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2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AE 5404 - Building Electrical System Design

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This course covers the design of building power, illumination, and communication systems. Topics include components and behavior of power systems, lighting strategies, and communication technology. (prereq: AE 3421 or equivalent)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Perform single and three phase calculations
  • Understand coordination with utilities
  • Calculate building service sizes
  • Understand the design and components of building normal and emergency distribution systems
  • Understand and interpret one-line diagrams
  • Understand the principles of lighting design
  • Perform basic illumination calculations
  • Understand lighting control systems
  • Analyze different building spaces and recommend lighting and controls
  • Understand the impact of energy codes on building design
  • Understand and evaluate low-voltage telecommunications systems
  • Understand the function and design of fire alarm systems
  • Understand and evaluate sustainable systems

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Building electrical system design

Course Topics
  • Introduction to electrical systems
  • Electrical power
  • Electrical machines
  • Distribution systems
  • National electrical code
  • Systems studies
  • Electrical drawings
  • Lighting
  • Communications systems
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Sustainable systems

Christine Brotz

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