Architectural Engineering

About the Program

Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering (BSAE): 193.0 quarter credits

The architectural engineering major prepares graduates for professional work in the analysis, design, construction, and operation of residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial buildings. The program develops engineers familiar with all aspects of safe and economical construction. Students study the principles of structural support and external cladding, building environmental systems, and project management and develop depth in at least one area.

The program integrates building disciplines, including coordination with architects, construction managers, civil, mechanical, and electrical engineers, and others. Students use computer-aided design tools to understand system interactions, perform analysis, design, scheduling, and cost analysis, and present their work.

The first two years of the curriculum cover fundamentals necessary for all engineers. The pre-junior and junior years emphasize building systems and the principles governing their performance. In addition to the core engineering and science, students learn architectural approaches through studio design. Seniors focus on either structural or building environmental systems design, as well as a full-year realistic design project. The academic program is complemented by exposure to professional practice in the co-op experience.

A special feature of the major is senior design. A group of students works with a faculty advisor to develop a significant design project selected by the group. All architectural engineering students participate in a design project.

Mission Statement

The civil and architectural engineering faculty are responsible for delivering an outstanding curriculum that equips our graduates with the broad technical knowledge, design proficiency, professionalism, and communications skills required for them to make substantial contributions to society and to enjoy rewarding careers.  

Program Educational Objectives

Architectural engineering graduates will become professionals who analyze, design, construct, manage, or operate residential, commercial, institutional and industrial buildings and systems, or advance knowledge of the field.

Student Outcomes

The department’s student outcomes reflect the skills and abilities that the curriculum is designed to provide to students by the time they graduate. These are:  

a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering;

b)  an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data;

c)  an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability;

d)  an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams;

e)  an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems;

f)  an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility;

g)  an ability to communicate effectively;

h)  the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context;

i)  a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning;

j)  a knowledge of contemporary issues;

k)  an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for architectural engineering practice.

Concentration Options

Mechanical Concentration (HVAC)

Students who choose the mechanical concentration (HVAC) prepare for careers dealing with the building environment. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in the many design aspects of building environmental control, including:

  • building load definitions
  • equipment selection and design
  • distribution system design
  • control systems design
  • energy analysis and system optimization
  • building operation for safety, economy and maximum performance

Structural Concentration

Students who choose the structural concentration prepare for careers dealing with the building structure. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in the design of the many aspects of building structure including:

  • building load definitions
  • structural system design
  • foundation system design

Digital Building Concentration*

Students who choose the digital building concentration prepare for careers dealing with the role of computer technology in building design, construction and operation. As co-ops and graduates, they will be involved in:

  • development and use of Building Information Models (BIM) and databases
  • configuration and operation of building sensor and actuator networks and monitoring systems
  • developing and maintaining construction schedules, databases and monitoring systems

*Available for enrollment starting in academic year 2014-2015.

Additional Information

The Architectural Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET

For more information about this major, contact the program director:

James E. Mitchell

Professor
Civil Arch & Environmental Engineering
james.mitchell@drexel.edu

Degree Requirements

General Education/Liberal Studies Requirements
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience2.0
General Education requirements *12.0
Foundation Requirements
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CS 121Computation Laboratory I1.0
CS 122Computation Laboratory II1.0
CS 123Computation Laboratory III1.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
Major Requirements
AE 220Introduction to HVAC3.5
AE 340Architectural Illumination and Electrical Systems3.0
AE 390Architectural Engineering Design I4.0
AE 391Architectural Engineering Design II4.0
AE 544Building Envelope Systems3.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
ARCH 191Studio 1-AE3.0
ARCH 192Studio 2-AE3.0
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
CAEE 201Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering3.0
CAEE 210Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering I3.0
CAEE 211Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering II4.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
ENGR 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
Concentration Courses29.0
Students select one of the following concentrations for a total of 29.0 credits:
Mechanical Concentration
Control Systems for HVAC
Introduction to Structural Analysis
Introduction to Structural Design
Structural Laboratory
Heat Transfer
HVAC Loads
HVAC Equipment
Three professional electives
Structural Concentration
Structural Analysis I
Structural Design I
Soil Mechanics I
Structural Analysis II
Structural Design II
Structural Design III
Foundation Engineering
Two professional electives
Digital Building Concentration
Intelligent Buildings
Introduction to Structural Analysis
Introduction to Structural Design
Structural Laboratory
Contracts And Specifications I
Techniques of Project Control
Database Management Systems
Information Technology for Engineers
Total Credits193.0

*

General Education Requirements.


Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plan of Study

BS Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration/Mechanical Engineering

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
CS 121Computation Laboratory I1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.5
Term 2
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CS 122Computation Laboratory II1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CS 123Computation Laboratory III1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 4
CAEE 201Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering3.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ARCH 191Studio 1-AE3.0
CAEE 210Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 6
AE 340Architectural Illumination and Electrical Systems3.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 192Studio 2-AE3.0
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
AE 220Introduction to HVAC3.5
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
CAEE 211Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering II4.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
 Term Credits18.5
Term 8
AE 390Architectural Engineering Design I4.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 370Introduction to Structural Analysis3.0
MEM 345Heat Transfer4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
AE 391Architectural Engineering Design II4.0
CIVE 371Introduction to Structural Design3.0
CIVE 372Structural Laboratory1.0
Professional elective*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 10
AE 544Building Envelope Systems3.0
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
ENGR 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
MEM 413HVAC Loads3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
MEM 414HVAC Equipment3.0
Professional elective*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
AE 430Control Systems for HVAC3.0
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
Professional elective*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 193.0

*

 See degree requirements.

BS Architectural Engineering, Structural

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration/Structural

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
CS 121Computation Laboratory I1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits15.5
Term 2
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CS 122Computation Laboratory II1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CS 123Computation Laboratory III1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 4
CAEE 201Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering3.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ARCH 191Studio 1-AE3.0
CAEE 210Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 6
AE 340Architectural Illumination and Electrical Systems3.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 192Studio 2-AE3.0
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
AE 220Introduction to HVAC3.5
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
CAEE 211Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering II4.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
 Term Credits18.5
Term 8
AE 390Architectural Engineering Design I4.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 300Structural Analysis I3.0
CIVE 310Soil Mechanics I4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
AE 391Architectural Engineering Design II4.0
CIVE 301Structural Design I4.0
Professional elective*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 10
AE 544Building Envelope Systems3.0
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
CIVE 400Structural Analysis II3.0
ENGR 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
CIVE 401Structural Design II3.0
CIVE 410Foundation Engineering3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
CIVE 402Structural Design III3.0
Professional elective*3.0
General Education elective*3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 193.0

*

 See degree requirements.


BS Architectural Engineering, Digital Building

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration/Digital Building

Term 1Credits
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
CS 121Computation Laboratory I 
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGR 100Beginning Computer Aided Drafting for Design1.0
ENGR 101Engineering Design Laboratory I2.0
MATH 121Calculus I4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits14.5
Term 2
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CS 122Computation Laboratory II1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGR 102Engineering Design Laboratory II2.0
PHYS 101Fundamentals of Physics I4.0
MATH 122Calculus II4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 3
BIO 141Essential Biology4.5
CS 123Computation Laboratory III1.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
ENGR 103Engineering Design Laboratory III2.0
MATH 200Multivariate Calculus4.0
PHYS 102Fundamentals of Physics II4.0
UNIV E101The Drexel Experience0.5
 Term Credits19.0
Term 4
CAEE 201Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering3.0
ENGR 201Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data I3.0
ENGR 220Fundamentals of Materials4.0
ENGR 231Linear Engineering Systems3.0
PHYS 201Fundamentals of Physics III4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ARCH 191Studio 1-AE3.0
CAEE 210Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering I3.0
ENGR 202Evaluation & Presentation of Experimental Data II3.0
ENGR 210Introduction to Thermodynamics3.0
ENGR 232Dynamic Engineering Systems3.0
MEM 202Statics3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 6
AE 340Architectural Illumination and Electrical Systems3.0
ARCH 141Architecture and Society I3.0
ARCH 192Studio 2-AE3.0
CIVE 320Introduction to Fluid Flow3.0
MEM 230Mechanics of Materials I4.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 7
AE 220Introduction to HVAC3.5
ARCH 142Architecture and Society II3.0
CAEE 211Measurements in Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering II4.0
CIVE 250Construction Materials4.0
CIVE 330Hydraulics4.0
 Term Credits18.5
Term 8
AE 390Architectural Engineering Design I4.0
ARCH 143Architecture and Society III3.0
CIVE 240 [WI] Engineering Economic Analysis3.0
CIVE 370Introduction to Structural Analysis3.0
MEM 345Heat Transfer4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 9
AE 391Architectural Engineering Design II4.0
CIVE 371Introduction to Structural Design3.0
CIVE 372Structural Laboratory1.0
INFO 210Database Management Systems3.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 10
AE 544Building Envelope Systems3.0
CAE 491 [WI] Senior Design Project I3.0
ENGR 361Statistical Analysis of Engineering Systems3.0
INFO 203Information Technology for Engineers 3.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
AE 510Intelligent Buildings3.0
CAE 492 [WI] Senior Design Project II3.0
CMGT 467Techniques of Project Control4.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 12
CAE 493 [WI] Senior Design Project III3.0
CMGT 361Contracts And Specifications I3.0
Professional Elective*3.0
General Education Elective*3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 193.0

