Architectural Engineering - BS, Mechanical Systems for Buildings Track

The BS in Architectural Engineering degree prepares graduates for professional engineering careers within the architectural, engineering and construction industry. Specifically, it prepares them to become licensed professional engineers, achieve leadership positions in consulting firms, suppliers or government agencies, as well as successfully complete graduate studies in engineering or other areas. The Mechanical Building Systems Track to fulfill the BS in Architectural Engineering degree prepares students for careers with more emphasis on energy efficiency, HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air-Conditioning), building environmental controls, and building environment.  The focus electives prepare students to design and analyze mechanical systems for buildings.

The freshman year is identical for degrees in aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, civil engineering, computer engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, electronic systems engineering technology, industrial distribution, industrial engineering, manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology, mechanical engineering, multidisciplinary engineering technology, nuclear engineering, ocean engineering, and petroleum engineering (Note: not all programs listed are offered in Qatar). The freshman year is slightly different for chemical engineering in that students take CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120. Biomedical Engineering also requires a two semester sequence of chemistry courses consisting of CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120.  Students pursuing degrees in biological and agricultural engineering should refer to the specific curriculum for this major. It is recognized that many students will change the sequence and number of courses taken in any semester. Deviations from the prescribed course sequence, however, should be made with care to ensure that prerequisites for all courses are met.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 1,4 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1,4 1
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
ENGR 102 Engineering Lab I - Computation 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 1,2 4
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
CHEM 120 Fundamentals of Chemistry II 1,4 4
ENGR 216/PHYS 216 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab II - Mechanics 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 1 4
PHYS 206 Newtonian Mechanics for Engineering and Science 1 3
University Core Curriculum 3,5 3-6
 Semester Credit Hours15-16
 Total Semester Credit Hours31-32
Plan of Study Grid
Second Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
AREN 175/COSC 175 Construction Graphics Communication 3
AREN 200 Architectural Engineering Foundations 2
ENGR 217/PHYS 217 Experimental Physics and Engineering Lab III - Electricity and Magnetism 2
MATH 251 Engineering Mathematics III 3
MEEN 225 Engineering Mechanics 3
PHYS 207 Electricity and Magnetism for Engineering and Science 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
COMM 205
Communication for Technical Professions
or Technical and Business Writing
3
CVEN 302 Computer Applications in Engineering and Construction 3
CVEN 305 Mechanics of Materials 3
MATH 308 Differential Equations 3
MEEN 315 Principles of Thermodynamics 3
Select one of the following: 3
Survey of World Architecture History I  
Survey of World Architecture History II  
History of Building Technology  
History and Theory of Modern and Contemporary Architecture  
 Semester Credit Hours18
Summer
High Impact Experience 6  
High Impact Experience for Architectural Engineers  
 Semester Credit Hours0
Third Year
Fall
AREN 300 Architectural Engineering Systems 3
AREN 330 Mechanical Systems for Buildings 3
CVEN 345 Theory of Structures 3
MEEN 344 Fluid Mechanics 3
Technical elective 7 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
COSC 333 Project Management for Facility Managers 3
ECEN 215 Principles of Electrical Engineering 3
MEEN 437 Principles of Building Energy Analysis 3
MEEN 461 Heat Transfer 3
Technical elective 7 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Fourth Year
Fall
AREN 320 Lighting Engineering for Buildings 3
AREN 401 Architectural Engineering Design I 3
AREN 440 Architectural Engineering Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning Design 3
Technical elective 7 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
AREN 402 Architectural Engineering Design II 3
CVEN 446 Structural Steel Design 3
ENGR 482/PHIL 482 Ethics and Engineering 8 3
Technical elective 7 3
University Core Curriculum 3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours97

A grade of C or better is required in all science, mathematics, and engineering courses taken to satisfy degree requirements.

This curriculum lists the minimum number of classes required for graduation.  Additional courses may be taken.

Total Program Hours 128