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Architectural Engineering (A E)

A E 401 Design of Steel and Wood Structures for Buildings (3) Application of principles of engineering mechanics to layout, analysis, design, and detailing of structural elements in steel and wood of simple buildings.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 221, A E 222, A E 308  

A E 402 Design of Concrete Structures for Buildings (3) Application of principles of engineering mechanics to layout, analysis, design, and detailing of structural elements in concrete of simple buildings.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 221, A E 222, A E 308  

A E 403 Advanced Steel Design for Buildings (3) Continuation of A.E. 401. Advanced analysis, design, and detail of the structural elements in wood and steel.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 401, A E 430  

A E 404 Building Structural Systems in Steel and Concrete (3) Basic analysis, design, and detailing of steel and concrete structural elements for buildings, emphasizing systems design and comparisons. A E 404 is not permitted for AE Structural Option students or for Architecture students.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: A E 221, A E 222, A E 308  

A E 421 Architectural Structural Systems I (3) Qualitative and quantitative analysis and design of architectural structures, force flow; structure configurations; measurement and experiments; design studio critique.
Effective: Spring 1990
Prerequisite: A E 210 3 credits in mathematics  

A E 422 Architectural Structural Systems II (3) Continuation of A E 421, with emphasis on structural configuration and construction assemblies.
Effective: Spring 1990
Prerequisite: A E 421  

A E 424 Environmental Control Systems I (3) Fundamental principles and applications of environmental systems in buildings. This course is intended for Architecture students.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 211  

A E 430 Indeterminate Structures (3) Classical methods of analysis for beams, frames, arches, and secondary stresses as applied to buildings; introduction to modern methods.
Effective: Summer 1984
Prerequisite: A E 308  

A E 431 Advanced Concrete Design for Buildings (3) Continuation of A.E. 402. Advanced analysis, design, and detail of concrete masonry, prestressed and reinforced concrete.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 402, A E 430  

A E 432 Design of Masonry Structures (3) Analysis and design of unreinforced and reinforced masonry: non-bearing walls, bearing walls, shear walls, masonry building systems.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: A E 402 orC E 341  

A E 439 Modern Structural Systems (3) Analysis and design of building structures of unusual types.
Effective: Summer 1981
Prerequisite: A E 401, A E 402, A E 430  

A E 444 Micro CADD Applications for Buildings (3) Application of microcomputer based CADD systems to architectural engineering problems including graphics, system customization, and AI programming techniques.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: A E 222;CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

A E 453 Load and Energy Use Simulations for Buildings (3) Course examines measurement and mathematical modeling techniques for predictin g and determining energy use of whole buildings and important subsystems.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: A E 310, A E 454  

A E 454 Advanced Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (3) Engineering design and performance analysis procedures for complex commercial building systems, including energy conservation techniques; design project.
Effective: Fall 1986
Prerequisite: A E 310  

A E 455 Advanced Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning System Design (3) Design of several different systems for a course project building; control strategy; economic comparisons using life-cycle cost techniques.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: A E 454  

A E 456 Solar Energy Building System Design (3) Solar radiation, collectors, and thermal storage; design and analysis of a heating system using system-simulation computer program.
Effective: Summer 1984
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing in Engineering  

A E 457 HVAC Control Systems (3) Theory of automatic control. HVAC control applications. Control system components, control loops, development and documentation of control logic, control commissioning.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: A E 454  

A E 458 Advanced Architectural Acoustics and Noise Control (3) Advanced consideration of noise control in buildings; ventilating system noise and vibration; acoustic design variables.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: A E 309  

A E 461 Architectural Illumination Systems & Design (3) Lighting units & photometry; lighting equipment; design criteria, calculation methods; the design process; energy codes.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 311  

A E 464 Advanced Architectural Illumination Systems & Design (3) Flux transfer theory; advanced lighting and control systems; emergency lighting; daylighting; visual performance issues; psychological aspects of lighting.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 461  

A E 466 Computer Aided Lighting Design (3) Design and analysis for outdoor area; floodlighting; and interior applications, including design criteria; economic analysis; modeling algorithms; and visualization.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 444, A E 461  

A E 467 Advanced Building Electrical System Design (3) Design of electrical systems for commercial and industrial facilities emphasizing design practice and integration with codes and standards.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: A E 311, E E 211  

A E 469 Photovoltaic Systems Design and Construction (3) Criteria and analysis methods pertaining to the design and construction of photovoltaic (PV) systems and their integration with buildings.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: E E 210 orE E 211  

