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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Architectural Engineering (A E)

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.

A E 124S Architectural Engineering Orientation (1)
(FYS)

This course is designed to help students decide whether they do or do not want to major in Architectural Engineering. It has four major goals. The first is to introduce the role of the architectural engineer in the building industry. The second is to introduce the concepts of integrated building systems design and construction management. The third is to familiarize students with the Architectural Engineering curriculum, department facilities, and faculty. The fourth and final goal is to develop an awareness and interest in the periodicals and publications related to buildings.

This course will provide students with access to the regular faculty of the program, a feature that continues throughout the students' 5 year career in Architectural Engineering. Students and faculty will be connected through discussion of topics related to the building industry and the areas that future A E students will be studying. Since this program operates under enrollment control, this course will address entrance to the major, the requirements placed on the freshman year, and the selection process. Additionally, special features of the program will be discussed, including option selection, which takes place after 3 years, the study abroad program at the University of Leeds, and the integrated graduate/undergraduate program.

Depending upon the semester in which the course is taken, students will be provided with either an opportunity to participate in the annual A E Career Fair or the 5th year thesis presentations. Students will take field trips to buildings and construction sites on campus to reinforce the material learned in class. As a result of this class, all students should be better prepared to make a decision as to whether or not the wish to apply for this major at the end of their first year.


General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 1999

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