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Building Engineering program

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  • Program Description
  • Career Prospects
  • Program Concentrations
  • Agreements with another University
  • Program Objectives
  • Courses
  • Program Study Plan
  • Program Guide

Program Description

The work of the architect and civil engineer are closely linked. The Building Engineering program keeps this in mind. The aim of the Building Engineering Program is to graduate civil engineers who are capable of generating effective solutions by using engineering approaches in the field of Building Engineering. The graduates of the program will be well versed in technology, social, and environmental issues. The program aims to supply the students with the advanced concepts of structure design. Student will have basics of steel, concrete structure design and water tanks design, according to recent design codes versions. Also, Student will have basics of dynamic, earthquake, using recent design codes versions. Management of project recourses, risk, and safety are essential knowledge for structure engineer.

Career Prospects

Graduates of this department has a variety of opportunities to work, of the building engineering program, you will be qualified for positions at companies specializing in the design, analysis, operation, construction, and management of a wide range of residential, commercial, and industrial building projects. Our graduates can be found at numerous companies and organizations, for example:

  • * Government authorities,
  • * Consulting firms in civil engineering and construction,
  • * Civil engineering contractors and project managers,
  • * Environmental engineering organizations,

Program Concentrations

The program provides the undergraduate student with a thorough foundation and technologies in the basic tenets of Structural, Construction Project Managements and Environmental Engineering. The program provides three different fields in which the students in this program can specialize. These three fields are:

  1. Structural Engineering
  2. Construction Engineering Management
  3. Environmental and Sustainable Building Engineering

* Structural Engineering

 is concerned with the structural design and structural analysis of buildings, bridges, towers and other structures. This involves identifying the loads which act upon a structure and the forces and stresses which arise within that structure due to those loads, and then designing the structure to successfully support and resist those loads. The loads can be self-weight of the structures, other dead load, live loads, moving (wheel) load, wind load, earthquake load, load from temperature change etc. The structural engineer must design structures to be safe for their users and to successfully fulfil the function they are designed for (to be serviceable). Due to the nature of some loading conditions, sub-disciplines within structural engineering have emerged, including wind engineering and earthquake engineering.

* Construction Engineering Management 

gives students a specialized focus on planning, scheduling, Resources Management, quantity take off, computer applications, cost estimating, Risk and Safety Management, contracts, problem solving, people and networking, management and leadership skills.

* Environmental and Sustainable Building Engineering

 gives students a specialized focus on how to: Reducing the demand for energy and the energetic consumption of buildings, Taking advantage of climate and natural resources to develop passive design strategies and sustainable architecture, Reusing and recycling building components and materials, Extending the lifetime of products and buildings, Adopting a sustainable environmental use, participatory planning and design, Reducing urban sprawl, promoting urban renewal, and protecting natural areas, Planning, designing and building in respect of natural constraints.

Agreements with another University

The program is in partnership with the University of East London (UEL), United Kingdom for a Bachelor Dual Degree. Students joining this agreement will pay an additional fee, to substitute expenses for the external Quality Audits/Moderation Boards that will take place in Egypt. The Graduates should receive two B.Sc. certificates, one from the University of East London, and one from Ain Shams University. Students are allowed to study a full year or more in London with a 10% reduction in the UK tuition fees.

Program Objectives

In addition to the competences for all Engineering Programs (A-Level), the Building Engineering Program graduate must be able to (D-Level):

  • * D1: Select appropriate and sustainable technologies for construction of buildings; using either numerical techniques or physical measurements and/or testing by applying a full range of civil engineering concepts and techniques of: Structural Analysis and Mechanics, Properties and Strength of Materials, Surveying, Soil Mechanics and Fluid Mechanics.
  • * D2: Achieve an optimum design of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures, Foundations and Earth Retaining Structures; and Transportation and Traffic.
  • * D3: Plan and manage construction processes; address construction defects, instability and quality issues; and maintain safety measures in construction and materials.
  • * D4: Deal with biddings, contracts and financial issues including project insurance and guarantees; and assess environmental impacts of civil engineering projects.
  • * D5: Produce designs that meet building users’ requirements through understanding the relationship between people and buildings, and between buildings and their environment; and the need to relate buildings and the spaces between them to human needs and scale.
  • * D6: Generate ecologically responsible, environmental conservation and rehabilitation designs; through understanding of: structural design, construction, technology and engineering problems associated with building designs.
  • * D7: Demonstrate additional abilities related to the field of the concentration within Building Engineering as listed below.
Concentration Graduate attributes
Structural Engineering D7a. Demonstrate additional abilities to select appropriate system, analyse, and design of Buildings using the most up-to-date tools of software programs.
Construction Engineering Management D7b. Demonstrate additional abilities to identify, formulate and solve a range of construction engineering problems such production and inventory, facility location, logistics, capital investment evaluation and resource allocation.
Environmental and Sustainable Building Engineering D7c. Demonstrate additional capabilities to enhance life cycle sustainability of the buildings, building energy systems, taking advantage of climate and natural resources to develop passive design strategies and sustainable architecture.  

Courses

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.

Table 36 List of Building Engineering Program Requirements courses.

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
University Requirements Courses 14 21 525 14 8 0 22
Faculty Requirements Courses 42 92 2300 36 25 14 75
PHM112 Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 4 6 150 3 2 0 5
CES113s Structural Mechanics 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
CES114s Strength of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES213s Structural Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES315s Introduction to Structural Dynamics 3 6 150 3 1 0 4
CES224s Concrete Structures Design (1) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5
CES324s Concrete Structures Design (2) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5
CES427s Concrete Structures Design (3) 3 5 125 2 3 0 5
CES325s Construction Engineering 3 7 175 2 2 0 4
CES241s Steel Structures Design (1) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5
CES344s Steel Structures Design (2) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5
CES152s Properties and Testing of Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4
CES251s Concrete Technology (1) 3 4 100 2 2 2 6
CES252s Concrete Technology (2) 3 4 100 3 1 1 5
CES454s Modern Building Materials 3 5 125 3 1 0 4
CES161s Geology 2 3 75 2 1 0 3
CES263s Soil Mechanics (1) 4 6 150 2 3 2 7
CES364s Soil Mechanics (2) 3 6 150 2 2 0 4
CES365s Foundation Design (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES467s Foundation Design (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES372s Construction Planning and Scheduling 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CEP213s Surveying (1) 4 6 150 3 2 2 7
CEP214s Surveying (2) 4 6 150 2 3 2 7
CEP221s Introduction to Transportation & Traffic Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CEI113s Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
ARC143s Building Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 2 2 2 6
ARC466s Building Envelope Design 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
ARC161s Introduction to Lighting Systems 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
ARC263s Fundamentals of Building Acoustics 2 4 100 2 1 0 3
MEP213s Thermal Analysis of Buildings 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
MEP342s HVAC System Design 2 5 125 2 1 0 3
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (3) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (4) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (5) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5
CES493s Building Engineering Design Graduation Project (1) 3 8 200 1 4 0 5
CES494s Senior Seminar 2 3 75 0 4 0 4
CES495s Building Engineering Design Graduation Project (2) 3 9 225 1 4 0 5
Total 170 320 8000 134 105 38 277
Building Engineering Concentration Elective
Structural Engineering Concentration Elective
CES314s Computer Applications in Structural Design 3 5 125 3 0 2 5
CES421s Design of Prestressed Concrete and Bridges 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES428s Masonry 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES429s Advanced Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES445s Steel Structures Design (3) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES446s Steel Structures Design (3) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Construction Engineering Management Concentration Elective
CES373s Construction Cost Management 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES474s Resources Management 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES475s Risk and Safety Management 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES476s Legal Issues in Construction 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES477s Computer Applications in Construction Management 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES478s Quantity Surveying and Estimating 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Environmental And Sustainable Building Engineering Concentration Elective
ARC367s Indoor Air Quality 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ARC443s Computer Applications in Environmental Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 2 6
ARC468s Building Illumination and Day Lighting 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ARC465s Building Acoustics 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
ARC467s Building Energy Conservation Technologies 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
CES455s Materials and Technologies for Sustainable Construction 3 5 125 3 1 0 4
CES480s Environmental Risk Management 3 5 125 2 2 0 4
Total 170 320 8000 134 105 38 277

Program Study Plan

Code Course Title Credits and SWL Contact Hours Prerequisites
CH ECTS SWL Lec Tut Lab TT
Semester 1
PHM012 Mathematics (1) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5  
PHM021 Vibration and Waves 3 5 125 3 1 1 5  
PHM031 Statics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5  
MDP011s Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 1 3 2 6  
PHM041 Engineering Chemistry 3 5 125 2 1 2 5  
CSE031s Computing in Engineering 2 4 100 2 0 0 2  
Total 17 30 750 13 9 6 28  
Semester 2
PHM013 Mathematics (2) 3 5 125 3 2 0 5 ( PHM012 )
PHM022 Electricity and Magnetism 3 5 125 3 1 1 5  
PHM032 Dynamics 3 5 125 2 2 1 5 ( PHM031 )
CEP011s Projection and Engineering Graphics 3 6 150 1 3 2 6  
MDP081s Production Engineering 3 5 125 2 0 3 5  
ENG011s Fundamentals of Engineering 2 4 100 2 1 0 3  
Total 17 30 750 13 9 7 29  
Semester 3
PHM112 Differential Equations and Numerical Analysis 4 6 150 3 2 0 5 ( PHM013 )
CES113s Structural Mechanics 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( PHM012 OR PHM012s ) AND ( PHM031 OR PHM031s )
ARC161s Introduction to Lighting Systems 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( PHM022 OR PHM022s )
CES151s Structures and Properties of Construction Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( PHM031 OR PHM031s )
CES171s Engineering Economics and Finance 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( PHM032 OR PHM032s )
PHM111 Probability and Statistics 2 4 100 2 2 0 4 ( PHM013 )
Total 15 28 700 13 9 1 23  
Semester 4
CES114s Strength of Materials 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES113 )
CES152s Properties and Testing of Materials 2 4 100 2 1 1 4 ( CES151 )
CES161s Geology 2 3 75 2 1 0 3 ( PHM041 OR PHM041s OR PHM_041 OR PHM_041s )
CEI113s Fluid Mechanics for Civil Engineers 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( PHM112 OR PHM112s )
ARC143s Building Engineering Drawing 3 6 150 2 2 2 6 ( CEP011 )
ASU111s Human Rights 2 2 50 2 1 0 3  
ASU113s Professional Ethics and Legislations 3 4 100 2 2 0 4  
Total 18 30 750 14 11 5 30  
Semester 5
CES213s Structural Analysis 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES114 )
CES224s Concrete Structures Design (1) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5 ( CES114 ) AND ( CES151 )
CES251s Concrete Technology (1) 3 4 100 2 2 2 6 ( CES152 )
CEP213s Surveying (1) 4 6 150 3 2 2 7 ( PHM013 OR PHM013s )
CEP221s Introduction to Transportation & Traffic Engineering 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( PHM111 OR PHM111s )
MEP213s Thermal Analysis of Buildings 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( PHM012 OR PHM012s )
Total 19 31 775 13 13 4 30  
Semester 6
CES241s Steel Structures Design (1) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5 ( CES151 ) AND ( CES114 )
CES252s Concrete Technology (2) 3 4 100 3 1 1 5 ( CES251 )
CES263s Soil Mechanics (1) 4 6 150 2 3 2 7 ( CES151 ) AND ( CES161 )
CEP214s Surveying (2) 4 6 150 2 3 2 7 ( CEP213 )
ARC263s Fundamentals of Building Acoustics 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( PHM022 OR PHM022s ) AND ( PHM032 OR PHM032s )
CES271s Project Management Essentials in Construction 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( CEI261 OR CES171 )
Total 18 30 750 13 12 5 30  
Semester 7
CES324s Concrete Structures Design (2) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5 ( CES213 ) AND ( CES224 )
CES344s Steel Structures Design (2) 3 6 150 2 3 0 5 ( CES213 ) AND ( CES241 )
CES364s Soil Mechanics (2) 3 6 150 2 2 0 4 ( CES263 )
CES372s Construction Planning and Scheduling 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES271 )
ASU112s Report Writing & Communication skills 3 4 100 2 2 0 4  
Asu Elective A Course 2 3 75 2 1 0 3  
Total 17 30 750 12 13 0 25  
Semester 8
CES315s Introduction to Structural Dynamics 3 6 150 3 1 0 4 ( PHM032 OR PHM032s ) AND ( CES213 )
CES325s Construction Engineering 3 7 175 2 2 0 4 ( CES371 )
CES365s Foundation Design (1) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES324 ) AND ( CES364 )
MEP342s HVAC System Design 2 5 125 2 1 0 3 ( MEP213 )
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (1) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5  
Asu Elective B Course 2 2 50 2 0 0 2  
Total 16 30 750 14 6 2 22  
Semester 9
CES427s Concrete Structures Design (3) 3 5 125 2 3 0 5 ( CES324 ) AND ( CES365 )
CES467s Foundation Design (2) 3 5 125 2 2 0 4 ( CES365 )
CES493s Building Engineering Design Graduation Project (1) 3 8 200 1 4 0 5  
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (2) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5  
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (3) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5  
ASU114s Selected Topics in Contemporary Issues 2 2 50 2 0 0 2  
Total 17 30 750 13 9 4 26  
Semester 10
CES454s Modern Building Materials 3 5 125 3 1 0 4 ( CES252 ) AND ( CES427 )
ARC466s Building Envelope Design 2 4 100 2 1 0 3 ( MEP342 )
CES494s Senior Seminar 2 3 75 0 4 0 4 ( CES493 )
CES495s Building Engineering Design Graduation Project (2) 3 9 225 1 4 0 5 ( CES493 )
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (4) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5  
Building Engineering Concentration Elective Course (5) 3 5 125 3 0 2 5  
Total 16 31 775 12 10 4 26