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Engineering


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Begin Date: Summer Session 2000
End Date: Fall Semester 2001

Architectural Engineering (A E) - ARCHIVE

PROFESSOR RICHARD A. BEHR, Head, Department of Architectural Engineering

This major emphasizes the application of scientific and engineering principles to the planning, design, and construction of buildings and building systems. The goal of the program is to provide engineering graduates with the best education available for careers in the building professions. Graduates will have the ability to practice as registered professional engineers in a variety of areas, both public and private, related to the planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings and to assume a place of leadership in society.

Four options are available in the ten-semester major: the Construction option, which emphasizes building construction engineering and construction management; the Lighting/Electrical option, which emphasizes the design of lighting and electrical systems for buildings; the Mechanical option, which emphasizes the design of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems in buildings; and the Structural option, which emphasizes the analysis and design of building structural systems. Courses in architectural design are included in all options to give the engineering student an understanding of architectural design and its relation to engineering. Courses in engineering design are provided throughout the program. The design experience is culminated in a year-long capstone design course. The major is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

A limited number of undergraduate students in the B.A.E. program will be considered for admission to the integrated undergraduate/graduate program leading to the B.A.E. and the M.A.E. degrees. Students who are currently enrolled in the 7th semester of the B.A.E degree program may be admitted to the integrated B.A.E./M.A.E. program, following a positive review of an application specific to this program by the faculty committee on graduate admissions. Students must have attained a GPA of at least 3.0 and must have attained a grade of C or better in all classes listed as A E. Students admitted to the integrated program must maintain a GPA in all classes used toward the M.A.E. degree of at least 3.0.

The professional degree, Bachelor of Architectural Engineering, is granted upon the satisfactory completion of the five-year program.

For the B.A.E. degree in Architectural Engineering, a minimum of 168 credits is required.

For the integrated B.A.E./M.A.E. degrees, a minimum of 180 credits of course work is required.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem:1-2)

GENERAL EDUCATION: 45 credits
(27 of these 45 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

INTERCULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL COMPETENCE:
(Included in GENERAL EDUCATION course selection)

WRITING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM:
(Included in REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 150 credits
(This includes 27 credits of General Education courses: 9 credits of GN courses; 6 credits of GA courses; 6 credits of GQ courses; 3 credits of GS courses; 3 credits of GWS courses.)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS): 106 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (99 credits)
CHEM 012 GN(3), CHEM 014 GN(1), E G 130(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 141 GQ(4), PHYS 211 GN(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
A E 202(3), A E 221(2), A E 222(3), ARCH 130A(6), E MCH 011(3), E MCH 013(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), MATH 231(2), PHYS 212 GN(4), PHYS 213 GN(2) (Sem: 3-4)
A E 308(4)[1], A E 309(2), A E 310(3)[1], A E 311(3)[1], A E 372(3)[1], A E 401(3), ARCH 210 GA(3), ARCH 211 GA(3), E E 220(3), E MCH 012(3), M E 023(3), MATH 250(3), STAT 401(3) (Sem: 5-6)
A E 402(3), ARCH 441(4), ARCH 443(1) (Sem: 7-8)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 9-10)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (7 credits)
Select A E 124S(1) or 1 credit of another First-Year Seminar (Sem: 1-2)
ECON 002 GS(3), ECON 004 GS(3), or ECON 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or CMPSC 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 44 credits

CONSTRUCTION OPTION: 44 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (26 credits)
A E 475(3), A E 476(3), ACCTG 211(4), C E 280(3), MGMT 321(3)[19] (Sem: 7-8)
A E 480W(4), A E 482C(4), C E 209(2) (Sem: 9-10)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (18 credits)
Select 6 credits from technical courses on department list[19] (Sem: 7-8)
Select 8 credits from technical courses on department list (Sem: 9-10)
Select 4 credits of geotechnical courses (Sem: 9-10)

LIGHTING/ELECTRICAL OPTION: 44 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (30 credits)
A E 454(3), A E 461(3), A E 467(3), E E 365(3), ARCH 442(4)[19] (Sem: 7-8)
A E 464(3), A E 466(3), A E 481W(4), A E 482B(4) (Sem: 9-10)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (14 credits)
Select 3 credits from technical courses on department option list [19] (Sem: 7-8)
Select 8 credits from technical courses on department option list (Sem: 9-10)
Select 3 credits from engineering science courses on department option list (Sem: 9-10)

MECHANICAL OPTION: 44 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (30 credits)
A E 454(3), A E 455(3), A E 467(3) ARCH 442(4)[19], M E 033(3), M E 412(3) (Sem: 7-8)
A E 458(3), A E 481W(4), A E 492B(4) (Sem: 9-10)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (14 credits)
Select 3 credits from technical courses on department option list[19] (Sem: 7-8)
Select 11 credits from technical courses on department option list (Sem: 9-10)

STRUCTURAL OPTION: 44 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (32 credits)
A E 403(3), A E 430(3), A E 475(3), ARCH 442(4)[19], E MCH 215(2), E MCH 216(1) (Sem: 7-8)
A E 431(3), A E 439(3), A E 481W(4), A E 482A(4), C E 209(2) (Sem: 9-10)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from technical courses on department option list (Sem: 7-8)
Select 5 credits from technical courses on department list[19] (Sem: 7-8)
Geotechnical selection(4) (Sem: 7-8)

Note: The following substitutions are allowed for students attending campuses where the indicated course is not offered: ED&G 100(3) can be substituted for E G 130(3).

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.
[19] Students may apply 6 credits of ROTC.

Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 2000

Blue Sheet Item #: 28-06-48B

Review Date: 03/14/00

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