# COURSES DESCRIPTION OF THE UNDERGRADUATE ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING PROGRAM

1. GENERAL COLLEGE COURSES

This section contains the descriptions of the fundamental engineering courses that are required by the College of Engineering. Each course has its own code, the number of credit hours and a brief description.

 CHM 101-3 (General Chemistry) 3 Credit Hours Stoichiometry Chemical Arithmetic. Gaseous state - The liquid state – Solutions - properties of the combined solutions - Chemical equilibrium - Introduction to organic chemistry: History of organic chemistry, Chemistry of carbons, homologes series, functional groups, Hydrocarbons. MATH 106-3 (Introduction to Integration) 3 Credit Hours Integration: indefinite integral (definition, geometric meaning, basic properties). Techniques of integral: integration by parts, trigonometric substitutions, partial fractions, quadratic expressions,…etc . Integration of certain classes of trigonometric functions. Definite integral: Riemann integral - Upper and lower sums, geometric meaning of definite integral, some properties of definite integral. Intermediate value theorem for integrals. Fundamental theorem of Calculus. Applications of the definite integral: area, volume, work, arc length. Approximations by the Trapezoidal and Simpson rules. PHIS 104-4 (Principles of Physics) 4 Credit Hours Vectors, Newton's Laws of Motion, Work and Energy, properties of mater, and their flow, principles of heat, Static and Dynamic electricity, Sound and Optics. MATH 107-3 (Algebra and Analytical Geometry) 3 Credit Hours Systems of linear equations, matrices, types of matrices, algebraic of matrecis, inverse of matrices, determinants, Cramer's rule. Vectors in two and three dimensions and properties of vectors, scalar (dot) and cross products. Distance formula, gradient (or slope), positive and negative slopes, Inclination, parallel and perpendicular lines, straight line general formula, perpendicular distance from a point to a line, the general formula of circle. Conic sections: the parabola, the ellipse, the hyperbola. Rectangular, polar and spherical coordinates; curves in polar coordinates. Equations of lines and planes in space, surfaces. PHIS 105-4 (Advanced Physics) 4 Credit Hours Atomic structure: electronics configuration, classification of elements, energy levels. Crystal structure: lattice, symmetry, space group, examples for simple structure. Electrical properties of materials and electricity: classification of materials. Magnetic properties of materials and magnetism. Thermal properties of materials: thermal energy, thermoelectric power ( Seebeck Effect). Mechanical properties of matter (Young's modulus, tensile materials). MATH 203-3 (Advanced Calculus) 3 Credit Hours Infinite Sequences, Infinite series, convergence and divergence of infinite series, integral test, ratio test, root test and comparison test. Conditional convergence and absolute convergence, alternating series test. Power Series, Taylor and Maclaurin series, Vector valued functions, their limits, continuity, derivatives and integrals. Motion of particle in space, tangential and normal components of acceleration. Function in two or three variables, their limits, continuity, partial derivatives, chain Rule, directional derivatives, tangent planes and normal lines to equations, Extrema of Functions of Several Variables, Lagrange Multipliers, Double integral and its applications to area, volume, moments and center of mass. Double integrals in polar coordinates, triple integral in rectangular, cylindrical and spherical coordinates and applications to volume, the moment and center of mass. Vector fields, line integrals, surface integrals, Green's theorem, and the divergence theorem. Stoke's theorem. MATH 204-3 (Differential Equations) 3 Credit Hours Introduction and classification, solutions of first order differential equations and their applications, (Growth and decay problems and linear motion problems). Solutions of higher order linear differential equations and their applications (spring problem and projectile problems). Laplace transforms and its applications, linear systems of differential equations. Series solutions of differential equations. Fourier series. MATH 254-3 (Numerical Methods) 3 Credit Hours Types of errors, errors analysis. Numerical solutions of nonlinear equations of single variables: fixed point iteration method, bisection method, false position method, Newton-Raphson method, secant method. Numerical solutions of a system of linear equations: Gauss-Jordon iterative method. Gauss-Jordon iterative method with partial and complete pivoting. Interpolation: Lagrange interpolation formula, divided differences, Newton interpolation, Numerical differentiation. Numerical integration. Introduction to numerical solutions of ordinary differential equations. GE 306-2 (Engineering Economics) 2 Credit Hours Introduction to Engineering economics. Interest formulas and equivalence. Bases for comparison of alternatives. Decision making among alternatives. Evaluating replacement alternatives. Break even and minimum cost analysis. Cost accounting. Depreciation. Economic analysis of operations. Economic analysis of public projects. Basic management process approach, strategies and planning methods, project planning and scheduling, Bar chart, critical path methods, PERT method, resource leveling and allocation, time cost trade off. Construction and organizational approaches, leadership elements and decision making, computer applications. STAT 324-3 (Engineering Statistics and Probabilities) 3 Credit Hours Concepts of statistics and its applications in science and engineering, measure of central tendency, measure of dispersion, regression, correlation, and their applications. Concepts of probability and its applications in science and engineering, probability axioms, conditional probability, independent probability for events, some probability distributions and random variables: discrete and continuous random variables, distributions for applications in engineering such as Poison and Weibull distributions and other probability distributions are important for engineers, time series, computer applications using statistical software. GE 407-2 (Management of Engineering Projects) 2 Credit Hours Characteristics of Construction Industry; project delivery systems; the design and construction process; construction contracting; construction planning; project control, conceptual cost estimation; and Quality and Safety Management.

