BE Architectural Engineering

The BE in Architectural Engineering is focused on teaching the students the application of engineering to develop concepts in building and designing of construction materials. It includes concentrations like mechanical engineering, structural engineering and many more with the element of technology involved for in today's world, technology is an important aspect of learning engineering or any other course for that matter as nothing moves without it.

The students will be given research projects to test their practical skills and research papers to capture their understanding of the subject. Along with the new methods of engineering workable today, the students will also be taught about the old principles of structural engineering. This would help in developing critical skills of interpretation of differences and invigorating a sense of further improvement in the processes by students in future.

 

What will you learn from this course

Through this Bachelors program you will be able to do the following:

  • You will work on research based project.
  • You will able to apply engineering principles within and outside the classroom
  • Develop skill set relevant to employers need
  • Students are able to take leadership roles and move up the career ladder more quickly
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Information Research Methods 1 Introduction to the scholarly research process, with an emphasis on using both print and electronic information resources and services, this course is designed to help Learners develop information literacy—the ability to locate, evaluate, and use information to become independent, life-long Learners.
College Algebra 3 It is a skill oriented course with an emphasis on the development of these skills through the use of real data. A basic understanding of high school algebra is necessary.
Modern American History 3 This course is a study of the development of American characteristics and nationality from colonial beginnings through the period of Reconstruction, emphasizing the factors and forces which produced the Revolution, the Constitution, westward expansion, sectionalism and the Civil War. It also includes a study of the social, economic, and political forces that moved the United States through changing times from the post-Reconstruction era to the present, focusing on both domestic and foreign affairs in the country’s last century of development.
World's Religions 3 Provides an introduction to the historical, geographic, mythical, ritual, psychosocial, anthropological, and doctrinal differences among the major world religions.
English Composition I 3 The purpose of this course is to guide the learner through the writing process to develop expository prose with an emphasis on effective organization and on correctness. Utilizes exercises in developing, drafting, revising, proofreading in APA writing style for attaining collegiate writing skills.
English Composition II 3 This course focuses on applied writing using references, citations, and a bibliography. This course requires the completion of research paper. This research paper may be on any subject of interest to the Learner. However, cited outside sources of information.
Introduction to Meteorology 3 An introductory course about the atmosphere environment, intended to relate one's everyday experiences to meteorological concepts and to stress the understanding and application of principles. It explains the ‘how’ and ‘why’ behind the nightly weather reports.
Controversial Environmental Issues 3 This course presents major environmental issues facing today’s world, such as: political issues; the effect of technology; waste disposal and the future of the environment. Advocates for each side of the issues present their views. The Learner is expected to analyze both sides of the controversy as well as present his/her critical opinions.
Health and Nutrition 3 Focuses on the personal responsibility of health for a lifetime of physical, psychological, emotional and social well-being
U.S. Government 3 This course is an elitist introduction to American government. Elite theory is contrasted to democratic theory and to modern pluralist political theory and includes examining the U.S. Constitution, American political history, power structures, public opinion, mass media, elections, parties, interest groups, the presidency, Congress, the bureaucracy, the courts, federalism, protest movements, and public policy.
Sociology 3 Looks into the principles and problems of group behavior, socialization, culture, and social organizations.
Psychology of Business 3 This course teaches Learners how to apply established psychological concepts to improve personal effectiveness in business situations. It demonstrates practical application of these concepts through case studies of problem situations commonly occurring in the workplace.
Introduction to Statistics 3 This is a first course in basic statistics. The design of the course is to expose the student to both descriptive and inferential statistics. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how statistics can be used to be a better informed citizen in today’s world. Much of the statistical terminology, techniques, and conclusions will be studied and learned within a context, so that the learning is more meaningful to the students in both the academic and work place settings. Emphasis will be placed on applications and the mathematical formulae will be deemphasized. Graphing of data and computer or calculator statistical analyses will be required, with hand calculations of even the most elementary computations being discouraged.
Logic and Critical Thinking 3 This course helps learners to think more clearly, critically, and competently as well as sharpen reasoning abilities when encountering new and unexpected situations. Besides the development of higher order thinking, Learners will learn to formulate, analyze, and model problems, select relevant information in order to devise plans and test solutions. This includes an introduction to the principles of correct reasoning and their application. Emphasis is on improving the skills of thinking and reading critically, analyzing and evaluating arguments objectively, and constructing sound arguments based on relevant evidence.
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Architecture Principles 3 Focus on the role of architecture principles and provides both a theoretical and a practical perspective on architecture principles. The theoretical perspective involves a brief survey of the general concept of principle as well as an analysis of different flavors of principles. Architecture principles are regarded as a specific class of normative principles that direct the design of an enterprise, from the definition of its business to its supporting IT. The practical perspective on architecture principles is concerned with an approach to the formulation of architecture principles, as well as their actual use in organizations. To illustrate their use in practice, several real-life cases are discussed, an application of architecture principles in TOGAF is included, and a catalogue of example architecture principles is provided.
Introduction to Building Information Modeling 3 Provides an in-depth understanding of BIM technologies, the business and organizational issues associated with its implementation and the profound advantages that can be provided effectively through usage of BIM to all members of a project team. It also includes completely updated material covering the current practice and technology in this fast-moving field, with an expanded coverage of lean construction and its use of BIM, with special focus on Integrated Project Delivery throughout the course.
Fundamentals of Engineering Thermodynamics 3 Covers energy and the first Law of thermodynamics, evaluating properties, control volume analysis using energy, the second law of thermodynamics, using entropy, analysis, vapor power systems, gas power systems, refrigeration and heat pump systems, thermodynamic relations, ideal gas mixtures and, reacting mixtures and combustion and chemical and phase equilibrium.
Fundamentals of Structural Analysis 3 Introduces engineering and architectural learners to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The subject covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. It also features an expanded treatment of snow, earthquake, and wind loads that are part of the updated ANSI/ASCE 7 standards.
Structural Concrete Design 3 Complete guidance to the analysis and design of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures and coverage the latest rules, emphasizing the code's strength approach and strain limits. Additional codes, standards, and specifications, as well as material properties and specific loads and safety provisions are also examined in detail. Includes full coverage of the application of shear design to beams with variable length in actual structure, the design of deep beams employing ACI and AASHTO strut-and-tie approach, the design of stepped-type reinforced concrete stairs, not covered anywhere else, seismic design and analysis.
Soil Mechanics and Foundations 3 Covers introduction to soil mechanics and foundations, geological characteristics of soils and particle sizes of soils, soils investigation, physical soil parameters and soil classification, soil compaction, one-dimensional flow of water through soils, stresses, strains, and elastic deformations of soils, stress path, one-dimensional consolidation settlement of fine-grained soils, shear strength of soils, a critical state model, bearing capacity of soils and settlement of shallow foundations, pile foundations, two-dimensional flow of water through soils, stability of earth retaining structures and slope stability.
Construction Equipment and Methods 3 Establishes a full ability to understand and solve problems, communicate solutions, and manage their implementation. This subject helps build these skills through: a holistic view of construction technology, safe use to maximize productivity and how the principles of science are being applied; linking the material in this course to previously obtained knowledge such as statics, geotechnical engineering; and pedagogy designed to promote knowledge, and skill acquisition, such as case studies and open-ended problems.
Before Building: Site Planning in the Digital Age 3 It covers every topic required in site planning, including land use controls and the history behind the law. It also presents detailed coverage of the role of computer technologies in supporting site planning, including up-to-date hardware, software, and applications.
Engineering Ethics and Professional Practice 3 Bridging the gap between theory and practice, helps students quickly understand the importance of their conduct as a professional and how their actions can affect the health, safety, and welfare of the public and provides dozens of diverse engineering cases and a proven and structured method for analyzing them; practical application of the Engineering Code of Ethics; focus on critical moral reasoning as well as effective organizational communication; and in-depth treatment of issues such as sustainability, acceptable risk, whistle-blowing, and globalized standards for engineering.
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Construction and Detailing for Interior Design 3 Explains the principles of sound construction for interiors, and provides the means to create successful variations on standard types of detailing. It also covers the relation of existing building shells to the construction and detailing of new elements. Practical tips are given throughout the course including comprehensive and professional annotated drawings together with explanatory photographs of techniques, materials, and tools.
Building Construction Materials 3 Examines the contribution that material selection makes to sustainable construction practice, considering the availability of raw materials, production, recycling and reuse, which all contribute to the life cycle assessment of structures, as well as being brought up-to-date with current usage and performance standards, each section now also contains an extra chapter on recycling covering Metals, concrete, ceramics (including bricks and masonry), polymers, fiber composites, bituminous materials, timber and glass.
Fundamentals of Building Construction: Materials and Methods 3 making buildings, foundations, wood, heavy timber frame construction, wood light frame construction, exterior finishes for Wood Light Frame Construction, interior finishes for wood light frame construction, brick masonry, stone and concrete masonry, masonry load-bearing wall construction, steel frame construction, light gauge steel frame construction, concrete construction, site-cast concrete framing systems, precast concrete framing systems, roofing, glass and glazing, windows and doors, designing cladding systems, cladding with masonry.
Mechanics of Materials 3 Introduction to mechanical behavior of materials, including stress/strain at a point, principle stresses and strains, stress-strain relationships, determination of stresses and deformations in situations involving axial loading, torsional loading of circular cross sections, and flexural loading of straight members. Also covers stresses due to combined loading and buckling of columns.
Fundamentals of HVAC Control Systems 3 Covers principles and characteristics of HVAC controls and describes how to use, select, specify and design control systems and develops in-depth knowledge of HVAC Control Systems and improve the understanding and skills.
The Construction of Houses 3 Covers Foundations; Ground Floors; Upper Floors; Roof Structure; Roof Coverings; Flat Roofs; Plastering; Partitions; External Rendering; Timber-Framed Housing; Non-traditional Housing; Windows/Doors/Stairs; Thermal Insulation; Cold Water Supply; Hot Water Supply; Space Heating; Drainage; and Electrical Installations
Formwork for Concrete Structures 3 Provides current information on designing and building formwork and temporary structures during the construction process including the latest structural design recommendations by the National Design Specification, and covers recent advances in materials, money- and energy-saving strategies, safety guidelines.
Introduction to Geometrics 3 In this course students will go through surveying, theory related to geometrics, computations, transverse, horizontal curves, boundary survey and so on.
Landscape Surveying 3 Prepares students to easily apply the principles and methods of surveying in a variety of occupational settings through illustrations, examples, and sample problems, students will not only learn methods for measuring distances and angles and completing surveys, but will also learn to determine which method is best suited for specific situations with coverage of relevant terms, methodologies, equipment, and topography.
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Matrix Structural Analysis 3 Analysis of trusses and frames by the direct stiffness method. Use of a typical commercial computer code is stressed as a tool for complex structures. Introduces three-dimensional structures.
Building Specifications and Contracts 3 Provides current writing practices shaped by the well-established principles and requirements of major professional associations.
Construction Estimating 3 Provides everything students need for a course in Estimating. It combines sound coverage of principles with step-by-step procedures to help students learn concepts more easily.
Design of Plumbing, Electricity and Acoustics 3 Cover all topics in the field of sustainable environmental control. It provides knowledge appropriate for the level of complexity needed at the schematic design stage and presents the most up-to-date information.
Structural Steel Design 3 Introduction to Structural Steel Design, Specifications, Loads, and Methods of Design, Analysis of Tension Members, Design of Tension Members, Introduction to Axially Loaded
Architectural Drafting and Design 3 The basics of residential design, commercial drafting, basic materials used for construction, common construction methods, and drawings typically associated with commercial construction are all covered.
Wood and Masonry Design 3 Covers every step of construction in detail, From the layout, excavation, and formwork, through finish carpentry, sheet metal and painting, with clear illustrations and step-by-step instructions
Construction Planning and Scheduling 3 This comprehensive subject is designed for construction management, planning and scheduling. It follows a logical progression, introducing precedence diagramming early and following with sessions on activity durations, resource allocations, network schedules, and more.
Construction Safety and Health 3 Focuses on the specific needs of modern construction professionals and on the requirements. This course includes effects of design on construction safety; new material on ergonomics, human factors, and behavior-based safety; and much more.
Construction Management 3 Introduces the discipline of construction management including estimating, cost control, analysis of construction operations and focus on the history and basic concepts of the field; preparing the bid package; issues that evolve during the construction phase; construction contracts; legal structures; time planning and control; project cash flow and funding; equipment ownership and safety.
Sustainable Construction and Design 3 Covers Green building assessment, The green building process, Ecological design, Sustainable sites and landscaping, Energy and atmosphere, The building hydrologic system, Closing materials loops, Indoor environmental quality, Construction operations, Building commissioning, Economic analysis of green buildings and Future directions
Introduction to Consulting Engineering 3 Covers the role of consultants, organizational structure, accounting, getting work and dealing with clients, preparing proposals, presentations, estimating costs, project management, liability, and professional ethics.
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Graduation Project 3 Independent project assignment that requires student to apply the gained knowledge and training