BE 200 : Building Engineering Drawing and Introduction to Design

Prerequisit: None
Description: Fundamentals of technical drawing, dimensioning practices, orthographic projections, auxiliary and sectional views of buildings. Theory and applications of descriptive geometry in building design. Computer-aided building drawing. Building sub-systems and related graphics standards; architectural and building engineering drawing at preliminary and final stages. Introduction to the design of light-frame buildings. Project: representation of a building and its sub-systems. Introduction to conceptual design.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 210 : Building Engineering Systems

Prerequisit: None
Description: Introduction to systematic solution of building engineering problems. Techniques treated include linear programming, network analysis, nonlinear programming. Introduction to decision analysis and simulation. Application of optimization methods for solution of design problems in building science, building environment, building structures, and construction management, taking into account sustainability issues.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 220 : Descriptive Geometry

Prerequisit: BE 200
Description: Introduction to descriptive geometry, Introduces concepts and practices of the precise description of 3D form in space. Highlights systematic projection systems, including orthographic, oblique and perspective projections. The study of lines in space, planes in space, successive auxiliary views, intersection of planes, angles between planes, developments, parallelism, perpendicularity, and the relationships between various geometric elements. Solving problems with descriptive geometry.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 222 : Architecture Design for Building Engineering

Prerequisit: BE 220
Description: Introduction to design principles and the graphic techniques and methods in architectural design and presentation; the relationship between art, design, and architecture; drawing tools and materials; visual perception, Gestalt perception; visual design fundamentals in architecture; expression in architecture; the building program; the social imagery of the building type; series of exercises involves an understanding of principles that include figure/ground, center of gravity, similarity, nearness, proximity, symmetry, scale, order, dominance, image-ability, legibility, identity, diversity, unity.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 230 : Mechanics of Materials

Prerequisit: CE 201
Description: The course studies mechanical behavior of materials; stress, strain, shear and bending moment diagrams, and introduction to inelastic action. It focuses on analysis and design of structural and machine elements subjected to axial, torsional, and flexural loadings. It also covers combined stresses and stress transformation. Deflections. Introduction to elastic stability.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 231 : Mechanics of Materials Lab

Prerequisit: BE 230
Description: The Mechanics of Materials Laboratory permits students to gain confidence in their ability to verify fundamental principles governing the behavior and design of structural elements. During the laboratory work, they determine behavioral characteristics of structural elements in tension, compression, shear, and torsion. Experiments include stress analysis in beams using strain gauges and electronic equipment, torsion, tension, hardness, and shear tests on metals, and the behavior of columns modeled by metal specimens.
Credit Hours: 1 Cr. Hr., 3 Practical Hrs.

 

 

BE 240 : Building Science

Prerequisit: None
Description: General introduction to the thermal environment and sustainable development issues. Topics include heat, temperature, one-dimensional steady-state processes. Convection: natural and forced. Radiation. Combined radiative and convective surface transfer. Psychrometrics. Thermal comfort. Air quality. Condensation: surface and interstitial. Introduction to compressible viscous flow, friction, and flow in pipes; boundary layer and wind effects.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

CE 301 : Probability and Statistics for Engineering

Prerequisit: MATH 102
Description: Axioms of probability theory. Events. Conditional probability. Bayes theorem. Random variables. Mathematical expectation. Discrete and continuous probability density functions. Transformation of variables. Probabilistic models, statistics, and elements of hypothesis testing (sampling distributions and interval estimation). Introduction to statistical quality control. Applications to engineering problems.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 304 : Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer

Prerequisit: MATH 102
Description: This course studies major principles of energy conversion and the modes of heat transfer. It studies the processes by which heat and energy are inter-related and converted and the processes by which heat is transferred. The course introduces the basic laws of thermodynamics and the governing equations for heat transfer and thermodynamics and then used to solve practical engineering problems which are case studies involving thermodynamics and heat transfer. The course covers the first and second laws of thermodynamics, thermodynamic processes, thermodynamic properties, flow processes, conversion of heat into work, conduction, convection, radiation, and heat exchangers.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 340 : Surveying for building engineering

Prerequisit: MATH 102
Description: Elementary operations employed in engineering surveying; use, care, and adjustment of instruments; linear and angular measurements; traversing; earthwork calculations; theory of errors; horizontal and vertical curves and curve layout; slope stakes and grades, application of surveying methods to city, topographic surveying, and introduction to advanced surveying techniques; use of digital computers in surveying calculations. The course focuses on Building Construction Surveying by applying surveying concepts and techniques to building construction which includes the fundamentals of surveying methods and the use and care of surveying equipment as related to surveying tasks involved in building construction.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 342 : Structural Design I