**

Students are asked to speak with their program advisor before registering for the INFO elective.



Co-op/Career Opportunities

The major in architectural engineering prepares students for professional work in residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial building systems, in cooperation with architects and other engineers.

Sample Co-op Experiences

When students complete their co-op jobs, they are asked to write an overview of their experiences. These brief quotes are taken from some recent student reports:

Project technician, major university: “Studied and surveyed existing buildings and facilities for: their compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, heating and air conditioning equipment sizing, electrical loads, and their planning and usage of space. Designed improvements from the field surveys taken, and developed construction drawings. Worked closely with the workforce in implementing these changes.”

CAD technician, private engineering firm: “Prepared computer generated construction plans for various water and sewer reconstruction projects. . . .Was able to expand my knowledge of Auto CAD to include Advanced Design Modules."

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more detailed information on co-op and post-graduate opportunities.

Dual/Accelerated Degree

The Accelerated Program of the College of Engineering provides opportunities for highly talented and strongly motivated students to progress toward their educational goals essentially at their own pace. Primarily through advanced placement, credit by examination, flexibility of scheduling, and independent study, the program makes it possible to complete the undergraduate curriculum and initiate graduate study in less than the five years required by the standard curriculum.

Dual Degree Bachelor’s Programs

A student completing the Bachelor of Science degree program in architectural engineering may complete additional courses (specified by the department) to earn the Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering. (The reverse is difficult because of prerequisites in the sequence of architectural studio design courses, which begins in the sophomore year.)

Required Courses for Dual Degree in Civil Engineering
CIVE 430Hydrology3.0
CIVE 477 [WI] Seminar2.0
CIVE 478 [WI] Seminar1.0
ENVE 300Introduction to Environmental Engineering3.0
Technical Elective (200-level or above) *3.0
Required Courses for Mechanical Concentration
CIVE 310Soil Mechanics I4.0
CIVE 410Foundation Engineering3.0
Required Courses for Structural Concentration
CIVE 375Structural Material Behavior3.0

*

Check with the Department for Technical elective options.


Bachelor's/Master's Dual Degree Program

Exceptional students can also pursue a master of science degree in the same period as the bachelor of science. Exceptional students can also pursue a master of science degree in the same period as the bachelor of science. For more information about this program, visit the Department's BS/MS Dual Degree Program page.

Minor in Architectural Engineering

The minor in architectural engineering, designed to broaden the professional capabilities of students, offers the building systems portion of the architectural engineering curriculum with enough attention to structural components for completeness. Pursuing a minor in architectural engineering can be of interest to mechanical engineering students who wish to learn the application of HVAC systems within the building context; to civil engineering students who require knowledge of large-scale infrastructure systems; and to chemical engineering students who wish to understand the energy and distribution aspects of process plant design.

The minor consists of a minimum of 24 credits total, with five required core courses. Students take a minimum of eight additional credits taken from a list of optional courses.

While this minor is primarily designed to provide technical knowledge and skills to other engineers, with the appropriate prerequisites students from other disciplines—such as architecture—can also complete this minor.

Prerequisites

The common engineering core curriculum prerequisites are required of all students in the College of Engineering. Students from other colleges will need the appropriate background prerequisite courses in physics, mathematics and thermodynamics.


