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Architectural Engineering Technology (2 AET) - ARCHIVE

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Begin Date: Fall Semester 1988
End Date: Summer Session 2006 (Program name changed to Building Engineering Technology (2 BLET))

Architectural Engineering Technology - ARCHIVE

University College: Penn State Fayette, Penn State Worthington Scranton
University Park, College of Engineering (2 AET)

PROFESSOR DAVID MEREDITH, Program Coordinator, Penn State Fayette
PROFESSOR TINA MERLI, Program Coordinator, Penn State Worthington Scranton
PROFESSOR DHUSHY SATHIANATHAN, Head, School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs, Penn State University Park (2 AET)

This major is designed to provide technically trained personnel between the level of high school graduate and professional engineer or architect to support the architectural design/construction industry, and technical support firms.

Graduates of the Architectural Engineering Technology major may qualify for admission to baccalaureate degree majors in Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Structural Design and Construction Engineering Technology offered at Penn State Harrisburg.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, a minimum of 72 credits is required. These options are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or www.abet.org.

GENERAL OPTION: This option helps prepare students to translate sketches and design concepts into working drawings and specifications, and to work with architects, structural engineers, and all phases of the building/construction industry.

Graduates from the General option must:

  • Have the technical knowledge and skills to work in the professional sector and building industry.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve complex and real world challenges and applications.
  • Communicate effectively using information technology when appropriate.
  • Possess workplace skills needed to function in a business environment.
  • Continue to learn and adopt emerging technology in formal and informal settings.

BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY OPTION: This option helps prepare students for the heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry as system designers, equipment sales representatives, building automation supervisors, and indoor air quality specialists.

Graduates from the BEST option must:

  • Have the technical knowledge and skills to work in the professional sector of the HVAC&R industry.
  • Use critical thinking skills to solve complex real world problems and applications.
  • Communicate effectively using information technology when appropriate.
  • Possess the workplace skills needed to function well in a business environment.
  • Continue to learn and adapt emerging technologies in either formal or informal settings.

For the Associate in Engineering Technology degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, a minimum of 72 credits is required. This program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc., 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone: 410-347-7700, or www.abet.org.

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

GENERAL EDUCATION: 21 credits
(12 of these 21 credits are included in the REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR)
(See description of General Education in front of Bulletin.)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR: 63-64 credits
(This includes 12 credits of General Education courses: 3 credits of GN courses; 3 credits of GQ courses; 6 credits of GWS courses)

COMMON REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MAJOR (ALL OPTIONS):42 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES (42 credits)
AE T 101(3)[1], AE T 102(3), AE T 103(3), CMPSC 101 GQ(3), EG T 101(1), EG T 102(1), ENGL 015 GWS(3), MATH 081 GQ(3), MATH 082 GQ(3), PHYS 150 GN(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AE T 204(3), AE T 210W(3)[1], CAS 100 GWS(3), MATH 083(4), PHYS 151(3) (Sem: 3-4)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE OPTION: 21-22 credits

GENERAL OPTION: (21-22 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES (16 credits)
AE T 113(2), MCH T 111(3) (Sem: 1-2)
AE T 206(2), AE T 207(3), AE T 214(3)[1], AE T 215(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (5-6 credits)
Select 5-6 credits from the following technical courses: AE T 212(3), AE T 297(1-9), CHEM 011(3), CMPSC 102(3), EE T 100(3), EG T 201(2), EG T 297(1-9), IE T 105(2), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 231(2), MATH 250(3), MCH T 213(3), ME T 207(3), ME T 281(4) (Sem: 3-4)

BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY OPTION: ( 21 credits)

PRESCRIBED COURSES(15 credits)
AE T 121(2), ME T 281(4) (Sem: 1-2)
AE T 227(3), AE T 228(3), AE T 229(3) (Sem: 3-4)

ADDITIONAL COURSES (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following technical courses: AE T 212(3), AE T 297(1-9), CHEM 011(3), CMPSC 102(3), EE T 100(3), EG T 201(2), EG T 297(1-9), IE T 105(2), MATH 140 GQ(4), MATH 231(2), MATH 250(3), MCH T 213(3), ME T 207(3), ME T 281(4) (Sem: 3-4)

[1] A student enrolled in this major must receive a grade of C or better, as specified in Senate Policy 82-44.

Last Revised by the Department: Fall Semester 1988

Blue Sheet Item #: 16-08-005

Review Date: 1/24/06

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