Prerequisit: CE 332
Description: This course is an application of principles of engineering mechanics to layout, analysis, design and detailing of structural elements in wood and steel of simple buildings. Basis for limit states design. Code requirements. Structural steel design: tension and compression members, beams and beamcolumns. Connections. Introduction to the design of timber members.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 344 : Building Engineering Materials

Prerequisit: CE 202
Description: Specifications of engineering materials and products. Main properties of engineering materials (physical chemical, mechanical, etc….). Non-metallic building materials and units. Properties and testing of building stones, Lime, Gypsum, Timber, Bricks, Tiles. Isolation materials; moisture heat and sound. Metallic building materials and units: Structural steel, Welding and welded splices. Behavior of metals under static loads: Tension, compression, Flexure, Shear, Surface hardness of metals. Behavior of metals under dynamic loads (Impact) and repeated loads (fatigue), Creep.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 345 : Building Engineering Materials Laboratory

Prerequisit: BE 344
Description: Normal consistency and setting time of cement past. Fresh and mechanical properties of mortar. Sieve analysis of aggregate. Specific gravity of aggregate. Unit weight of aggregate. Abrasion test of aggregate. Fresh and mechanical properties of concrete. Mechanical properties of steel. Mechanical and visual tests on wood. Impact test on steel. Hardness test on metals.
Credit Hours: 1 Cr. Hr., 3 Practical Hrs

 

 

BE 346 : Electric Circuits for Building Engineering

Prerequisit: MATH 203
Description: Network Theorems: Kirchoff’s Laws, superposition, Thevenin’s, Norton’s and Reciprocity theorems, Delta-star and star-delta transformations. Alternating Voltage and Current: Average and r.m.s values, harmonics, phasor representation of sinusoidal quantities, addition and substraction of sinusoidal quantities. A.C. Circuits: Active, reactive and apparent power, power factor, reactive and active loads and sources, solving single phase circuits using j operator and the concept of apparent power, solving 3-phase balanced and unbalanced loads. Introduction to Building Electrical Design, Electrical Wiring and Circuits Diagrams.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 347 : Building Electrical Systems Design and Installations

Prerequisit: BE 346
Description: The course's focus is on designing and incorporating electrical systems into a building structure utilizing the National Electric Code. Topics include AC, DC, single-phase and three-phase circuits, transients building electrical wiring diagrams, building circuits design, electrical drawings, building electrical system design, wiring, lighting and communications systems, security and fire alarms, intercoms and automated lighting, branch circuits, panel boards, system sizing, fault calculations and overcurrent protection design. The course also studies the design and specification of emergency power backup and alternative power systems. Students learn to analyze the amount of energy used in a building, along with how to select an energy system to meet the building's needs. They also learn how to factor in building energy codes when choosing a building's energy system. Some programs address thermal and mechanical systems as energy-efficient building options.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 350 : Acoustics and Lighting

Prerequisit: PHYS 102
Description: General introduction to the aural and visual environment. Psychological impact of environment. Subjective and objective scales of measurement. Introduction to vibration. The hearing mechanism. Transmission of sound, passive control of noise in buildings, transmission loss, absorption and reverberation time. Room acoustic assessment. Active control of the aural environment. Visual perception. Photometry, brightness, luminance, and illumination. Concept of natural lighting in building. Artificial lighting; light sources; luminaries. Calorimetry. Calculation methods for artificial lighting.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 351 : Acoustics and Lighting Lab

Prerequisit: BE 350
Description: Acoustics and Lighting Laboratory provides measuring and testing facilities for assessing acoustics and materials/construction performance in building materials and construction.
Credit Hours: 1 Cr. Hr., 3 Practical Hrs

 

 

BE 360 : Building Service Systems

Prerequisit: BE 210
Description: Principles of building service systems, including electrical, gas, communications, service-water supply and distribution; introduction to plans, codes, and standards for utility distribution systems.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 381 : Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) System Design

Prerequisit: BE 360
Description: Principles of HVAC system design and analysis; sustainable design issues and impact on environment; component and system selection criteria including room air distribution, fans and air circulation, humidifying and dehumidifying processes, piping and ducting design. Air quality standards. Control systems and techniques; operational economics; computer applications.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 382 : Thermal Analysis of Buildings

Prerequisit: BE 304
Description: Two- and three-dimensional steady-state and transient conductive heat transfer together with convection and radiation as applied to building materials and geometries. Heating and cooling load analysis, including building shapes, construction type, solar radiation, infiltration, occupancy effects, and daily load variations. Computer applications for thermal load analysis. Introduction to heat exchangers.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 436 : Introduction to Structural Dynamics

