Program #5: Architectural Engineering Program
Throughout history, architecture was witness to the most significant reflections of culture and civilization. In today’s world, architects are compelled to challenge critical global issues through holding responsibility of the built environment, responding to societal needs and conserving natural resources. The program is committed to offering well-rounded future generations of skilled professional architects through an education that is rooted in culture, sustained with theory and progressive with technologically advanced methods. This program is dedicated to sustain creativity with knowledge and practice.
It is intended that graduates of the Architectural Engineering program will acquire critical thinking and enhance design creativity in order to take a leading role in the professional practice. Graduates will be eligible to work in architectural design firms; in design, tender documents, as well as urban design and detailed planning. Moreover, they will be qualified for working in construction industry, building technology, rehabilitation, conservation of buildings, urban context, and physical planning. Additionally, they can be enrolled in graduate studies in universities or research centres.
The program of Architectural engineering encourages undergraduate students, in the beginning of Level 4, to participate in one of four concentrations responding to the professional demands:
- Building Technology.
- Urban Design.
- Urban Planning.
These concentrations develop abilities and specialized skills that would serve students in the workplace and beyond. The concentrations require that the student has passed compulsory and elective courses in levels 1, 2 and 3 along with the prerequisite courses needed. Students will be addressed 8 credit hours “Graduation Project”.
- Architecture Concentration: The Architecture Concentration allows students to develop a comprehensive broad understanding of the concepts and methods for advanced design, technical and professional aspects of design of built environments.
- Building Technology Concentration: The Building Technology Concentration introduces students to building science and technologies. It enables them to develop an understanding of building performance requirements and building construction process; starting from the design development phase and ending with the preparation phase of tender documents.
- Urban Design Concentration: The Urban Design concentration main goal is to apply innovations to reform urban design practice to meet the dynamic new urban problems. This Concentration allows students to have a well-developed understanding of urban places and the inter-dependencies of the fabric of buildings, landscapes, public ways, social interactions and the environmental context that shape them.
- Urban Planning Concentration: Urban planning Concentration aims to broaden students' appreciation of planning and urban theory whilst providing them with the necessary skills to engage in critical and creative problem-solving and to think critically in analytical ways across the different city scales, from strategic to local. This concentration allows students to explore international practices in urban development policy, planning and management that address contemporary spatial, socio-economic and political transformations in cities.
Agreements with another University
The program is not yet partnered with another university.
In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level) and the competencies for the Architectural Discipline (B-Level), the Architectural Engineering Program graduate must be able to (C-Level):
- Apply digital architecture software to produce, render, and present in design.
- Demonstrate deep understanding of the advanced construction materials, methods and techniques.
- Recognize different design methods and approaches.
- Identify contemporary housing problems and apply polices, and designs.
- Apply advanced lighting, acoustics, and smart systems techniques in design.
- Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Architectural Engineering as listed below.
C6a. Demonstrate comprehensive ability to design innovative architectural projects based on the most contemporary trends and theories of architecture.
C7a. Apply digital technologies and software as design aiding tools to generate parametrically designed sophisticated architectural forms and Information modelling in design.
C6b. Demonstrate comprehensive ability to design architectural buildings of sophisticated technical systems and advanced/mega structure systems.
C7b. Apply digital technologies and software as design evaluation and optimizing tools for architectural buildings.
C8b. Produce a full set of tender documents for complex projects.
C9b. Demonstrate an understanding of the buildings rehabilitation process needs and procedures.
C6c. Demonstrate comprehensive ability to design urban projects that exist in thematic/heritage context with deep responsiveness to environmental issues and problems that face the society and built areas.
C7c. Apply digital technologies and software as urban design aiding tools for geo/spatial Information modelling and analysing.
C8c. Solve the urban mobility that serve urban context that ensure its sustainability.
C6d. Demonstrate comprehensive ability to analyse and solve the urban planning problems with the necessary skills to engage in critical and creative problem-solving.
C7d. Solve conflicts between the engineering systems that serve urban context and its urban values.
C8d. Demonstrate understanding of the economic forces of urban context and its dynamics.
To maintain the quality and excellency of the “Architectural Engineering Program”, the candidate students applying to the program, either Freshman students who have passed Level 0, or Sophomores transferred from other programs, should qualify to the program needs.
