AREN800
AE Graduate Seminar

Prerequisites: Co-requisites: AREN 425 (AE 4250) or AREN 415 (AE 4150) or CIVE 334

Description: Literature Review, reading and evaluation of technical publications concerned with theory and/or experimental data in various areas of Architectural Engineering, attendance at Architectural Engineering Graduate Project and Team Design presentations, preparation of the Master of Architectural Engineering graduate project proposal, assignments related to improving written and oral communication skills.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

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AREN801
Graduate Design Project I

Prerequisites: Prereq: (UNO) AE 4010 or AE 4020; or (UNO) CIVE 3140; and permission

Students are permitted to enroll in this course twice. Those who fail to earn a passing grade after enrolling in this course a second time will be referred to the AE Graduate Committee, and this may result in termination of their program of graduate studies. AREN 801/(UNO) AE 8010 requires a professionally-written report and oral presentation that demonstrates both mastery of the subject and a high level of writing and oral communication skills.

Description: Perform a detailed investigation in the Option Area of the master of architectural engineering degree.

This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 802

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:3

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AREN802
Graduate Design Project II

Prerequisites: AREN 801 (AE 8010); and permission

Description: Second of a two-course capstone design project for the MAE degree. AREN 802 (AE 8020) requires a professionally-written report and oral presentation that demonstrates both mastery of the subject and a high level of writing and oral communication skills.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AREN803
Interdisciplinary Team Design Project

Prerequisites: For Acoustics and/or Mechanical option: AREN 415 (AE 4150) and AREN 430 (AE 4300). For Electrical and/or Lighting option: AREN 425 (AE 4250) and AREN 822 (AE 8220). For Structural option: CIVE 444

This course is the 1st semester of the capstone design sequence in architectural engineering.

Description: Develop and design the electrical, lighting, mechanical, and structural systems for a building, from programming through design development phase, as an interdisciplinary team effort.

This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 804

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:4

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AREN804
Interdisciplinary Team Design Project II

Prerequisites: AREN 803

This course is intended to be taken the semester following AREN 803. AREN 804 is the 2nd semester of the capstone design sequence in architectural engineering.

Description: Develop and design the electrical, lighting, mechanical, and structural systems for a building, from the design development phase through construction documents, as an interdisciplinary team effort.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Offered:SPRING

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN805
Internship in Architectural Engineering

Description: This course requires participation in a full time summer internship associated with an Architectural Engineering related entity. The course includes weekly assignments and a final presentation designed to create interaction between the AE entity and the intern associated with the business side of the entity. General Topics include Business Plans, Marketing, Finance and Budgets, Contracts, Legal issues and professionalism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:FLD

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN806
Architectural Engineering Professional Practice I

Prerequisites: ISMG 2060

Description: Investigation of issues related to the integration of building design processes with professional architectural engineering practice. Aspects of building design project finance, budgets, contracts, legal issues, professional licensure, professional responsibility and professional ethics. The perspective of life-cycle costing.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN807
Architectural Engineering Professional Practice II

Prerequisites: IMSE 206/(UNO) IMSG 2060; and AREN 806/(UNO) AE 8060

Continuation of investigation of issues related to the integration of building design processes with professional architectural engineering design practice.

Description: Building design specifications, estimating, bidding, building construction contract negotiations, building design project management, project team personnel management, project risk, and key regulatory measures.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

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AREN808
Applied Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis

Prerequisites: STAT 380/(UNO) 3800

Description: Overview of advanced experimental design methods and statistical analysis techniques. Application of these to the planning, execution, analysis, and description of research in architectural engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN809
Sustainable Building Design

Prerequisites: CIVE 341 or ARCH 332; AREN 310 (AE 3100) or AREN 841 or ARCH 333

Description: Integrates building design with the principles of minimum resource use, energy conservation and healthy indoor environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN810
Solar Energy Systems

Prerequisites: MECH 820 or permission

Description: Fundamentals of solar energy system modeling analysis and design. Solar radiation modeling, surface properties of opaque and glazing materials, flat-plate collector design, solar energy storage, solar system thermal calculation, system application and design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN811
Indoor Air Quality Engineering

Prerequisites: AREN 310.

