Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering

About Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering Department at the University of Prince Mugrin targets preparing students for jobs in engineering and construction fields. This combination is unique and significant because it trains students to function effectively as professional members of an integrated engineering community. Architectural engineering combines the disciplines of architecture and engineering at the same time. Students are expected to gain a strong base in structural, mechanical, electrical, and construction engineering, as well as the architectural design component of the building. Graduates of Architectural Engineering program are expected to obtain the necessary licensure and work in one or more of the architectural engineering disciplines within the first few years after graduation.


Our mission is to offer quality education based on art, humanistic and engineering sciences; and to advance students’ critical thinking, use of technology, and concerns for community, environment, and sustainability in order to produce qualified graduates with research and leadership skills. The Department of Architectural Engineering has adopted the ABET Outcomes as its Program Outcomes. These are that our graduates be able to:

  1. Identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. Apply engineering design to produce solutions for architectural engineering facilities/infrastructures that meet specified needs using realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability (constructability), and sustainability.
  3. Develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  4. Acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
  5. Communicate effectively with a range of audiences through preparing professional written materials and graphical illustrations and delivering professional oral and written presentations.
  6. Recognize ethical and professional responsibilities involved in construction and architectural engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  7. Function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

Program Objectives

The Architectural Engineering program prepares students to use advanced art, math, and science skills in engineering design, building construction, structural systems, and electrical and mechanical systems while showing interest in sustainability and environment. The Architectural Engineering program educational objectives (PEOs) are that our graduates will be able to

Function effectively and efficiently in the many fields of architectural engineering practice.

Seek life-long professional development through self-learning, postgraduate studies, training and workshops.

Serve the society through providing novel solutions for architectural engineering problems while upholding necessary professional and social ethics.



Responsible with high thinking and creativity level not only in their job scopes but also in leadership and management of construction industry.


Effective communicators with ethical conduct in dealing with other professional in the built environment.


Practice-based and knowledgeable of contemporary trend and business activities, towards the need for life-long professional & learning development.

Career Opportunities

Architectural Engineering graduates have a variety of career options upon graduation including:     

  • Assistant Architectural Engineer     
  • Lead/Chief Architectural Engineer     
  • Supervising Architectural Engineer     
  • Architectural Consultant Engineer

College Requirements

All students enrolled in all Bachelor of Science programs in the College of Engineering should study all of these courses.

MATH 101 Calculus I
MATH 102 Calculus II
MATH 201 Differential Equations
MATH 202 Calculus III
STAT 342 Statistical Methods for Engineers
PHYS 101 General Physics I
PHYS 102 General Physics II
CHEM 101 General Chemistry
CS 141 Introduction to Computing for Engineers
ENGG 103 Introduction to Engineering Drawing

Architectural Engineering Cirriculum structure

Program Structure Courses Type No. of Courses Credit Hours
Institution Requirements Required 05 15
  Elective 04 12
Collage Requirements Required 10 33
  Elective -- --
Program Requirements Required 21 57
  Elective 04 12
Capstone Course/Project Required 02 04
Field Experience/Internship Required 01 01
Total Credits: 134
Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
Compulsory 15
Elective 12
Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
Compulsory 33
Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
Compulsory 57
Supporting 10
Elective 12
Graduation Project 04
Field Training 01

Total of program Credit Hours


Architectural Engineering Study Plan

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
MATH 101 Calculus I 4 MATH 002
PHYS 101 General Physics I 4 MATH 002
CHEM 101 General Chemistry 4  
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3 ENGL 005
GHAL xxx Humanities, Arts and Languages Elective 3  
  Total 18  

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
MATH 102 Calculus II 4 MATH 101
PHYS 102 General Physics II 4 PHYS 101
ENGL 102 Introduction to Report Writing 3 ENGL 101
CS 141 Introduction to Computing for Engineers 3  
ENGG 103 Introduction to Engineering Drawing 1  
GDMC xxx Diversity and Multiculturalism Elective 3  
  Total 18  

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
MATH 201 Differential Equations 3 MATH 102
AE 211 Introduction to Architecture Design & Graphics 2 ENGG 103
AE 213 History of Architecture 2  
ENGG 203 Statics and Dynamics 4 PHYS 101
ENGL 201 Technical Writing 3 ENGL 102
GIAS 101 Islamic Culture 3  
  Total 17  

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
MATH 202 Calculus III 3  
AE 212 Architectural Design I 3 AE 211
AE 222 Applications of CAD & BIM Systems 2 AE 211
AE 232 Building Construction, Materials & Technology I 2 AE 211
ME 201 Thermodynamics 3 PHYS 102, MATH 102
CE 212 Strength of Materials 3 ENGG 203 or CE 201**
  Total 16  
AE 294 Summer Field Experience I (Optional) 1 Credit  

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
AE 301 Fluid Mechanics 3 ENGG 203, ME 201
AE 311 Architectural Design II 3 AE 212
AE 331 Building Construction, Materials & Technology II 2 AE 232
AE 343 Mechanical Systems in Buildings 3 ENGG 203
CE 311 Structural Analysis 3 CE 212
GIAS 102 Arabic Language Skills 3  
  Total 17  

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
AE 332 Building Construction Documents 2 AE 331
AE 342 Electrical Systems & Illumination in Building 3 PHYS 102
AE 344 HVAC Systems 3 AE 301
CE 312 Reinforced Concrete Design 3 CE 311
STAT 342 Statistical Methods for Engineers 3 MATH 102
GSOS xxx Social Sciences Elective 3  
  Total 17  
AE 394 Summer Field Experience II 1 Credit  

First Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
AE 411 Architectural Design III 3 AE 311
AE 461 Construction Economy 2  
CE 413 Steel Design 3 CE 311
AE 491 Capstone Project I 1 Senior Status***>= 98
AE 4xx Professional Elective I 3 Depends on Topic
XXXX xxx Free Elective 3  
  Total 15  

Second Semester

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Requisite
AE 462 Projects Management 3  
AE 492 Capstone Project II 3 AE 491
AE 4xx Professional Elective II 3 Depends on Topic
AE 4xx Professional Elective III 3 Depends on Topic
GIAS xxx I Islamic Studies Elective 3  
  Total 15  

Total Credit Hours Required: 134