Architectural Engineering (AREN)

Courses

AREN 1105. INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING. 1 Hour.

Introduction to basic architectural engineering practice. There are several writing assignments and an oral presentation. Use of spreadsheet and word processor software in solving architectural engineering problems and presenting solutions. Professional engineering licensure and the various specializations within civil engineering are covered.

AREN 1205. INTRODUCTION TO ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING. 2 Hours.

This course introduces students to the education and practice of architectural engineering, a discipline of engineering that prepares engineers to work effectively on teams that are creating buildings. Course content addresses engineering ethics, professional licensure, sustainability, creative approaches to problem solving and the role of architectural engineering and other engineering disciplines on building construction projects.

AREN 1252. COMPUTER TOOLS - AUTOCAD. 2 Hours.

Introduction to computer aided design, using AutoCAD. Creation of precise two-dimensional engineering drawings and solid models. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 1421.

AREN 2152. COMPUTER TOOLS - MATHCAD. 1 Hour.

Introduction to computer aided mathematics, using Mathcad. Solution of engineering problems involving systems of simultaneous linear and nonlinear equations and elementary calculus, use of the tools for visualization. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYS 1443.

AREN 2153. COMPUTER TOOLS - CIVIL 3D. 1 Hour.

Introduction to civil engineering construction documentation and building information modeling (BIM) using AutoCAD Civil 3D. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 1252.

AREN 2221. DYNAMICS. 2 Hours.

Planar and spatial kinematics and kinetics of particles and rigid bodies utilizing Newton's Laws of Motion, the principle of work and energy, and the principle of impulse and momentum; introduction to single degree of freedom vibration. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 2311; grade of C or better in MATH 2425.

AREN 2311. STATICS. 3 Hours.

Vector algebra; composition and resolution of forces; equivalence of force couple systems; equilibrium of force systems acting on particles, and force - couple systems acting on rigid bodies, and systems of rigid bodies; internal forces in rigid bodies; shear and moment diagrams; centroids and moments of inertia; frictional forces. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYS 1443.

AREN 2313. MECHANICS OF MATERIALS I. 3 Hours.

Concepts of stress and strain; stress-strain relationships. Behavior of members subjected to tension, compression, shear, bending, torsion, and combined loading. Deflections and elastic curves, shear and bending moment diagrams for beams, and column theory. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 2311; Grade of C or better in MATH 2425.

AREN 2315. CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND METHODS. 3 Hours.

Materials, methods and sequences of the construction process; emphasis on design, specification, purchase and use of concrete, steel, masonry and wood. An understanding of the uses of construction materials. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 1205.

AREN 2352. DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES - 2D. 3 Hours.

This course introduces architectural engineering students to digital technologies that are used during the design, engineering and construction of building projects, with a focus on computer aided design (CAD). Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 1421.

AREN 2391. PROBLEMS IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.

Selected problems in architectural engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: Permission of the chair of the department.

AREN 3110. ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING COMMUNICATIONS. 1 Hour.

Technical writing, oral communication, professional presentations, and other related topics. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in COMS 2302.

AREN 3143. PROPERTIES AND BEHAVIOR OF SOILS. 1 Hour.

An introduction to determination of civil engineering properties of soil and their behavior, identification, grain size analysis, Atterberg limits, compaction, permeability, consolidation, and shear strength. Also an introduction to sampling of soil materials. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in AREN 3343.

AREN 3301. STOCHASTIC MODELS FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.

Basic theory of probability and statistics with practical applications to civil and environmental engineering problems. Emphasis on sampling, distribution functions, tests of significance, and regression modeling. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in MATH 2425.

AREN 3305. BASIC FLUID MECHANICS. 3 Hours.

Fundamentals of fluid statics, kinematics of fluid flow, fluid energy, fluid forces, similitude, and dimensional analysis. Related to steady flow of incompressible fluids in confined and free surface systems. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 2311; Grade of C or better in MATH 3319 or concurrent enrollment.

AREN 3311. CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.

Principles of construction engineering and the project management process, value engineering, specifications, different construction contracts and delivery methods, estimating and scheduling fundamentals and project control, and management of construction process. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in IE 2308.

AREN 3331. MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS. 3 Hours.

Mechanical and electrical systems with a major emphasis on estimating and installation, design and control of the electrical, heating, ventilation and cooling system, site planning and acoustical treatments. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in PHYS 1444.

AREN 3341. STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS. 3 Hours.

Structural analysis/design process, structural forms, and basic structural elements. Analysis of statically determinate structures including beams, trusses, frames, and composite structures, shear and moment diagrams, influence lines, and moving loads. Methods to compute deflections including double integration, moment area, and virtual work. Methods of analysis for statically indeterminate structures including consistent deformation, slope deflection and moment distribution. Use of structural analysis programs. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 2313.

AREN 3343. SOIL MECHANICS. 3 Hours.

An introduction to the significant geophysical and soil science properties and behavior of materials making up the earth's crust as they apply to civil engineering, sources of materials, classification, plasticity, permeability, stress distribution, consolidation, shear strength, and settlement. Also an introduction to basic foundation engineering concepts. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 2313; Concurrent enrollment in AREN 3143.

AREN 4300. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.

Advanced topics of current interest in any one of the various fields of architectural engineering. The subject title to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required and Admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4301. ADVANCED TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING WITH LAB. 3 Hours.

Advanced topics of current interest in any one of the various fields of architectural engineering. The subject title to be listed in the class schedule. May be repeated for credit when topic changes. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required and Admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4307. CONSTRUCTION SUSTAINABILITY. 3 Hours.

Types of construction contracts, contractual relationship between general contractor and owner, contractual relationship between general contractor and subcontractors, legal issues in construction administration, insurance, and concepts in value engineering. Reading and evaluating specifications, CSI Master Format. Credit not granted for both AREN 4307 and CE 5382. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 3311; Admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4326. GIS/HYDROLOGIC & HYDRAULIC MODELING. 3 Hours.

Use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and design of GIS-developed hydrologic/hydraulic models commonly applied in the water resources field. The course will have three main areas of emphasis including: principles and operations of ArcGIS, design and implementation of standard hydrologic and hydraulic models, and the linkage of these models to engineering analysis of current water resources problems including flooding, water quality and water supply. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 3305; Admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4347. REINFORCED CONCRETE DESIGN. 3 Hours.

An analysis, design and synthesis course for concrete structures, emphasizing strength design method. Topics include strength and serviceability requirements, design of one way slabs, rectangular beams, flanged sections and columns, for strength, shear, bond, bearing, and serviceability. Building codes, American Concrete Institute (ACI) specifications, material specifications, test methods, and recommended practice documents are involved. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 3341 and admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4348. STRUCTURAL DESIGN IN STEEL. 3 Hours.

A design synthesis course for structural steel structures using Allowable Strength Design and Load Resistance Factor Design. Topics include tension members, compression members, flexural members and simple connections. Building codes, American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) specs, material specs, test methods, and recommended practice documents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 3341 and admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4352. PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE. 3 Hours.

Professional practice issues in the private and public sector are addressed by visiting practitioners. Topics include project management, teamwork, obtaining work, regulatory requirements, specifications, issues in design/build, design alternatives, cost estimation, design and construction drawings, contract and construction law, legal issues, ethics and professionalism, design reports, licensure, lifelong learning, ethical and engineering practice organizations. Learning principles of engineering practice by working as a team is emphasized. Oral and written presentations are required. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 3311; Admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4360. DESIGN OF STRUCTURAL MASONRY. 3 Hours.

Covers masonry unit types and mortar types, reinforcing and connections. Design of beams, columns, pilasters, and walls. Structural behavior and construction practices. Includes plain and reinforced masonry. Building Codes, Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) specifications, material specifications, test methods, and recommended practice documents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 3341; Admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4365. STRUCTURAL WOOD DESIGN. 3 Hours.

Covers material grade and properties of wood, design criteria using structural lumber, glue laminated lumber and structural panels. Design of bending and compression members, trusses and diaphragms. Building codes, National Design Specification for Wood Construction (NDS) specifications, material specifications, test methods, and recommended practice documents. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in AREN 3341; Admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4383. SENIOR PROJECT. 3 Hours.

This course will provide architectural engineering students the opportunity to apply tools, skills and principles of architecture engineering towards the planning, analysis of alternatives, and designs of engineering solutions for projects identified by the instructor. Projects will address engineering standards and multiple realistic constraints. Application of computer-aided design and engineering tools will be utilized for analysis and design. Student presentations will address alternative solutions, application of building code and engineering standards within architectural context. Students will work together and submit a team project. Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in ARCH 3357, AREN 4347, AREN 4348, and AREN 4352; Completion of all required 3000 level courses; Admission to the AREN Professional Program; Or permission of instructor.

AREN 4391. PROBLEMS IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING. 3 Hours.

Selected problems in architectural engineering on an individual or group basis. Reference material is assigned and progress conferences are held frequently, by arrangement, with a faculty supervisor. Prerequisite: Permission of the chair of the department.

AREN 4393. INDUSTRIAL INTERNSHIP. 3 Hours.

Student to experience industrial internship under supervision of an industrial mentor and internship committee. Prerequisite: Admission to the AREN Professional Program.

AREN 4394. RESEARCH INTERNSHIP. 3 Hours.

Student to experience research internship under supervision of a CE faculty. Prerequisite: Admission to the AREN Professional Program.