2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Feb 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Graduate Academic Catalog

Architectural Engineering (MSAE), M.S.


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Program Director

Dr. Deborah Jackman
Office: CC 67
Phone: (414) 277-7472
Email: jackman@msoe.edu

MSOE’s Master of Science in Architectural Engineering (MSAE) degree allows specialization in either the analysis and design of building structural systems or the analysis and design of building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems (MEP). It meets the needs of architectural engineers who desire increased knowledge to design structural or MEP systems for modern buildings. MSAE courses focus on advanced topics on the analysis and design of building systems. For either specialty the student has two options to conclude the program - the Capstone Report Track or the Capstone Project Track. The Capstone Report Track focuses on course work and concludes with a one-quarter, three-credit literature review project. The Capstone Project Track has a larger focus on research and concludes with a three-quarter, nine-credit research project.

A student who selects the Capstone Report Track will complete a one-quarter, three-credit, literature review project on an architectural engineering topic. The student will present the findings of the literature review in both written and oral formats to a faculty review committee. The remaining coursework is a mixture of required and elective courses, the number of which vary slightly with the specialization track. See the detailed quarter-by-quarter course listings below for details.  

A student who selects the Capstone Project Track will complete a three-quarter, nine-credit, capstone project focusing on architectural engineering. The project presents the opportunity for the student to integrate the concepts learned in the classroom into a specific application. The project may focus on design issues, research in an area of architectural engineering, or other related topic with the approval of the Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program director. At the conclusion of the project, a comprehensive presentation (oral and written) will be given to a faculty review committee. The remaining coursework is a mixture of required and elective courses, the number of which vary slightly with the specialization track.  See the detailed quarter-by-quarter course listings below for details. 

Courses are taught by faculty with extensive practical experience as well as academic credentials. Course work has been planned to show practical applications of engineering theory. Classes are scheduled to allow students to attend class while working in industry.

The MSAE program requires that you have completed an undergraduate curriculum that included sufficient background in the chosen specialty. For the MEP Specialty, required topics are fluid dynamics, thermodynamics, basic HVAC, basic plumbing, basic illumination, and building control systems. For the Structural Specialty, required topics are mechanics of materials, indeterminate structural analysis, structural steel design, and reinforced concrete design. The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program currently is being offered as either a full- or part-time program and can be completed in five years or less.

Faculty

Dr. Pouria Bahmani, Christine Brotz P.E., Dr. Todd M. Davis P.E., David Grassl P.E., Dr. Deborah Jackman P.E., Chad Knutson, Dr. Mahmoud Maamouri P.E., Mark Maday P.E., Douglas Nelson P.E., Larry Palank P.E., Brian Pfeifer, Jayme Radomski P.E., Rachel Rueckert, Dr. Christopher H. Raebel P.E. S.E., Mark Rounds, Dr. Douglas C. Stahl P.E. S.E., Chris Ulm P.E., Dr. John A. Zachar P.E.

Student Outcomes

At the time of graduation, a MSAE graduate will be able to:

  • analyze a complex problem in an architectural engineering specialty area (i.e. building structural engineering or building MEP engineering) using advanced concepts and principles
  • design multiple solutions to a complex problem in an architectural engineering specialty area (i.e. building structural engineering or building MEP engineering) in accordance with current standards, specifications, and selected economic, social, and environmental constraints, as applicable
  • effectively communicate the results of the analysis and design of a complex problem in an architectural engineering specialty area (i.e. building structural engineering or building MEP engineering) in both a) oral and b) written form

Program Educational Objectives

The M.S. Architectural Engineering program creates graduates who will:

  • be licensed professional engineers
  • be the lead engineer on complex engineering projects
  • be in a leadership position in a professional society or community/civic organization which benefits from the knowledge of a professionally trained engineer

Curriculum v. 1.1

The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering program is designed to meet the needs of working professionals. Classes are scheduled to allow working professionals to attend.

The Master of Science in Architectural Engineering programs requires completion of 45 graduate credits. At least 30 of these credits will be obtained in engineering courses.

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Notes:


Students can specialize in Building Structural Systems, Building Mechanical Systems, or Building Electrical Systems.

1 Choose graduate technical electives from the approved list. Consult with Graduate Program Director if you wish to take a graduate course not on the list. Permission is granted on a case-by-case basis.

2 Graduate electives are any course numbered 500/5000 or higher in any discipline for which student has necessary prerequisites. Can include graduate business courses or graduate math courses

3 Students are required to complete a Capstone for the program.  Students can either complete a year-long Capstone Project by taking AE 8900 , AE 8910 , and AE 8920 , or they can do a Research and Presentation project and take AE 8000  as well as two additional graduate technical elective courses.

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