Passing the course of “Projection and Engineering Graphics” is a must for all applicant students. These students should also successfully pass an aptitude test that indicates their validity and ability to join the program. This exam will be assessed blindly by a jury of professors of architecture. The exam will evaluate the following skills and talents for each student:
- The Imagination skills.
- The ability to express visually.
- The ability to read images.
- The ability to think creatively.
- The ability to read and conduct basic and simple architectural drawings.
In order to get a Bachelor of Science Degree in this program, and to satisfy the Program Competences, the following set of courses need to be completed.
- Vision and Mission of the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University
- What is new in this Curriculum?
- Article (1): Offered Programs
- Article (2): Agreements with other Universities
- Article (3): Faculty Departments
- Article (4): Teacher Support and Development Centre, Faculty of Engineering Ain Shams University
- Article (5): Program Steering Committee
- Article (6): Education and Student Affairs Committee
- Article (7): Programs Administration Board
- Article (8): Procedure to add/freeze Programs
- Part B: Admission Regulations
- Article (9): Enrollment Requirements and Scholarship System
- Article (10): Placement Tests to newly admitted students
- Article (11): Tuition Fees for Inter-Disciplinary Programs
- Article (12): Enrolment to Programs
- Article (13): Student Transfers from other Universities
- Part C: Study Regulations based on Credit Hour System
- Article (14): Programs’ System
- Article (15): Study Levels
- Article (16): Academic Semesters and Course Registration
- Article (17): Program Study Duration
- Article (18): Terms of Course Registration
- Article (19): Degree Awarding Requirements
- Article (20): Field Training
- Article (21): Adding and Dropping a course
- Article (22): Withdrawal from a course
- Article (23): Incomplete course
- Article (24): Student Evaluation
- Article (25): Course Grades
- Article (26): Course Repeating
- Article (27): Study Dismissal and Academic Probation
- Article (28): Calculation of the Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)
- Article (29): Declaration of Honour
- Article (30): Minimum Number of Students for Course Opening
- Article (31): Academic Advisor
- Article (32): Appeals
- Article (33): Student Transfer between Credit Hour System and Semester-Based System
- Article (34): General Provisions
- Part D: Details of the Offered Programs
- University Requirements
- Faculty Requirements
- Discipline Requirements
- Mechanical Engineering Requirements
- Architectural Engineering Requirements
- Electrical Engineering Requirements
- Civil Engineering Requirements
- Program #1: Design and Production Engineering Program
- Program #2: Mechanical Power Engineering Program
- Program #3: Automotive Engineering Program
- Program #4: Mechatronics Engineering Program
- Program #5: Architectural Engineering Program
- Program #6: Electrical Power and Machines Engineering Program
- Program #7: Electronics and Communications Engineering Program
- Program #8: Computer and Systems Engineering Program
- Program #9: Structural Engineering Program
- Program #10: Water Engineering and Hydraulic Structures Program
- Program #11: Utilities and Infrastructure Program
- Program #12: Materials Engineering Program
- Program #13: Manufacturing Engineering Program
- Program #14: Mechatronics Engineering and Automation Program
- Program #15: Landscape Architecture Program
- Program #16: Environmental Architecture and Urbanism Program
- Program #17: Housing Architecture and Urban Development Program
- Program #18: Communication Systems Engineering Program
- Program #19: Energy and Renewable Energy Engineering Program
- Program #20: Computer Engineering and Software Systems Program
- Program #21: Building Engineering Program
- Program #22: Civil Infrastructure Engineering Program
- Part E: Course Pool
- E0. Courses not offered by any of the Faculty Departments
- E0.1 University Requirements Compulsory Courses
