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DOCUMENTS OF THE GENERAL FACULTY

PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE COCKRELL SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

Dean Gregory Fenves of the Cockrell School of Engineering has filed with the Secretary of the Faculty Council the following changes to the Cockrell School of Engineering Chapter in the Undergraduate Catalog, 2012-2014. The faculty and the dean of the college approved the changes on May 16 and September 9, 2011, and on September 19, 2011, respectively. The Secretary has classified this proposal as legislation of exclusive application and of primary interest only to a single college or school.

The Committee on Undergraduate Degree Program Review recommended approval of the change on October 5, 2011, and forwarded the proposed changes to the Office of the General Faculty. The Faculty Council has the authority to approve this legislation on behalf of the General Faculty. The authority to grant final approval on this legislation resides with the Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

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 an 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 October 13, 2011.


Greninger Signature

Sue Alexander Greninger, Secretary
The General Faculty and the Faculty Council


This legislation was posted on the Faculty Council website http://www.utexas.edu/faculty/council/ on October 6, 2011.




PROPOSED CHANGES TO THE ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING DEGREE PROGRAM IN THE COCKRELL SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING CHAPTER IN THE UNDERGRADUATE CATALOG, 2012-2014

NAME OF DEGREE PROGRAM(S):
  ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING


IF THE ANSWER TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS IS YES, THE COLLEGE MUST CONSULT NEAL ARMSTRONG WHO WILL DETERMINE WHETHER SACS-COC APPROVAL IS NEEDED.:
• Is this a new degree program? No
• Does the program offer courses that will be taught off campus? No
• Will courses in this program be delivered electronically? No

EXPLAIN CHANGE TO DEGREE PROGRAM:
 
1. In response to our ABET review in September 2010, the CAEE faculty have decided to increase the number of required courses in the area of building environmental systems. Under the 2010-12 catalog, students were required to take four technical electives. Under the 2012-14 catalog, students will be required to take either ARE 346P, HVAC Design, or ARE 370, Design of Energy Efficient and Healthy Buildings, and three technical electives. Both ARE 346P and ARE 370 were listed as technical electives under the 2010-12 catalog. The total number of hours required for the degree remains unchanged.

2. Changes have been proposed in the introductory comments and under CURRICULUM, TECHNICAL ELECTIVES, SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENT OF COURSES, and UPPER-DIVISION COURSES for the architectural engineering program.

3. Updating the number of flags students will receive in the curriculum: two writing flags, one independent inquiry, one quantitative reasoning, one ethics and leadership flag, one global cultures flag, one cultural diversity in the United States flag

Indicate pages in the Undergraduate Catalog where changes will be made.

 

Pages 175, 177, 178


GIVE A DETAILED RATIONALE FOR CHANGE(S):

 
1. Introductory comments
• Technical area “building environmental systems” has been changed to “building energy and environments” to better reflect the technical content of these courses.
• Technical area “building construction/materials” has been changed to “building construction and materials” to better reflect the technical content of these courses.
• In the last sentence “structures, building environmental systems, or building construction/materials” has been changed to “structural engineering, building energy and environments, construction engineering and project management, or construction materials” to better reflect the graduate areas of concentration offered at UT.

CURRICULUM
• List of required major sequence courses has been revised to include ARE 346P or ARE 370.
• Number of required hours of approved technical electives has been reduced from 12 to 9.
• Typo has been corrected. “3o3” to “303” for Geological Sciences.

TECHNICAL ELECTIVES
• Text has been revised to reflect nine hours of required technical electives, rather than twelve.
• Requirement that each student must take at least one technical elective from each of two different areas of specialization has been deleted. This requirement is addressed automatically by requiring students to take CE 331 or CE 335 and ARE 346P or ARE 370.
• Title of Area 2 has been changed to “building energy and environments” to better reflect the technical content of these courses.
• Because students are required to take either ARE 346P or ARE 370, the list of approved technical electives in Area 2, Building Energy and Environments, has been revised to reflect that the other course may be taken as a technical elective.
• Title of Area 3 has been changed to “building construction and materials” to better reflect the technical content of these courses.
• ARE 350 has been deleted from the list of approved technical electives in Area 3, Building Construction and Materials. The technical content in this course is now addressed in several required courses; therefore, a separate course in this area is no longer warranted.

SUGGESTED ARRANGEMENT OF COURSES
• Courses in the fall semester of the fourth year have been revised to reflect the requirement that students take either ARE 346P or ARE 370.

UPPER-DIVISION COURSES
• Prerequisites for ARE 346P have been revised. The proposed list of prerequisites includes only required courses in the architectural engineering curriculum.
• It is proposed to delete ARE 350 from the curriculum. The course content is now addressed in several required courses, and a separate course is no longer warranted.

2. Implementing course flag requirements to fulfill the University’s core curriculum requirements.

SCOPE OF THE PROPOSED CHANGE(S):
Does this proposal impact other colleges/schools? If yes, then how?
 

No


If yes, impacted schools must be contacted and their response(s) included:
 

 


Does this proposal involve changes to the core curriculum or other basic education requirements (42-hour core, signature courses, flags)?

  Yes

If yes, explain:
 
We are implementing additional course flags to fulfill the core curriculum requirements for the School of Engineering.

Will this proposal change the number of required hours for degree completion? If yes, please explain.
  No

If yes, explain:
   


COLLEGE/SCHOOL APPROVAL PROCESS:
Department:
Yes
Date: March 30, 2011 (items 1-2);
May 31, 2011 (item 3)
College:
Yes
Date: May 16, 2011 (items 1-2);
September 9, 2011 (item 3)
Dean:
Yes
Date: September 19, 2011

To view the edited version of the catalog changes click the PDF link at the beginning of this document.