Required Courses
CAEE 201Introduction to Infrastructure Engineering3.0
AE 220Introduction to HVAC3.5
AE 340Architectural Illumination and Electrical Systems3.0
or ARCH 263 Environmental Systems III
AE 390Architectural Engineering Design I4.0
CIVE 370Introduction to Structural Analysis3.0
Select two of the following:8.0
Construction Materials
Introduction to Structural Design
HVAC Loads
Thermodynamic Analysis I
Studio 1-AE
Studio 1-A
Architectural Engineering Design II
Engineering Economic Analysis
Total Credits24.5

Facilities

The Department is well equipped with state-of-the-art facilities:

  • The department computer labs are in operation: a computer-assisted design (CAD) and computerized instructional lab; and a graduate-level lab (advanced undergraduates can become involved in graduate-level work).
  • External labs are used for surveying, building diagnostics, and surface and ground-water measurements.

Courses

AE 220 Introduction to HVAC 3.5 Credits

This course includes a review of thermodynamics, moist air properties and processes, basic heat transfer, solar radiation, heating and cooling losses and load calculation, types of air conditioning systems, infiltration and ventilation, air motion and distribution.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CAEE 201 [Min Grade: D] and (ENGR 210 [Min Grade: D] or TDEC 202 [Min Grade: D])

AE 340 Architectural Illumination and Electrical Systems 3.0 Credits

This course covers building electrical systems, including power demand, distribution and control; building illumination techniques, including lighting demand, layout and energy analysis.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: CAEE 201 [Min Grade: D] and (PHYS 102 [Min Grade: D] or TDEC 115 [Min Grade: D])

AE 380 Special Topics in Architectural Engineering 0.5-12.0 Credits

Various topics of interest in the field of architectural engineering. See program director for details on topics.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

AE 390 Architectural Engineering Design I 4.0 Credits

Establishes a base of building systems design concepts, knowledge and performance criteria, with emphasis on the thermal, electrical, illumination and structural aspects of buildings.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: AE 220 [Min Grade: D] and AE 340 [Min Grade: D] and ARCH 192 [Min Grade: D] and MEM 202 [Min Grade: D]

AE 391 Architectural Engineering Design II 4.0 Credits

Emphasizes the development of insight into the solution of building system design problems, development of in-depth understanding of building systems design synthesis, and integration in a single building of modest scale and complexity.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: AE 390 [Min Grade: D]

AE 399 Independent Study in Architectural Engineering 12.0 Credits

Independent study on a topic selected by the student. Independent study is supervised by a faculty member and guided by a plan of study.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

AE 430 Control Systems for HVAC 3.0 Credits

This course introduces basic control concepts with applications to HVAC systems; direct digital control, control loops; system modeling; transfer functions; selecting and locating sensors and actuators; design and tuning control algorithms; design and programming of HVAC control systems.

College/Department: College of Engineering
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: AE 220 [Min Grade: D] or MEM 413 [Min Grade: D]

