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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Architectural Engineering (A E)

A E 097 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 124S Architectural Engineering Orientation (1) Introduction to architectural engineering; lectures and discussions with special reference to the relation of architectural engineering to the building industry.
Effective: Fall 1999
 

A E 197 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 202 Introduction to Architectural Engineering Concepts (3) Introduction to profession of architectural engineering, building envelope systems, sustainable design, fire protection systems, and engineering economics.
Effective: Spring 2007
 

A E 210 Introduction to Architectural Structural Systems (3) Qualitative study of architectural structural systems; historical development of structures; insights of structural analysis and synthesis; comparative structural types. This course is intended for Architecture students.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: algebra trigonometry  

A E 211 Introduction to Environmental Control Systems (3) Qualitative study of humans in macro- and micro-architectural environmental systems. This course is intended for Architecture students.
Effective: Fall 2005
 

A E 221 Architectural Building Materials (3) The structural and architectural use of building materials; commercial standardization, classification, and description as encountered in the building trades.
Effective: Fall 2005
  Concurrent: A E 222

A E 222 Working Drawings (3) Materials and methods of construction used in residences, and preparation of working drawings for a small building.
Effective: Fall 2007 Ending: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: EDSGN 130 orEDSGN 100   Concurrent: A E 221

A E 222 Building Modeling and Documentation (3) Materials and methods of construction used in residences, and preparation of working drawings for a small building.
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: EDSGN 130 orEDSGN 100   Concurrent: A E 221

A E 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects including research and design that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

A E 297 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: Summer 1985
 

A E 308 Introduction to Structural Analysis (4) Algebraic and graphical methods of analysis of determinate members, deflections; introduction to indeterminate analysis methods. Course includes practicums.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: E MCH 211, E MCH 213  

A E 309 Architectural Acoustics (3) Acoustical design for good hearing conditions and noise control; construction details, materials, acoustical properties of room shapes; sound absorption, transmission. Course includes practicums.
Effective: Fall 2005
Prerequisite: A E 221, A E 222, PHYS 213  

A E 310 Fundamentals of Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (3) Fundamental principles and engineering procedures for the design of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, including energy utilization and constraints.
Effective: Fall 2007
Prerequisite: M E 201 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:A E 202  

A E 311 Fundamentals of Electrical and Illumination Systems for Building (3) Fundamental principles, systems, and planning concepts for electrical and illumination systems in modern buildings.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: or concurrent:E E 211, PHYS 212  

A E 372 Introduction to the Building Industry (3) Introduction to the building industry; owner, designer responsibilities; documents, bidding procedures; design-construct contracts; project management; insurance, labor relations.
Effective: Fall 1983
Prerequisite: sixth-semester standing in Architectural Engineering  

A E 397 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 398 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 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
 

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