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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Engineering

ARCHIVED FILE
Begin Date: Fall Semester 1998
End Date: Spring Semester 1999

Architectural Engineering (A E) - (ARCHIVE)

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

This major emphasizes the scientific and engineering aspects of planning, design, and construction of buildings. The goal of the program is to provide an education in the fundamentals of engineering and their application, which will help give each graduate the ability to practice as a registered professional engineer in a variety of areas, both public and private, related to the planning, design, construction, and operation of buildings.

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 distribution systems for buildings; the Mechanical option, which focuses on the design of building mechanical systems; and the Structural option, which concentrates on the design of structural systems. Courses in architectural design analysis are included in all options to give the engineering student a comprehensive understanding of architectural design. 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.

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

For the B.Arch.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: 46 credits
(27 of these 46 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin. Note: The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) does not permit the use of skills courses to satisfy the Arts category of General Education.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 149 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): 107 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (101 credits)
A E 124(1), CHEM 012 GN(3), 014 GN(1), E G 130(3), MATH 140 GQ(4), 141 GQ(4), PHYS 201 GN(4)[1] (Sem: 1-2)
A E 202(3), 221(2), 222(3), ARCH 130A(6), E MCH 011(3), 013(3), MATH 220 GQ(2), 231(2), PHYS 202 GN(4), 203 GN(3) (Sem: 3-4)
A E 308(4)[1], 309(2), 310(3)[1], 311(3)[1], 372(3)[1], 401(3), ARCH 210 GA(3), 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), 443(1) (Sem: 7-8)
ENGL 202C GWS(3) (Sem: 9-10)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
ECON 002 GS(3), 004 GS(3), or 014 GS(3) (Sem: 1-2)
CMPSC 201C GQ(3) or 201F GQ(3) (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 42 credits

CONSTRUCTION OPTION: 42 credits

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

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (16 credits)
Select 6 credits from technical courses on department list[19] (Sem: 7-8)
Select 6 credits from technical courses on department list (Sem: 9-10)
Select 4 credits of geotechnical courses (Sem: 9-10)

LIGHTING/ELECTRICAL OPTION: 42 credits

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

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from technical courses on department option list [19] (Sem: 7-8)
Select 6 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: 42 credits

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

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (12 credits)
Select 3 credits from technical courses on department option list[19] (Sem: 7-8)
Select 9 credits from technical courses on department option list (Sem: 9-10)

STRUCTURAL OPTION: 42 credits

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

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS (10 credits)
Select 3 credits from technical courses on department option list (Sem: 7-8)
Select 3 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) and E G 030(2) can be substituted for E G 130(3) and A E 124(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.[1]


The Pennsylvania State University ©1998

The University reserves the right to change the requirements and regulations listed here and to determine whether a student has satisfactorily met its requirements for admission or graduation, and to reject any applicant for any reason the University determines to be material to the applicant's qualifications to pursue higher education. Nothing in this material should be considered a guarantee that completion of a program and graduation from the University will result in employment.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1998

Blue Sheet Item #: 26-07-023

Review Date: 6/3/99 (General Education Update)

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