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Architectural Engineering (ARE)

1000 Level | 2000 Level | 3000 Level | 4000 Level | 5000 Level

USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 2003 USP code followed by the 2015 USP code (i.e. [QB<>Q]).

1000. VISTA Studio I. 2. Introduction to civil and architectural engineering professions through exploration of modern engineering challenges.  Students work on a design project, starting with problem definition and working towards concept designs using spreadsheet and communication tools.  Professional topics introduced include globabiliztion, diversity, professional ethics, design limitations and constraints, sustainability, environmental stewardship, and engineering economics. Cross listed with CE 1000. Prerequisites: Corequisites of MATH 1450 or MATH 1405.

1600 [2100]. Architectural Design Studio I. 3. Freshman-level architectural design in a project-based learning environment. Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM); architectural presentation drawings; freehand sketching; essentials of architectural design and building code compliance. Prerequisite: MATH 1450 or MATH 1405.

2000. VISTA Studio II. 3. Students work on a real-world project throughout the semester. Professional topics introduced include project management, engineering economic analysis methods, project estimating, professional ethics, engineering business practices common to the civil an architectural engineering professions, and professional leadership. Cross listed with CE 2000. Prerequisites: ARE 1600 or CE 1010 and corequisite of MATH 2205.

2410. Fundamentals of Building Performance. 3. Introduction to building performance measures that embrace a global notion of environmental stewardship. Emphasis on passive heating and cooling systems and daylighting strategies to manage the thermal and luminous environments over the facility life cycle. Prerequisite: PHYS 1210.

2600 [2200]. Architectural Design Studio II. 3. Sophomore-level architectural design in a project-based learning environment using Building Information Modeling (BIM). The course builds upon skills learned in ARE 1600, with a new emphasis on building materials and constructions methods. Prerequisite: ARE 1600.

3000. VISTA Studio III. 3. Students will apply professional skills such as project management, engineering economics, professional ethics, and sustainability to an integrated design project. The role of permitting, regulations, and professional codes to design problems will also be explored. Cross listed with CE 3000. Prerequisites: ARE 2000 or CE 2000, and ES 2410.

3030. History of Architecture. 3. [CH,G<>{none}] A survey of the history of architecture and its allied fields, focusing on the formal, aesthetic, cultural and socio-political dimensions, from prehistory to the present. Prerequisite: WA.

3100. Civil and Architectural Engineering Practice. 3. Civil and architectural engineering practice from project inception through construction documentation. Topics include: codes, marketing, specifications, budgeting, contracts, subcontracting, registration, construction planning, scheduling, bidding, liability, insurance, and bonding. A review of professional ethics including the engineer in society, business and profession with case studies of professional responsibility and ethics decisions. Cross listed with CE 3100. Prerequisite: CE 2100 or ARE 2100.

3200. Structural Analysis I. 3. Introductory design and analysis topics in stress and displacement analysis of structures, including beams, trusses and frames, classical flexibility and stiffness methods. Cross listed with CE 3200. Prerequisite: ES 2410.

3210. Civil Engineering Materials. 3. [WB<>{none}] Laboratory investigation and design of materials used in civil engineering: metals, masonry, concrete and timber. Non-destructive evaluation of materials. Analysis and presentation of data, including various types of written reports and oral presentations. Cross listed with CE 3210. Prerequisites: WA and ES 2410.

3300. Building Electrical and Plumbing Systems. 3. Introduction to National Electrical Code. The topics include basic circuits, AC and DC single phase, three phase power, transients, capacitance and inductance, branch circuits. Study of plumbing systems and fixtures including wastewater, water supply, storm water, and venting systems. Study of International Plumbing Code. Prerequisites: ES 2210, ES 2330, and ARE 2410.

3360 [3430, 4420]. Fundamentals of Transport Phenomena. 3. Basic concepts of heat and mass transfer and their applications to problems involving engineering analysis and design. Topics include steady-state and transient conduction, free and forced convection (heat and mass), radiation and heat exchangers. Cross listed with ESE/ME 3360. Prerequisites: MATH 2310, ES 2310 and ES 2330. (Offered both semesters)

3400 [3800]. Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning of Buildings. 3. Qualitative and quantitative study in concepts of basic air-conditioning with focus on buildings including building envelope, moist air thermodynamics, human comfort, thermal load calculations, thermal behavior of buildings, HVAC systems/equipment, and design of space air-conditioning and its relationship to architectural design. Cross listed with ME 3400. Prerequisites: ES 2310, ES 2330, and either ARE 2410 or ME 3360.

3600. Architectural Design Studio III. 3. Junior-level architectural design in a project-based learning environment using BUilding Information Modeling (BIM). This course builds upon skills learned in ARE 2600, with a new emphasis on the complexities that accompany mid-rise construction, and the integration of structural and mechanical systems. Prerequisites: ARE 2410 and ARE 2600.

4030. History of Green Building. 3. Examines Green Building themes as practiced in the past and present. Areas of emphasis are: methods of heating, cooling and lighting in pre-modern buildings; the history of mechanical heating, cooling and lighting as related to architecture; and connections between exemplary contemporary buildings and historical examples. Prerequisites: ARE 2410 and 3030.

4040. Historic Preservation and Sustainability. 3. Explores the historic preservation and sustainability movements and contemporary practices in these inter-related fields. Through reading, lectures, discussions and site visits, students will study how the historic preservation and the building industry professions can address advanced issues in sustainability related to the environment, culture and economics. Cross listed with AMST 4040. Prerequisites: 6 hours in AMST or ARE.