A E 470 Residential Building Design and Construction (3) Managerial aspects; architectural and code considerations; cost estimating, design, and construction of structural, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical systems.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: A E 372 orC E 332 ; seventh-semester standing in Architectural Engineering or Civil Engineering  

A E 471 Construction Management of Residential Building Projects (3) Understanding residential project planning, management, contracts, budget, administration, and execution; discussion of the life cycle of a residential construction business.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: 6th semester standing  

A E 472 Building Construction Planning and Management (3) Construction organization and contracts; preconstruction services; estimating; scheduling; cash flow; site planning and preparation; building construction sequences; construction business presentations; value engineering.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing in Architectural Engineering  

A E 473 Building Construction Management and Control (3) Building construction project planning; construction cost, schedule, quality and safety control systems; project cost accounting; change management; construction company management.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 472  

A E 474 Building Construction Estimating (3) Construction estimating and cost engineering fundamentals; quantity take off; pricing, bid preparation; estimating, cost accounting by computer.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: A E 372  

A E 475 Building Construction Engineering I (3) Project planning, supervision, inspection of architectural and structural operations in major buildings; mobilization, coordination of trades; offsite testing and fabrication.
Effective: Fall 2012
Prerequisite: A E 372  

A E 476 Building Construction Engineering II (3) Construction of mechanical and electrical systems in major buildings; fire protection, sound control, elevatoring; trade coordination; manufacturers' developments; computer application.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: A E 309, A E 475  

A E 481W Comprehensive Architectural Engineering Senior Project I (4) Building project selection and preparation of overall plan; preliminary investigation of building design and construction issues; creation of individual Capstone Project Electronic Portfolio (CPEP) and project proposal required.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: ARCH 441 fifth-year architectural engineering standing in major area of emphasis  

A E 482 Comprehensive Architectural Engineering Senior Project II (4) Continuation of A E 481W. Engineering analysis of building systems; emphasis on analysis and design of building structural, mechanical, lighting/electrical, and construction related systems. Final written report, web-based project portfolio and verbal presentation are required.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 481W  

A E 486 Professional Engineering Practice (3) A study of the influences which affect the practice of architectural engineering, particularly codes, ethics, legal considerations, and contract documents.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing  

A E 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

A E 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

A E 498 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in-depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1992
 

A E 530 Computer Modeling of Building Structures (3) Theory and application of structural analysis using the direct stiffness method. Modeling assumptions, validation, interpretation of computer output.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: A E 401, A E 402 andA E 430  

A E 531 (C E 531) Legal Aspects of Engineering and Construction (3) Basic legal doctrines, contractual relationships between parties, analysis of construction contract clauses, contract performance, and professional practice problems.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: C E 431W  

A E 534 Analysis and Design of Steel Connections (3) Connection analysis and design for steel buildings with an emphasis on the AISC Specification.
Effective: Summer 2005
Prerequisite: A E 401 andA E 430  

A E 535 Historical Structural Design Methods (3) Qualitative, graphical, and quantitative methods of structural design as practiced from ancient Rome through the nineteenth century.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

A E 536 Stability of Building Structures (3) Elastic and inelastic buckling of beams, beam-columns, frames; applications to design of multi-story buildings.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: A E 403 orC E 545  

A E 537 Building Performance Failures and Forensic Techniques (3) This course provides a background in identification, evaluation, and analysis of a broad set of architectural and structural performance failures.
Effective: Summer 1999
Prerequisite: A E 401, A E 402, A E 430  

A E 538 (C E 538) Earthquake Resistant Design of Buildings (3) Introductory engineering seismology, basic principles of structural dynamics, application of earthquake design provisions of model building codes to design of buildings.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: A E 401, A E 402, A E 430  

A E 542 (C E 542) Building Enclosure Science and Design (3) The building enclosure: nature, importance, loadings; building science: control of heat, moisture, air, hygrothermal analysis; design: walls, windows, roofs, joints.
Effective: Summer 2002
 

A E 543 Research Methods in Architectural Engineering (3) Research skills, critical thinking, academic writing, presentations, use of electronic media, and experimental design applied to AE resarch topics.
Effective: Spring 2012
 

A E 551 Combined Heat and Power System Design for Buildings (3) Thermodynamic and thermo-economic analyses methods for determination of optimal, on-site, total energy systems for commerical buildings.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: A E 454;A E 557 orA E 558  

A E 552 Air Quality in Buildings (3) Indoor air pollutants, their sources and health effects; transport of pollutants; modelling of pollutant concentration in buildings.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: A E 454, A E 455, M E 410  

A E 553 Building Energy Analysis (3) Fundamentals of building energy dynamics and the simulation of energy flows in a building; validation of programs; practical applications.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: A E 454, A E 455 andM E 410  

