SYLLABUS - Intro to AE - AY2005-6
AE 210

SCHEDULE

AE-210 - Spring AY2005-2006
Lecture: Mon-Wed 11:00-11:50PM
Lab: Thursday 2-3:50PM - Location Varies - Some are in CAT-167, the CAEE Cad-Lab.

INSTRUCTOR

Assoc. Prof. James E. Mitchell , AIA
Civil Architectural & Environmental Engineering
Alumni Engineering Building 280-H (map)
Drexel University
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 895-1374
http://www.pages.drexel.edu/~mitcheje/index.shtml - My schedule is linked from this website
EMail: James.Mitchell@Drexel.edu

 

OVERVIEW

An overview of Architectural Engineering for students entering the major. Introduces all the major systems in a building and the organization of the construction industry, with emphasis on the design sequence. Students will work on projects, make site visits and document their understanding of Architectural Engineering.

Course Outcomes

Students who complete AE 210 successfully will be able to:

PREREQUISITES BY TOPIC:

TOPICS: BUILDING SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT

COMPUTER SKILLS

Skill
Program To use
Notes
Web site creation FrontPage (or MS Word if you desire)  
Basic AE Calculations Excel To create images for the web page it is possible to save a screen image of Excel by hiting PRINT SCREEN on a PC. This whole-screen image can be pasted into any document. There is another available option, ALT-PRINT SCREEN, which captures only the current window. )Use of the Internet for Presentation & Communication

 

Assignments:

There will be at least three types of assignments.

TEXTBOOK/Reference

A Visual Dictionary of Architecture. - Francis D.K.Ching. - New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1995.
Note that this book will be used for examining the different systems and will be a helpful resoource for you both in the class and beyond. There may be reading assignments and quizzes on the content of that assignment in class. It will not be used as a textbook in the sense of assignments.

REFERENCES

COURSE ADMINISTRATIVE DETAILS

LECTURES

The twice-weekly lectures will involve presentations by visiting professionals, class activities, discussions and quizzes. Attendance and participation are important both for your understanding of the course and your grade.

LABORATORIES

The weekly labs are intended to give you direct experience of the field. They will involve numerous visits to sites outside the classroom. It is important to check before the class where the next meeting will occur because many meeting will begin at the site. Documenting your experience through the weekly entries is equally important.


GRADES

Will be determined approximately as follows:

See the Grading Page and Assignments Page for more details on the specific projects and grade calculations.

TEAM EFFORTS

Some projects will require the use of project teams. Team grades will be evaluated on the basis of the total team result with a component reflecting the individual efforts of the team members.

PRESENTATION

Most assignments will be completed using a computer. Most drawings, tables, charts, written material and other results will be presented in computer output form. For this class almost all work will be presented using the World Wide Web (WWW). Students will be expected to translate their research into that medium for presentation.


ESTIMATED ABET CATEGORY CONTENT:

 

Updated: 3/31/06