The Architectural Engineering curriculum is composed of 152 Credit Hours (CRHs) divided as follows:

  1. General Education Requirements (50 CRHs)
    1. Mathematics & Statistics (18 CRHs)
    2. Basic Sciences (12 CRHs)
    3. Humanities (20 CRHs)
  2. Core Requirements (102 CRHs)
    1. Architectural Engineering Courses (71 CRHs)
    2. College of Engineering Courses (22 CRHs)
    3. Technical Electives (9 CRHs)
    4. Summer Internship (0 CRHs)

I. General Education Requirements (50 CRHs)

1. Mathematics & Statistics (18 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co- Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect. Lab Tut
MAT 101 Calculus I 3 3 0 0    
MAT 112 Calculus II 3 3 0 0 MAT 101  
MAT 211 Calculus III 3 3 0 0 MAT 112  
MAT 213 Differential Equations 3 3 0 0 MAT 112 MAT 212
MAT 212 Linear Algebra 3 3 0 0 MAT 112  
MAT 224 Numerical Methods 3 3 0 0 MAT 212, CSC 112 or Equivalent  
2. Basic Sciences (12 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co- Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
CHM 102 Introduction to Chemistry 3 3 0 1
CHM 102 L Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1 0 2 0 CHEM 102
PHU 103 Mechanics and Waves for Engineers 3 3 0 1 MAT 101
PHU 103 L Mechanics and Waves for Engineers Lab 1 0 2 0 PHU 103
PHU 124 Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers 3 3 0 1 PHU 103 & MAT 101
PHU 124 L Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers Lab 1 0 2 0 PHU 103 & MAT 101 PHU 124
3. Humanities (20 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co- Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
ENG 101 Freshman English I

3

3

0

0

   
ENG 112 Freshman English II

3

3

0

0

ENG 101  
ENG 222 Technical Writing

3

3

0

0

ENG 112  
PHL 101 Engineering Ethics

3

3

0

0

   
ISL 101 Islamic Studies I

2

2

0

0

   
ISL 112 Islamic Studies II

2

2

0

0

ISL 101  
ARB 101 Arabic Language and Literature I

2

2

0

0

   
ARB 112 Arabic Language and Literature II

2

2

0

0

ARB 101  

2. Core Requirements (102 CRHs)

1. Architecture Engineering Courses (71 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab/Tu Studio Tut
ARE 110 Architectural History and Theories 3 3 0 0    
ARE 120 Drafting and Drawing 1 1 0 0    
ARE 120 S Drafting and Drawing Studio 2 0 4 0   ARE 120
ARE 201 S Architectural Design I Studio 3 0 6 0 ARE 120  
ARE 202 S Architectural Design IIStudio 3 0 6 0 ARE 201  
ARE 220 Construction Drawing(CAD) 2 2 0 0 ARE 120  
ARE 220 S Construction Drawing (CAD) Studio 2 0 4 0 ARE 120 ARE 220
ARE 231 Building Materials and Construction Technology 3 3 0 0 ME 201 ME 203  
ARE 297 Architecture and Buildings 3 3 0 0 ARE 110  
ARE 303 Interior Design 2 2 0 0 ARE 202  
ARE 303 S Interior Design Studio 1 0 2 0 ARE 202 ARE 303
ARE 311 Building Acoustics 3 3 0 0 ME 206  
ARE 312 Environment, Economics and Policy 3 3 0 0 ARE 297  
ARE 313 Electrical Installations 3 3 0 0 EE 207  
ARE 315 Lighting Systems and Applications 3 3 0 0 PHU 124  
ARE321 Structural Mechanics 3 3 0 0 ARE 231  
ARE321 L Structural Mechanics LAB 1 0 2 0 ARE 231 ARE321
ARE 332 Building Services Engineering 3 3 0 0 ME 206  
ARE 332 L Building Services Engineering LAB 1 0 2 0 ME 206 ARE 332
ARE 341 The Built Environment 3 3 0 0 ARE 110  
ARE 355 Quantity Surveying 3 3 0 0 ARE 220  
ARE 405 Structural Analysis 3 3 0 0 ARE 321  
ARE 409 Project Management and Economics 3 3 0 0 ARE 355  
ARE 410 Contracts and Liability for Buildings and Construction 3 3 0 0 ARE 355  
ARE 450 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 3 3 0 0 ME 201 ARE 231  
ARE 450 L Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering LAB 1 0 2 0 ME 201 ARE 231 ARE 450
ARE 465 Management Principles in Building Engineering 3 3 0 0 ARE 409  
ARE 490 S Architectural Engineering Capstone Project 4 0 8 2 Dept. Approval  
2. College of Engineering Courses (22 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
SE 100 Programming for Engineers 3 3 0 0 -  
SE 100 L Programming for Engineers LAB 1 0 2 0 - SE 100
EE 207 Foundations of Electrical Engineering 3 3 0 1 PHU 124 MAT 213
EE 207 L Foundations of Electrical Engineering LAB 1 0 2 0 PHU 124 MAT 213, EE 207
ME 201 Materials Science andEngineering 3 3 0 1 CHM 102  
ME 201 L Materials Science andEngineering LAB 1 0 2 0 CHM 102 ME 201
ME 203 Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I 3 3 0 1 PHU 103 &MAT 112 EE 307
ME 206 Thermal Fluids Engineering I 3 3 0 1 PHU 103  
ME 206 L Thermal Fluids Engineering I LAB 1 0 2 0 PHU 103  
ME 407 Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning 3 3 0 0 ME 206  
3. Technical Electives (9 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
Total- CRHs Lect Lab Tut
ARE 302 Indoor air quality Engineering 3 3 0 0 ME 206  
ARE 460 Waste Management in Buildings 3 3 0 0 CHM 102  
ARE 470 Building Automation and Control 3 3 0 0 EE 207  
ARE 475 Building Energy Management 3 3 0 0 EE 207  
ARE 455 Sustainable Buildings 3 3 0 0 ARE 312  
ARE 314 Architectural Design III 2 2 0 0 ARE 202  
ARE 314 S Architectural Design III Studio 1 0 2 0   ARE 314
ARE 435 Undergraduate Research in Architectural Engineering 3 0 6 0 Dept. Approval  
ARE 444 Reinforced Concrete Design 2 2 0 0 ARE 231, ME 203 ARE 405
ARE 444 L Reinforced Concrete Design Lab 1 0 2 0 ARE 231, ME 203 ARE 405, ARE 444
4. Summer Internship (0 CRHs)
Course Code Course-Title Credit Hours (CRHs) Pre-Requisite Course Code Co-Requisite Course Code
SE 390 Architectural Engineering Summer Internship 0 Department approval  

4 Year Curriculum: 152 Credit Hours Total

Each course below follows the following format: Course code, Course Title, and Course Credit Hours (Lecture contact hours – Lab contact hours – Tutorial contact hours)

1st Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ENG 101 Freshman English I 3 (3-0-0)
MAT 101 Calculus I 3 (3-0-2)
PHU 103 Mechanics and Waves for Engineers 3 (3-0-1)
PHU 103 L Mechanics and Waves for Engineers Lab 1 (0-2-0)
SE 100 Programming for Engineers 3 (3-0-0)
SE 100 L Programming for Engineers Lab 1 (0-2-0)
CHM 102 Introduction to Chemistry 3 (3-0-1)
CHM 102 L Introduction to Chemistry Lab 1 (0-2-0)
Total 18
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ENG 112 Freshman English II 3 (3-0-0)
MAT 112 Calculus II 3 (3-0-2)
PHU 124 Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers 3 (3-0-1)
PHU 124 L Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ARE 110 Architectural History and Theories 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 120 Drafting and Drawing 1 (1-0-0)
ARE 120 S Drafting and Drawing Studio 2 (0-4-0)
ME 201 Materials Science and Engineering 3 (3-0-1)
ME 201 L Materials Science and Engineering 1 (0-2-0)
Total 20
2nd Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
MAT 211 Calculus III 3 (3-0-0)
EE 207 Foundations of Electrical Engineering 3 (3-2-1)
EE 207 L Foundations of Electrical Engineering LAB 1 (0-2-0)
ARE 201 S Architectural Design I Studio 3 (0-6-0)
ME 203 Applied Mechanics: Statics and Dynamics I 3(3-0-1)
MAT 213 Differential Equations 3 (3-0-0)
MAT 212 Linear Algebra 3 (3-0-0)
Total 19
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ARE 220 Construction Drawing (CAD) 2 (2-0-0)
ARE 220 S Construction Drawing (CAD) Studio 2 (0-4-0)
ME 206 Thermal Fluids Engineering I 3 (3-0-1)
ME 206 L Thermal Fluids Engineering I LAB 1 (0-2-0)
ARE 297 Architecture and Buildings 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 231 Building Materials and Construction Technology 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 202 S Architectural Design II Studio 3 (0-6-0)
ARB 101 Arabic Language I 2 (2-0-0)
Total 19
3rd Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ISL 101 Islamic Studies I 2 (2-0-0)
ARE 303 Interior Design 2 (2-0-0)
ARE 303 S Interior Design Studio 1 (0-2-0)
ARE 341 The Built Environment 3 (3-0-0)
Elective I* 3 (TBD per selected elective)
ME 407 Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 312 Environment, Economics and Policy 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 355 Quantity Surveying 3 (3-0-0)
Total 20
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ARE 332 Building Services Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 332 L Building Services Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ARE 313 Electrical Installations 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 315 Lighting Systems and Applications 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 321 Structural Mechanics 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 321 L Structural Mechanics Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ARE 311 Building Acoustics 3 (3-0-0)
PHL 101A Engineering Ethics 3 (3-0-0)
Total 20
Summer
Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ARE 390 Architectural Engineering Summer Internship 0
Total 0
4th Year
Fall Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ARE 409 Project Management and Economics 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 450 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 450 L Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
ARE 405 Structural Analysis 3 (3-0-0)
ARE 410 Contracts and Liabilities for Buildings and Construction 3 (3-0-0)
  Elective II* 3 (TBD per selected elective)
ENG 222 Technical Writing 3 (3-0-0)
Total 19
Spring Course Code Course-Title CRHs
ARE 465 Management Principles in Building Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
ISL 112 Islamic Studies II 2 (2-0-0)
  Elective III* 3 (TBD per selected elective)
ARE 490 S Architectural Engineering Capstone Project 4 (0-8-0)
ARB 102 Arabic Language II 2 (2-0-0)
MAT 224 Numerical Methods 3 (3-0-0)
Total 17
Course Code Course Name CRHs Pre-Requisite Course Code
ARE 302 Indoor air quality Engineering 3 (3-0-0) ME 206
ARE 460 Waste Management in Buildings 3 (3-0-0) CHM 102
ARE 470 Building Automation and Control 3 (3-0-0) EE 207
ARE 475 Building Energy Management 3 (3-0-0) EE 207
ARE 455 Sustainable Buildings 3 (3-0-0) ARE 312
ARE 314 Architectural Design III 2 (2-0-0) ARE 202
ARE 314 S Architectural Design III Studio 1 (0-2-0) ARE 202
ARE 435 S Undergraduate Research in Architectural Engineering 3 (0-6-0) Dept. Approval
ARE 444 Reinforced Concrete Design 2 (2-0-0) ARE 231, ME 203
ARE 444 L Reinforced Concrete Design Lab 1 (0-2-0) ARE 231, ME 203

In this section we give the course descriptions of Architectural Engineering courses of the program. Each course below follows the following format:

ARE 110 Architectural History and Theories 3 (3-0-0)
This course presents a survey of architectural styles of the past to the present time on the comparative methods. Emphasis includes the geographical, geological, climatic, religious, social and political influences.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None
ARE 120 Drafting and Drawing 1 (1-0-0)
The course is designed for students with little drafting background. Course content includes careers in drafting/engineering, use of drafting equipment, drafting techniques, lettering, geometric construction, multi-view and isometric drawings, sectional and auxiliary views, and basic dimensioning.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None
ARE 120 L Drafting and Drawing Lab 2 (0-4-0)
The course is designed for students with little drafting background. Course content includes careers in drafting/engineering, use of drafting equipment, drafting techniques, lettering, geometric construction, multi-view and isometric drawings, sectional and auxiliary views, and basic dimensioning.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: ARE 120
ARE 201 S Architectural Design I Studio 3 (0-6-0)
Students will study all the elements of architectural design and develop a sensitivity and awareness required for valid interpretations of design concepts. Students will design a small-scale architectural projects focusing on the notions of time and transformation in conceptual, structural, organizational and spatial terms. This distinct emphasis supports a unifying analytical and creative framework for increasingly complex architectural interventions. Analytical and experimental drawing techniques, including drawing plans, sections, elevations and perspectives, and model-making to inform and represent the transition from simple concepts into sophisticated and developed spatial designs.
Pre-requisites: ARE 120 Co-requisites: None
ARE 202 S Architectural Design II Studio 3 (0-6-0)
Students will complete commercial design study and advanced architectural design projects utilizing computer-aided design as well as traditional methods. Emphasis is placed on three-dimensional conceptualization, elements of design, site development, architectural history, color in design, computer generated 3D rendering, basic and advanced model building and time management skills.
Pre-requisites: ARE 201 Co-requisites: None
ARE 220 Construction Drawing (CAD) 2 (2-0-0)
The course teaches drawing and drafting and computer-aided design of architectural systems, and includes the preliminary design, analysis, and documentation of these systems. This will include first and third angle projections, solid modeling and the use of commercially available CAD software.
Pre-requisites: ARE 120 Co-requisites: None
ARE 220 S Construction Drawing (CAD) Studio 2 (0-4-0)
The course teaches drawing and drafting and computer-aided design of architectural systems, and includes the preliminary design, analysis, and documentation of these systems. This will include first and third angle projections, solid modeling and the use of commercially available CAD software. Pre-requisites: ARE 120 Co-requisites: ARE 220 ARE 231 - Building Materials and Construction Technology - 3 (3-0-0) This course introduces construction materials and construction technology. Topics include construction terminology, materials and their properties, manufacturing processes, construction techniques and technologies, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to detail construction assemblies and identify construction materials and properties.
Pre-requisites: ME 201 & ME 203 Co-requisites: None
ARE 297 Architecture and Buildings 3 (3-0-0)
This course presents an introductory study of the theory, history, principles and practice of architecture. It includes the basic principles of architectural analysis, criticism and aesthetic principles. It discusses the roles and responsibilities of the design professions, including interior design, landscape architecture, urban planning and engineering and how they relate to each other.
Pre-requisites: ARE 110 Co-requisites: None
ARE 303 Interior Design Interior Design
The student will learn about design fundamentals as applied to the study and practice of interior design. Topics include color, space, form, light, furniture, windows, floors, and accessories. Class format includes illustrated lectures, discussions, and projects.
Pre-requisites: ARE 202 Co-requisites: None
ARE 303 S Interior Design Studio 1 (0-2-0)
The student will learn about design fundamentals as applied to the study and practice of interior design. Topics include color, space, form, light, furniture, windows, floors, and accessories. Class format includes illustrated lectures, discussions, and projects.
Pre-requisites: ARE 202 Co-requisites: ARE 303
ARE 311 Building Acoustics 3 (3-0-0)
In this course, students will study the acoustical environment of buildings, including basic theory with an emphasis on room acoustics and mechanical system noise and vibration. Principles and their applications to sound insulation and testing will also be presented and discussed together with relevant standards and regulations.
Pre-requisites: ME 206 Co-requisites: None
ARE 312 Environment, Economics and Policy 3 (3-0-0)
The objective of this course is to develop an understanding of rational analysis, as well as decision making in issues concerning environmental economics and policy, taking into account the environmental impacts. Concept of externality of environmental impacts, market failure, social cost and benefit analysis, concept of environmental protection and policy instruments related to energy supply and consumption, environmental pollution control and abatement, case studies. Contemporary issues of environment at domestic, regional and international level: public participation and environmental concerns, acid rain, Montreal Protocol, UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol.
Pre-requisites: ARE 297 Co-requisites: None
ARE 313 Electrical Installations 3 (3-0-0)
Electrical Installations abound in any building. The Architecture Engineer is expected to have knowledge of the design, variety and maintenance of these Electrical Installations. This course will give the student a foundation course in power generation, distribution and control with respect to electrical installations in buildings.
Pre-requisites: EE 207 Co-requisites: None
ARE 315 Lighting Systems and Applications 3 (3-0-0)
This is an introductory course to lighting systems, their designs and applications in buildings, for students who aspire to be architects, interior designers and building service engineers. It covers day-lighting, electric lighting and introduces the use of color.
Pre-requisites: PHU 124 Co-requisites: None
ARE 321 Structural Mechanics 3 (3-0-0)
This course covers the analysis of construction materials and structural components in buildings: uniform and non-uniform torsion of structural shapes, analysis of determinate and indeterminate beams (including elastic foundation conditions) by classical methods, finite difference equations, numerical integrations, series approximation, elastic stability of beams and frames, lateral stability of beams, beams-columns, analysis of frames including the effect of axial compression. It also introduces the concepts, theories and methodologies for structural design for buildings.
Pre-requisites: ARE 231 Co-requisites: None
ARE 321 L Structural Mechanics Lab 1 (0-2-0)
This course covers the analysis of construction materials and structural components in buildings: uniform and non-uniform torsion of structural shapes, analysis of determinate and indeterminate beams (including elastic foundation conditions) by classical methods, finite difference equations, numerical integrations, series approximation, elastic stability of beams and frames, lateral stability of beams, beams-columns, analysis of frames including the effect of axial compression. It also introduces the concepts, theories and methodologies for structural design for buildings.
Pre-requisites: ARE 231 Co-requisites: ARE 321
ARE 332 Building Services Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
This course will cover the principles of building services engineering, which consists of three major modules: fire safety engineering, piped and gas services engineering and vertical transportation systems in buildings.
Pre-requisites: ME 206 Co-requisites: None
ARE 332 L Building Services Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
This course will cover the principles of building services engineering, which consists of three major modules: fire safety engineering, piped and gas services engineering and vertical transportation systems in buildings.
Pre-requisites: ME 206 Co-requisites: ARE 332
ARE 341 The Built Environment 3(3-0-0)
Through a series of modules dealing with different architectural issues and building types (Representation; Landscape; Dwelling; Commerce and Industry; Public Institutions; Sacred Spaces), students will be introduced to ideas and problems that affect the way in which the built environment has been and continues to be shaped in a variety of historical and cultural contexts. We will think broadly about how the spaces that people move through and inhabit in their daily lives shape and are shaped by human behavior, cultural identity, political experience, and the currents of historical circumstance. Contemporary buildings and projects will figure prominently as examples of how designers currently approach architectural, structural and urban problems. Local sites will serve as case-studies for the analysis of different aspects of the built environment. This class is taught in a seminar format with students evaluated on their class participation and assigned projects. Readings and projects will introduce students to a variety of techniques for analyzing and representing the built environment, providing the basic tools for subsequent architectural research and studies.
Pre-requisites: ARE 110 Co-requisites: None
ARE 355 Quantity Surveying 3 (3-0-0)
Students will acquire knowledge of and understand basic concepts of: accepted drawing conventions and formats; how to read and interpret architectural and engineering drawings; what constitutes a set of drawings and how to locate cross-references, etc; how building specifications are prepared and structured; the purpose of measurement and estimating in the construction industry; how to measure simple architectural and engineering structures using basic measurement techniques; how to effectively describe items that have been measured; what the purpose of Standard Method of Measurement of Building Work is and how to use it; what are the standard building trades and why they have been identified; the definitions of building elements; how common construction rates are built-up including the constituents of material, labor, plant, overheads and profit; the inclusiveness and/or exclusiveness of rates and prices.
Pre-requisites: ARE 220 Co-requisites: None
ARE 405 Structural Analysis 3 (3-0-0)
In this course students will study the methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures under stationary and moving loads which include stability and determinacy of structures. They will also apply the basics of structural mechanics and design to analyze and optimize practical building structures using finite element analysis (FEA) software under various loading conditions.
Pre-requisites: ARE 321 Co-requisites: None
ARE 409 Project Management and Economics 3 (3-0-0)
In this course students will learn to solve economic problems related to construction and engineering, through studying construction project management theories and techniques, characteristics of construction organizations, equipment, and methods. Using project management software and the project life-cycle model from construction project simulations, or real life projects, students will organize, plan, monitor and control a construction project. Students learn to delineate the unique cost control methods for construction productivity, job cost, labor records, and material and equipment purchases. Construction site safety is emphasized throughout the course.
Pre-requisites: ARE 355 Co-requisites: None
ARE 410 Contracts and Liabilities for Buildings and Construction 3 (3-0-0)
This course presents and discusses the legal aspects of engineering and construction contracts; contract formation, interpretation, rights and duties, and changes; legal liabilities and professional ethics of architects, engineers, and contractors. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: (1) identify the elements of contract formation; (2) interpret contract clauses; (3) explain the rights and duties of the parties involved in design and construction; and (4) evaluate changes and their root causes. Students will also be able to objectively identify and analyze legal liabilities, ethical dilemmas, and the expected professional standard of architects, engineers, and contractors.
Pre-requisites: ARE 355 Co-requisites: None
ARE 450 Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering 3 (3-1-0)
The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of design and engineering of earth materials. After completion of the course, students should have a fundamental conceptual understanding of the mechanical behaviors of soils and rocks, which will provide them with the basic tools required in the solution of most geotechnical engineering problems.
Pre-requisites: ME201 & ARE 231 Co-requisites: None
ARE 450 L Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering Lab 1 (0-2-0)
The main objective of the course is to introduce students to the basic concepts of design and engineering of earth materials. After completion of the course, students should have a fundamental conceptual understanding of the mechanical behaviors of soils and rocks, which will provide them with the basic tools required in the solution of most geotechnical engineering problems.
Pre-requisites: ME201 & ARE 231 Co-requisites: ARE 450
ARE 465 Management Principles in Building Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
This course presents the management principles for building engineering, which include financial management, human resources management and organization of business.
Pre-requisites: ARE 409 Co-requisites: None
ARE 490 Studio Architectural Engineering Capstone Project 4 (0-8-0)
The Capstone project is a semester-long design project, undertaken individually or in a small team, under a staff mentor. The project involves an introduction to the life cycle of a project from a technical and management perspective, and is based on extensive oral and written communication. The capstone project is typically the foundation of the student’s engineering portfolio for application to industry or graduate school. Students will apply the engineering concepts covered in the courses learned so far to architectural engineering problems, including the design of building structural and services systems, with an emphasis on teamwork. The projects are also used to introduce the students to various practical aspects of construction and professional ethics.
Pre-requisites: Dept. Approval Co-requisites: None
ARE 302 Indoor Air Quality Engineering 3 (3-0-0)
This course is designed to provide a fundamental knowledge about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and provide information about IAQ standards and laws. Participants will also learn the basics about how to implement the IAQ solution and perform IAQ audit in buildings.
Pre-requisites: ME 206 Co-requisites: None
ARE 314 Architectural Design III - 2 (2-0-0)
In Architectural Design III, students will be introduced to the dynamic relationship between buildings, streets, and public open spaces, which can create a functional, attractive and sustainable built environment. This course emphasizes sustainability through forms and functions, the integration between various arrangement of buildings and spaces, and the utilization of new technologies and systems in designing and constructing buildings. It is an interactive course that accentuates evidence-based design and research. Students will complete design proposals and schemes to redevelop an urban site in the city of Riyadh; involving different factors: economic, social, and environmental. The emphasis will be placed on fitting architectural forms into historical, and cultural contexts; enabling desirable activity patterns; conceptualizing built form; providing necessary infrastructure and service systems.
Pre-requisites: ARE 202 Co-requisites: None
ARE 314 S Architectural Design III Studio 1 (0-2-0)
The emphasis of this design component is to utilize hands-on analysis and problem solving techniques to create a better arrangement and design of the site under investigation. You will have the opportunity to apply what you have learned through lectures and field research into your design. The design of your final project should meet the requirements of the site, and the aspirations of its users.