A E 555 Building Automation and Control Systems (3) Advanced techniques in the theoretical analysis and practical design of the automatic comfort controls used in building thermal systems.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: A E 457  

A E 556 Solar Engineering of Thermal Processes (3) Advanced quantitative methods of predicting transient active and passive solar process performance with an emphasis on building solar applications.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 410  

A E 557 Centralized Cooling Production and Distribution Systems (3) Central cooling plant and distribution components and systems; thermal, hydraulic, and economic modeling for planning and design.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: A E 454 ; orM E 411, M E 410  

A E 558 Centralized Heating Production and Distribution Systems (3) Description and analysis of central heating plant and distribution components and systems; thermal and economic modeling for planning and design.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: A E 454 ; orM E 411 andM E 410  

A E 559 Computational Fluid Dynamics in Building Design (3) Theory and applications of building environmental modeling with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: A E 454, M E 410  

A E 561 Science of Light Sources (3) In-depth scientific principles of light generation in modem electric light sources, and the resultant characteristics that influence their use for buildings.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: A E 461  

A E 562 Luminous Flux Transfer (3) Radiative transfer applied to lighting analysis; methods for computing direct and interreflected illumination; nearfield photometry.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: A E 461, CMPSC 201 orCMPSC 202  

A E 563 Luminaire Optics (3) Optical design of reflectors and refractors for lighting systems; manufacturing methods.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: A E 464  

A E 565 Daylighting (3) Design concepts, solar position, sky luminance distribution models, integration of daylighting and electric lighting controls, physical modeling, computer analysis techniques.
Effective: Fall 1996
Prerequisite: A E 461  

A E 569 Research Topics in Illumination Engineering (3) Seminar on prior and current research in illumination engineering which define current recommendations and design practice.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: or concurrent:A E 461  

A E 570 Production Management in Construction (3) Applications of production management tools to capital facility projects; theory of production systems in construction; development of production control manual.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: A E 475, A E 476 orC E 432  

A E 571 International Construction Management and Planning (3) Evaluation of international project environments and participants, modeling and planning international projects.
Effective: Spring 2005
Prerequisite: A E 570  

A E 572 Project Development and Delivery Planning (3) Methods employed by owners and developers to initiate capital facility projects; defining project objectives, constraints, participants, financing, and delivery methods.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: A E 475, A E 476 orC E 432  

A E 573 Strategic Management in Construction (3) Analysis tools and principles for design of effective construction organizations' strategy and structure in various markets.
Effective: Spring 2002
Prerequisite: A E 372, A E 475  

A E 579 Sustainable Building Project Leadership (3) Examines leadership skill sets, team competencies, and strategic methods for leading sustainable building construction projects and retrofits.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

A E 581 Facilities Management Information Systems (3) Examines the information systems necessary to effectively lead and manage a facility management organization.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

A E 590 Colloquium (1-3) Continuing seminars which consist of a series of individual lectures by faculty, students, or outside speakers.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

A E 594 Research Topics (1-18) Supervised student activities on research projects identified on an individual or small group basis.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

A E 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

A E 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Spring 1987
 

A E 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Spring 2006
 

A E 600 Thesis Research (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

A E 601 Ph.D. Dissertation Full-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 1993
 

A E 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester, maximum of 6) Supervised experience in teaching and orientation to other selected aspects of the professional at the Pennsylvania State University.
Effective: Summer 2006
 

A E 603 Foreign Academic Experience (1-12) Foreign study and/or research constituting progress toward the degree at a foreign university.
Effective: Summer 2004
 

A E 610 Thesis Research Off Campus (1-15) No description.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

A E 611 Ph.D. Dissertation Part-Time (0) No description.
Effective: Spring 1993
 

A E 862 Distributed Energy Planning and Management (3) Theories and practices of distributed energy production and management in the context of regional and integrated energy grid structures.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

A E 868 Commercial Solar Electric Systems (3) Theories and practices of solar electric systems including component selection, performance simulation, grid interconnection, codes, and design documentation.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

A E 878 Solar Project Development and Finance (3) Economic analysis of solar energy projects, project development process, energy policies, finance methods, and economic analysis tools.
Effective: Summer 2013
 

A E 880 Facility Energy Management (3) Course examines fundamentals of energy supply, use and management related to the operation of buildings.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

A E 881 Effective Facility Management and Planning (3) Course examines management skills necessary to effectively lead and manage a facility management organization.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

A E 897 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently; several different topics may be taught in one year or semester.
Effective: Fall 2008
 

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