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2012-2013 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Catalog]

Architectural Engineering Technology (A.S.)


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Program: A.S.
Department of Manufacturing & Construction Engineering Technology and Interior Design
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science

Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 221 ~ 260-481-4127 ~ www.mcet.ipfw.edu 


The student learning outcomes for the degree are as follows:

  •  An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.
  • Employing concepts of architectural theory and design in a design environment.
  • Utilizing modern instruments, methods and techniques to produce A/E documents and presentations.
  • Conducting standardized field and laboratory testing on construction materials.
  • Utilizing modern instruments and research techniques for site development and building layout.
  • Estimating material quantities for technical projects.
  • Utilizing codes, contracts and specifications in design, construction and inspection activities.
  • An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
    • Utilize current industry standard equipment.
    • Employing productivity software to solve technical problems.
  • An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
    • Conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments than apply results.
  •  An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.
    • In-class projects requiring design decisions.
    • Student design projects for external presentation.
  • An ability to function effectively on teams.
    • Actively participate in team activities during and outside class.
    • Orally and graphically present teams results.
  • An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
    • Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
    • Calculate basic loads & demands in mechanical/electrical systems.
    • Solve problems in math, statistics, and physics courses.
  • An ability to communicate effectively.
    • Demonstrate effective oral communication skills.
    • Demonstrate effective written communication skills.
    • Demonstrate effective graphic communication skills
  • A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
    • Require library research and reporting.
    • Require Web research and reporting.
  • An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
    • Demonstrate knowledge of professional code of ethics.
    • Service leaning component.
  • A respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
    • Social studies elective.
    • Exposure to other cultures building practices.
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
    • Quality and timeliness is required aspect of course.
    • Course evaluation performed each semester.

Mission

To provide employers and the public of northeast Indiana with educated, technologically equipped graduates, able to serve the varied construction industries (represented by architectural, civil, and construction engineering technologies, and interior design) in advancing the solutions to problems facing the public and private sector.

Goals

  • To provide education for the traditional and returning adult student to achive career success in the construction industry
  • To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • To be responsive to the ever-changing technologies of the construction industries.
  • To instill in students the desire for and ability to engage in lifelong learning.

The breadth of the curriculum will provide leadership potential in addressing problems of the region, its people, and its industries.

This program helps you prepare for technical employment with architects, engineers, builders, materials suppliers, and related government agencies. You may work in drafting, architectural detailing, construction expediting, estimating, or sales. Graduates with experience hold jobs as senior drafting personnel, architectural job captains, construction supervisors, and contractors. This program also prepares you to work toward a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology. The architectural engineering technology program is not a professional architecture program and will not lead to licensure as a registered architect.

The department offers related majors in civil engineering technology and construction engineering technology. All three programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-770. The programs provide problem solving skills, hands-on competency, and required state-of-the-art technical knowledge. Alumni of the department are employed in all areas of the building industry, including construction; architecture; interior design; civil engineering; land surveying; and state, county, and city governments.

To earn the A.S. with a major in architectural engineering technology, you must fulfill the requirements of IPFW (see Part 8 ); the College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science (see Part 4 ); and those described below:

IPFW General Education Requirements


Area I—Linguistic and Numerical Foundations Credits: 11


Area III—The Individual, Culture, and Society Credits: 3


See Part 2 General Education Requirements for approved courses 

Area IV—Humanistic Thought Credits: 3


ETCS General Distribution Requirements Credits: 11


Total Credits: 67


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