AREN100
Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction Seminar

This course can be taken multiple times.

Description: Presentation of professional problems and practices by students, faculty, and professionals associated with careers in the Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction.

Course details
Credit Hours:0
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Grading Option:Pass No Pass

Credit Hours:0

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AREN101
INTRO ARCH ENGINERNG

This course is a prerequisite for: CONE 211

Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

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AREN103
Design and Simulation Studio I

Description: Focus on virtual modeling in the context of conceptual design. Study of fundamentals of Building Information Modeling (BIM), iterative design processes, early design analysis techniques, and technical problem-solving processes. Development of modeling skills in various software programs including Autodesk Revit, Formit, Dynamo, and Trimble Sketchup.

This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 203

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN201
ARCH ENGINEERNG SMNR
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

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AREN203
Design and Simulation Studio II

Prerequisites: AREN 103 Design and Simulation Studio I

Description: Focus on building systems as integral elements in architecture, building and construction assemblies, materials and methods, fabrication, and tectonic exploration using building information modeling (BIM) processes. Exposure to building construction systems, stereotomic and tectonic construction assemblies, and fundamentals of the architectural design process.

This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 303

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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AREN211
Thermodynamics for Architectural Engineering

Prerequisites: MATH 1960 (Calculus II) or equivalent; PHYS 2110 (General Physics) or equivalent.

Description: First and Second Laws of Thermodynamics, properties of gases and vapors. Sources of energy and its conversion to work. Applications on Architectural Engineering and Construction.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN225
CNST GRAPHICS & DSGN
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN240
BUILDING SYSTEMS
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN303
AE Design and Simulation Studio III

Prerequisites: AREN 203 or permission of instructor

This is the third of the four-course AE Studio series.

Description: A comprehensive focus on building design and construction through integrating program, structure, site, and enclosure aligned with architectural engineering. Topics include structure and construction assemblies; envelope performance; and whole building organization and space-making using BIM processes.

This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 403

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN307
MECH OF MTRLS LAB
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

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AREN310
HVAC Fundamentals

Prerequisites: MECH 200; corequisite AREN 404

Description: Topics will include an introduction to the types of air conditioning systems; the properties of moist air, psychometric processes in HVAC equipment; indoor air quality; thermal comfort; heat transmission in buildings; solar radiation; and the calculation of building infiltration rates, space heating loads and space cooling loads.

This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 404; AREN 412

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN312
MECH SYSTM FOR BLDGS
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN313
HVAC LABORATORY
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

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AREN320
LIGHTING I: FUND DESIGN

Prerequisites: ECEN 211

Description: Introduction to illumination engineering. Topics include the fundamentals of light and vision, lighting equipment, requirements for building lighting, and basic illuminating engineering design methods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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AREN322
ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS I

Prerequisites: ECEN 211

Description: Study of basic design of building electrical systems including circuit design, power distribution and service equipment, communications systems, and special electrical systems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN323
LIGHTNG&ELEC SYS LAB
Course details
Credit Hours:1
Max credits per semester:1
Max credits per degree:1
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1

ACE:

AREN330
BUILDING ACOUSTICS
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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AREN377
Global Experiences in Architectural Engineering

Prerequisites: Department permission.

Description: Individual or group educational experience in Architectural Engineering that combine classrooms, lectures, discussions, and/or seminars with field and/or classroom studies in a foreign country. Choice of subject matter and coordination of on- and off-campus activities are at the discretion of the instructor.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities

AREN392
INDIVIDL INSTRTN III
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AREN394
SPECIAL TOPICS III
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN401
SR PROJECT: MECH SYS
Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

ACE:

AREN402
SR PROJECT: LIGHTING
Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:4

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AREN403
AE Design and Simulation Studio IV

Prerequisites: AREN 303

This is the fourth and final course in the AE studio series.

Description: Advanced topics in Building Information Modeling (BIM) are presented including modeling tools and processes for building engineers, designers, contractors, and operators. BIM management throughout the building lifecycle, technical engineering use cases, and specific topics in virtual reality, simulation, augmented reality, and graphical programming environments are covered. Advanced topics relevant to all AE fields include collaborative design and interoperability.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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AREN404
Building Envelopes

Prerequisites: MECH 200 and junior standing; corequisite AREN 310

Description: Introduction to the fundamental concepts of heat transfer through application in building envelope thermal behavior. Implementation of concepts within the scope of energy modeling, utilizing current standard computational tools and engineering logic to assess the design and operation of high-performance building envelopes.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

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AREN412
Building Energy II: Primary and Secondary Systems

Prerequisites: AREN 310 and CIVE 310

Description: Analysis and design of building air distribution systems, fans, pumps, piping, space air diffusion, chillers, and boilers.

This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 415

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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AREN415
HVAC Design

Prerequisites: AREN 412/AE 4120.

Description: Develop and design the mechanical system for an actual building, from the programming phase to the final construction documents.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AREN420
Lighting II: Theory, Design and ApplicationCrosslisted with AREN 820

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: AREN 425; AREN 823; AREN 825; AREN 920

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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AREN425
Lighting Design

Prerequisites: AREN 420/(UNO) AE 4200.

Description: Advanced design and analysis of lighting systems. Application of the lighting design process for advanced interior applications such as multimedia facilities, and outdoor applications such as sports lighting.

Course details
Credit Hours:4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:4

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

AREN430
ADV NOISE CONTROLCrosslisted with AREN 830

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

AREN492
INDIVIDL INSTRCTN IV
Course details
Credit Hours:1-3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-3

ACE:

AREN494
Special Topics IV
Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

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