Prerequisit: CE 431
Description: Theory of vibration. Dynamic response of simple structural systems. Effects of blast, wind, traffic, and machinery vibrations. Practical analysis and design of real structures. Basic theory and numerical analysis of one- and two-degree elastic systems. lumped-mass multi-degree systems, Distributed mass and load. Approximate design approach. Earthquake analysis and basic concepts in earthquake resistant design. Computer applications.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 442 : Structural Design II

Prerequisit: BE 342
Description: Behaviour of reinforced concrete elements in flexure, compression, shear and bond. Limit states design of reinforced concrete beams, oneway slabs, columns, and footings. Serviceability limits states. Introduction to prestressed concrete and masonry structures. Design examples.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 444 : Modern Building Materials

Prerequisit: BE 344
Description: Engineering properties of building materials such as: plastics, synthetic fibres, adhesives, sealants, caulking compounds, foams, sandwich panels, composites, polymer concrete systems, fibre-reinforced concretes, plastic mortars, polymers for flooring, roofing, synthetic wall papers. Their structural, thermal, and acoustical properties. Consideration of corrosion, bio- and thermal-degradation, stability to ultraviolet and solar radiation. Laboratory sessions to illustrate synthesis, application, testing, deterioration, and protection.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 447 : Control Systems in Buildings

Prerequisit: BE 360
Description: Introduction to automatic control systems. Control issues related to energy conservation, indoor air quality and thermal comfort in buildings. Classification of HVAC control systems. Control system hardware: selection and sizing of sensors, actuators and controllers. Practical HVAC control systems; elementary local loop and complete control systems. Designing and tuning of controllers. Building automation systems. Case studies.
Credit Hours: 1 Cr. Hr

 

 

BE 450 : Building Illumination and Daylighting

Prerequisit: BE 350
Description: Production, measurement and control of light. Photometric quantities, visual perception and color theory. Daylight and artificial illumination systems. Radiative transfer, fixture and lamp characteristics, control devices and energy conservation techniques. Design of lighting systems. Solar energy utilization and daylighting. Integration of lighting systems with mechanical systems for energy conservation and sustainable development.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 460 : Indoor Air Quality

Prerequisit: BE 360
Description: Elements of indoor air quality, physical/chemical characteristics of contaminants, health effects, standard requirements. Estimation of the levels of indoor air contaminants in buildings. Design of ventilation systems for pollutant control. Air pollution due to outdoor air supply through ventilation systems. Effect of outdoor air pollution on indoor air quality.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 462 : Fire and Smoke Control in Buildings

Prerequisit: BE 360
Description: Topics treated include fire and smoke control; failure mechanisms of building enclosure illustrated by case studies; code requirements for enclosure systems; systems approach for fire safety.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 470 : Soil Mechanics

Prerequisit: BE 303
Description: Index properties and classification of soils. Weight-volume relationships. Soil structures. Moisture-density relationships. Permeability, deformation, and strength of soils. Principle of total and effective stresses. Steady stage seepage through isotropic soil media. Stress distribution due to external loads and analysis of total settlements. Outline of theory of consolidation. Fundamentals of stability of earth retaining walls, slopes, and footings.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 471 : Soil Mechanics Lab

Prerequisit: BE 470
Description: Measurement of Moisture Content. Measurement of Specific Gravity of Soil Solids. Liquid and Plastic Limit Testing. Analysis of Grain Size Distribution. Laboratory Classification of Soil. Field Classification of Soil. . Laboratory Soil Compaction. Field Measurement of Dry Unit Weight and Moisture Content. Measurement of Hydraulic Conductivity of Granular Soils Using a Fixed Wall Permeameter. One-Dimensional Consolidation Test of Cohesive Soil. Direct Shear Strength Test of Granular Soil. Unconfined Compressive Strength Test. Unconsolidated Undrained Triaxial Strength Testing.
Credit Hours: 1 Cr. Hr., 3 Practical Hrs

 

 

BE 472 : Building Energy Conservation Technologies

Prerequisit: BE 381
Description: Standards of energy efficiency in buildings. Trends in energy consumption. Energy audit: evaluation of energy performance of existing buildings, weather normalization methods, measurements, disaggregation of total energy consumption, use of computer models, impact of people behavior. Energy efficiency measures in buildings: approaches, materials and equipments, operating strategies, evaluation methods of energy savings. Renewable energy sources: passive or active solar systems, geothermal systems, free-cooling. Optimum selection of energy sources. Impact of emerging technologies. Case studies.
Credit Hours: 1 Cr. Hr

 

 

BE 473 : Building Engineering Design Project

Prerequisit: BE 472
Description: The project of each team will encompass the conceptual, preliminary and sub-system integrated design of a new or retro-fitted building to achieve high performance and efficiency at reasonable cost. Students will learn building engineering design process, methodology, identification of objectives, building codes, formulation of design problems. Development and evaluation of sustainable building design alternatives. Conceptual building design: spatial requirements, design of space layout. Preliminary building design: synthesis and design of structures, enclosure systems, and services (HVAC, lighting, electrical distribution) using computer-aided design tools. Performance evaluation using modeling, sensitivity analysis and cost estimation. Students shouls learn skills related to management, teamwork and communication.
Credit Hours: 1 Cr. Hr

