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Courses in Architectural Engineering

1310. Computer Graphics and Applications. 3(2-3)

Introduction to procedures in computer-aided drafting and computer applications with a programming language element. Required of all freshmen in Civil and Architectural Engineering.

1320. Introduction to Architectural Design. 3(1-6)

Introduction to architectural design principles, concepts and problem-solving approaches. Issues addressed by a series of two- and three-dimensional building studies. Six laboratory hours a week. Prerequisite: AEEN 2325.

2325. Introduction to Development in Architecture. 3(3-0)

Principles of architectural development with emphasis on form and space relationships, structural elements, building materials and methods of construction, building and site relationships. Prerequisite: AEEN 1310.

3303. Structural Analysis. 3(3-0)

Statically determinate structures. Moving loads. Analysis of statically indeterminate structures by consistent deformation, slope-deflection and moment-distribution. Prerequisite: CEEN 3311. Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 3303 and CEEN 3303.

3304. Reinforced Concrete Design. 3(3-0)

Mechanics, behavior and design of reinforced concrete members subject to axial loads, bending, torsion and shear. Prerequisite: AEEN 3303. Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 3304 and CEEN 3304.

3325. Design Codes and Ordinances. 3(3-0)

Design codes and municipal ordinances and their integration in design. Including zoning occupancy, construction classification, building constraints, fire resistant construction, egress, accessibility and plumbing. Prerequisite: AEEN 2325.

3331. Building Construction. 3(3-0)

Discussion of properties of construction materials and components; fabrication and construction technologies, methods and processes; engineered systems characteristic of commercial buildings such as foundation, structural, building envelope, mechanical and electrical systems. Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 3331 and ITEN 3331.

3335. Environmental Systems for Buildings. 3(3-0)

Planning and design of lighting and climate control systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning. Introduction to plumbing systems including water and wastewater piping systems. Prerequisite: MEEN 3347 and Corequisite: CEEN 3392.

4279. Senior Design Project I. 2(1-3)

Application of engineering concepts covered in the upper division courses to architectural engineering problems including design of building structural and services systems, with emphasis on teamwork. Introduction to practical aspects of construction and professional ethics. Prerequisites: AEEN 3304 and CEEN 3342.

4289. Senior Design Project II. 2(1-3)

Application of engineering concepts covered in the upper division courses to architectural engineering problems including design of building structural and services systems, with emphasis on teamwork. Introduction to practical aspects of construction and professional ethics. Prerequisites: AEEN 4316 and AEEN 4320.

4310. 3D Computer Modeling. 3(2-3)

Introduction to three-dimensional computer modeling. Includes 3D wire frame construction in AutoCAD, extrusion and Boolean for AutoCAD and Viz, basic application of skins, lighting and rendering techniques. Prerequisite: AEEN 1310.

4316. Structural Steel Design. 3(3-0)

AISC specifications for the design of axially loaded members, beams, columns and connections. Introduction to plastic design. Prerequisite: AEEN 3303. Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 4316 and CEEN 4316.

4320. Building Services Engineering. 3(3-0)

Planning and design of heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, plumbing, power distribution and lighting systems; introduction to fire protection systems. Prerequisite: AEEN 3335 and EEEN 3331.

4326. Construction Engineering. 3(3-0)

Construction methods and management of earthwork with heavy equipment and others. Construction estimating, planning and control. Network theory and critical path methods. Prerequisite: AEEN 3303 and Corequisite: CEEN 3317. Credit may not be obtained in both AEEN 4326 and CEEN 4326.

4333. Real Design and Construction. 3(2-3)

Real-world design/build course with projects emphasizing development of design, implementation of best practice construction, field experience and government work. Prerequisites: AEEN 1320, AEEN 2325.

4336. Selected Topics. V:1-3

One or more topics of architectural engineering. May be repeated when topic changes. Prerequisite: senior standing.

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