4200. Structural Analysis II. 3. Stress and displacement of indeterminate structures. Determination of loads on buildings. Matrix stiffness methods. Cross listed with CE 4200. Prerequisite: ARE/CE 3200.

4250. Structural Steel Design. 3. Design of structural components and applications utilizing steel. Cross listed with CE 4250. Prerequisite: ARE/CE 4200 or concurrent enrollment.

4260. Structural Concrete Design. 3. Design of structural components and systems using reinforced concrete. Cross listed with CE 4260. Prerequisite: ARE/CE 3200.

4280. Reinforced Masonry Design. 3. Design of structural components in reinforced masonry buildings, including walls, columns, beams and connections. Particular attention is paid to current codes, specifications and analysis. Cross listed with CE 4280. Prerequisites: ARE/CE 4260 and concurrent enrollment in ARE/CE 4200. (Normally offered fall semester)

4295. Structural Timber Design. 3. Design of structural components and applications utilizing timber. Cross listed with CE 4295. Dual listed with ARE 5295. Prerequisite: ARE 3200 or CE 3200 or equivalent.

4330. Building Electrical Systems. 3. Analysis and design of electrical systems in buildings using the National Electrical Code. The topics include panel boards, motors, system sizing, electrical distribution in buildings, methodology of reducing the available short circuit current, transformers, capacitors in buildings, and power systems harmonics. Students will perform an electrical building design project. Prerequisite: ARE 3300.

4390. Building Safety and Fire Protection. 3. Fundamentals of building design for fire and life safety. Emphasis is on a systematic design approach. Basic considerations of building codes, fire loading, fire resistance, means of egress design, introduction to protective systems including fire protection systems, and fundamentals of fire and smoke control. Prerequisite: ARE 3300.

4430 [3420, 4810]. HVAC Systems Analysis and Design. 3. Engineering design and performance analysis procedures for commercial building mechanical systems including energy conservation techniques. Relationship to aesthetic, architectural and structural elements are considered. Cross listed with ME 4430. Prerequisite: ARE/ME 3400. (Normally offered alternate spring semesters)

4440 [3500]. Building Acoustics. 3. A study of the acoustical environment of buildings, including basic theory with an emphasis on room acoustics and mechanical system noise and vibration. Prerequisite: ARE 3400. (Normally offered alternate fall semesters)

4470. Alternative Energy Sources and Applications. 3. An introduction to energy conversion systems likely to become significant sources of energy in the coming decades is presented. Some specific areas that will be discussed include existing energy demands and policy, origin of energy, wind, solar, biomass, and nuclear energy, and energy storage. This course is typically offered every 3rd semester. Cross listed with ME 4470. Prerequisite: ME 3360/ARE 3360.

4480. Building Air and Hydronic Systems. 3. Design and analysis of building air and hydronic systems with focus on the application, design and analysis of thermal energy distribution systems (air and hydronic systems) for building space air conditioning. Requires enrollment in associated laboratory session. Cross listed with ME 4480. Prerequisite: ARE/ME 4430.

4490. Modeling and Optimization of Energy Systems. 3. Application of principles of thermodynamics, fluids, and heat and mass transfer in the component and system-level design of energy/thermal systems, including modeling, simulation and optimization techniques. Examples are drawn from building environmental control, energy conversion and thermal industrial processes. Students work on projects for integration of these components in the design of energy/thermal systems. Requires enrollment in associated laboratory session. Cross listed with ME 4490. Prerequisite: ARE/ME 3400.

4600. Architectural Design Studio IV. 3. Senior-level architectural design in a project-based learning environment using Building Information Modeling (BIM). The course builds upon skills learned in ARE 3600, with a new emphasis on the complexities that accompany high-rise construction, and the integration of structural and mechanical systems. Prerequisite: ARE 3600.

4720. Structural Systems Design Project. 4. Final course in the building structural systems sequence incorporating elements of previous design courses by executing design of a hypothetical building with a concentration on a detailed design of the project's structural systems. Prerequisites: ARE 4200, 4250, 4260, and 4600.

4740. Mechanical Systems Design Project. 4. Final course in the building mechanical systems sequence incorporating elements of previous design courses by executing design of a hypothetical building with a concentration on a detailed design of the project's mechanical systems. Prerequisites: ARE 3300, ARE 3400, ARE 4600, and one of ARE 4330, ARE 4390, ARE 4430, or ARE 4490.

4920. Senior Architectural Engineering Problems 1-3 (Max. 6). A study of current engineering design problems that are applicable to architectural engineering either on an individual basis or for small seminar type groups. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: senior standing or consent of department head.

5295. Structural Timber Design. 3. Design of structural components and applications utilizing timber. Cross listed with CE 5295. Dual listed with ARE 4295. Prerequisite: ARE 3200 or CE 3200 or equivalent.

5400.  Building Energy Management. 3. A rigorous treatment of issues related to the judicious use of energy in the design and use of buildings is provided.  Energy-efficient HVAC systems and system control, energy-conscious building design, building energy analysis, auditing, building envelope, energy-efficient lighting design, energy management programs, energy sources and conservation, rate schedules, waste-heat recovery, passive solar heating/cooling and daylighting. Prerequisites: ARE 3430, 4460.

5600. Collaborative BIM Design. 3. An advanced comprehensive building design course integrating architectural and engineering skills, where design decisions are supported by performance simulation and analysis. Students will sue Building Information Modeling (BIM) software and simulate a professional Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) experience by collaborating with a practicing architect on a real-world project. Prerequisites: ARE 3100, ARE 4600.

5700. Architectural Engineering Problems I. 1-3 (Max. 6). A special course, designed to make possible the study and investigation of problems or phases of architectural engineering selected to fit the needs of the students. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 

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