 

 

BE 476 : Foundation Design

Prerequisit: BE 470
Description: Site investigation. Shallow and deep foundations. Bearing capacity and settlement of foundations. Earth-retaining structures, sheet piles, cofferdams, anchors. Foundations subjected to dynamic loading. Foundations on difficult soils, soil improvement and underpinning.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 483 : Construction Engineering

Prerequisit: CE 370
Description: The nature of construction and the environment in which the industry works; organizational structures for project delivery; construction contracts and documents; introduction to construction processes: excavation and site works, foundation layout, concrete form design, concrete, steel, timber, and masonry construction; project planning, scheduling, and control; construction safety.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs

 

 

BE 488 : Health Care Bulding Systems

Prerequisit: BE 360
Description: Introduction to health care systems. This course introduces and describes the health care delivery system and the resources that comprise it. The theoritical basis for health care system, as well as the overall planing, health orginization structure, management, evaluation, quality, and major health policy issues are discussed in this course.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 490 : Building Systems Integration

Prerequisit: BE 447
Description: This course includes analysis and synthesis of systems- structural, mechanical, electrical, sanitary, construction- considering interrelationship in performance, economics of total systems, computer programs. This course consolidates the fundamentals established in different courses through an integrative consideration of building technology in the design and construction of buildings. It explores the integration of site, structure, skin, services, space and other sustainability considerations in architectural design. The core of the course is placed on appreciating how systems are related to each other in the context of aiming for a high performance building in various categories of major use. Case study approach will be adopted to illustrate the concept and practice.
Credit Hours: 2 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 491 : Building Engineering Computer Applications Lab

Prerequisit: BE 490
Description: Modeling, Analysis, performance evaluation, sensitivity analysis, cost estimation and design of buildings and structures using computer, emphasis on the software used in engineering projects and industry.
Credit Hours: 1 Cr. Hr., 3 Practical Hrs.

 

 

BE 500 : Field Training

Prerequisit: --
Description: Practical training for four months in a Building Engineering Project or any other places approved by the department, and according to the regulations drafted by the faculty of engineering training committee.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.
Notes: Four months _ Departmental.

 

 

BE 536 : Earthquake Resistant Design Of Structures

Prerequisit: BE 436
Description: Basic seismology and earthquake characteristics, seismic response of structures, General principles of earthquake resistant building design. Buildings with irregularities. seismic Earthquake building Code. Analysis methods. Equivalent seismic load method. Mode superposition method. Analysis methods in time domain. Ductility. Slabs. Beams. Columns. Structural walls. Beam-column joints. Foundations. A model for the earthquake resistant design.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 554 : Building Environmental Systems

Prerequisit: BE 490
Description: Introduction to building environmental systems technology terminology, concepts, and the design process. Topics covered are theory, application of lighting in buildings; electric light sources, related requirement circuitry, illumination design procedures; daylighting. The course also focuses on acoustical design for good hearing conditions and noise control: construction details, materials, acoustical properties of room shapes; sound absorption, transmission. The course also focuses on Planning and design of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems; noise and vibration control systems; power distribution and lighting systems; introduction to plumbing systems.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 578 : Solar Energy Building System Design

Prerequisit: BE 478
Description: Topics covered in this course include solar radiation, collectors, thermal storage; design and the analysis of a heating system using system simulation computer program. Fundamentals, design, and analysis of solar energy systems in building applications.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 587 : Topics in Building Engieering

Prerequisit: --
Description: Lectures and discussions focusing on advanced topics in the field of building engineering, building analysis, building design and building management that have not been represented in any of the other courses.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.
Notes: Departmental.

 

 

BE 595 : Building Envelope Design

Prerequisit: BE 491
Description: Technical influences in the design of building envelope, including the control of heat flow, air and moisture penetration, building movements, and deterioration. Application of air/vapour barrier and rain-screen systems. Performance assessment and building codes through case studies and design projects. Sustainable design principles. Design of walls, roofs, joints and assemblies. Cause of deterioration and preventive measures, on‑site investigation. Relevant building codes and standards.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.

 

 

BE 598 : Graduation Project

Prerequisit: --
Description: Directed study in Building Engineering, introduction to research methods, seminars on topics of interest in building engineering. Planning, design, construction management in building engineering projects. Scientific report writing and preparation of engineering plans for the project.
Credit Hours: 3 Cr. Hrs.
Notes: Departmental.