Description: Indoor air quality. Codes, standards, HVAC equipment, commissioning, operation, maintenance, investigation, and remediation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN812
Building Control and Automation Systems

Prerequisites: MATH 3350 ; AE 3100, AE 4120, AE 4120

Description: Fundamental concepts of building control theory and automation. Building control: state-variable plant and closed-loop system representation, time and frequency response, stability, root-locus methods and design of building control systems. Automation: thermostats, dampers, valves, direct digital control, control of air handling units, terminal units, primary building systems, supervisory control and system optimization, communication systems, BACnet, and DDC system design and implementation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN814
Building Energy III: Advanced Building Energy System Modeling

Prerequisites: MECH 300/(UNO) ENG 3000, AREN 310/(UNO) AE 3100, AREN 412/(UNO) AE 4120, MECH 420/(UNO) MENG 4200; or permission

Description: Advanced Analysis, Modeling, Diagnostics and Optimization of Building Energy Systems. Be familiar with Engineering Equation Solver (EES) Programming; Be able to build models for Air Handling Unit Systems and Vapor Comporession Cycle Equipment; Be able to analyze building operating efficiency and identify faulty operating conditions; Be able to conduct retrofit energy efficiency analysis and feasibility study.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN815
Building Energy Simulation and Performance Contracting

Prerequisites: AE 3100, AE 4120, AE 4140, and AE 4400 (UNO)

Description: Integrated approach to deliver energy improvement retrofit projects that provide economical and ecological benefits. Proficiency in EnergyPlus or DOE-2 and in retrofit cost estimation will be attained and integrated into an engineering economic analysis. Partnering configurations, contracts, financing, and measurement and verification. Concepts applied to a practical class project.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN817
Theory and Application of Thermal Systems Measurement

Prerequisites: STAT 8805 or equivalent

Description: Analysis, theory, and methods of instrumentation for thermal system energy consumption measurement and scientific research testing. Emphasis on sensors, traducers, and error analysis.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN818
Indoor Air Quality Design

Prerequisites: AREN 811 or permission

Description: Fundamentals of project management within the mechanical and electrical contracting industry. Emphasis on codes, contract documents, productivity, coordination, project control and administration, scheduling, safety, and project closeout, all from a speciality contracting perspective.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN820
Lighting II: Theory, Design and ApplicationCrosslisted with AREN 420

Prerequisites: (UNO) AE 3200

AREN 420/820 lab sessions include photometric measurements and computer applications.

Description: Design and analysis of lighting systems; the integration between the lighting design process and the technical foundations for building lighting; design criteria; lighting design procedures lighting modes and subjective effects; and calculation tools.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN821
Lighting II: Advanced Design Practice

Prerequisites: AREN 820

Description: Design and analysis of lighting for outdoor sports, floodlighting and interior applications; economic analysis; modeling algorithms; advanced photometrics.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN822
Electrical Systems for Buildings II

Prerequisites: AE 3220

Description: Power systems analysis and design, integration of electrical system components into functional, safe and reliable power distribution systems for commercial and industrial facilities. Per unit analysis, fault analysis, power quality, grounding, overcurrent protection coordination and complete power system design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN823
Light Sources

Prerequisites: AREN 820

Description: Fundamental science and principles of light generation in modern electric light sources; characteristics that influence applications of light sources.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN824
Lighting Metrics

Prerequisites: AE 3200 or equivalent

Description: Critical survey and application of measures developed to characterize the effects of lighting systems on human perception and performance. Contrast, visibility, visual performance (Relative Visual Performance, Visibility Level); visual comfort probability; discomfort glare rating system; and unified glare rating system.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN825
DAYLIGHTING

Prerequisites: AREN 820

Description: Use of natural light in building design. Solar position, sky luminance, distribution models, daylighting equipment, calculation methods, and psychological concepts. Extensive use of computer modeling and scale models.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN826
Building Communication Systems

Prerequisites: AREN 322 (AE 3220)

Description: Integration of voice, data and video systems into overall building design. Scalability; wireless systems; interference; project management; current industry standards and protocols.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN830
ADV NOISE CONTROLCrosslisted with AREN 430

Prerequisites: AE 3300 or equivalent

Description: Characterization of acoustic sources; use and measurement of sound power and intensity; sound-structure interaction; acoustic enclosures and barriers; muffling devices; vibration control; and active noise control.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN833
ADV ARCH ACOUSTICS

