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AE 100 - Introduction to Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This is an interdepartmental, team-taught course. The following topics are presented from the CAECM Department: an overview of the architectural engineering and construction management programs and five-year and dual degrees; career paths in architectural engineering and construction management; and the constructor’s role and the design process in architecture, structural, environmental and electrical systems engineering. An architectural conceptual design project is completed by a team of students and the design process is discussed. Presentations of student projects are required in the various phases of completion. The students also learn team building skills and relationships in this team project. The General Studies Department faculty introduce topics to develop the students’ academic, personal and interpersonal skills that help in college and create a sense of campus involvement. The oral presentation and written expression skills are enhanced with class participation and feedback. (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) and construction management.
• Give examples of architectural 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 and construction managers play in the development and execution of building projects.
• Have experience working as an effective team member.
• Develop academic, personal, and interpersonal skills which 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
• AE/CM Component (see first 10 bullet points)
• Course Introduction (2 hours)
• AE/CM Overview (1 hour)
• Introduction to Design Project (1 hour)
• Architectural Design Process (2 hours)
• Structural Engineering Design Specialty (4 hours)
• Mechanical Systems Design Specialty (5 hours)
• Electrical Systems Design Specialty (2 hours)
• Construction Management (2 hours)
• Course Review (1 hour)
• Design Project Presentations (4 hours)
• Assessment Administration (3 hours)
• Orientation Component (next 6 bullet points)
• Course Introduction (1 hour)
• Active Learning (4 hours)
• Student Resources (4 hours)
• Professionalism and Communication (3 hours)
• MSOE Policies and Ethics (1 hour)
• Presentation Skills (2 hours)
Laboratory Topics
• Integrated AE/CM discussions as they relate directly to final design project.
Coordinator
DeAnna Leitzke



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