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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY 

CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OFTHE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008

Dean Ben Streetman of the College of Engineering has filed with the secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering in the College of Engineering chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2006-2008. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the proposed changes on October 24, 2005, and November 3, 2005. The dean submitted the changes to the secretary on November 15, 2005. The secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and primary interest to a single college or school.

The edited proposal was received from the Office of Official Publications on April 19, 2006, and was sent to the Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review from the Office of the General Faculty on April 20, 2006. The committee forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty on XXX, 2006, recommending approval. The authority to grant final approval on behalf of the General Faculty resides with the Faculty Council.

If no objection is filed with the Office of the General Faculty by the date specified below, the legislation will be held to have been approved by the Faculty Council. If objection is filed within the prescribed period, the legislation will be presented to the Faculty Council at its next meeting. The objection, with reasons, must be signed by a member of the Faculty Council.

To be counted, a protest must be received in the Office of the General Faculty by noon on May xx, 2006.


Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council Web site on May xx, 2006. Paper copies are available on request from the Office of the General Faculty, WMB 2.102, F9500.


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CHANGES TO THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING IN THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER OFTHE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2006-2008

On pages 148-149, under the heading DEGREES, in the College of Engineering chapter of the Undergraduate Catalog, 2004-2006, make the following changes:

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING

{no substantive changes to introductory paragraphs)

DUAL DEGREE PROGRAM IN ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE

{no changes}

CURRICULUM

Course requirements are divided into three categories: basic sequence courses, major sequence courses, and other required courses. Enrollment in major sequence courses is restricted to students who have received credit for all of the basic sequence courses and have been admitted to the major sequence by the College of Engineering Admissions Committee. (Requirements for admission to a major sequence are given on pages 134-135.) Enrollment in other required courses is not restricted by completion of the basic sequence.

Courses used to fulfill technical and nontechnical elective requirements must be approved by the architectural engineering faculty before the student enrolls in them. Courses that fulfill the social science and fine arts/humanities requirements are listed on pages 142-143.

COURSES
SEMESTER
HOURS
Basic Sequence Courses
  Architectural Engineering 102, 217, Chemistry 301, Civil Engineering 311K,
311S, 314K, Engineering Mechanics 306, 319, Mathematics 408C, 408D, 427K,
Physics 303K, 303L, 103M, 103N, Rhetoric and [Composition] Writing 306
44 
Major Sequence Courses
  Architectural Engineering 320K, 320L, 323K, 335, 346N,
[362L,] 465, 366, Civil Engineering 319F, 329, 331 or 335, 333T, [335,] 357
37 [43
  Approved technical electives
15 [6]  
Other Required Courses
 
  [Electrical Engineering 331,] English 316K, Geological Sciences 312K, Mechanical Engineering 320
9 [12]
  American government, including Texas government
  History 315K, 315L2
  Approved architectural history elective3
  Approved social science elective
  Approved [mathematics/science] mathematics or science elective
   
MINIMUM REQUIRED
126


TECHNICAL ELECTIVES

Technical electives in architectural engineering are listed in three [four] areas of specialization below. [Six] Fifteen semester hours[, the “approved technical electives,”] must be chosen from the following approved technical elective [area] courses or selected with the approval of the department [chair] undergraduate adviser. The fifteen semester hours (five courses) may be chosen from one or more of the three areas of specialization. Lower-division courses may not be used as technical electives.


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AREA 1, [STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING ]STRUCTURES

[Structural engineering is of special interest to the student who plans to pursue a career in the structural analysis and design of buildings for a consulting firm, in industry, or in research. Emphasis is on analysis of indeterminate structures and current design procedures in foundations, reinforced concrete, metals, and timber.]

Architectural Engineering 345K, Masonry Engineering
Architectural Engineering 362L, Structural Design in Wood
Civil Engineering 331, Reinforced Concrete Design, or Civil Engineering 335, Elements of Steel Design
Civil Engineering 360K, Foundation Engineering

Civil Engineering 362M, Advanced Reinforced Concrete Design<
Civil Engineering 362N, Advanced Steel Design
Civil Engineering 363, Advanced Structural Analysis
Civil Engineering 375, Earth Slopes and Retaining Structures
Engineering Mechanics 339, Advanced Strength of Materials

[AREA 2, CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT]

[Construction engineering and project management integrates the technical education of engineering with the financial, legal, and administrative skills required for business management. The expected growth of construction volume and the increasing complexity of projects should provide engineering management career opportunities with construction companies, construction management consultants, government agencies, educational institutions, material suppliers, real estate firms, and others.]

[Architectural Engineering 350, Advanced CAD Procedures]
[Architectural Engineering 358, Cost Estimating in Building Construction]
[Civil Engineering 352, Civil Engineering Measurements]
[Mechanical Engineering 366L, Operations Research Models]

[AREA 3, ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMSFOR BUILDINGS]
AREA 2, BUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL SYSTEMS

 [This area emphasizes the design of controlled and comfortable environments in buildings and industrial facilities. Special attention is given to water distribution and sanitary waste in buildings; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning; noise and vibration control; and illumination. Graduates are prepared to seek employment with consulting firms and industries that specialize in the selection and design of mechanical, electrical, and acoustical systems and equipment for buildings.]

Architectural Engineering 346P, HVAC Design
Architectural Engineering 370, Design of Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings
Architectural Engineering 371, Energy Simulation in Building Design
Architectural Engineering 372, Modeling of Air and Pollutant Flows in Buildings
Architectural Engineering 377K, Topic 2: Indoor Air Quality: Transport and Control
Civil Engineering 341, Introduction to Environmental Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 339, Heat Transfer
[Mechanical Engineering 374L, Design of Thermal Systems]
Mechanical Engineering 374S, Solar Energy Systems Design
Mechanical Engineering 379M, Topic: Fire Science
Mechanical Engineering 379N, Engineering Acoustics

AREA [4, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS]3, BUILDING CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS

 [The construction materials area is of special interest to the student who plans a career in materials testing, forensic engineering, or building materials research and development.]


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Architectural Engineering 350, Advanced CAD Procedures
Architectural Engineering 358, Cost Estimating in Building Construction
Civil Engineering 351, Concrete Materials
[Civil Engineering 366K, Design of Bituminous Mixtures]
[Civil Engineering 366M, Modern Pavement Materials]
Mechanical Engineering 349, Corrosion Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 378K, Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Mechanical Engineering 378P, Properties and Applications of Polymers

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2. Other courses that fulfill the legislative requirement for American history may be counted toward this requirement; these courses are identified in the Course Schedule.
3. For architectural engineering majors, this course fulfills the fine arts or humanities elective requirement that is included in all engineering degree plans. Lists of approved electives are available in the departmental undergraduate office.

Rationale: The 2006-2008 Catalog, effective in Fall 2006, contains the following changes in requirements. New students admitted for Fall 2006 will enter this catalog. Any currently enrolled student can elect to go into this new catalog or remain in the catalog they are in.

Deleted: EE 331 Electrical Circuits, Electronics, and Machinery; ARE 362L Structural Design in Wood; changed requirement to take both CE 331 Reinforced Concrete Design, and CE 335, Elements of Steel Design (Students will be required to take either CE 331 or CE 335. If they wish to take both CE 331 and CE 335, one course will satisfy the requirement; the other course can be counted as a Technical Elective.

Added: 9 hours of Approved Technical Electives bringing the total number of Technical Electives to 15 hours. A revised list of Approved Technical Electives will be provided. This Technical Elective list contains three renamed areas: Structures, Building Environmental Systems, and Building Construction/Materials.