Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering

About Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering was established with the aim to produce graduates who are able to compete in the local market with distinct skills.

In addition, the program aims to achieve the national 2030 Vision regarding empowering women by providing opportunities for quality education in engineering fields.

AE program is designed to bridge the gap between different engineering disciplines through graduates who can analyze and design engineering systems for buildings while covering several areas including illumination and power systems, structural design and analysis, building mechanical and energy systems...etc.

Focus is also given to producing graduates who demonstrate proficiency in speaking and writing of English language; presenting both orally and using illustrations; and using the latest technologies such as computer-based building design and analysis software ,i.e. Revit, CAD...etc, in addition to building information modeling (BIM).

 

  • Mission:

The mission of the Architectural Engineering (AE) Program 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.

 

    Program Objectives

    The Architectural Engineering program prepares students to use advanced art, math, andscience 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 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.

    GRADUATE ATTRIBUTES

    Starting from program mission which stresses on equipping our graduates with critical thinking, use of technology, concerns for community, environment, and sustainability, and research and leadership skills. Architectural Engineering Graduates are expected to have the following graduate attributes:

    1. Responsible with high thinking and creativity level not only in their job scopes but also in leadership and management of construction industry.
    2. Effective communicators with ethical conduct in dealing with other professional in the built environment.
    3. Practice-based and knowledge able of contemporary trend and business activities, towards the need for life-long professional & learning development.

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

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

    3

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

    Career Opportunities

    Professional occupations and possible job opportunities for graduates of Architectural engineering program include several schemes that are related to design, construction, and maintaining of buildings.

    Graduates are familiar with interior and exterior building systems such as structural, lighting and electrical, in addition to HVAC systems. Architectural engineering jobs involve the following:

    • Developing architectural plans for design, feasibility, safety and adherence to building codes and regulations.
    • Choosing suitable structural and mechanical systems for buildings in coordination with other involved disciplines. 
    • Supervising construction projects, estimating costs and managing workers.
    • Choosing optimal materials for architectural projects and proposing suitable construction materials for safety, strength, stability.

     

    Accordingly, Graduates can pursue the following career paths as per official Human Resources and Social Development Gate classification (Ministry of Civil Service):

    1. Assistant Architectural Engineer.
    2. Lead/Chief Architectural Engineer.
    3. Supervising Architectural Engineer.
    4. 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
    Requirements
    General
    Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
    Compulsory 15
    Elective 12
    Requirements
    College
    Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
    Compulsory 33
    Requirements
    Major
    Course Plan Num. of Credit Hours
    Compulsory 57
    Supporting 10
    Elective 12
    Graduation Project 04
    Field Training 01

    Total of program Credit Hours

    134

    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

    Faculty

    Dr. Haitham Farouk Rashed

    Assistant Professor
    College of Engineering
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