- E0.2 University Requirements Elective Courses with Tutorial
- E0.3 University Requirements Elective Courses without Tutorial
- E0.4 Engineering Courses
- E1. Courses offered by Engineering Physics and Mathematics Department (PHM)
- E1.1 Mathematics Courses
- E1.2 Physics Courses
- E1.3 Mechanics Courses
- E1.4 Chemistry Courses
- E2. Courses offered by Design and Production Engineering Department (MDP)
- E2.0 Graduation Projects
- E2.1 Design and Dynamics Courses
- E2.3 Industrial Engineering Courses
- E2.5 Materials Engineering Courses
- E2.8 Manufacturing Courses
- E3. Courses offered by Mechanical Power Engineering Department (MEP)
- E3.1 Energy Generation Courses
- E3.2 Energy Efficiency and Sustainability Courses
- E3.3 Process and Equipment Design Courses
- E3.4 Environment, Services and Systems Courses
- E3.5 Nuclear Energy Technology Courses
- E3.9 Graduation Projects
- E4. Courses offered by Automotive Engineering Department (MEA)
- E4.1 Theory/Aerodynamics Courses
- E4.2 Design Courses
- E4.3 Maintenance Courses
- E4.4 Engine/Fuel Courses
- E4.5 Control/Simulation Courses
- E4.6 Technology/Manufacturing Courses
- E4.9 Graduation Projects
- E5. Courses offered by Mechatronics Engineering Department (MCT)
- E5.1 Automation and Control Courses
- E5.2 Embedded and Smart Systems Courses
- E5.3 Mechatronics Design and Manufacturing Courses
- E5.4 Robotics and Mechatronics Applications Courses
- E5.9 Graduation Projects
- E6. Courses offered by Architectural Engineering Department (ARC)
- E6.1 Architecture Design Courses
- E6.2 Theories of Design and Architecture Courses
- E6.3 History of Architecture Courses
- E6.4 Computer Applications and Design Skills Courses
- E6.5 Building and Working Drawings Courses
- E6.6 Environmental Studies Courses
- E6.7 Projects Management Courses
- E6.9 Graduation Projects
- E7. Courses offered by Urban Design and Planning Department (UPL)
- E7.1 Urban Design
- E7.2 Regional and City Planning
- E7.3 Urban Planning
- E7.4 Landscape
- E7.5 Housing
- E7.6 Environmental Studies
- E7.7 Sociology and Urban Economy
- E7.8 Urban Informatics
- E7.9 Graduation Projects
- E8. Courses offered by Electrical Power and Machines Engineering Department (EPM)
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- E8.1 General Electrical Engineering Courses
- E8.2 Electrical Machines Courses
- E8.3 Electrical Power Systems Courses
- E8.4 High Voltage Engineering Courses
- E8.5 Power Electronics Courses
- E8.6 Protection Engineering Courses
- E8.9 Graduation Projects
- E9. Courses offered by Electronics and Electrical Communication Engineering Department (ECE)
- E9.1 Electronics
- E9.3 Waves and Photonics
- E9.5 Communication Engineering
- E9.9 Graduation Projects
- E10. Courses offered by Computer and Systems Engineering Department (CSE)
- E11. Courses offered by Structural Engineering Department (CES)
- E12. Courses offered by Irrigation and Hydraulics Engineering Department (CEI)
- E13. Courses offered by Public Works Engineering Department (CEP)
- E10.1 Computer Hardware
- E10.3 Software Engineering
- E10.5 Computer Networks
- E10.7 Systems and Artificial Intelligence
- E10.9 Graduation Projects
- E11.1 Structural Analysis Engineering Courses
- E11.2/3 Reinforced Concrete Structures Engineering Courses
- E11.4 Steel Structures Engineering Courses
- E11.5 Properties and Testing of Materials Engineering Courses
- E11.6 Geotechnical Engineering Courses
- E11.7 Construction Management Engineering Courses
- E11.9 Graduation Projects
- E12.1 Hydraulics Courses
- E12.2 Irrigation and Drainage Courses
- E12.3 Design of Irrigation Works Courses
- E12.4 Coastal and Port Engineering Courses
- E12.5 Hydrology Courses
- E12.6 Water Resources Courses
- E12.9 Graduation Project
- E13.1 Surveying and Remote Sensing Courses
- E13.2 Transportation Planning and Traffic Engineering Courses
- E13.3 Highways and Airport Engineering Courses
- E13.4 Railway Engineering Courses
- E13.5 Sanitary and Environmental Engineering Courses
- E13.9 Graduation Projects
- Acknowledgment to the Participants in Preparing these Bylaws
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