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Architectural Engineering (A E)

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.

A E 202 Introduction to Architectural Engineering Concepts (3)

As the first course after students are admitted into the major, A E 202 is designed to expose students to two aspects the profession: the interdisciplinary nature of architectural engineering and the concept of professional practice.

Technical areas of focus chosen for this course are building envelope and fire protection. These disciplines of architectural engineering require students to sufficiently understand the application of a number of disciplines in the creation of successful and integrated solutions. Students will learn to integrate architectural design and detailing, structural analysis and design, the influence of thermal science, construction processes and building codes in the proper execution of the design of specific building systems.

Social and environmental responsibility will be introduced through the discussion of sustainable design. Understanding the Greed design concepts and the LEED certification system provides the practical basis for the students to put idealism to work.

Early exposure to professional practice and engineering economics provides students with a framework of understanding to manage the relationships of the myriad of technical courses.This course is designed to provide students an appreciation that the practice of architectural engineering includes proper executions of business and management practices. Students will also learn to analyze design options based on economic factors.

The course utilizes lectures, practicums, examinations, projects and presentations to deliver and reinforce the technical content. The course offers students opportunity to work in team settings and to present their work orally to their peers. The broad coverage of the technical and social issues and professional skills intentionally involves students early in their education to all the ABET educational outcomes. The projects present opportunities to engage students in discussion and application of social and ethnical responsibilities.

The course is open to architectural engineering students in the second year with an ENGAE standing. Students in other curricula may enroll in this course with prior approval of the program.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2007

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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