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.
Prerequisites: (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
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.
Not open to non-degree graduate students. 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
Prerequisites: AREN 803
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.
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.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 807
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 917
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites: (UNO) AE 3200
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.
Description: Design and analysis of lighting for outdoor sports, floodlighting and interior applications; economic analysis; modeling algorithms; advanced photometrics.
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.
Description: Fundamental science and principles of light generation in modern electric light sources; characteristics that influence applications of light sources.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 930
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.
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.
Prerequisites: Senior or graduate standing
Description: Introduction to the design and construction of healthcare facilities. Healthcare regulations and standards, infection control, interim life safety measures, code requirements, medical equipment selection and coordination, healthcare design and construction techniques, and best practices will be addressed. Provides guidance in preparation for the Certified Healthcare Constructor credential offered by the American Healthcare Association.
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.
Prerequisites: CSCE 155A
Description: Principles of modeling, interfacing, and signal conditioning of sample building sensors, and acquisition and analysis of data utilizing engineering programming language such as LabVIEW. Overview of current sensing technology and control in buildings.
Prerequisites: Instructor permission
Description: Study of the dynamics of Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) beam-structures. Modeling principles and data analysis from different types of MEMS will be explained along with deep theoretical and experimental investigation of nonlinear MEMS dynamics. Learn to conduct experiments using state-of-the-art MEMS characterization tools.
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.
Description: Individual instruction in Architectural Engineering at the graduate level in a selected area, under the supervision and guidance of an Architectural Engineering faculty member.
Prerequisites: Admission to AREN/AE (UNO) masters degree program and permission of major adviser
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Description: Supervised non-thesis research and independent study.
Description: Advanced topics in architectural engineering.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair