Architectural Engineering (AREN)

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AREN 1027 (3) Engineering Drawing

Introduces engineering drawing including sections and dimensioning, print readings,computer 3D, and building information modeling (BIM).

Requisites: Restricted to Engineering Physics (EPEN), Architectural (AREN), General Engineering (GEEN) or Civil (CVEN) Engineering majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Miscellaneous

AREN 1037 (3) Building Information Modeling

Learn to develop and communicate physical information using three-dimensional graphical systems including Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Models (BIM). Learn to dimension and scale physical systems and interpret scaled drawings. Get experience with industry standard software tools (REVIT) used to produce design and construction documents, and apply BIM and CAD tools in a project producing scaled 3-D drawings.

Additional Information: Departmental Category: Miscellaneous

AREN 1316 (1) Introduction to Architectural Engineering

Surveys the broad subject of architectural engineering and professional practices. Includes professional design services, design documents, methods of construction delivery, materials for construction, codes and standards, life safety, professional ethics, structural systems, mechanical systems, electrical systems, and building systems integration.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 0-56 (Freshmen or Sophomore) College of Engineering majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Miscellaneous

AREN 2050 (3) Building Materials and Systems

Covers the broad subject of building materials and systems. Includes a practical approach to assembly details, methods of construction, codes, foundations, steel, concrete, masonry, cladding, doors and windows, interiors, finishes, mechanical, plumbing, electrical, life safety and conveyance. Includes investigation of an existing facility along with a team presentation trends in commercial building construction.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 27-180 credits (Sophomores, Juniors or Seniors) Civil (CVEN) or Architectural (AREN) or GEEN (General) or Applied Mathematics (AMEN) majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 2110 (3) Thermodynamics

Explores fundamental principles of thermodynamics, including first and second law of thermodynamics, thermophysical properties, power and refrigeration cycles, gas mixtures and psychrometrics.

Requisites: Requires a prereq course of PHYS 1110 (min grade C-) and a prereq or coreq course of APPM 1360 or MATH 2300 (min grade C-). Restricted to AREN, CVEN or EVEN, GEEN, AMEN or EVENCVEN Concurrent Degree majors only.
Additional Information: Arts Sci Core Curr: Natural Science Non-Sequence
Arts Sci Gen Ed: Distribution-Natural Sciences
Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 2120 (3) Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer

Explores fundamental principles of fluid mechanics and heat transfer. Topics include fluid statics, momentum and energy conservations; laminar and turbulent viscous flows; conduction, convection and radiation heat transfer. Emphasizes topics and problems that are important to Architectural Engineers including flow of fluids in pipes and ducts, heat transfer in buildings and building systems.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of APPM 2350 or MATH 2400, and AREN 2110 or GEEN 3852 or MCEN 3012 or ASEN 2002 (all minimum grade C-). Requires corequisite course of APPM 2360. Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 2830 (1-3) Special Topics

Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to College of Engineering (ENGRU) undergraduates only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Special Topics

AREN 3010 (3) Energy Efficient Buildings

Lecture course on the analysis and design of buildings and their systems to satisfy the requirements for a comfortable and healthy indoor environment. Examines psychometrics, thermal comfort, building heating and cooling loads, fluid flow basics, and HVAC components and systems.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of AREN 2120 or MCEN 3021 and 3022 and AREN 2050 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 3050 (3) Environmental Systems for Buildings 1

Explores operations and architectural design strategies of environmental (climate) control systems in buildings with a focus on sustainability and resource efficiency. Topics include thermal comfort and indoor air quality, building thermal and moisture loads, HVAC equipment and systems and active and passive thermal strategies in buildings.

Requisites: Restricted to students with 87-180 credits (Senior, Fifth Year Senior) Program in Environmental Design major or minor students only. College of Engineering majors are excluded from this course.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 3060 (3) Environmental Systems for Buildings 2

Explores operations and architectural design strategies of plumbing, power distribution, renewable electricity generation, illumination, daylighting, acoustical control, vertical transportation, fire protection and telecommunication systems in buildings with a focus on sustainability and resource efficiency.

Requisites: College of Engineering majors are excluded from this course.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 3140 (3) Illumination Laboratory

Introduces the measurement of photometric and psychophysical quantities used in lighting. Experience is acquired in using light measurement instruments to evaluate lighting equipment and luminous environments. Taught intermittently.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 3540 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 3540 (3) Illumination I

Studies the fundamentals of architectural illumination. Introduces and applies basic principles and vocabulary to elementary problems in the lighting of environments for the performance of visual work and the proper interaction with architecture.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CHEN 1310 or CSCI 1300 or CSCI 1320 or ECEN 1310 and APPM 2350 or MATH 2400 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4010 (3) Energy System Modeling and Control

Engineering course devoted to building automation and control systems. Topics include HVAC control technology and strategies, measurement and device technologies, analysis and modeling of dynamic systems, simulation of conventional and advanced control approaches, assessment of control loop performance and hands-on direct digital control (DDC) programming exercises as used in current building control practice.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 5010
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 4110 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4035 (3) Architectural Structures 1

Analyzes basic structural systems. Covers principles of mechanics and mechanical properties of materials and analysis and design of trusses, arches, and cable structures. For nonengineering students; does not apply toward an engineering degree.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of PHYS 1110 or PHYS 2010 and APPM 1350 or MATH 1300 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Program in Environmental Design majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Structures

AREN 4045 (3) Architectural Structures 2

Analyzes basic structural systems. Covers principles of mechanics as applied to the design of flexural members, columns, continuous beams, and rigid frames. For nonengineering students; does not apply toward an engineering degree.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 4035 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Structures

AREN 4110 (3-4) HVAC System Design

Applies engineering principles to the design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for buildings. Covers HVAC systems description, load estimation, psychometrics, coils and heat exchangers, air and water distribution systems and primary equipment and systems.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 5110
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 3010 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4130 (3) Optical Design for Illumination and Solid State Lighting

Covers the optical design process for illumination-based optics, emphasis on applications in architectural lighting. In-depth coverage of luminaire photometry, lamps, materials, manufacturing methods, product performance requirements. Projects utilize optical design software and include a variety of lamp types including LEDs using both reflector/lens optics.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 5130
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 3540 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to Architectural (AREN) or Civil (CVEN) Engineering majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4315 (3) Design of Masonry Structures

Covers modern masonry construction; properties and behavior of the reinforced masonry component materials, clay and concrete masonry units, mortar, grout, and steel reinforcement; vertical and lateral load types and intensities; and design of reinforced masonry walls, beams and columns by the strength design method.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CVEN 3525 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Structures

AREN 4317 (5) Architectural Engineering Design

Provides a capstone experience to AREN students. Students design a modest commercial building and complete an integrated engineering design of the building systems executed for the conceptual, schematic, and design development phases. Students' teams work on structural, mechanical, electrical/lighting, and construction engineering management design. Each stage produce a professional-quality design document. Faculty and industry mentors participate in the teaching and evaluation of designs.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of ARCH 4010 and (CVEN 3256 and AREN 4506) or (AREN 4550 and AREN 4570) or (CVEN 4161 and CVEN 4555) or (AREN 4110 and AREN 4890) (all minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Miscellaneous

AREN 4506 (3) Pre-construction Estimating and Scheduling

Covers project management estimating and scheduling methods with an emphasis on the techniques used to create pre-construction estimates and schedules for architectural and civil engineering projects.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of CVEN 3246 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Architectural (AREN), Civil (CVEN) or General (GEEN) Engineering majors only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Construction

AREN 4530 (3) Advanced Lighting Design

Intended to help students understand light as a medium in design, begin the formulation of a philosophical perspective for its application, and continue to develop the skills required to design and implement lighting systems. Knowledge from previous lighting classes (Illumination I and Illumination II) is essential to this course.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of AREN 3540 and AREN 4550 (all minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4540 (3) Exterior Lighting Systems

Engages students in exploring and solving lighting problems for exterior environments. Provides an understanding of the design criteria and lighting equipment used in three primary exterior applications: parking lots and roadways, floodlighting of buildings, and sports facilities. Taught intermittently.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 5540
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 3540 (minimum grade C-).
Recommended: Prerequisite AREN 4550.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4550 (3) Illumination 2

Applies the principles studied in Illumination 1. Provides further study in architectural lighting design methods. Uses lighting studio work to develop a broad knowledge of lighting equipment, design methods, and their application in a series of practical design problems in modern buildings.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 3540 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4560 (3) Luminous Radiative Transfer

Teaches fundamentals of radiative exchange as applied to illumination engineering. Describes and uses principal numerical techniques for radiative transfer analysis. Applies techniques to lighting design and analysis.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 3540 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4570 (3) Building Electrical Systems Design 1

Introduces the generation and distribution of electrical power. Focuses on understanding the loads, control, and protection of secondary electrical distribution systems in building. Applies the national electric code to residential and commercial buildings.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of ECEN 3030 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to College of Engineering majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4580 (3) Daylighting

Applies the fundamental principles of illumination engineering to architectural daylighting design, exploring the quantitative methods and tools used to develop daylighting designs and evaluate their performance. Topics include solar and sky modeling, luminous radiative transfer, design methods, and controls for integration with electric lighting systems.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 3540 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4590 (3) Computer Graphics in Lighting Engineering

Studies the numerical methods and computer implementation of computer graphics visualization for architectural lighting engineering and design. Implements finite element radiative transfer and ray-tracing in computer programs. Studies the use of computer graphics visualization in lighting analysis. Taught intermittently.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of AREN 3540 and AREN 4560 (minimum grade C-).
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4606 (3) Construction Project Execution and Control

Integrates project execution and control techniques for construction scope, cost and schedule. Includes progress measurement, resource planning, earned value methods, productivity, risk management methods and key contract clauses.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite courses of CVEN 3246 and AREN 4506 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) Civil (CVEN), Architectural (AREN) or General (GEEN) Engineering majors only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Construction

AREN 4830 (1-3) Special Topics for Seniors/Grads

Supervised study of special topics of interest to students under instructor guidance. Department consent required.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 12.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Requisites: Restricted to College of Engineering (ENGRU) undergraduates only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Special Topics

AREN 4849 (1-3) Independent Study

Offers an independent, in-depth study, research or design in a selected area of architectural engineering. Offerings are coordinated with individual faculty. Students should consult the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering.

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 6.00 total credit hours. Allows multiple enrollment in term.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Special Topics

AREN 4890 (3) Sustainable Building Design

Introduces green building design procedure/approach and provides insight into evolving design principles; explores aspects of building thermal/energy performance, indoor/outdoor environmental quality, occupant comfort and climate relevant to building design (structures not covered); emphasizes both comprehensive understanding and practical applications of sustainable building design strategies; applies prevailing simulation tools to assist green building design.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 5890
Requisites: Requires a prerequisite course of AREN 3010 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 87-180 credits (Senior, Fifth Year Senior) College of Engineering students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 4990 (3) Compu Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis for Built/Natural Envmnts

Explores the fundamentals of simulating/analyzing civil and architectural environments with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method. Run with two parallel sessions: fundamentals and applications, with fundamental lectures presenting the principles of CFD technologies, and application sessions demonstrating the application of CFD for resolving building and environmental engineering problems (different than MCEN/ASEN) with hands-on exercises.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 5990
Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 2120 and APPM 2360 (all minimum grade C-). Restricted to students with 57-180 credits (Junior or Senior) College of Engineering majors only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5001 (3) Building Energy Systems: Thermal, Electrical & Lighting Sys

Prepares graduate students with general knowledge and skills that are required by advanced AREN technical courses. Covers three parts of materials: 1) building thermal systems, 2) building lighting systems, 3) building electrical systems.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5010 (3) Energy System Modeling and Control

Engineering course devoted to building automation and control systems. Topics include HVAC control technology and strategies, measurement and device technologies, analysis and modeling of dynamic systems, simulation of conventional and advanced control approaches, assessment of control loop performance and hands-on direct digital control (DDC) programming exercises as used in current building control practice.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 4010
Recommended: Prerequisite AREN 4140.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5020 (3) Building Energy Audits