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Faculty

Abieyuwa Aghayere, PhD, P.Eng (University of Alberta). Professor. Structural design - concrete, steel and wood; Structural failure analysis and retrofitting of existing structures; New structural systems and materials.
Emin A. Aktan, PhD (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) John Roebling Professor of Infrastructure Studies. Professor. Structural engineering; infrastructure; evaluation; intelligent systems.
Ivan Bartoli, PhD (University of California, San Diego). Assistant Professor. Non-destructive evaluation and structural health monitoring; dynamic identification, stress wave propagation modeling.
Robert Brehm, PhD, PE, FASCE (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. International infrastructure delivery; response to natural catastrophes; risk assessment and mitigation strategies; project management techniques.
S.C. Jonathan Cheng, PhD (West Virginia University). Associate Professor. Soil mechanics; geosynthetics; probabilistic design; landfill containments.
Peter DeCarlo, PhD (University of Colorado). Assistant Professor. Outdoor air quality, particulate matter size and composition instrumentation and measurements, source apportionment of ambient particulate matter, climate impacts of particulate matter.
Patricia Gallagher, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic Institute). Associate Professor. Soil mechanics; geoenvironmental; ground improvement; sustainability.
Patrick Gurian, PhD (Carnegie-Mellon University). Associate Professor. Risk analysis of environmental and infrastructure systems, novel adsorbent materials, environmental standard setting, Bayesian statistical modeling, community outreach and environmental health.
Charles N. Haas, PhD (University of Illinois-Urbana) L. D. Betz Professor and Department Head, Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering. Professor. Control of human exposures to and risk assessment of pathogenic organisms; water and waste treatment; homeland security.
Ahmad Hamid, PhD (McMaster University). Professor. Engineered masonry; building; cladding; prestressed concrete.
Y. Grace Hsuan, PhD (Imperial College). Professor. Polymeric and cementitioius materials; geosynthetic reliability and durability.
Joseph B. Hughes, PhD (University of Iowa) Dean of the College of Engineering. Distinguished Professor. Biological processes and applications of nanotechnology in environmental systems.
Roger Marino, PhD (Drexel University). Associate Teaching Professor. Fluid Mechanics, Water Resources, Engineering Education, Land Development
Joseph P. Martin, PhD (Colorado State University). Professor. Geoenvironmental engineering; urban environmental hydrology; transportation.
James E. Mitchell, MArch (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Professor. Architectural engineering design; building systems.
Franco Montalto, PhD (Cornell University). Associate Professor. Effects of built infrastructure on societal water needs, ecohydrologic patterns and processes, ecological restoration, green design, water interventions.
Franklin Moon, PhD (Georgia Institute of Technology). Associate Professor. Full-scale structural testing, structural dynamics, evaluation and rehabilitation of existing structures.
Joseph V. Mullin, PhD (Pennsylvania State University). Senior Lecturer. Structural material behavior, engineering economy and design.
Mira S. Olson, PhD (University of Virginia). Associate Professor. Groundwater; environmental fluid mechanics; hydrology.
Anu Pradhan, PhD (Carnegie Mellon University). Assistant Professor. Infrastructure management, construction engineering, transportation engineering, sensing system, geographic information system, statistical machine learning.
Yared Shifferaw, PhD (Johns Hopkins University). Assistant Professor. Computational and experimental mechanics, structural stability, optimization, health monitoring and hazard mitigation, sustainable structures, emerging materials, thin-walled structures and metallic structures.
Kurt Sjoblom, PhD (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Assistant Professor. Laboratory testing of geomaterials, geotechnical engineering, foundation engineering.
Sabrina Spatari, PhD (University of Toronto). Assistant Professor. Research in industrial ecology; development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and material flow analysis (MFA) methods for guiding engineering and policy decisions; specific interest in biomass and bioenergy, biofuels, and urban infrastructure.
Michael Waring, PhD (University of Texas-Austin). Assistant Professor. Indoor air quality and building sustainability; indoor particulate matter fate and transport; indoor chemistry and particle formation; secondary impacts of control technologies and strategies.
Jin Wen, PhD (University of Iowa). Associate Professor. Architectural engineering, building control systems, indoor air quality.
Aspasia Zerva, PhD (University of Illinois). Professor. Earthquake engineering; mechanics; seismicity; probabilistic analysis.

Interdepartmental Faculty

Eugenia Ellis, PhD (Virginia Polytechnic State University). Associate Professor. Registered architect; interior design, extended-care facilities design, research on spatial visualization, perception and imagination.
Bakhtier Farouk, PhD (University of Delaware) Billings Professor of Mechanical Engineering. Professor. Heat transfer; combustion; numerical methods; turbulence modeling; materials processing.
Tony H. Grubesic, PhD (The Ohio State University) Director of the Center for Spatial Analytics and Geocomputation (CSAG). Professor. Geographic information science, spatial analysis, development, telecommunication policy, location modeling.

Emeritus Faculty

Harry G. Harris, PhD (Cornell University). Professor Emeritus. Structural models, dynamics of structures, plates and shells, industrialized building construction.
Robert M. Koerner, PhD (Duke University). Harry Bownam Professor Emeritus. Geosynthetic engineering; soil mechanics; water resources.
Richard Weggel, PhD (University of Illinois) Samuel S. Baxter Professor Emeritus; Civil and Environmental Engineering. Professor Emeritus. Coastal engineering; hydraulics engineering; hydrology.
Richard Woodring, PhD (University of Illinois) Dean of Engineering Emeritus. Professor Emeritus. Structural engineering, reinforced concrete.
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