ME Architectural Eng. Building Systems

The Architectural in Building Systems allows for students to develop a skill-set on building the systems and ensuring the improvement and sustainability of the buildings in which effectiveness plays a key role. After completing the program with all the course works, the students will be prepared for building systems with great effectiveness which is the core purpose of this program.

Students will be given with research projects throughout their program so that they can find out and develop the skills that engineers in the past and current times possessed and create a fine line amongst the both. It would also help them to develop an efficient skill-set of their own to further improve the processes.

 

What will you learn from this course

Through this Masters 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 Strategies 2 Introduction to information research including electronic resources. This course is designed to help researchers locate, evaluate, and use information. It includes exploration of the research process, search strategies, locating resources, source documentation, and organization of research.
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Construction Planning and Scheduling 2 Follows a logical progression, introducing precedence diagramming early and following with sessions on activity durations, resource allocations, network schedules, and more, and reflects current trends in scheduling (short-interval scheduling, computer scheduling, linear scheduling etc.) and includes sessions on arrow diagramming and PERT. With an eye on application, it includes a unique discussion of contract provisions related to scheduling and incorporates a sample project throughout.
Physical Performance of Buildings 2 Examines performance rationale and performance requirements. Outdoor and indoor climate conditions are described and calculation values are discussed, the performance concept is specified at the building level and at the building envelope level, and heat-air-moisture material properties are defined.
Method of Construction Projects Risk Assessment 2 Comprehensive risk analysis in construction projects. MOCRA can be described as a hybrid method. Unlike other methods, MOCRA allows its user to allocate risks in the material-financial plans. This substantially increases its utilitarian value because it gives a project manager or a direct contractor the possibility to evaluate the consequences of risk factors occurrence
Statics and Strength of Materials for Building Construction 2 An accessible and visually oriented introduction to structural theory, with illustrations and examples of building frameworks and components to enable students to visually connect theoretical concepts with the experiential nature of real buildings and materials.
Control of Traffic Systems in Buildings 2 Presents the state of the art in the analysis and control of transportation systems in buildings focusing primarily on elevator groups and covers the theory and design of passenger traffic and cargo transport systems, together with actual operational examples and topics of special current interest such as noisy, on-line and algorithmic optimization; simulation-based modeling of passengers and goods; control of cooperative agent-oriented systems; proposal for a benchmark to compare new control methods and deployment and testing of transportation systems.
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Construction Equipment and Methods 2 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.
Accounting Fundamentals for Construction 2 Covers the basic financial skills required for being successful in the management of a construction company and its projects, including usage of financial reports, supply and managerial skills, time scheduling and control, planning and budgeting, and control of project costs and financial commitments.
Construction Project Scheduling and Control 2 Provides an efficient, well-thought-out project scheduling crucial to achieving success and manages all aspects of the project, such as adjusting staff requirements at various stages, overseeing materials deliveries and equipment needs, organizing inspections, and estimating time needs for curing and settling—all of which requires a deep understanding on the part of the scheduler.
Legal Environment for Engineers and Architects 2 Basic principles of the law and court systems in both the United States and globally, Basic principles of contracts, Relationships of individuals and society focusing upon such areas as agency, partnerships, corporations, insurance and governmental regulations, Basic principles of tort law including concepts of negligence and product liability, Basic principles of property ranging from real property to intellectual property, Impact to the daily practice of a design professional involved in a construction project and The role of the design professional in litigation.
Probabilistic Methods for Structural Safety Evaluation 2 Presents recent developments on the use of probabilistic methods to ensure safety of structures following a review of the state of the art in this field, introduces an artificial neural network design algorithm using Bayesian method and application in damage detection; a probabilistic approach for multiple cracks identification in beams; and reliability analysis of single-degree-of-freedom system using important sampling method.
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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.
Structural Analysis 3 Introduction to structural concepts and techniques for analyzing trusses, determinate and indeterminate beams, and frame structures. Apply concepts from statics and mechanics of materials to determine internal forces and deflections of structural members and systems, including loads and load paths.
Construction Cost Estimating 3 Focuses on how to generate complete, accurate estimates for labor and material costs, guides learners through the entire estimating process, explaining in detail how to put together a reliable estimate that can be used for developing a schedule, managing a project, dealing with contingencies, and ultimately making a profit. Includes interpreting plans and specifications, computer estimating techniques, parameter estimating, allocate profit amounts, unit price estimation, labor issues and budgeting.
Construction Project Administration 3 Explains the basics of administering a design-build project after the contract has been awarded, and breaks the process into a series of learning modules, that explain the component steps including an introduction to design-build project administration and covers scheduling, design administration, design quality management, quality management, change orders, progress payments, and close-out.
Construction Materials 3 Covers a wide range of construction materials provides a comprehensive foundation to the subject, and includes an overview of performance characteristics and standards for many materials. Also, reviews material properties, and examines and evaluates modes of deterioration while emphasizing preventative techniques and remedial treatment.
Advanced Construction Accounting and Finance 3 Focuses on the principles of financial management, and apply them to the challenge of profitably managing construction companies. It integrates content that has traditionally been taught through separate accounting, finance, and engineering economics subjects. Students learn how to account for a construction company’s financial resources; how to manage its costs, profits, and cash flows; how to evaluate different sources of funding a company’s cash needs; and how to quantitatively analyze financial decisions.
Project Delivery Systems for Construction 3 Traditional and alternative project delivery systems, including Design-Bid-Build, Design-Build, Construction Management At-Risk, and Integrated Project Delivery. Covers management approaches, procurement options, basis of reimbursement, roles and responsibilities, Building Information Modeling, lean construction, and sustainability are also discussed relative to these delivery systems.
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Thesis 3 An independent research and scholar reporting on a selected topic specifically selected from related subjects. The department schedules and coordinates a number of seminars to assist students selecting the topics and to fine tune their work up to reporting. Credit is granted based on the quality of final product after evaluation of correctness, simplicity and clarity, amount of work done, amount of references and materials used and optimality factors.