Jun 14, 2024  
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2015-2016 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

AE 1001 - Freshman Seminar I

3 lecture hours 2 lab hours 4 credits
Course Description
Freshman Seminar I introduces the Architectural Engineering, Construction Management, and Civil Engineering majors to the incoming student.  Each major and specialty option will be discussed, as well as the different career paths for each major.  Basics in surveying, organization and understanding of construction drawings and documents will be introduced, as well as a discussion on ethics.  General topics are introduced to develop the students’ academic, personal and interpersonal skills that help in college and create a sense of campus involvement.  In addition, the laboratory periods will teach the basics of CAD drafting and Building Information Modeling (BIM) using AutoCAD and REVIT software. (prereq: None)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the program options within the CAECM Department with an emphasis on architectural engineering with one of the three specialties (structural, mechanical, and electrical systems), civil engineering with one of the three specialties (structural, environmental/water resources, construction management) and construction management.
  • Give examples of architectural engineering, civil engineering, and construction management career opportunities.
  • Understand the professional responsibilities and ethical conduct expectations for registered professional engineers and certified construction managers.
  • Understand the building design process and the roles that both architectural engineers, civil engineers, and construction managers play in the development and execution of building projects.
  • Be proficient in the use of AutoCAD and REVIT software
  • Have experience working as an effective team member.
  • Develop academic, personal, and interpersonal skills that will help the student succeed in college and create a sense of campus involvement.
  • Enhance skills in oral presentation, written expression, graphic communication and class participation with practice and feedback.
  • Raise awareness of the student conduct and ethics code

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • Introduction of CAECM Department and Programs
  • Active Learning and Professionalism
  • GE Hours and the Process for Submission
  • The Architectural and Engineering Design Process
  • Introduction of the Construction Management Program and Specialty
  • Introduction of the Environmental/Water Resources Specialty
  • Introduction of Transportation and Geotechnical Engineering
  • Introduction of the Structural Specialty
  • Introduction of the Electrical Specialty
  • Introduction of the Mechanical Specialty
  • Ethics for Engineers and Construction Managers
  • MSOE Policies and Procedures

Laboratory Topics
  • AutoCAD menu structure, entity creation, saving drawings
  • Creating circles and arcs, using object snaps, using layers
  • Adding dimensions, dimensioning options, adding text, crosshatching
  • Moving and copying entities, creating blocks
  • Block attributes, prototype drawings, title blocks, use of viewports
  • Getting started with REVIT
  • Wall types, doors, windows, elevators
  • Floors, floor to floor height, common walls
  • Roof types, skylights
  • Floor and ceiling systems

DeAnna Leitzke

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)