Sep 24, 2022  
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2013-14 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Architectural Engineering B.S. with Structural Engineering M.S.


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Program Director:

Dr. Richard A. DeVries, P.E.
Office: C67
Phone: (414) 277-7596
Email: devries@msoe.edu

This five-year program emphasizes building structural design and analysis, and meets the needs of students who desire increased knowledge to design modern building structural systems. It is designed for students pursuing a structural specialty within the architectural engineering bachelor’s program.

Courses focus on structural design topics such as advanced design of structural steel members and systems. Courses on advanced structural analysis are also presented to provide a broader theoretical background for structural design. Students with an appropriate undergraduate degree can complete the program in five years on a part-time basis or as little as two years on a full-time basis. (See the MSOE Graduate Catalog for more information.)

The dual-degree program allows a student to obtain a bachelor’s degree in architectural engineering and a master’s degree in structural engineering in five years. The dual-degree program follows the first three years of the undergraduate curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering degree (structural specialty), and then mixes undergraduate and graduate courses during the fourth and fifth years. Upon completion of the fifth year, the bachelor’s and master’s degrees are awarded simultaneously.

An alternative program allows a student to replace select undergraduate level courses with graduate level courses during the fourth year of the Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering program (structural specialty). Upon completion of the bachelor’s degree, the student can return and complete the Master of Science in Structural Engineering program in one additional year on a full-time basis, or take up to four years to complete the graduate program on a part-time basis.

Interested students should meet with the Master of Science in Structural Engineering program director during their sophomore and junior years for further explanation of their options. Students apply to the dual-degree program at the beginning of the Spring Quarter in their junior year.

BSAE and MSST Five-year Dual Degree Capstone Report Track V6.2


Year One


Total: 13 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 14 credits

Total: 14 lecture hours - 4 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 15 lecture hours - 7 lab hours - 18 credits

Year Two


Year Three


Year Four


Fall


Total: 12 lecture hours - 6 lab hours - 14 credits

Total: 13 lecture hours - 3 lab hours - 15 credits

Total: 12 lecture hours - 5 lab hours - 16 credits

Year Five


Fall


Total: 13 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 13 credits

Winter


  • Elective (HU/SS)1 3 credits
  • AE 614 - Lateral Loads on Structures 3 credits
  • AE 616 - Structural Stability 3 credits
  • AE 800 - Research and Presentation 3 credits
Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Spring


  • Elective (HU/SS)1 3 credits
  • AE-732 AISI Steel Design 3 credits
  • AE-746 Reinforced Concrete Structure Design 3 credits
  • Elective (Graduate) 3 credits
Total: 12 lecture hours - 0 lab hours - 12 credits

Note


1 There are 12 credits of humanities and social science (HU/SS) electives, six must be in humanities (HU) and six must be in social science (SS).

2 Math electives include the following: MA 343 , MA 380 , MA 381 , MA 382 , MA 330 , MA 383 , MA 387 

3 These 3 credits must be taken from the science area - CH, PH or SC prefixed courses only

AE 732, AE 734, AE 744 and AE 762 satisfy the structural engineering elective requirements

In addition to this report track, there is also a five-year dual degree capstone project track. Students wishing to pursue the project track should contact the program director for more details.

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