Analyzes and measures performance of HVAC systems, envelopes, lighting and hot water systems, and modifications to reduce energy use. Emphasizes existing buildings.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Recommended: Prerequisite AREN 3010.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5050 (3) Advanced Solar Design

Predicts performance and analyzes economics of low-temperature, high-temperature, photovoltaic, and other innovative solar systems. Also includes performance prediction methods for solar processes. Taught intermittently.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5060 (3) Distributed Electricity Generation

Introduces basic distributed generation (DG) technologies including fuel-based systems and renewable energy technologies and overview approaches to conduct energy, economical, and environmental analysis of selected DG technologies using state-of-the-art analysis tools to evaluate optimal hybrid distributed generation systems to meet required electrical loads specific to urban centers, campuses, and residential communities.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Grading Basis: Letter Grade
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5070 (3) Thermal Analysis of Buildings

Examines response factors, conduction transfer functions and weighting factors for dynamic analysis of building envelopes. Also studies radiative and convective exchange in buildings, internal gains and infiltration analysis as modeled in hourly simulations. Taught intermittently.

Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5080 (3) Computer Simulation of Building Energy Systems

Introduces major simulation programs for analysis of building energy loads and system performance. Focuses on one hourly simulation program to develop capability for analysis of multizone structure.

Requisites: Requires prerequisite course of AREN 4110 or AREN 5110 (minimum grade C-). Restricted to graduate students only.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5110 (3-4) HVAC System Design

Applies engineering principles to the design of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for buildings. Covers HVAC systems description, load estimation, psychometrics, coils and heat exchangers, air and water distribution systems and primary equipment and systems.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 4110
Recommended: Prerequisite AREN 3010.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5130 (3) Optical Design for Illumination and Solid State Lighting

Covers the optical design process for illumination-based optics, emphasis on applications in architectural lighting. In-depth coverage of luminaire photometry, lamps, materials, manufacturing methods, product performance requirements. Projects utilize optical design software and include a variety of lamp types including LEDs using both reflector/lens optics.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 4130
Recommended: Prerequisite AREN 3540.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5540 (3) Exterior Lighting Systems

Engages students in exploring and solving lighting problems for exterior environments. Provides an understanding of the design criteria and lighting equipment used in three primary exterior applications: parking lots and roadways, floodlighting of buildings, and sports facilities. Taught intermittently.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 4540
Recommended: Prerequisites AREN 3540 and AREN 4550.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5650 (3) Forensic Engineering

Identify and explore the physical, chemical, mechanical, and biological deterioration mechanisms in the most common construction materials; concrete, masonry, metals, wood, polymers, and fiber-reinforced composites. Course topics include an introduction to failure analysis; materials science; ion diffusion; electrochemistry (corrosion); fracture, fatigue, and creep; and diagnostic, retrofit, and rehabilitation strategies for extended service life.

Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.

AREN 5890 (3) Sustainable Building Design

Introduces green building design procedure/approach and provides insight into evolving design principles; explores aspects of building thermal/energy performance, indoor/outdoor environmental quality, occupant comfort and climate relevant to building design (structures not covered); emphasizes both comprehensive understanding and practical applications of sustainable building design strategies; applies prevailing simulation tools to assist green building design.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 4890
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Recommended: Prerequisite AREN 3010.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 5990 (3) Compu Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Analysis for Built/Natural Envmnts

Explores the fundamentals of simulating/analyzing civil and architectural environments with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) method. Run with two parallel sessions: fundamentals and applications, with fundamental lectures presenting the principles of CFD technologies, and application sessions demonstrating the application of CFD for resolving building and environmental engineering problems (different than MCEN/ASEN) with hands-on exercises.

Equivalent - Duplicate Degree Credit Not Granted: AREN 4990
Requisites: Restricted to graduate students only.
Recommended: Prerequisites AREN 2120 and APPM 2360.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 6940 (1) Master's Candidate for Degree

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 6950 (1-6) Master's Thesis

Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 6960 (1-3) Master's Report

Repeatable: Repeatable for up to 3.00 total credit hours.
Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering

AREN 8990 (1-10) Doctoral Thesis

A minimum of 30 credit hours is required.

Additional Information: Departmental Category: Building Systems Engineering