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 Graduate Course Description


ARE 500 Building Materials and Construction Systems (3-0-3) 

Properties, behavior and selection of building materials including, cements, aggregate, concrete, masonry, steel, wood and finishing materials. In-situ, pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete. Applications of traditional and modern materials, and construction systems under climatic constraints. Methods of construction, excavation foundation and construction equipment.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing (not for credit for ARE students)
ARE 510 Computer Utilization in Architectural Engineering (3-0-3) 

An overview of the use of computer in the building engineering design process, operation and maintenance. Computing essentials and competency, communication and connectivity; general purpose application software. Files and databases, Database Management Systems (DBMS) organization. Concepts of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Knowledge-Based Experts Systems (KBES) and Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) in Architectural Engineering. Internet and Web environment, multimedia applications; custom programming. Development principles of computer modeling and simulation. Example applications.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing 
ARE 511 Construction and Maintenance Modeling      (3-0-3) 
Application of analytical modeling techniques to problems in construction and maintenance management. Topics include the application of decision theory, queuing, equipment maintenance policies, strategies of maintenance, optimization techniques, and simulation applications in building construction and maintenance. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing 
ARE 512 Building Life Cycle Costing (3-0-3) 
Life cycle costing approach. Types, uses, sources and output of data. Life cycle costing techniques. Managing risk and uncertainty. Depreciation, replacement and breakeven analysis. Managing project value through life cycle costing. Problems of applications of life cycle costing. Computer applications. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing 
ARE 513 Building Systems Evaluation & Selection (3-0-3) 
The need for a rational approach to building systems and materials evaluation. A structured approach to building systems and materials evaluation and selection. Performance requirements criteria, system development, creativity approach, evaluating alternatives; building overall performance; case studies.
Prerequisite: ARE 500 or equivalent 
ARE 514 Post-Occupancy Evaluation (3-0-3) 
Introduction to post-occupancy evaluation (POE); the building performance concept, measuring performance; elements of building performance: spatial, technological, and technical criteria, total indoor environmental quality (TIEQ), the POE process model: planning, conducting and implementing POEs; case studies.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
ARE 515 Facilities Operation & Maintenance (3-0-3) 
Facilities systems functions and components. Operation, maintenance and disposition of building systems such as structural systems, envelope systems, HVAC and mechanical systems, lighting and electrical systems, security and fire safety systems and energy management systems.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing 
ARE 516 Safety Systems in Buildings (3-0-3) 
Life safety concepts in building design and operation. Basic theory of fire development and propagation in confined spaces. Fire protection objectives. Fire detection and suppression systems, and methods of fire control. Fire and smoke control. Selection of construction and building materials. Smoke management and ventilation techniques. Design of architectural details' for safety (e.g. stairs, ramps, entrances, exits, etc.). Computer applications. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing 
ARE 517 Building Defects and Maintenance     (3-0-3) 
Design and appearance: including change of appearance of concrete exposure, cracking in buildings, and protection against corrosion of reinforcing steel in concrete. Foundations and walls: including concrete on sulfate bearing soils and ground waters, sulfate attack on brick work and rising damp in walls. Floors, roofs and joinery: including damp-proofing solid floors, clay tile flooring, and built-up felt roofs. Painted surfaces: including painting of iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, and woodwork. Services: including pipes and fittings for domestic water supply and durability of metals in natural waters. (This course is the same as CE 503).
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing (same as CE 503) 
ARE 520 Fundamentals of Facilities Management (3-0-3) 
Fundamentals of facilities management (FM), FM skills, FM functions. Facilities planning and administration, space utilization. Human and environmental factors, health, safety and security. Quality management. Value management, outsourcing and contracting administration. Zoning and code requirements. Building performance. Building support services. Building operation and maintenance management. Approaches and strategies for effective management and operation of facilities. Information systems in FM.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing 
ARE 522 Facilities Planning & Relocation (3-0-3) 

Tools, techniques and concepts to solve problems in the planning, design, and management of large complex facilities. Analyzing and organizing facility management functions; linking business plans to strategic, tactical and project planning of facilities; developing a project management team and process; planning and programming facility changes; developing and implementing space allocation procedures and policies (including space standards); forecasting space needs; site search and selection; space planning, programming and interior design; furnishings, finishes and materials specifications; management of large scale moves and relocation.
Prerequisite: ARE 520
ARE 524 Facilities Maintenance Management (3-0-3) 
Maintenance Management techniques, maintenance standards, maintenance contract types, organizing and staffing of maintenance departments, estimating and budgeting, scheduling and controlling work, improving productivity, computer applications.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
ARE 526 Computer-Aided Facilities Management (3-0-3) 

Information systems in facilities management. Computer-based FMS applications that include; real estate lease and management, space management, furniture and equipment management, telecommunications and cable management, building operations and maintenance management.
Prerequisite: ARE 520
ARE 528 Real Estate Management (3-0-3) 

Overview of property management, real estate analysis and development; types of buildings, types of tenants, tenants requirements, site evaluation and selection, market search and analysis, and feasibility studies; environmental and government regulations; real estate financing, real estate economics; marketing, financial management, management planning; leasing practices and negotiations, and lease terms and management
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
ARE 529 Quality Assessment of Facilities Management (3-0-3) 

Facilities and services quality assessment and process management of their effectiveness, concepts of Total Quality Management (TQM), ISO standards, benchmarking, process management, audit activities management including assessment of the effectiveness of the facilities maintenance operations by means of complete set of audit forms, key components, conducting the audit, annual review, innovation and improvement; case studies.
Course Prerequisite: ARE 520 
ARE 530 Building Science (3-0-3) 
Weather and climate; Thermal radiation in the environment; Water in the environment and its interaction with buildings; Heat transfer in building structures, solar radiation influences on buildings. Effect of wind on buildings; air leakage and ventilation. Introduction to total indoor environmental quality including: thermal, visual, and acoustical comfort requirements and design criteria. Design considerations for buildings in hot and hot-humid climates.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
ARE 532 Solar Systems in Buildings (3-0-3) 
Available solar radiation, radiation on opaque and transparent materials, solar collection, theory and types of solar collectors, performance of solar collectors, energy storage in solar systems, solar water heating, passive and active solar heating, design of solar heating systems, solar cooling; economics of solar systems. Computer applications 
Prerequisite: ARE 530 or Consent of Instructor 
ARE 533 Energy Conservation & Management in Buildings (3-0-3) 
Energy conservation as a design determinant. Energy use and buildings in Saudi Arabia. Design techniques to minimize energy consumption of building architectural, mechanical and electrical systems. Energy conservation standards. Energy modeling and simulation, evaluation of alternative energy conservation opportunities. Energy management, energy audit. Computer applications.
Prerequisite: ARE 530 or Consent of Instructor 
ARE 534 Computer-Aided Building Energy Analysis (3-0-3) 
Building energy systems analysis and evaluation; energy estimating techniques; computer models for estimating building energy consumption; applications of various building energy analysis computer programs; building energy optimization; computer evaluation of alternative building energy conservation measures (ECMs).
Prerequisite: ARE 533 or Consent of Instructor 
ARE 535 HVAC Systems Design (3-0-3) 
HVAC systems characteristics. Thermal comfort, heating and cooling load calculations. Ventilation and air quality requirements. System analysis and equipment selection procedures. Air diffusion design and layout techniques. Duct design and distribution,. Energy conservation considerations. Computer applications to the analysis and design of HVAC systems.
Prerequisite: ARE 530 or Consent of Instructor 
ARE 536 Building Automation and Control (3-0-3) 

Concepts of automatic control systems. Logic of controls and their interaction with the building and its systems. Control issues related to energy conservation, thermal comfort and indoor air quality in buildings; lighting systems; formulation of control models and their numerical solutions. Selected case studies of control techniques for HVAC systems.
Prerequisite: ARE 535 or consent of Instructor 
ARE 537 Modeling of Building Thermal Systems (3-0-3) 
Thermal comfort systems design performance modeling, equation fitting, and mathematical modeling of thermal equipment, system simulation and optimization. Steady-state simulation of large systems, dynamic behavior of thermal systems; economics.
Prerequisite: ARE 535 or consent of Instructor 
ARE 538 Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality (3-0-3) 
Factors determining indoor air quality: measures of quality, sources of pollutants, standards, testing techniques, effects of sub-standards air quality on occupants. The influence of infiltration and ventilation on air quality. Methods of improving indoor air quality: ventilation, filtration, material selection. Current issues. 
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing 
ARE 543 Lighting Systems Design (3-0-3) 
Lighting systems components and characteristics. Visual comfort. Color and lighting. Lighting design calculations methods. System and components selections procedures. Systems analysis, design and layout techniques. Energy conservation considerations. Computer applications.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
ARE 544 Daylighting Design (3-0-3) 
Introduction to daylighting, daylight availability, solar illuminance, overcast sky and clear sky luminous. Design considerations, lumen methods of skylighting and sidelighting. Daylight factor. Computer applications in daylighting analysis and design, energy conservation and daylighting.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing 

ARE 547 Building Acoustics (3-0-3) 

Basics of sound propagation and quantification; people perception of sound and noise; outdoor and indoor noise sources; noise criteria and rating systems; sound insulation. Techniques for controlling air-borne and structure-borne noise. Behavior of sound in enclosures; acoustical comfort requirements for speech and music; sound quality assessment. Mechanical and electrical equipment noise. Architectural detailing for acoustical performance. Computer applications in acoustical measurements, analysis and modeling.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing

ARE 548 HVAC Noise & Vibration Control (3-0-3) 

Noise and vibration, duct-borne transmission; duct-borne flow-generated noise; prediction techniques. Fan noise, calculations of duct-borne noise breakout and controlling techniques. HVAC sound reduction techniques. Noise sources and acoustic characteristics of room units. Plantroom noise breakout to adjacent areas. Calculation and analysis techniques for HVAC noise. HVAC mechanical equipment noise. Vibration isolation and control strategies. Case studies; Computer applications.
Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor 
ARE 590 Special Topics in Architectural Engineering  (3-0-3) 
Advanced topics selected from the major areas of Architectural engineering to provide the students with recent applications and developments.
Prerequisite: Approval of Instructor and Academic Advisor 
ARE 599 Research Seminar in Architectural Engineering (1-0-0) 
Identification of a research topic, literature survey, and topic development. Structured presentation on selected topic. Submission of a research paper.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing (Equivalent to CEM 599) 
ARE 600 Master of Engineering Report  (0-0-3) 
Master report on an independent study that deals with the analysis and/or design of a significant problem related to the field of Architectural Engineering and prepared under the supervision of an ARE faculty. This report should follow formal report format including an introduction, literature review, research methodology, collection and analysis of data, conclusions and recommendations, list of references and appendices of important information. The report will be presented and evaluated by a faculty committee. 
Prerequisite: Master of Engineering Standing 
ARE 610 Thesis   (0-0-6) 
An original study on an approved research topic in the field of Architectural Engineering (Building Environmental Control Systems or Facilities engineering and Management) carried out under the supervision of a graduate faculty member in Architectural engineering.
Prerequisite: ARE 599 

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