Prerequisites: AE 3300 or equivalent

Description: Advanced study of the behavior of sound in rooms. Design of acoustical spaces; physical and computational modeling; measurement techniques; and introduction to sound reinforcement in rooms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN835
ELECTROACUSTICS

Prerequisites: AE 3300 or equivalent

Description: Electrical-mechanical-acoustical circuit analogies; transducers, loudspeakers, microphones, and accelerometers; directivity; calibration techniques; and sound reinforcement systems in rooms.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN841
BLDG ENERGY&ACOUSTIC

Prerequisites: Admission to MEng program or permission

Description: Building energy and acoustical systems: energy systems, including psychometric processes and applications; load calculations; distribution systems; acoustic fundamentals; room acoustics; and noise control.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN851
Masonry and Timber Design

Prerequisites: CIVE 440 (Reinforced Concrete Design) or equivalent; CIVE 441 (Steel Design) or equivalent.

Description: Masonry as a structural material, Unreinforced Masonry Design, Reinforced Masonry Design, State-of-the-art Assessment methods for Existing Masonry Structures, Timber as a structural material, Timber Design.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN880
Graduate Seminar in Architectural Engineering and Construction

Description: The objectives of this course are to broaden student knowledge on engineering topics, improve presentation and professional skills, as well as learn about professional development resources available on campus. To pass the course, a student must attend a minimum of 15 Durham School Graduate Student Seminars, MAE project presentations, and/or MS/PhD thesis presentations in the College of Engineering. The student must also present one seminar within the Durham School Graduate Student Seminar series, prior to the final oral examination. All MS and PhD graduate students in architectural engineering must enroll within their first 3 semesters of matriculation.

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AREN894
SPECIAL TOPICS
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:9
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN899
MASTERS THESIS

Prerequisites: Admission to AREN/AE (UNO) masters degree program and permission of major adviser

Course details
Credit Hours:1-10
Max credits per semester:10
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-10

ACE:

AREN913
DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING

Prerequisites: AE 3100, AE 4120, AE 4140 ; AREN 812

Description: Concepts and implementation of dynamic programming for building optimal and adaptive control. Deterministic shortest-path applications and continuous-time optimal control, inventory control, perfect and imperfect state information, suboptimal and adaptive control, discounted infinite horizon and stochastic shortest-path problems including Q-Learning.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN915
MOD BLDG CONTROL APP

Prerequisites: AE 3100, AE 4120, AE 4140 ; AREN 812

Description: Neuro-dynamic programming/reinforcement learning methodology, fuzzy logic methods, and evolutionary/genetic algorithms (GA) to building control problems. Concepts applied to case studies from problem areas.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN916
BLDG ENRGY SYS MDLNG

Prerequisites: AE 420 and AREN 812; or permission

Description: Modeling, control, and optimization of the secondary building energy systems: building envelope, room comfort zones, air handling units, cooling and heating water loops.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN917
PRIMARY ENERGY SYS

Prerequisites: AREN 812, AREN 814 or permission

Description: Modeling, control, and optimization of the primary building energy systems: central distribution systems, chiller systems, boiler systems, central coding plants, central heating plants, and thermal storage systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN918
FLUID DYNAMC MODELNG

Prerequisites: AREN 811, MECH 810, or permission

Description: Application of computational fluid dynamics software to modeling of indoor environments. Turbulence modeling, boundary conditions, natural and forced convection flows, species transport, and fire modeling.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN920
COLOR THEORY

Prerequisites: AREN 820

Description: Theories of color vision; theoretical and mathematical basis for chromaticity, color temperature, color rendering metrics, color matching functions, and color spaces; spectral weighing functions; and measurement of color.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN921
RSH: ILLUMINATN THRY
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN922
BEHVRL SCI LIGHT RSH
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN923
PSYCH OF LIGHTING
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN930
TOPC: ARCH ACOUSTICS

Prerequisites: AREN 833

Description: Current topics in architectural acoustics. Objective versus subjective measures in performance spaces, electronic enhancement of rooms, advanced computational modeling techniques, and auralization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN997
RSH OTHER THAN THESI

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Supervised non-thesis research and independent study.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

AREN998
SPECIAL TOPICS

Prerequisites: Permission

Description: Advanced topics in architectural engineering.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:1
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AREN999
DOCTORAL DISSERTATN

Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair

Course details
Credit Hours:1-24
Max credits per semester:24
Max credits per degree:99
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-24

ACE: