Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering
The Architectural Engineering program is a 150-credit-hour program distributed over four and half academic years. The program promotes the implementation of the latest advances in construction, information and visualization technologies which respond to the needs of the industry. The curriculum is focused on buildings’ construction and its application in buildings’ structure design and with a comprehensive knowledge in mechanical and electrical building’s systems.
The objectives of the Architectural Engineering program are to:
- Educate students in the fundamental principles of architectural engineering buildings and architectural support systems’ design, construction, supervision and maintenance by integrating design principles, technical knowledge, using modern engineering tools.
- Help students develop the ability to use architectural engineering principles in analysing and solving problems of practical importance to the built environment and society at large.
- Educate students to be engaged in self-development, lifelong learning and professional practice and development after graduation.
- Train students to communicate effectively, be able to work in teams and become leaders in the architectural engineering society, and develop the requisite professional and ethical demeanour for a successful architectural engineering career.
A student graduating from the Architectural Engineering program will be able to:
- Apply knowledge of the fundamentals of mathematics, physics, science and engineering including advanced subjects that further the learning of specific architectural engineering areas.
- Design and conduct experiments, to gather and analyze data as well as apply the results to address architectural engineering problems.
- Design building systems, components or processes that meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as sustainability, economics, functionality, health and safety, and constructability.
- Function in and collaborate within multi-disciplinary teams.
- Identify, convey as well as to solve engineering problems.
- Practice architectural engineering, including its technical and professional responsibilities and its ethical components.
- Demonstrate excellent communication skills – writing coherent and accurate technical reports, and making effective oral presentations.
- Evaluate the impact of architectural engineering solutions in a global, political, environmental and social context.
- Appreciate the need for and have an ability to be engage in lifelong learning.
- Demonstrate knowledge in multidisciplinary aspects of architectural engineering design and of contemporary problems.
- Use the techniques and architectural engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
Admission requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering Program are as specified in College Section 6-a, page 214 of the DU catalogue. For FP, passed English, Math and IT at 70% for each.
To graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Architectural Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete 150 credits with an overall minimum average of 70 percent, and a cumulative average of 70 percent in the major courses. The university, college, and program (major) requirements are as given in the following table.
The University requirements consist of 10 courses comprising of 30 credit hours as specified in College Section 8, page 216 of the DU catalogue.
- ARAB 101: Academic writing in Arabic
- ENGL 101: Basic Academic English
- ENGL 102E: English for Engineering and Sciences I
- ENGL 203E: English for Engineering and Sciences II
- ENGL 204: Advanced English for Academic Purposes and Research
- ENGL 305: Advanced English Language and Communication Skills
- ENTR 200: Entrepreneurship: Innovation and Creativity
- CMPS 100B: Introduction to Technical Computing for the Sciences
- MATH 199: Calculus I
- SOCS 102: Omani Society
The college requirements consist of 5 courses encompassing 15 credits:
- PHYS 170 Fundamentals of Physics I
- MATH 200 Calculus II
- MATH 205 Calculus III
- MATH 210 Differential Equations
- EECE 210 Electrical Circuits I
The program core requirements consist of 35 courses encompassing 96 credit hours.
The student has to select 2 courses encompassing 6 credits out of 10 elective courses available.
Electives include the following 5 courses. A student has to take a total of 3 courses encompassing 9 credit hours from the following:
- INTA 450: Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- INTA 497: Special Topics in Interior Architecture
- INTA 501: Identification and Evaluation of the Historic Built Environment
- INTA 502: Environmental Design Research
- INTA 504: Human Factors