2. SPECIAL COURSES FROM CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT

This section contains the descriptions of the shared courses with civil engineering program. Each course has its own code, the number of credit hours and a brief description.

 CE 342-3 (Properties and Testing of Materials) 3 Credit Hours Methods of sieve analysis, density, absorption, and abrasion of sand and concrete aggregates. Normal consistency, setting times, compressive and tensile strengths of cements. Design and testing of concrete mixes for required workability, compressive, tensile, flexure strength and modulus of elasticity at various ages. Strength tests: on concrete cores, using Schmidt hummer and ultrasonic waves. Tensile test for reinforcing steel, and calculation of elastic modulus. Tests on isotropic and anisotropic materials and use of dial and electrical strain gages. Finding the Brinell Hardness Number of various materials. Tension tests on ductile and brittle materials. Nondestructive testing on concrete. CE 222-3 (Geotechnical Engineering) 3 Credit Hours Introduction to geotechnical engineering, soil formation, engineering properties of soils, stress distribution in soils, consolidation of soils, settlement of structures. Types and design of foundations and retaining structures. CE 261-3 (Surveying (1)) 3 Credit Hours Introduction to the basic surveying theory and practice; Units of measurements and conversions; Error analysis; Distance measurements by taping; Leveling; Angle measurements; Traversing and traverse computations; Topographic surveying and mapping; Area and volume computations; Circular curves; Use of surveying software such as Wolfpack and Surfer. CE 371-3 (Sanitary Engineering) 3 Credit Hours Source of water supply; quantity of water and wastewater; quality of water supply; drinking water standard; water treatment system; coagulation-flocculation; sedimentation; filtration; disinfection; softening; iron and manganese removal; taste and odor removal; collection and distribution of water; characteristics of wastewater; effluent standard; wastewater collection; wastewater treatment processes. CE 351-3 (Reinforced Concrete (1)) 3 Credit Hours Fundamentals and design theories based on ultimate strength design and elastic concept using ACI code.  ACI Code requirements.  Load factors.  Analysis and design of reinforced concrete members subject to flexure, shear and diagonal tension in accordance to ACI strength method.  Development length of reinforcement, deflection and crack controls in reinforced concrete members. CE 355-3 (Steel Structure) 3 Credit Hours Analysis and design of roof trusses. Design of tension and compression members, columns under eccentric loadings, column bases and footings.  Design of beams, welded and bolted connections. Different loads on different steel bridges. Design of steel bridges beams using Influence lines.

3. COMPULSORY ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING COURSES