As the name implies, Architectural Engineering is related to both architecture as well as engineering. However, Architectural Engineering as a discipline is distinguished from Architecture by its emphasis on the technology and engineering aspects related to Building Design, Construction and Operation. Since its establishment, the Department has successfully supplied both government and private sectors with many high-quality Architectural Engineers.
The curriculum places strong emphasis on studies related to each of the building technology and engineering areas such as: Building Structural and Environmental Control Systems. The curriculum also requires courses in building materials, construction systems and architectural design, construction management, building economics and computer applications in building design. Within the above general framework, the student can orient his study in the senior year to concentrate on one of the following specific areas:
Building Structural Systems
- Building Structural Systems
- Building Environmental Control Systems
(i.e. Building Mechanical Systems, Electrical and Lighting Systems)
- Construction and Maintenance Management (i.e. Construction/Const Mgmt)
The emphasis is selected by the student and is made at the beginning of the senior year by which time he would have completed most of the fundamental courses in all the above areas.
The plan of study in Architectural Engineering consists of 128 credit hours of course work, which include essentially the same basic requirements as other engineering programs in the areas of physics, chemistry, mathematics, engineering science and social science and humanities. The student is offered two opportunities to gain practical experience during his study. He can spend 8 weeks during summer or he may choose to spend 15 weeks in a more intensive Internship program in the building industry. The student is expected to finish the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in 4 years in addition to one year spent in the Orientation Program.
- Program Accreditation
The undergraduate program Bachelor of Science (BS) in “Architectural Engineering” is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (https://www.abet.org).
Program Educational Objectives
The undergraduate program of Bachelor of Science (BS) in Architectural Engineering is designed to graduate students who are expected to attain (within a few years) of graduation the following PEOs:
- Capable of developing and implementing creative and sustainable building design, construction and management solutions based on sound engineering principles and ethics as demanded by the work and the profession.
- Qualified to meet the challenges of working in a multi-disciplinary environment and assuming leadership responsibilities in diverse areas of the field of architectural engineering.
- Engage in lifelong learning to meet evolving engineering challenges and pursue opportunities in local and global contexts to better serve society.
The Architectural Engineering (BS) students by the time of graduation will have the ability to:
- Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
- Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
- Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
- Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
- Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
- Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
- Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
|MATH 101||Calculus I||4||0||4|
|PHYS 101||General Physics I||3||3||4|
|ENGL 101||Introduction to Academic Discourse||3||0||3|
|ICS 104||Introduction to Programming in Python and C||2||3||3|
|IAS 111||Belief and its Consequences||2||0||2|
|PE 101||Health & Physical Education I||0||2||1|
|ARE 201||Architectural Graphics||0||6||2|
|ARE 220||Fundamentals of Thermal Science||3||0||3|
|ARE 230||Building Materials and Construction Systems||3||3||4|
|MATH 201||Calculus III||3||0||3|
|ENGL 214||Academic & Professional Communication||3||0||3|
|ISE 291||Introduction to Data Science||3||0||3|
|ARE 202||Architectural Design & History||1||6||3|
|EE 204||Fundamentals of Electrical Circuits (Non EE students)||2||3||3|
|CE 202||Statics & Strength of Materials||3||0||3|
|MATH 208||Introduction to Differential Equations & Linear Algebra||3||0||3|
|COE 292||Introduction to Artificial Intelligence||3||0||3|
|IAS 212||Ethics and Governance||2||0||2|
|ARE 301||Architectural Design||0||9||3|
|ARE 322||Building Mechanical Systems||2||3||3|
|ARE 330||Construction Management and Estimating||3||0||3|
|EE 312||Electrical Systems & Lighting (ARE Students only)||3||3||4|
|CE 305||Structural Analysis I||3||0||3|
|IAS xxx||Islamic/Arabic Elective||2||0||2|
|ARE 303||Working Drawings||0||9||3|
|ARE 323||Principles of Heating, Ventilating, and Air-Conditioning||3||0||3|
|ARE 331||Construction Economy and Equipment||3||0||3|
|ARE 410||Introduction to Senior Design Project||1||0||1|
|CE 315||Reinforced Concrete I||2||3||3|
|BUS 200||Business & Entrepreneurship||3||0||3|
|CGS 392||Career Essentials||0||2||1|
Every student of Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering - Internship Option program must complete the following curriculum:
|English||ENGL 101, 102, 214||9|
|Islamic & Arabic Studies||IAS 111, 121, 212, xxx||8|
|Global Studies||GS xxx||3|
|Career Essentials||CGS 392||1|
|Physical Education||PE 101||1|
|Total Credit Hours 22|
|Intro. to Programm. in Python & C||ICS 104||3|
|Introduction to Data Science||ISE 291||3|
|Intro. to Artificial Intelligence||COE 292||3|
|Business & Entrepreneurship||BUS 200||3|
|Total Credit Hours 12|
|Math||MATH 101, 102, 201, 208, STAT 319||17|
|Physics||PHYS 101, 102||8|
|Math or Science Elective||MATH xxx or Basic Science xxx||3|
|Total Credit Hours 32|
|Graphics/Arch. Design||ARE 201, 202, 301||8|
|Bldg. Materials/Working Drawings||ARE 230, 303||7|
|Building Structural Systems||CE 202, 305, 315||9|
|Building Electrical systems and Lighting||EE 204, 312||7|
|Building Mechanical Systems||ARE 220, 322, 323||9|
|Construction/Construction Management||ARE 330, 331||6|
|Senior Design Project||ARE 410, 411||4|
|Total Credit Hours 50|
|ARE Elective||One ARE 4xx Course||3|
|Free Elective||One XXX 4xx Course||3|
|Total Credit Hours 6|
|Total Credit Hours 6|