalar valued functions of two variables and level surfaces of scalar valued function of three variables. Introductory optimization, linear programming, simplex method.

Prerequisite: Placement test or Pre-calculus


0404101 Architectural 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


0404221 Basic Design

2-3:3

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


1411113 Programming 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.

Prerequisite: None


1440281 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
3-0:3

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.


0401201 Statics3-0:3

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


1450103 Introduction to Ecology3-0:3

This course focuses on the science of ecology with historical background and its relationships with the other relative sciences. It deals with the ecosystem structure and functions, Energy flow and matter transfer in the food chain among the different trophic levels. The course covers the biogeochemical cycles and their components, examples of the different ecosystems in the world biomes and the desert ecosystem in United Arab Emirates. The course contents also include some population attributes such as density, age structure, mortality, natality and population growth rate, in addition to study of life tables and the application to a case study of human population growth in the UAE. Interactive relationships between living organisms in the ecosystems are also covered. These include predation, herbivory, parasitism and diseases and mutualism. Pollution problems are also covered in relation to pollutant sources, composition, impacts on living organisms and solutions to the problem.

Prerequisite: 1420101 General Chemistry I


0401202 Mechanics 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


0404241 Thermal Sciences2-0:2

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of thermodynamics and heat transfer, including conservation of mass, energy, momentum, and first and second laws of thermodynamics. It also introduces basic evaluation techniques of heat transfer modes involving conduction, convection and radiation.

Prerequisite: 2nd Year Standing


0401243 Dynamics3-0:3

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


0401343 Fluid 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


0404201 Architectural 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


0404204 Surveying1-3:2

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 


0404222 Architectural 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


0404231 Building 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 construction: 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


0404261 History 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


0404301 Computer-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 Architectural Drawing I


0404305 Electricity and Power Distribution for Buildings2-0:2

Codes and standards of electrical power system for buildings; system components such as conductors, fuse, 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


1430102 Introduction to General Geology3-0:3

History of the earth and geological time; atoms, bonding and crystals; minerals and rocks; volcanoes; streams and flooding: weathering, glaciations, glacial deposits and other unconsolidated deposits; plate tectonics; earthquakes; water as a resource; energy resources and alternative sources; waste disposal and water pollution; geology of UAE; lab session and experiments.

Prerequisite: None


0404311 Fundamentals 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


0404313 Reinforced 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 


0404321 Architectural 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.

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


0404322 Architectural 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 


0404331 Building 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 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 ceiling.

Prerequisites: 0404231 Building Construction I


0404341 Building 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 


0404361 History 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


0404401 Professional Engineering Practice & Ethics2-0:2

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

Prerequisite: 4th Year Standing


0404417 Structural 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


0404421 Architectural 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


0404422 Architectural 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 

 

0404438 Project 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


0404441 Heating, 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: 0404241 Thermal Sciences; Pre/Co: 0404331 Building Construction II 


0404451 Urban 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


0404491 Senior 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


0404492 Senior 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


0404490 Practical 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.


0404405 Advanced 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 Architectural Design


0404406 Working 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


0404418 Modern 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 I


0404435 Specifications 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


0404436 Construction 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


0404437 Construction 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 


0404442 Building 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  


0404443 Building 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 


0404444 Building 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 


0404445 Building 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


0404446 Mechanical 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 


0404447 Environmental 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 


0404455 Landscape 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 


0404465 Contemporary 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, socioeconomic, 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


0404466 Islamic Architecture3-0:3

The development of Architecture in the Islamic World with examples from several Islamic periods. Analysis of elements, methods and functions of Islamic architecture including contemporary development in various Islamic regions. Strategies used for renovation, preservation, conservation and reuse of Islamic historical buildings. Emphasis on recent experiments intend to achieve the continuity of Islamic architecture.

Prerequisite: 0404261 History of Architecture I


0404467 Local 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: 0404361 History of Architecture II


0404303 Building Information Modeling "BIM"2-3:3

This course deals with the rapidly growing technology of Building Information Modeling (BIM). It covers the basic principles (fundamental concepts) of BIM such as: Concept, evolution, implementation, standards, collaboration, communication, documentation, visualization, coordination, simulation.

Prerequisite: 0404301 Computer-Aided Architectural Design


0404487 Solar Energy in Buildings3-0:3

The course introduces students to the applications of solar energy in buildings as an alternatives source of energy modern buildings. The course aims to enhance the students understanding of the principles of solar energy collection, conversion, storage and distribution. Solar water heating, space heating and cooling applications, components and systems in addition to the concepts passive solar strategies and sustainable architecture are also highlighted in this course. 

Prerequisite: 4th Year Standing


0404480 Selected Topics in Architectural Engineering3-0:3

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

Prerequisite: Depends on topic


0404481 Selected Topics in Structural Engineering3-0:3

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

Prerequisite: Depends on topic


0404482 Selected Topics in Architectural Design3-0:3

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

Prerequisite: Depends on topic 


0404483 Selected Topics in Construction3-0:3

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

Prerequisite: Depends on topic 


0404484 Selected Topics in Environmental Control3-0:3

This course covers a special topic in the field of environmental control. Content varies according to topic.

Prerequisite: Depends on topic