Pre-requisites: ARE 202 Co-requisites: ARE 314
ARE 435 Undergraduate Research in Architectural Engineering 0 (0-0-0)
In this course students will learn how to produce highly quality research about a novel topic mutually agreed between the instructor and the student related to the broad field of Architectural Engineering. The student and the faculty supervisor will complete and sign a research contract which includes a plan for the semester before the research begins. Students receive guidance and are mentored throughout the whole process. Students’ progress is periodically assessed by the instructor and ultimately the students will produce a final report detailing their research results.
Pre-requisites: Dep. Approval. Co-requisites: None
ARE 435 S Undergraduate Research in Architectural Engineering Studio 3 (0-6-0)
In this course students will learn how to produce highly quality research about a novel topic mutually agreed between the instructor and the student related to the broad field of Architectural Engineering. The student and the faculty supervisor will complete and sign a research contract which includes a plan for the semester before the research begins. Students receive guidance and are mentored throughout the whole process. Students’ progress is periodically assessed by the instructor and ultimately the students will produce a final report detailing their research results.
Pre-requisites: Dep. Approval. Co-requisites: ARE 435
ARE 444 Reinforced Concrete Design 2 (0-2-0)
In this course, students will gain the ability to design and proportion structural concrete members including slabs, beams, and columns for strength as well as serviceability and economy. A practical understanding of the structural design process will be developed along with a theoretical understanding of the mechanics and behavior of reinforced concrete. Additionally, different types of reinforced concrete systems will be introduced. Students will develop a thorough understanding of the behavior and design of reinforced concrete members and systems and will be able to apply and effectively use the latest industry standard of formulas, tables, design aids, and/or computer software in the design of reinforced concrete members.
Pre-requisites: ARE 231; ME 203 Co-requisites: ARE 405
ARE 444 L Reinforced Concrete Design Lab 1 -(0-2-0)
In this course, students will gain the ability to design and proportion structural concrete members including slabs, beams, and columns for strength as well as serviceability and economy. A practical understanding of the structural design process will be developed along with a theoretical understanding of the mechanics and behavior of reinforced concrete. Additionally, different types of reinforced concrete systems will be introduced. Students will develop a thorough understanding of the behavior and design of reinforced concrete members and systems and will be able to apply and effectively use the latest industry standard of formulas, tables, design aids, and/or computer software in the design of reinforced concrete members.
Pre-requisites: ARE 231; ME 203 Co-requisites: ARE 405; ARE 444
ARE 455 Sustainable Buildings 3 (3-0-0)
This course presents the practice of creating building structures and using processes that are environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle: from siting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation, and deconstruction. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability, and comfort. It addresses the full range of issues associated with sustainable buildings, including energy consumption, use of materials, health, assessment methods and environment concerns. It discusses the issues through lectures, tutorials and case study reviews that identify how they are integrated into the design of buildings.
Pre-requisites: ARE 312 Co-requisites: None
ARE 460 Waste Management in Buildings 3 (3-0-0)
The course is designed to furnish the technical skills of future engineers responsible for the design, installation, operation and monitoring of public health and waste management systems required for the safe, comfortable and environmentally friendly operation of modern buildings.
Pre-requisites: CHM 102 Co-requisites: None
ARE 470 Building Automation and Control 3 (3-0-0)
This course provides an integrated system approach to understanding building automation and control systems and their applications to building services. It covers the architecture, communication methods, and application software of modern building automation and control systems, and provides good working knowledge of how to specify, design, install, commission, operate, and maintain building automation and control systems. Application areas will include air- conditioning systems, fire detection and suppression systems, security systems, lighting systems, vertical transport systems and other essential building services. The lectures will be complemented by hands-on training sessions in labs.
Pre-requisites: EE 207 Co-requisites: None
ARE 475 Building Energy Management 3 (3-0-0)
This course gives a rigorous treatment of issues related to the judicious use of energy in the design and use of buildings is provided. Energy-efficient building services systems and system control, energy-conscious building design, building energy analysis, auditing, building envelope, energy- efficient lighting design, energy management programs, energy sources and conservation, rate schedules, waste-heat recovery, passive solar heating/cooling and day-lighting.
Pre-requisites: EE 207 Co-requisites: None

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